Kellen Moore had all kinds of love being heaped on him after his relief effort against the New York Jets, basically because anything was better than Matt Cassel.
Despite tossing three picks in his first NFL action, Moore was praised for his grasp of the Cowboys' offense and his ability to move the ball around better than Cassel had in his seven games.
Then came Moore's starting debut on Sunday in Buffalo, and it didn't go well. Moore only threw one pick this time but failed to find the end zone and completed barely a third of his pass attempts. Of course, it didn't help that Dez Bryant was inactive for the meaningless game.
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On Monday while speaking to Norm Hitzges on KTCK The Ticket, injured starting quarterback Tony Romo gave his two cents about Moore's starting debut, and it was pretty ho-hum.
"He's played a while," Romo said. "I know that this is his first start, but it wasn't as if he hasn't been a part of the NFL. ... He was very relaxed. He was ready to go. He had a good week of practice. I think he showed some things that you have to like.
"I think there are some encouraging signs there."
So yeah, not exactly a ringing endorsement, but about all you can expect if you're Kellen Moore. On to the next one, I suppose.