Dec 7, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (8) warms up before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
9. Matt Moore, Quarterback
Drafted: Undrafted, 2007
Previous Team: Miami Dolphins
2014 Stats: N/A
2014 Salary: $4 million
2014 PFF Position Rank: 35th
Analysis: Moore was an undrafted rookie free agent in 2007 who signed with the Cowboys and played through that preseason. Dallas waived Moore with the intention of signing him to their practice squad. Instead he was claimed by the Carolina Panthers.
Moore has spent the last four years with the Miami Dolphins as one of the most reliable back-up quarterbacks in the NFL. But he really hasn’t seen much action since he played 13 games for the Dolphins in 2011. That season, Moore recorded 2,497 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions with a quarterback rating of 87.1.
The Cowboys currently have former first round bust Brandon Weeden and unproven second-year quarterback Dustin Vaughan backing up starter Tony Romo. With the Cowboys being previously willing to make veteran quarterback Kyle Orton the highest paid back-up in the NFL, it’s clear they value the player standing directly behind Romo on the depth chart.
Weeden is clearly not the answer and Vaughan is simply too inexperienced. Moore returning to the Cowboys certainly feels right.
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