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Source: Cowboys consider Foles as backup QB

The Dallas Cowboys are considering the Nick Foles option but also discussing potential trades in response to losing backup quarterback Kellen Moore to a right leg fracture, a league source told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.

Foles bought his way out of his Los Angeles Rams contract last week and is an unrestricted free agent. The Cowboys discussed with the Rams their interest in trading for him but then drafted quarterback Dak Prescott.

Nick Foles is on the radar of the Cowboys, who need a backup QB. AP Photo/Tom Gannam

The Cowboys have Wednesday off but probably need to add a quarterback quickly if they plan to continue providing starter Tony Romo every third day off.

Foles is represented by David Dunn, whose clients include Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett and offensive coordinator Scott Linehan.

Among the quarterbacks the Cowboys could see in a trade are Cleveland's Josh McKown and Tampa Bay's Mike Glennon.


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