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Texas Ex Colt McCoy re-signs with the Washington Redskins

Sorry, Cowboys fans.

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Quarterback Colt McCoy won't be returning to the Lone Star State, as the former Texas Longhorns star opted to sign a three-year deal to remain with the Washington Redskins on Wednesday morning, according to multiple reports.

McCoy now has some more stability after playing on a one-year contract the last two seasons and will continue to back up Kirk Cousins, the up-and-down Washington starter who was able to secure his formerly tenuous starting position by winning seven of his last 10 starts in 2015.

In 2015, McCoy only appeared in only two games, completing 7-of-11 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. In 2014, he received more playing time as a result of ineffectiveness by Cousins, hitting a 70-yard pass to Pierre Garcon on his first throw after replacing Cousins against Tennessee. The highlight of McCoy's season came the next week against Dallas, when he lead Washington to a 20-17 overtime victory over the Cowboys by throwing for 299 yards and recording a rushing touchdown.

With quality back-up quarterbacks in short supply around the league, it's possible that McCoy could have held out and waited for other options, but a three-year contract (and likely increase in salary) represents a great deal of long-term security for a player in his position and he's clearly comfortable remaining in the nation's capital.