The biggest impact training camp and the preseasoncan have on an NFL team comes in the form of injuries.
The 2015 St. Louis Rams were reminded of that last year when CB E.J. Gaines was lost for the season with a Lisfranc injury in mid-August. The 2014 St. Louis Rams bit that bullet when QB Sam Bradford re-injured his knee ending his year before Week 1 of the regular season.
The Dallas Cowboys, no stranger to these reminders, were forced to face this down yesterday when backup QB Kellen Moore broke his ankle in a training camp practice. Now with a key slot to fill (perhaps made even more key with starting QB Tony Romo’s health record being, well, unreliable), the Cowboys are expressing some interest in recently-released QB Nick Foles.
One random angle to consider is that Foles’ agent also represents Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett and Offensive Coordinator Scott Linehan.
The report linked to in that piece from ESPN also links the Cowboys to trade deals with the Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Glennon.
Foles finished 2015 with 2,052 yards, 7 TDs and 10 INTs in 11 starts. He was benched in favor of Case Keenum after the Rams’ Week 10 13-37 embarassment at home at the hands of the Chicago Bears,