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In another start, Kellen Moore struggles in first half for Dallas Cowboys

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore, the former Boise State great, prepares to throw against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore, the former Boise State great, prepares to throw against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday.

For a second consecutive week, former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore got some serious playing time for the Dallas Cowboys.

As he did Aug. 3 against the Cardinals, Moore got the starting nod Saturday against the Rams. But unlike the first preseason game, Moore did not fare too well in Los Angeles.

Moore played the entire first half and was 8-of-17 passing for 69 yards, a long completion of 15. He was not intercepted. The previous week, Moore was 12-of-17 for 182 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

When Moore left at halftime, the Cowboys trailed 7-3. Undrafted rookie Cooper Rush completed his first eight passes in the second half and led a touchdown drive. Naturally, it brought out some fans asking is Rush might be the backup to starter Dak Prescott this fall. Not a chance, said ESPN’s Todd Archer.

The subpar performance by Moore, who has exceeded most expectations by still being on an NFL roster, and the nationally-televised game on NFL Network brought out the critics in droves.

Leading up to the game, many thought Dallas’ starters, including Prescott, would make their preseason debut, but that proved to be incorrect. Next up for Dallas in the preseason is a home game against the Colts at 5 p.m. Saturday, also televised on NFL Network.

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