The Cowboys lost a gamble with Matt Moore six years ago when they cut him with the idea of re-signing him to the practice squad, only to have Carolina claim him the next day.
So executive vice president Stephen Jones was asked Tuesday if the organization learned a lesson from the experience, considering they may face a similar decision with Alex Tanney.
“With all due respect to Matt Moore, I don’t know if we let anything get out of here that is going to win us playoff games,” Jones said. “Anyway, I just hadn’t seen that we let something get out of here that was something we needed to have. He went on to be a roster player and made some starts. I don’t know necessarily, though, if it would have made a difference in our plight.”
Moore, 28, is 13-12 in 25 starts with the Panthers and Miami. He threw for 2,497 yards, 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 12 starts with the Dolphins in 2011, going 6-6. He is the backup right now to Ryan Tannehill.
The Cowboys cut Nick Stephens on Tuesday, leaving three quarterbacks on the roster. Coach Jason Garrett has said the Cowboys would like to have a developmental quarterback along with starter Tony Romo and backup Kyle Orton.
-- Carlos Mendez