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Cowboys owner Jones expects Kellen Moore to be backup QB; two BSU draftees sign

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore prepares to throw Dec. 27 at Buffalo. Moore is expected to be Tony Romo’s backup with the Cowboys this season, owner Jerry Jones said.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore prepares to throw Dec. 27 at Buffalo. Moore is expected to be Tony Romo’s backup with the Cowboys this season, owner Jerry Jones said.

Even though the Dallas Cowboys took a quarterback last weekend in the fourth round of the NFL Draft, owner Jerry Jones said Thursday he expects former Boise State great Kellen Moore to be Tony Romo’s backup.

Dallas took Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott on Saturday, but he likely will be the No. 3 quarterback in 2016. Moore was pressed into duty last season when Romo broke his collarbone and the Cowboys’ other options faltered. The first Boise State quarterback to throw a pass in the NFL, Moore made his debut Dec. 19, then started the final two games. He was 61-of-104 passing for 779 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions, including 435 yards and three TDs in his final start.

“I think Kellen Moore has shown the ‘it,’” Jones said Thursday on 105.3 The Fan. “He has the instincts. He has the anticipation. He knows what’s going on. He gives me and us a great feeling about basically improving. Obviously those interceptions were not something you can live with, but some of the stuff he was doing was pretty obvious that the team was responding. He was able to move the team.”

Jones also said the team is appealing to get former Boise State defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence’s pending four-game suspension reduced.

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Former Boise State defensive end/linebacker Kamalei Correa, taken in the second round (42nd overall) by the Baltimore Ravens, officially signed Friday.

Another Boise State draftee, offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo, a third-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks, signed Wednesday for four years and a maximum of $3.36 million.

Darian Thompson, the former Boise State safety taken in the third round by the New York Giants, has not yet signed, but met with the media Friday.

According to the teams’ websites, Correa will wear No. 51, Odhiambo No. 70 and Thompson No. 27.

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Receiver/returner Shane Williams-Rhodes could create some havoc up north on the larger fields of the CFL. The 5-foot-6 Williams-Rhodes tweeted Thursday night he has signed with the Toronto Argonauts.

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