Bronco Beat

Could Kellen Moore make his NFL debut tonight?

Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore was promoted to the active roster for the Dallas Cowboys’ Monday Night Football game at the Washington Redskins.

Moore will serve as the backup to Matt Cassel with starter Tony Romo likely out for the year.

Moore, in his fourth year in the NFL, never has played in a regular-season game. He only has been active for a game a few times.

But there is some speculation that he’ll play tonight.

Moore joked this week about how much his fans in Boise want to see him play.

“Those Boise people, yeah – they’ll come after you now,” he said, according to

The Cowboys are 3-8, which enhances the chance they’ll take a look at Moore.

“Kellen has gotten all the scout team reps this week,” coach Jason Garrett said. “He maximizes that scout team work. They get opportunities to throw to the guys who are going to be playing in the game in one-on-ones and seven-on-seven and some of those things. And then you’ve got to maximize that scout team work.”

Said Moore: “Yeah, if it comes to that I’ll be ready. Obviously, I feel like it’s been a good week. It’s been nice just getting reps – it’s as simple as that. Just getting out there and playing.”