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Report: Kellen Moore considering offensive coordinator job at Washington

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New Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy seems willing to keep offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on his staff in 2020, but Moore has at least one other offer that he is considering.

Moore has been offered the offensive coordinator job at the University of Washington, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. New head coach Jimmy Lake, who was promoted from defensive coordinator after Chris Petersen stepped down, is looking to hire Moore.

As Rapoport notes, Moore is from Washington. He was born and raised in Prosser and played football at Prosser High School, where his father Tom won four state championships as head coach between 1986 to 2008.

While Moore could be intrigued by the possibility of learning under Mike McCarthy, he may have less responsibility under him than he did last season. McCarthy was always responsible for playcalling with the Green Bay Packers, and the assumption is he will call plays in Dallas as well. Moore called plays for the Cowboys last season, though he had some issues throughout the year.

Even if Moore stayed on as McCarthy’s offensive coordinator without calling plays, any success the Cowboys had would reflect well on the 31-year-old. The roster is still loaded with talent on offense, so the situation has obvious appeal even without playcalling responsibility.

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