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Cowboys Trade 2017 5th-Rd Pick To Bills For QB Matt Cassel & 2017 7th-Rd Pick

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Cowboys have traded for Bills QB Matt Cassel

  • Albert Breer reports that the Bills are sending Cassel and a 2017 seventh-round pick to the Cowboys for a 2017 fifth-round pick.
  • Mike Garafolo adds that this move will at the very least apply some pressure to Brandon Weeden to perform in the absence of Tony Romo.

It was just reported that the Cowboys were calling up Kellen Moore from their practice squad and had no intentions of signing one of the veteran quarterbacks that were brought in for workouts on Tuesday.

However, it appears as though they were working on a deal for Cassel all along.

According to Ed Werder, the Cowboys are expected to start Weeden against the Falcons with Moore operating as their No. 2 quarterback. However, Werder adds that Cassel is likely to be the team’s No. 2 option at some point in the near future.

Cassel, 33, was traded to the Bills in a deal with the Vikings that sent a 2015 fifth-round pick and a 2016 seventh-round pick to Minnesota for the veteran quarterback and a 2015 sixth-round pick.

Buffalo elected to cut him loose at the start of the season, but they brought him back on a reduced contract that was more in line with him being a backup.

Last year, Cassel appeared in three games for the Vikings and completed 57.7 percent of his passes for 425 yards, three touchdowns, and four interceptions.

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