Coach Jason Garrett was asked the question after Sunday’s 28-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers and he did not mention Moore by name in his answer.
“We believe in Matt Cassel,” Garrett said. “We believe he can win games for us. We will evaluate the tape before we talk about anything regarding personnel. Matt battles. He competes. Unfortunately we didn’t do enough offensively to win this ballgame.”
Cassel has a 1-5 record as Tony Romo’s replacement. The Cowboys have scored touchdowns on eight of his 68 drives over seven games. Against the Packers, he completed 13 of 29 passes for 114 yards and was intercepted once.
The Cowboys have scored one or zero offensive touchdowns in four of his six starts. The touchdown drive against the Packers came on four runs for 80 yards. He did not complete a pass longer than 19 yards in the game.
For the season, Cassel has five touchdown passes and six interceptions. His sixth kept the Cowboys out of the end zone on the first drive of the game when his throw deflected off Dez Bryant's hands into Sam Shields' hands.
“You know what, I can’t really critique the whole thing and say what went wrong,” Cassel said. “I know there are a number of things. We’ll evaluate the film and watch it and get corrections. We’ve got a short week coming up this week against the Jets and we’ve got to move forward.”
The Cowboys host the Jets on Saturday at AT&T Stadium with one fewer day of practice.
The last time the Cowboys started four quarterbacks in a season was 2001 when Quincy Carter, Anthony Wright, Ryan Leaf and Clint Stoerner all got a look.
Owner and general manager Jerry Jones was asked if it’s time to see Moore.
“I don’t know about that,” Jones said. “That’s a big part of more work that we need to do and I realize when I say that time is wasting if he’s going to play some this year. We’ve got to make an immediate decision. It’s not a spring decision. From the standpoint of tonight, I don’t put this directly and shouldn’t and wouldn’t put it on Cassel. We had a good opportunity to start this game off and get a leg up, get some momentum going with that initial run and we didn’t do it and now that’s us, though. That’s this team. That’s not injury there. That’s having the ball first-and-goal and when you don’t get that done, there’s no injury to blame that on.”