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    Rushed Away: Cowboys Release QB Kellen Moore

    In one of the most surprising moves of their 2017 cut day, the have released quarterback Kellen Moore. Unless someone else is signed, this means Dallas will carry just and undrafted rookie sensation Cooper Rush on the Week One roster.

    As Rapoport proposes here, Moore could be back. Dallas may re-sign him in Week 2 so that his salary is not guaranteed. He also is still eligible and will likely land there if another team does not sign him.

    Many felt that the Cowboys, particularly , would not part with Moore despite the ascension of Cooper Rush. Even if no longer the primary backup, Kellen still has value as a strong game preparation guy and voice in the QB room. Don't be surprised if he's back in a capacity one day.

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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    Travis Diggs

    Finally there’s a god!!! While a bunch of writers on here suggested we keep three qb’s, fans were wondering if yall ben watching the same games we’ve ben watching, this guy doesnt derserve to be in the league, he’s 100% bum, Kyle Boller sorry!! Smart move Stephen and Co, extra spot for Noah Brown or Marquez White or someone meaningful

    George_Johnson

    Your not much of a fan and don’t know a lot about K Moore. The games I watched he looked pretty good especially considering the circumstances until the Rams and Colts games in preseason this year. When K Moore played in Detroit as an example K Moore was C Rush lite. He also looked pretty good in his 2015 season play per S Linehan considering the circumstances. He should be better now so It was disappointing in the Rams and Colts games. He did look good in the Cardinals game to start the preseason. The Rams and Colts games must be what you are t

    Travis Diggs

    Dak & Cooper Rush qb rating in preseason were both over 140. Kellen moore 74. Thats whats on the roster if Dak gets injured and your cool with that??? but im the one not the fan. How many seasons do you have to see with cowboys qbs getting injured and we have nobody to steer the ship. Do you feel 100% ok with kellen moore against starters when he struggled against 2’s and 3’s in preseason?? and you call yourself a fan Cmon man

    Bryson T

    Actually, writers here have said repeatedly the Cowboys will keep him on the 53-man roster, not that they should. In our private conversations (you’re welcome to join us on Discord btw), we are not fans of KelMo. Hopefully, the move today stays final, whether KelMo ends up on the practice squad or another team, but sounds like the coaches are going to carry him at QB3 once Rico Gathers is moved to IR in the next few days (they had to make room because they want Rico back at mid-season, and that IR status requires he be on the 53-man roster within the league’s week 1 time frame). Again, rather see KelMo on the PS and available if needed, but doubt the coaches will give up the experience on the sideline.

    Thanks for reading, Travis!

    Lorin Floyd

    Hey kellen! I had the great privilege, of meeting you at an Optimus football dinner, in Nampa, Idaho, a few years back! You are a outstanding stand up man! You are The Winningest Quarter Back in NCAA HISTORY! I watched every game you played, while you were Boise State University! Man it was AWESOME buddy! Thanks so much for Every Minute of Every Game! When you began your career in the NFL, I have been there for in all of that, as well! ITS THE COWBOYS LOSS! NOT YOURS! You ARE a GREAT QUARTER BACK, Kellen! PLEASE! Come back to Boise State, be OUR offensive coordinator! WE ALL LOVE YOU HERE, and would LOVE to see that happen! You gave me , and I’m sure, all of the Boise State fans, 4 of the most exciting, football years of our lives! COME BACK KELLEN! WE NEED YOU HERE! Thanks so much Kellen, for all of the exciting games!

    Russ_Te

    Week 2 might be correct – no news today that anyone signed Moore. If still unsigned, I think he will take the practice squad slot. Not sure the Cowboys are planning on offering it however.

    What a job by Cooper Rush. Seeing someone come out of nowhere & play his way into the NFL, is the best part of pre-season. Rush has poise, can read defenses (will get harder for regular season), and he is aggressive looking downfield. Can’t believe he fell through the entire draft.

    Romo, Russell Wilson, Dak, now maybe Rush – strong arguments for not spending high picks on QB’s, but rather try to find a diamond in the rough. They are out there.