Kellen Moore throws interception on second pass for Cowboys (Video)

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Kellen Moore replaced Matt Cassel at quarterback for the Cowboys and it didn’t start out so well

Matt Cassel has been predominantly horrific as the starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and that wasn’t changing through the first quarter on Saturday night against the New York Jets. Subsequently, Jason Garrett elected to throw former Boise State star Kellen Moore into the game. Moore didn’t get off to the best start.

Early in the second quarter, Moore dropped back for his second pass since entering the game. The Jets got to him with their vicious pass-rush (as they tend to do) and Moore kind of just panicked after ducking out of some arms by throwing the ball up for grabs in the middle of the field. Predictably, it was picked off:

I don’t know if that’s the type of throw that only works on blue turf or what, but that’s going to get intercepted roughly 99 percent of the time in the NFL. Sometimes you have to just eat the sack to protect possession—or just not crap your pants and stay composed under pressure.

Either way, Moore’s interception makes it seem like he might not be that much of an upgrade of Cassel, if he’s even an upgrade at all. These last three weeks of 2015 could get pretty brutal in Dallas.