Jerry Leaves Door Open on Kellen Moore’s Role Against Jets

Jerry Jones said this week that the game will dictate how the backup Moore is used, if he's used at all

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Following a painful 28-7 loss in Green Bay on Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys wasted no time in declaring that Matt Cassel would remain their starter going forward, with both head coach Jason Garrett and owner/general manager Jerry Jones offering votes of confidence in the man they acquired earlier this year from Buffalo.

In an interview with 105.3-FM The Fan’s G-Bag Nation on Friday, though, Jones left the door open—not wide open exactly, maybe only open a crack, but still a little bit open—on the idea that backup Kellen Moore could see some playing time.

"Let's put it like this, we were real clear that we weren't going to make a change there," Jones said, per the Dallas Morning News. "More than likely, your game will dictate how they play, if there's any playing time there for Kellen one way or the other. Obviously that's Jason's call, decision and read, and he's a good man to be making that call with the kind of background he's got. But the game will dictate how he's used.”

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What does Jones like about the former Boise State star Moore?

"Well, he really knows this offense," Jones said. "I'd say his pluses right now are how well he knows this offense and how well he gets the ball out, with that knowledge, to the right areas of the field for that particular play or that particular defense. Those are his biggest skills."

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