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Cowboys Not Interested in Free Agent QB Nick Foles

Jerry Jones says the Cowboys are set at quarterback

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    The Cowboys are passing on the idea of signing free agent quarterback Nick Foles. (Published Friday, July 29, 2016)

    The Dallas Cowboys are seemingly content with their backup quarterback situation and won't entertain the idea of signing free agent quarterback Nick Foles.

    The Rams recently released the Texas native, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys struggled in 2015 after Tony Romo went down, due to inconsistent play from backup quarterbacks. Kellen Moore is currently Romo's immediate backup.

    Foles is an experienced NFL quarterback who started for the Eagles and Rams, making him a candidate to be Romo's backup. However, Jerry Jones put a quick end to that idea.

    "Foles isn't an option," said Jones. "We wouldn't get him any snaps. We got four that are going to get the snaps."

    Those four include Romo, Moore, rookie draft pick Dak Prescott and second-year pro Jameill Showers.

    "At some point you have to develop guys," said Stephen Jones, Cowboys COO and director of player personnel, referring to young quarterbacks Prescott and Showers. "I think Cincinnati last year had a really solid football team. You look at what they did with A.J. [McCarron], a fourth-round pick out of the SEC. He came in and had every opportunity, and – nothing to do with him – had a chance to win a playoff game for them."

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