FRISCO, Texas — Kellen Moore will stay because the Dallas Cowboys‘ offensive coordinator, agreeing to a multiyear deal on Saturday night time.
Dallas did not announce the size of the contract, however a supply stated it is a three-year deal.
In a press release launched by the Cowboys, Moore stated he would not pursue the Boise State job. He was virtually instantly linked to the opening after Bryan Harsin left for Auburn. Moore had a record-setting profession for the Broncos from 2008 to 2011, successful 50 video games in 4 seasons.
“I like Boise State. I’ll all the time root for them, and I hope sooner or later to be part of this system once more,” Moore stated. “We’re constructing one thing particular right here in Dallas. I’m grateful to the Jones household and [head coach] Mike McCarthy for offering me with the chance to teach these particular gamers. I’m excited for us to place all of it collectively and end the job.”
Moore, whose contract was set to run out after the season, is ending his second season because the Cowboys’ playcaller. In 2019, the Cowboys had the top-ranked offense when it comes to yards per sport (431.5) and completed second in passing (296.9) and fifth in dashing (134.6) as Dak Prescott posted profession highs in passing yards (4,902) and touchdowns (30). The Cowboys had the eighth-best scoring offense (25.8).
This season has been rather more difficult with the Cowboys beginning 4 completely different quarterbacks. Prescott was misplaced within the fifth sport of the season with a compound fracture and dislocation of his proper ankle that required surgical procedure. Andy Dalton began the following two video games earlier than sustaining a concussion and lacking a sport on the reserve/COVID-19 checklist, which compelled rookie Ben DiNucci and Garrett Gilbert to make the primary begins of their careers.
The Cowboys have been additionally compelled to remake their offensive line quite a few instances with proper deal with La’el Collins not taking part in in a sport due to hip surgical procedure and left deal with Tyron Smith taking part in in simply two earlier than present process neck surgical procedure. Proper guard Zack Martin will miss his fifth straight sport due to a calf pressure and sixth total Sunday.
This season, the Cowboys have the 12th-ranked offense when it comes to yards, are seventh in passing and 17th in dashing. They’re 16th in scoring, averaging 25.1 factors per sport.
Prior to now three video games, the offense has been on an uptick with Dalton and Moore discovering a rhythm. The Cowboys’ offense has contributed 94 of the 108 factors Dallas has scored in its three-game successful streak.
In final week’s win in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles, the Cowboys racked up 514 yards of offense, eclipsing 500 yards for the fourth time this season, tying for essentially the most in workforce historical past with the 1978, 1966 and 2019 offenses. Additionally they had three cross performs of greater than 50 yards, essentially the most by a workforce in a sport this season.
When his title surfaced as a candidate for the Boise State opening, Cowboys gamers praised Moore, who is just 32 and in his third season as a coach. He served because the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach in 2018 earlier than transferring as much as the coordinator job. He was a backup quarterback for the Cowboys for components of three seasons (2015-17).
“I believe Kellen may make be a very good head coach. I believe he shall be a hell of a head coach,” Ezekiel Elliott stated two weeks in the past. “I might say, one, simply his soccer information. He is so sensible. He was a wise soccer participant and that was his greatest energy when he was a soccer participant right here was how sensible he’s and his information of the sport. After which I might say in all probability simply his potential to be personable, his potential to inspire. He has a bit of little bit of a special method nevertheless it nonetheless will get the job finished and you understand I believe he’d do an important job being a head coach.”
One in all McCarthy’s first duties as Cowboys head coach final January was retaining Moore as coordinator and playcaller. He has constantly praised him all season.
“I can solely inform you that we predict the world of Kellen. He is finished an unimaginable job right here,” McCarthy stated after final week’s win in opposition to the Eagles.