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Matt Moore does well in Cowboys Preseason Debut

In Matt Moore's first game as a professional football player, he impressed many. Matt, who lead the Beavers to a 10-4 season last year after being harassed by fans throughout the first part of the year, went completed 7-of-9 passes for 88 yards in Dallas' first pre-season game against the Colts.

Matt is battling for the number three quarterback spot behind Tony Romo and Brad Johnson. With Matt's performance last night, he seemed to take a slight advantage over Tarleton State (?) alum Richard Bartel, another contender for the third QB spot.

And on top of it all, it was Matt's 23rd birthday.

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RVING, Texas - Matt Moore's debut in a Dallas Cowboys uniform went as well as anyone could have wanted - including Moore himself.

On his 23rd birthday, the former Oregon State quarterback completed his first five passes and seemingly has pulled away from Richard Bartel in the battle for a possible roster spot. The Cowboys must decide if they will keep a roster spot for a third quarterback, place the third quarterback on the practice squad or even continuing searching for a third quarterback.

But the rookie free agent's performance certainly caught their attention.

"He's so much better than I ever was," offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said following Thursday's 23-10 win over the Colts when someone asked if Moore's performance in any way reminded him of himself. "I thought that was a good performance."

Moore and the third-team offense came in when Dallas had the ball for the first time in the second half. He made the most of his opportunity - completing all three passes on the drive to tight end Tony Curtis for receptions of 26, 25 and 7 yards. The drive ended with a Tyson Thompson touchdown, going 10 plays for 73 yards in 5:39.

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