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Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore has broken fibula, surgery

Dallas Cowboys Associate Athletic Trainer Britt Brown, left, tends to quarterback Kellen Moore, right, as he's carted off the field with a broken right ankle during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016.
Dallas Cowboys Associate Athletic Trainer Britt Brown, left, tends to quarterback Kellen Moore, right, as he's carted off the field with a broken right ankle during practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Oxnard, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. The Associated Press

Cowboys backup quarterback Kellen Moore (Boise State) has a broken right fibula and was scheduled for surgery in Dallas on Wednesday, according to the team.

Team vice president Stephen Jones said Moore will be out “three to four months.” He suffered the injury in training camp Tuesday in Oxnard, Calif.

The Cowboys have talked to the agent of Nike Foles, who is a free agent, according to the team, which needs a backup for oft-injured starter Tony Romo. Mike Vick, Josh McCown, Mike Glennon, Jimmy Clausen, T.J. Yates and Matt Flynn have been brought up as possibilities.

Jones hinted at future plans for Moore on the team website Wednesday.

“The good news is he’s not going anywhere. His mind is great for the room,” Jones said. “He was the first one to say, ‘Hey, I’m not going anywhere. I’ll be right here to help Tony get better, help Dak (Prescott) get better, help Jameill (Showers) get better — and anybody else that we need to bring in.’”

Jones also told the media the team is exploring trade options with the goal of getting another quarterback in camp as soon as possible.

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