IRVING, Texas For a couple years at Valley Ranch, no one wanted to mention the name Matt Moore. The Dallas Cowboys had signed Moore to a free-agent rookie contract in '07 and despite his strong play in the preseason, they gambled that he would clear waivers and end up on their practice squad.
The Carolina Panthers foiled that plan by signing Moore to their 53-man roster and he ended up starting 13 games in three seasons with the club. Inconsistent play and a shoulder injury brought his time in Carolina to a close, but he's now seizing his opportunity with the Miami Dolphins.
Moore has completed 70 percent of his passes while throwing six touchdowns and only one interception to lead the Dolphins to three straight wins after an 0-7 start. And it turns out the former Oregon State star left quite an impression on his former Cowboys teammates.
"I'm not a GM, but if I was, he'd still be here," said Cowboys linebacker Bradie James of Moore. "He was on the scout team and he used to ligh...