The Dallas Cowboys have a franchise quarterback in Dak Prescott, and in the immediate aftermath of the team’s preseason win over the Oakland Raiders, Jerry Jones confirmed that Cooper Rush would be joining him on the 53-man roster.
The lone question at the quarterback position was Dak’s previous backup, owner of the ankle that spurred his career in the first place, Kellen Moore. Kellen hasn’t exactly been spectacular when we’ve seen him, but the Cowboys love him. Jerry spoke again on Tuesday, this time all but confirming Kellen’s spot on the team.
On @1053thefan, owner Jerry Jones says it's "very likely" #Cowboys keep all three QBs (Prescott, Rush and Moore) on 53-man roster.— Drew Davison (@drewdavison) August 29, 2017
We talked last week here at BTB about how it would be irresponsible for the Cowboys to keep Kellen Moore on the 53-man roster, assuming you believe Cooper Rush is the better quarterback of the two. Kellen’s presence means that somebody like Noah Brown, Byron Bell, Lewis Neal, or the like will not make the team. That could be costly.
Carrying any three quarterbacks is always an interesting decision for an NFL team, especially one with a young franchise quarterback at the helm. Kellen does provide an intellectual advantage to the team in terms of his abilities in the film room, but many have conjectured that these skills can be put to work with Moore on the practice squad.
Regardless of the ongoing debate as to whether Kellen Moore should make this team’s roster, it seems like it’s about to happen. It will be interesting to see how the Cowboys navigate this among all of their other positions where they’re seemingly also going deep.