FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Dallas offensive coordinator Kellen Moore said Saturday night that he is no longer a Boise State job, and the Cowboys have signed their play-caller to a multi-contract extension.
Moore, 32, was a candidate in his alma mater after being hired by Brian Harsin for Auburn. Moore was the victorious quarterback in college football history with a 50–3 record when he left Boise State in 2011.
“I will always root for him, and I hope to be a part of the program again one day,” Moore said in a statement issued by the team. “We are making something special here in Dallas. I am excited for us to put it all together and finish the work. “
The Cowboys ranked No. 1 in total offense in the NFL in Moore’s first year and led the league again this year as a play-caller last season when quarterback Dac Prescott suffered a season-end ankle injury in Week 5. Went down together.
Dallas lost six of the first seven matches without Prescott, but won three straight games with an increasingly solid production from backup Andy Dalton to stay alive in the NFC East title race. Dalton is 4-4 as a replacement for Prescott.
The Cowboys (6-9) visit the New York Giants (5-10) on Sunday, and the winners could make the playoffs as NFC East champions if Washington (6-9) later loses in Philadelphia. Washington leads the postseason with a win.
Moore, who began his pro playing career as a free agent in Detroit in 2012, spent six seasons in the NFL, but only played in 2015. He started the final two games of the lost season for Dallas after Tony Romeo was injured.
Moore retired in 2018 and immediately became the quarterback coach for the Cowboys. He was promoted a year later and in 2019 Jason Garrett’s final season as coach called plays.
New coach Mike McCarthy decided to keep Moore in that role when he was coach at Green Bay despite his long history as a play-caller.
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