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Rushed Away: Cowboys Release QB Kellen Moore

Jess Haynie

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Cowboys Blog - Bitching Points: Kellen Moore, Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, Et Al. 1

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

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The #Cowboys are releasing QB Kellen Moore, sources say. Could be back at some point, though.

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 practice squad eligible and will likely land there if another team does not sign him.

Many felt that the Cowboys, particularly Scott Linehan, 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 coaching capacity one day.


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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

    • https://InsideTheStar.com/ Bryson Treece

      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.

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Report: QB Dak Prescott Signs Multi-Year Deal With Campbell’s Chunky Soup

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Jekyll or Hyde: Year 3 "Prove It" Season For Dak Prescott? 1

Being the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback comes with its challenges, but it certainly comes with its perks as well. One of those perks is the opportunity for endorsement deals, and income outside of his football salary.

Dak Prescott is embracing those perks now, reportedly signing a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. Prescott will continue to endorse Chunky MAXX, Campbell's protein soup line.

Brandon George on Twitter

Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has re-signed a new multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup through 2020. This is the first QB multi-year deal for Chunky Soup since Donovan McNabb in 2001. He'll continue to promote Chunky MAXX, the protein-packed line of soups, this year, per Edelman

Campbell's Soup has had some legendary football related commercials throughout the years, none more memorable than those with former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and his mother.

In fact, Dak Prescott is the first NFL quarterback to sign a multi-year deal with Campbell's Chunky Soup since those McNabb commercials.

Hopefully, Dak Prescott can continue to "prove it" on the field and still be the Cowboys starting quarterback throughout this entire Campbell's deal.


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BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year

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David Irving

For the second consecutive year, Defensive Lineman David Irving is being suspended for four games by the NFL. This time, the suspension comes after Irving violated the NFL's policy on substance of abuses, as Ian Rapoport reported.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Cowboys DL David Irving is being suspended 4 games for violating @NFL policy on substance of abuses, sources say. Another big-time D-linemen hit with a suspension for Dallas.

Irving will play for the Dallas Cowboys after the team placed a second-round tender on him earlier in the year. Why no team was interested in picking such a talented defensive tackle for a second round pick is becoming clearer and clearer as the time goes on.

In April, when David Irving got hacked by his former girlfriend one of the tweets that stood out the most was one which said "Wait until you all find about his failed drug tests." Now, we're seeing what the tweet was about.

Irving is a very talented player that could have a great career ahead of him. Of course, with this being the second consecutive year in which he receives a suspension to start the season, one could question how much he wants it.

The Cowboys will play the Panthers, Giants, Seahawks and Lions to start the season. They'll have to do it with one of their most promising defensive players in David Irving.

Here at Inside The Star, we'll keep you updated with this story and every Dallas Cowboys news.

Tell me what you think about "BREAKING: David Irving Suspended For 2nd Consecutive Year" in the comments below, or tweet me @PepoR99 and let’s talk football! If you like football and are looking for a Dallas Cowboys show in Spanish, don’t miss my weekly Facebook Live! show, Primero Cowboys!


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Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

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Cowboys 2016 Draft Class: Who Will Be The Stand Out In 2017?
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When Dallas Cowboys legend Jason Witten retired from the NFL last month, he left behind an unproven group of tight ends for the Cowboys to field as Witten moves on to the Monday Night Football broadcast booth. This is not a TE group short of potential, although that's nothing new for the laundry list of players that have failed at the position behind the Hall of Fame bound Witten.

Headlining this group of potential heirs to Witten has to be 2016 draft pick Rico Gathers. Not yet given the same opportunities that Geoff Swaim and Blake Jarwin are receiving through the Cowboys ongoing mini camp, Gathers has been criticized for his commitment to his team.

Looking to make the transition from the basketball court at Baylor to the football field, Gathers' journey began at Witten's soon-to-be home forever. Playing his first organized football game since middle school, Gathers and Witten were teammates in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio in 2017.

A game rarely leaving fans with a lasting memories, Gathers immediately flashed potential in the passing game, hauling in three passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Gathers would go on to spend the season on IR after a concussion suffered in practice, recovering from it in time to return but never seeing the field.

This leaves Gathers' prospects of putting it all together in year three at a difficult crossroads. It will be hard to question Gathers' commitment moving forward, as the message from his former teammate Jason Witten still lives with him.

Jason Witten's Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers

If Witten truly sees a "bright future" for Rico Gathers, who Head Coach Jason Garrett says needs work in the running game, there is no reason the Cowboys can't find a role for him this season. With an entirely unproven group of wide receivers, Gathers could be the reliable mismatch for Dak Prescott to target in the middle of the field.

Prescott was the ninth worst quarterback in the league last season in red zone completion percentage, surely something the 6'6" TE Gathers could help improve.

Gathers may be a long way off from becoming Prescott's version of Witten to Tony Romo, but there is still hope for the 2016 draft pick, according to now football analyst Jason Witten.

Tell us what you think about "Jason Witten’s Lasting Message to Cowboys TE Rico Gathers" in the comments below. You can also email me at Sean.Martin@InsideTheStar.com, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!


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