Dallas Cowboys: Why, unlike fans, Cowboys have supreme confidence in ‘machine-like’  Kellen Moore as their backup QB – Dallas Cowboys News

Dallas Cowboys: Why, unlike fans, Cowboys have supreme confidence in ‘machine-like’  Kellen Moore as their backup QB – Dallas Cowboys News

FRISCO — Kellen Moore has seen the GIF.

It’s a five-second video of the veteran quarterback sitting on the Cowboys bench during a game, flipping through a playbook before tossing it on the ground and then rubbing his right hand over his forehead.

The frustration is obvious.

Folks on social media love it.

“Someone sent it to me,” a smiling Moore said last week. “Remembering that moment, it wasn’t too good. Things weren’t going so well. I believe it was the Washington game.”

Ironically, those around Moore use that game as an example of why the career backup can have success if called upon.

Many struggle to understand how Dallas can go into the upcoming season with the generously listed 6-0 signal caller as Dak Prescott’s backup.

The Cowboys have had opportunities to add a more experienced player at the position. They’ve passed every time, meaning that for the second consecutive offseason, Moore will enter training camp expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart in Week 1.

“He’s just a positive for our team,” wide receiver Brice Butler said. “There’s no doubt that if he has to go in, he’ll take advantage of his opportunity. There’s nobody on this team that doesn’t think Kellen can do it because we’ve all seen it.”

With Tony Romo shut down for the remainder of the season, Moore started the final two games in 2015. Dez Bryant’s season was also ended prematurely because of injuries, so Butler was one of Moore’s primary targets during the only two starts of his five-year career.

In the 34-23 loss to Washington, Moore threw for 435 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions as he helped dig Dallas out of a 24-0…

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