Kellen Moore to call plays for Cowboys, Mike McCarthy says
Mike McCarthy was able to retain Kellen Moore as the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive coordinator, which was viewed as a big coup for the new head coach. One of the big reasons that likely persuaded Moore to remain with Dallas was the ability to continue calling plays.
McCarthy told reporters on Thursday that the plan is for Moore to call plays in 2020. The new head coach also plans to adapt to the Cowboys’ language and system.
Mike McCarthy: “My plan is for (Kellen Moore) to be the play caller” in 2020. Also plans to keep the offense’s terminology the same. McCarthy to learn team’s language. Not the other way around.
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) January 16, 2020
McCarthy is showing flexibility and humility with his willingness to adapt and have Moore call the plays. It’s a smart move.
Under Moore, the Cowboys ranked first in yards and sixth in scoring this season. Their passing game seemed explosive at many times throughout the season and has the potential to remain that way in 2020.
Moore, 30, was a Cowboys quarterback who only went into coaching in 2018. He began as a quarterbacks coach and just completed his first season as the team’s offensive coordinator.