Report: Kellen Moore expected to be Cowboys quarterbacks coach

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The Cowboys reportedly didn’t have to look far to fill their quarterbacks coach vacancy.

Alex Marvez of Sporting News reports that Kellen Moore is expected to call an end to his playing career and start his coaching career on Jason Garrett’s staff. Garrett made a similar move over a decade ago when he went from playing quarterback for the Dolphins in 2004 to being the team’s quarterbacks coach in 2005.

The Cowboys parted ways with Wade Wilson, who had been their quarterbacks coach since 2007, this week.

Moore has been spent most of the 2017 season on the practice squad and has been with the Cowboys since 2015. He’s worked with Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan even longer as Linehan was the offensive coordinator for the Lions in Moore’s first two NFL seasons.

That knowledge of the system and Moore’s familiarity with Dak Prescott should help him get off to a quick start in his new gig.

17 responses to “Report: Kellen Moore expected to be Cowboys quarterbacks coach

  1. When you go from being a player to a coach on America’s Team you’re having a pretty good life.

  2. Makes sense, mentally we’ve heard that Moore is intelligent, which should help Dak. Kellen just doesn’t have physical traits that would’ve made him an NFL quarterback. Hopefully, Moore can convince Linehan that you should hand the ball off to Zeke when your 3 yards away from a touchdown.

  3. how he performed as a QB has nothing to do with whether he could coach QBs. That said the fact that he was just in the QB room suggests that the level of respect he could command is low. Not sure this is a great move.

  4. Anyone else weirded out by the fact that Kellen Moore tends to stick around Scott Linehan regardless of whether he is actually qualified? He was terrible as an NFL QB and the one guy willing to give him the reins was Linehan… He was so bad he couldn’t even make the team this year and they still kept him on the PS.

    Just bizarre to see he has now found an important coaching role on the staff, Dak’s turnaround is the most important thing in the entire organization. Let’s just make a guy with no experience his QB coach.

    What does Kellen Moore have on Linehan? I’m being 100% serious.

  5. Kellen Moore has the most wins for a QB in college history. His dad was a coach and he’s very football smart. I remember when we signed him in Detroit outta Boise st. Too bad he was a left and didn’t have the throw power. He’s actually better off being a coach.

  6. discdistance says:
    January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Anyone else weirded out by the fact that Kellen Moore tends to stick around Scott Linehan regardless of whether he is actually qualified? He was terrible as an NFL QB and the one guy willing to give him the reins was Linehan… He was so bad he couldn’t even make the team this year and they still kept him on the PS.

    Just bizarre to see he has now found an important coaching role on the staff, Dak’s turnaround is the most important thing in the entire organization. Let’s just make a guy with no experience his QB coach.

    What does Kellen Moore have on Linehan? I’m being 100% serious.
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    They’re practically family…seriously. I may not have this exactly right as it’s from memory but Linehan and Moore’s uncle were HS coaches. Linehan was coaching in Washington and Moore’s uncle was coaching in Idaho. They were both coaching in border towns so their teams played each other and they were good friends. So Linehan watched Kellen Moore grow up. The reason that Moore followed Linehan to Dallas is because he could continue to work with him and he had a better chance to stick on the roster since Linehan is the OC in Dallas, he had not ties to the Lions when Linehan was let go.

  7. @chalie16

    Wow, thank you for that info! I don’t think this is well known amongst Cowboys fans as I haven’t seen it elsewhere.

    As a Cowboys fan, I just want to see them hire qualified individuals, especially those that interact most closely with Dak. This man will be charged with teaching Dak. I just don’t see how Kellen is qualified or even respectable in said position. There isn’t a single other team in the NFL that would grant him this position. That is all that concerns me. Dallas is not Cleveland, Jacksonville, etc… Not to disparage them but they should be able to find qualified people.

  8. I mean. They didn’t even bother to let him be a quality control coach for a year….. come on….seriously…. if he’s been in the meeting rooms all this time.. what will a title change do… 🤦 here comes Garrett trying to out smart the room again.

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