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Cowboys Discussed Potential Trade For Nick Foles Before Rams Cut Him

Following the news that Cowboys backup QB Kellen Moore sustained a  fractured right ankle during Tuesday’s practice, many are already speculating that Nick Foles could be an option for Dallas.

Adam Schefter reports that the Rams discussed a potential Foles trade with the Bills and Cowboys before they elected to release him last week.

Fourth-round pick Dak Prescott took over for Moore during the practice, but there’s obviously some question as to whether he would be their best option to open the season as Tony Romo‘s backup.

Last year, the Cowboys couldn’t buy a win with any of their backup quarterbacks, so it seems like they wouldn’t take any chances this time around. Foles is clearly the best available quarterback right now and you could make the case that Dallas could be his best landing spot, considering there aren’t any starting quarterbacks jobs available right now.

Recent reports have said that the Cowboys were among the team’s to watch for Foles, along with the Bills and Vikings. However, others have denied the Bills’ reported interest.

Foles, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. After three years in Philadelphia, Foles was sent to the Rams in a trade from the Eagles that shipped Sam Bradford to Philadelphia. He had one year remaining on his rookie contract when the Rams signed him to a two-year, $24 million extension back in August of last year.

In 2015, Foles completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards, seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 quarterback out of 37 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.