Just after the Dallas Cowboys fell to the Packers by a final of 28-7 in Green Bay on Sunday, head coach Jason Garrett was asked a question about whether the team intended to see what Kellen Moore can do at quarterback.
Garrett’s response was a vote of confidence in Matt Cassel.
“We believe in Matt Cassel,” Garrett said, per ESPN Dallas. “We believe he can win games for us. We will evaluate the tape before we talk about anything regarding personnel. Matt battles. He competes. Unfortunately we didn’t do enough offensively to win this ballgame.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was similarly Cassel-friendly when asked about the idea of giving Moore a shot to start.
“I don’t know about that,” Jones said. “That’s a big part of more work that we need to do and I realize when I say that time is wasting if he’s going to play some this year. We’ve got to make an immediate decision. It’s not a spring decision. From the standpoint of tonight, I don’t put this directly and shouldn’t and wouldn’t put it on Cassel. We had a good opportunity to start this game off and get a leg up, get some momentum going with that initial run and we didn’t do it and now that’s us, though. That’s this team. That’s not injury there. That’s having the ball first-and-goal and when you don’t get that done, there’s no injury to blame that on.”
In Sunday’s loss, Cassel completed just 13 of his 29 pass attempts for 114 yards and an interception. He’s now 1-5 as the Cowboys’ starter on the year.