Now that Tony Romo is done for the year, the Dallas Cowboys’ season is basically over. Yes, there’s still a small chance the Cowboys can get to the postseason, but they will need a ton of help to get in and they will need to win out. Unfortunately for the Cowboys, it’s time to forget about the 2015 season and start preparing for the 2016 season.
Knowing that, the Cowboys need to look into who to keep and who to get rid of heading into next year. One player that needs to be looked at is Kellen Moore, a guy who has been on the Cowboys’ roster throughout the year, despite not having played a single snap.
When Romo went down with the same left clavicle injury, Brandon Weeden came in the first time and Matt Cassel came in the second time. And with the Cowboys’ season now all but over, the smart thing to do would be to find out what exactly they have in Moore.
With Cassel, the Cowboys know what they’re going to get. They’re going to get a guy who’s going to move the football down the field at times, but they’re also going to get a guy that is nothing more than a stopgap solution. Playing Moore makes sense because even if he fails, it doesn’t matter because the Cowboys at least can see what he’s capable of.
Taking the glass half-full approach here, if Moore shows progress, then maybe the Cowboys don’t have to spend a high draft-pick on a quarterback. Maybe they can declare Moore as the backup quarterback and the heir apparent to Romo when the latter does indeed decide to hang up the cleats. Moore is unproven. He needs a chance to show what he can do. Letting him start the next few games isn’t a bad idea by any means.