Cowboys QB Kellen Moore To Retire

Kellen Moore is calling it a career. The Cowboys quarterback will retire and become the team’s new QBs coach., a source tells Alex Marvez of The Sporting NewsKellen Moore (vertical)

Moore, 29 in July, was cut by the Cowboys during the season. In October, he signed on with the Cowboys’ practice squad.

Although Moore’s career began in 2012, he has only three career appearances. Of course, he was in line to start in 2016 when Tony Romo was injured, but an injury of his own opened the door for rookie sensation Dak Prescott. With Dallas, Moore went 0-2 as a starter with four touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 58.7% completion rate.

Moore will now replace Wade Wilson, who is on an expiring contract and will not be brought back. Moore does not have coaching experience, but he did spent five of his six NFL seasons under the tutelage of Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Moore was not blessed with the tools of other NFL QBs, but his football IQ that kept him in Dallas for multiple seasons. He’ll now apply that knowhow on the sidelines.

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10 comments on “Cowboys QB Kellen Moore To Retire

  1. Polish Hammer

    He was on the practice squad 6 years into the league and at age 29?

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    • connfyoozed

      The practice squad qualifications were expanded a couple of years ago but they’ve always been based on number of games played and/or vested years as a player (seasons where player either plays 4 or more games or is on injured reserve for more than half the season, or maximum 3 seasons on practice squads). Since backup QBs don’t play that often anyways, guys like Moore are still eligible for longer. I remember Dennis Dixon being on a couple of practice squads at around age 29 and around his 6th season even before the PS eligibility rules were loosened.

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  2. Danthemilwfan

    Lol Scott linnehan “ he sucked but he knew the playbook”

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    • Wally-the-green-monster

      You’re familiar with the head coach…career backup QB.

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      • Natergater77

        You realize though a career back up Garrett had more then 2 starts and some good stats right? He went 11-5 with a QB rating of 83.2. Not a HOF but better then say a Browns QB

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  3. jacobsigel1025

    Most of the coordinators and head coaches out there weren’t stand out players

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    • dugdog83

      For those who can’t do, teach. For those who can’t teach, teach gym.

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  4. Realtexan

    Oh boy well there goes Daks career. Thanks Jerry once again you screwed things up big time. If it was working why fix it? Looks like the problem with the Cowboys is the owner/GM.

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    • dphotos

      That’s a stupid comment. Every tv analysts on all networks has mentioned Moore as being a head coach someday soon. He has a vast knowledge of the game of football, knows the QB position well and knows how to read defenses. Look at the Rams head coach in his 30’s and never played pro ball. He was very successful in his first season. Dak has even said without Moore he would not have his success. Players will listen to him and learn. Look for Moore being a head coach at the pros or high college level while in his 30’s.

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