This year, former Central Michigan QB Cooper Rush is the QB making his case. He also had a lost fumble on a sack that was returned for a touchdown. "Wouldn't want to get ahead of ourselves in any way here".
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Tuesday (via the Dallas Morning News) that Rush is in line to get more work with the second team and assessed the rookie's work so far this way: "Take advantage of opportunities when you have them. And the other thing is that we still have a lot of confidence in 17 (Moore), his ability to be able to get in there when we would call on him with the personnel around him and get the ball in the right places". He completed 62 percent of his passes in college.
But a source said on Saturday the team would be discussing the backup quarterback position following Moore's disappointing play.
In three preseason games, Moore has completed 30 of 55 passes for 382 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a passer rating of 75.0. That came after the Central Michigan product went for 9-for-11 for 104 yards one touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams in the Cowboys' second preseason game.
Kellen Moore, who appears to be trickling back in the fight to be Prescott's backup, threw for a team-high 131 yards on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts but was shaky to the tune of 10-for-21.