Dallas Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones was impressed by what he saw out of Kellen Moore on Saturday night, but he doesn’t think what Moore does in the next two games, good or ill, will affect the team’s approach to the draft or their search for a so-called quarterback of the future.
"I think he can certainly influence what we do in a veteran quarterback type situation," Jones told 105.3-FM The Fan’s G-Bag Nation on Monday, via the Dallas Morning News. "I don't know that it necessarily influences our thought process on what we might do in the draft or what we might do looking at a younger quarterback in terms of our future.”
Three interceptions notwithstanding, Jones found a lot to praise in Moore’s performance against the Jets, which happened to be his first regular season NFL action ever.
"I think obviously what you see from him is great instincts for the game," Jones said. "He certainly has great anticipation. His accuracy was good. There's a lot to like about him.
“At the same time, obviously there are some things that he's going to have to improve on in terms of protecting the football. But for his first shot, you got to give him some credit. I think he showed a lot of poise. In terms of the team, he shows a lot of leadership. They seem to respond to him. I'd have to say it was pretty impressive what he did. He's going to get some more shots obviously over the next two weeks. Hopefully he'll take advantage of them."