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Cowboys Bench Matt Cassel In-Game

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The Dallas Cowboys’ miserable year at quarterback continues: with Tony Romo limited to just four games this season due to injury, the Cowboys have given up on their third quarterback of the year, and have moved on to their fourth.

In a Saturday night match-up with the New York Jets, starter Matt Cassel started the game with an underwhelming three completions for 37 yards on his first eight attempts. Cassel also completed a pass to Darrelle Revis on a play where he was, incredibly, also flagged for intentional grounding:

Cassel entered Saturday’s game with a 1-5 record as a starter for Dallas this season. He had previously beaten out the Cowboys’ first replacement for Romo, Brandon Weeden. Cassel now has a 35-43 record as a starter, or 25-38 since his 10-5 season for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots in 2008.

Dallas has replaced Cassel with Kellen Moore, the former Boise State quarterback who has not attempted a pass since entering the league with the Detroit Lions in 2012.

According to Football Outsiders, the Jets had entered the game with a 29.2% chance of securing an AFC Wild Card spot. They are the underdogs in a three-team race that also includes the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs.



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