The Dallas Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore are mutually parting ways, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Mike McCarthy is expected to take over play-calling duties on a full-time basis with this move. A change seemed to make sense for both parties, and Moore should not be out of work for long as according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Buccaneers “are expected to have significant interest in Kellen Moore as an OC.”
As a player, Moore had a great college career at Boise State, including multiple All-WAC awards, along with an All-MWC award, and winning the Quarterback of the Year twice. Moore went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft and had a six-year NFL career, being with the Detroit Lions from 2012 until 2014, and then with the Dallas Cowboys from 2015 until 2017. He has 104 attempts, 64 competitions, 779 passing yards, four touchdowns, six interceptions, and a passer rating of 71.0 in the NFL
In 2018 he started his coaching career as the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys, and in 2019 he was promoted to offensive coordinator.
Moore has gotten some head coaching buzz during the hiring cycles of previous years. He has also faced a fair bit of criticism for calls late in games, like a quarterback draw with less than 15 seconds left and no timeouts in the fourth quarter while trailing a playoff game.
It appears both parties felt a change was needed, Moore should get plenty of buzz from teams that need an offensive coordinator.