The Dallas Cowboys have traded for Buffalo Bills quarterback Matt Cassel.
Cassel projects as the backup to Brandon Weeden while Weeden fills in for the injured Tony Romo. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier Tuesday that Kellen Moore, who has never played in an NFL game, has been promoted from the Cowboys’ practice squad to the active roster. Moore is likely to be the backup in this week’s game, giving Cassel time to get acclimated to Dallas’s system, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The Cowboys will send a 2017 fifth-round pick to the Bills and Dallas will acquire Buffalo’s 2017 seventh-round pick in addition to Cassel, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Cassel was acquired by the Bills in an off-season trade with the Vikings this spring and lost the training camp quarterback competition to Tyrod Taylor. He started three games for the Vikings last season before giving way to rookie Teddy Bridgewater.
- Dan Gartland