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Kellen Moore will be Cowboys’ backup QB again this week

Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore will be promoted from the practice squad to serve as the Dallas Cowboys’ backup quarterback this week, coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas media Monday.

Starter Tony Romo is out for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone.

The first time Romo was injured this season, Moore was promoted to the active roster and was the backup to Brandon Weeden, who has since been released and signed by the Houston Texans.

The Cowboys signed Matt Cassel the same week Moore was promoted. After two weeks, Cassel moved ahead of Moore, who was eventually cut and returned to the practice squad.

Cassel is expected to start Monday night at Washington.

Moore is in his fourth season in the NFL. Despite impressive play in the preseason, he has never taken a snap in a regular-season game.