News just broke the Dallas Cowboys backup QB Kellen Moore has suffered a broken ankle during practice. The Cowboys who have a stable of QB’s but are still thin at the position due to actual playing experience and fear if injury must now hit the pavement in search of a QB. The most notably name on the list should be Nick Foles, formally of the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles.
Foles has been hot and cold throughout his career. He made a name for himself in 2013 as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles as he posted as insane year under Chip Kelly. Foles went for 2891 yards, 27 TDs ans 2 INTs with a completion percentage of 64 percent, but the next season he fell into Chip’s dog house and was sent packing to St Louis.
A change of scenery did Foles no good as he struggled last year, which resulted in the Rams selecting QB Jared Goff in the 2016 NFL Draft. Foles knew his number was up and wanted out. Foles will be a good fit for the Cowboys minus his Ryan Leaf-like stats in 2015. Romo is on the wrong side of 35 and while Foles doesn’t scream division title he is still young enough to learn from Romo in practice.
The last few years have not been kind to Romo. He has suffered injuries that in turn has cost the Cowboys either playoff wins or disappointing seasons. Last year without Romo should have been the breaking point as the Cowboys started four different QB’s and marched to a 4-12 season. But with Moore now sidelined this changes things a ton. Moore was the option if Romo went down, now Foles is a definite must have. He may not lead you to a Super Bowl but he can keep the ship steady until Moore regains his form.