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Cowboys trade for Bills QB Matt Cassel

Matt Cassel continues to make his way around the league, this time being traded to the Cowboys.Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports

Matt Cassel continues to make his way around the league, this time being traded to the Cowboys.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has voiced full confidence in Brandon Weeden, but he’s still bringing in reinforcements with starter Tony Romo out at least eight weeks.

Dallas traded for Bills quarterback Matt Cassel on Tuesday evening, sending a 2017 fifth-round pick in exchange for the journeyman signal-caller and a Buffalo 2017 seventh-round pick, according to NFL.com.

For Cassel, it’s the fifth team of his 11-year career. He spent the last two seasons with the Vikings before the Bills acquired him via trade in March. Cassel then lost a training camp position battle to Tyrod Taylor.

Cassel will eventually be the backup quarterback for the Cowboys while Weeden starts and Romo rehabs from a broken collarbone. But on Sunday, Kellen Moore – who Dallas promoted from the practice squad Tuesday – will fill that role while Cassel gets “up to speed,” according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The Cowboys looked around for other options and reportedly tried out four quarterbacks on Tuesday, including former Jets Matt Flynn and Josh Johnson. Ultimately, they decided trading for Cassel was a better option.

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