The 5 former Cowboys nominated for the College Football Hall of Fame
1. Kellen Moore, QB, Boise State
That’s right. Kellen Moore played for the Cowboys. To be fair, if you don’t remember, that’s because he lasted one season in the NFL. He broke his leg ahead of the 2016 training camp and Dak Prescott took over from here. Moore was not drafted out of college but got a contract from the Detroit Lions, although he ultimately failed to make the 53-man roster.
Moore was then signed to the Dallas practice squad in 2015. After Tony Romo went down with a fractured collarbone, the Cowboys tried to make use of their backups, which didn’t prove effective. The QB made his first NFL start in December against the Jets. Although he did pass a touchdown to Dez Bryant, he was intercepted three times in that game.
Obviously, his collegiate career was far more successful. At Boise State, Moore became the first quarterback in FBS history to win 50 games in his career in his senior season. In his four years with the Broncos, Moore went 50-3 with 1,157 completions, 14,667 yards, and 142 passing touchdowns. He was a 2x Quarterback of the Year (which is now called the Kellen Moore Award), 2x WAC Offensive Player of the Year, and MWC Offensive Player of the Year.
The former quarterback has been on the Cowboys’ staff since 2018.