And just like that the Alex Tanney “trick-shot” era is over in Dallas.

The Cleveland Browns signed quarterback Alex Tanney to their active roster Tuesday from the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad, according to a source.

Tanney caught the imagination of the Cowboys’ fans during training camp and Dallas kept him on its practice squad this season as a way to develop the quarterback for the future. However, Cleveland has an immediate need for a quarterback and plucked him off the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Tanney was sacked seven times in the Cowboys’ final preseason game against Houston and completed 17-of-31 passes for 177 yards with an interception. For the preseason, Tanney completed 40-of-73 passes for 423 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions. The Cowboys made Tanney one of their final cuts out of training camp in late August.

Tanney tweeted Tuesday morning, “Thankful for everything the Jones family and Dallas staff has done for me. Great organization. New chapter starts in Cleveland today #Browns.”
Tanney went undrafted out of Division III Monmouth (Ill.) in 2012. He signed with Kansas City and after the final preseason game the Chiefs placed him on injured reserve with a finger injury.