Mike McCarthy open to keeping Kellen Moore as OC with Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys have officially moved on from Jason Garrett and hired his replacement, but that does not necessarily mean they are going to revamp their entire coaching staff.
New Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy is open to the possibility of keeping Kellen Moore as his offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. While McCarthy may have some other candidates in mind, the belief is that he is “more than open” to working with Moore.
Two notes on new #Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy:
1. He signed a 5-year deal with Dallas, source said.
2. McCarthy likes OC Kellen Moore, I’m told. Nothing more firm than that, but it does seem like McCarthy is more than open to keeping him.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2020
A report from immediately after the season claimed Jerry Jones had fired Garrett and his entire staff, but that obviously did not happen.
Moore, who is only 31, was the quarterbacks coach in Dallas last season before being promoted to offensive coordinator this year. He also played for the Cowboys as a backup quarterback from 2015-2017. Despite their issues with consistency, Dallas had one of the best offenses in football this season and Dak Prescott had his best year as a pro.
There were questions about Moore being too predictable early in the year, but he would be a popular name among coaching circles if the Cowboys let him go. It wouldn’t be a surprise if McCarthy wanted to keep him around due to his familiarity with the team.