Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is staying put. Moore may or may not have taken an interview to become Boise State’s head coach, but despite mutual interest between him and his alma mater, the 32-year-old will remain in the professional ranks, the Cowboys announced.
Moore’s contract with Dallas was due to expire at the end of the season, and as Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports, he signed a lucrative extension that will run through the 2023 campaign (Twitter link). According to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports (via Twitter), Moore would not have even considered collegiate openings, but because it was Boise State that came calling, he had to think about it.
“I am very excited to remain with the Dallas Cowboys as the offensive coordinator,” Moore said. “I will no longer be pursuing the head coaching job at Boise State. I love Boise State. I will always root for them, and I hope one day to be a part of the program again.”
Despite injuries along the Cowboys’ O-line and starting quarterback Dak Prescott this year, the team’s offense is still a top-12 unit in terms of total yardage. Prescott played under the franchise tag this season, but the expectation is that he will remain in Dallas for the foreseeable future, and he has spoken in the past about the importance of a quarterback having continuity at the OC post. The future is also bright at the skill positions and on the offensive line, so Moore’s unit should be able to produce at a high level going forward.
And as Jon Machota of The Athletic observes, Moore’s ultimate goal is to become an NFL head coach. Assuming the offense does, in fact, continue to thrive, he may start attracting HC consideration from other clubs — and maybe even the Cowboys — within the next couple of years.
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