Kellen Moore was a pretty popular guy in Detroit, to say the least.
And that’s even despite being unable to beat out Dan Orlovsky for the Lions’ backup quarterback job.
The Dallas Cowboys have plenty of faith in Moore, though, and appear set to head into the 2017 season with him as Dak Prescott’s backup.
Tony Romo has retired to the broadcast booth, so if Prescott goes down, the Super Bowl contenders belong to Moore (until Jerry Jones speed-dials CBS).
“He’s exceptional,” Cowboys WR Cole Beasley told the Dallas Morning News. “A lot of guys wrote him off because of his size. They tend to do that in this league. But you can’t just find a gamer that knows how to go out there and play football … he’s one of those guys.”
Scott Linehan is the offensive coordinator in Dallas, and knows Moore well from when he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Lions in 2012.
“He’s like a machine,” Linehan said. “He anticipates and sees guys open. He’s extremely accurate. A lot of guys get it done different ways, but guys don’t last long if they can’t hit moving targets on the run. That’s what he does best.
“It might be a little bit different than Dak would do it, but he knows what he can do and he doesn’t let what he can’t do get in his way.”
Moore was cut in September 2015 by the Lions. He never played in a regular-season game for Detroit, but started two games for the Cowboys in 2015.
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