Kellen Moore will start for Cowboys on Sunday


Because everything is bigger and more grandiose in Texas, the Cowboys have elected to start their fourth quarterback of the season on Sunday against the Bills in Orchard Park.

Kellen Moore, the 6-foot, left handed quarterback, who has been signed, cut, re-signed and promoted by Jerry Jones this season will lead Dallas onto the field in a game where many are simply hoping that Dez Bryant doesn't get hurt.

Head coach Jason Garrett confirmed the news on KRLD-FM on Monday morning.

And so it is. The move may end up being a wise one if only because Garrett can get a complete evaluation on Moore as a potential backup of the future. Clearly Matt Cassel is not the option they hoped for, and Brandon Weeden is too busy leading the Houston Texans to the playoffs.

Moore, who spent his first three seasons as a backup in Detroit, went 15-of-25 for 158 yards in his debut last week against the Jets. He threw one touchdown and three interceptions.

While some of the fear associated with a Rex Ryan defense has withered away, this is not a great spot for a quarterback with little experience to walk into. The scheme is still predicated on confusion and deception, and Moore is still a 26-year-old making his first NFL start.