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'Mutual interest' between Nick Foles, Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys spent all of last season churning through injured and ineffective quarterbacks. 2016 is off to a similar start.

With backup passer Kellen Moore expected to be out three to four months with the broken ankle he suffered on Tuesday, the 'Boys already have eyes for the league's most available veteran passer: Nick Foles.

"It really seems they're going to have to take a hard look at the veteran quarterback market, and the name to watch is Nick Foles," NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday on NFL Network, per team sources. "There is legitimate interest. I'm told the Cowboys -- that would be the name if they are going to bring in a backup."

Garafolo reported earlier Wednesday that Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones talked to Foles' agent. The Cowboys were one of a handful of teams interested in Foles and there was a chance he could sign with a team as early as Wednesday night, Garafolo added.

Foles is likely the best option for the Cowboys at this point. The team's other top options, according to Rapoport, include executing a trade with the Browns for Josh McCown or plucking Jimmy Clausen out of free agency.

The Cowboys have fourth-round rookie Dak Prescott on the roster, but the team lacks an experienced veteran behind starter Tony Romo. Cowboys fans could argue that owner and general manager Jerry Jones didn't do enough to bolster this ultra-critical position in the offseason, especially after watching Dallas burn to the ground last autumn when the combination of Moore, Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel floundered in Romo's place.

Rapoport noted that Dallas did its homework on Foles even before he was released by Los Angeles, saying: "They did work on him when the Rams were trying to shop him. There's a lot of mutual interest there for the Cowboys and Nick Foles."

With Foles sitting on his couch jobless and the Cowboys in desperate need of another camp arm, we wouldn't be surprised to see this deal go down much sooner than later.

UPDATE: NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported on Wednesday night that Foles had agreed to terms with the Chiefs.

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