Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator on Radar of Top College Team, According to NFL Analyst

Published 12/27/2020, 2:50 PM EST
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – SEPTEMBER 22: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


If reports are to be believed, the Dallas Cowboys could soon be without their offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Moore, who has himself padded up for the Cowboys in the past, is apparently high on the wish list of the Boise State Broncos.

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As per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are keen on bringing back their alma mater as Head Coach. Moore’s play-calls seem to have caught the eye of the Mountain West Conference team who are currently without a head coach.

Kellen Moore rising through the ranks

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Moore entered the NFL in 2012 with the Detroit Lions as a free agent after going undrafted. Moore was coming off a solid few seasons with the Boise State Broncos through his collegiate career.

In Moore’s final year with the Broncos, the team ended up finishing the season with a 12-1 record. Enroute, the Broncos also secured their second consecutive Maaco Bowl.

After a couple of seasons with the Lions, Moore signed with the Cowboys for their practice squad in 2015. He went on to spend 2 seasons with the Cowboys and even picked up 2 starts with the team.

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys on the field during warm ups before the game against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

In 2017, though, Moore announced his retirement from the game. The Cowboys saw the potential and signed him on as their quarterback coach immediately.

He soon climbed through the ranks and became the side’s offensive coordinator in 2018. Under him, the Cowboys have enjoyed considerable success on the offensive front.

His play-calling has especially helped Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott. Together, the side ended the 2019 season as the league’s best offense.

However, 2020 has been a different story. And a lot of it can be blamed on the injuries they’ve sustained to key units. Without Prescott and a few other offensive players, the side has struggled.

With contract running out, should Dallas Cowboys retain Moore?

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Moore is in the last year of current contract with the Cowboys. And with the team looking to bounce back after a disappointing season, retaining the play-caller would be their priority. With the Cowboys looking to sort out Prescott’s contract as well, keeping the duo together will be critical to their success.

While Moore would be keen to stick around with the Cowboys, a chance to go be the Head Coach of his alma mater could be a difficult prospect to pass off on.

After all, a move to the Broncos would be the perfect opportunity to prove his mettle as a Head Coach. And just the platform he needs to land a Head Coach job in the NFL down the line.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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