Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore will open the NFL season on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
Moore told the Idaho Statesman on Sunday that he signed with the Cowboys but it was unclear at the time whether he would be on the regular roster or practice squad.
Players on the practice squad usually make considerably less than players on the active roster. The minimum is $6,600 per week but they can be paid more.
Moore is eligible to sign with another team as long as he’s on the practice squad.
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The Cowboys’ roster quarterbacks are Tony Romo and Brandon Weeden. They also have another quarterback on the practice squad, Jameill Showers of UTEP.
Moore was cut by the Detroit Lions on Saturday after failing to win the backup job. The team kept him as the third-string quarterback for the previous three seasons.
Dallas’ offensive coordinator is Scott Linehan, who was Moore’s coordinator for his first two years in Detroit.
“Kellen is just a really good football player and has been, really throughout his whole life,” Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday, according to the team website. “I think he had 53 starts in college and he won 50 of them – just a very, very productive player. He knows how to win, knows how to play. Obviously, Scott was with him in Detroit and had a great experience there with him – someone he’s been very fond of and we’ve been fond of since he came out of school.”
Former Boise State linebacker Blake Renaud has been added to the Vikings’ practice squad as a fullback.