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Not a Shocker: Moore Named Starter

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    ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 19: Kellen Moore #17 of the Dallas Cowboys looks down field before throwing an interception against the New York Jets during the first half at AT&T Stadium on December 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    The Cowboys are finally officially eliminated from the postseason after their loss on Saturday dropped them to 4-10 in the awful NFC East.

    And with that said, Jason Garrett announced on Monday morning that Kellen Moore will start this week's game against Buffalo after he replaced Matt Cassel early in Saturday night's game after Cassel was sacked for a 19-yard loss on a screen pass.

    Moore wasn't particularly good, but for whatever reason he just looked better than Cassel and seemed to have a deep knowledge of the offense, which makes sense considering he was with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan for years in Detroit. Yet, it was his first appearance in an NFL regular-season game after he set the NCAA record for career wins at Boise State.

    Have you ever heard a quarterback draw so much praise after tossing three interceptions? Because I'm not sure I have, but hey, he showed some positive in his performance, too.

    Frankly, there's no reason to start Cassel from here on out as the Cowboys will try to see what they have in Moore over these last two games as they decide whether they want him to be their backup quarterback next year or if they need an upgrade there. And after Cassel was benched mid-game, there's no way Garrett could bring him back to start against the Bills.