The Dallas Cowboys have yet to make the roster moves to make it official, but it’s expected that quarterback Kellen Moore will move up to the No. 2 quarterback spot and serve as Matt Cassel’s backup on Monday night in Landover, Maryland as the Cowboys take on the Redskins in the first game since Tony Romo’s season-ending injury.
“We would anticipate Kellen moving up into that No. 2 role,” head coach Jason Garrett said Monday.
Moore has the benefit of having spent two seasons under offensive coordinator Scott Linehan in Detroit, and though there’s a lot different between that system in Detroit and this one in Dallas, Garrett believes Moore is plenty comfortable with the offense at this point, after three months with the team.
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“I think that’s one of his real assets, is that he’s a really smart football player,” Garrett said. “Obviously he’s been around Scott Linehan in Detroit, so he has a comfort level with him and with our system. The terminology and some of the nuances and details of our system is different than what he ran in Detroit, but I do think he has comfort level with the concepts and how we try to do things.”