Jason Garrett confirms Kellen Moore will call plays

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Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is coaching for his job this season and he won’t be calling the offensive plays as he makes his case to stick around Dallas a little longer.

The team officially named Kellen Moore their new offensive coordinator last week and Garrett said that Moore’s responsibilities will include calling plays for the first time in his career.

“We anticipate that he will call plays,” Garrett said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We want to look at different ways of doing things.”

Moore is only in his second year as a coach and Garrett said the Cowboys are “going to surround him with some good veteran coaches and help him grow in this role.” Team owner Jerry Jones said Garrett will be part of that “safety net” as the team tries to push in a new direction.

“I said to everybody, ‘I want those new ideas. I want them thought through far. And if they are not being implemented call me,’” Jones said. “But let’s get in there and do the kinds of things to get the most out of a very talented roster. Kellen has the skill and the right attitude and style to make this work.”

If it doesn’t, it seems likely that there will be a whole new set of coaches calling the shots in Dallas come 2020.

14 responses to “Jason Garrett confirms Kellen Moore will call plays

  1. Not only does Garrett not hire his assistants, he now has zero control of their responsibilities.

  2. For all those folks talking about Sean Payton going to Dallas for 2020, do you really think Payton would stand for a meddling owner like Jerrah? No way.

  3. Is Jerry grooming Moore to be the next hc? I can’t imagine Garrett has any day in this hire. I would think you would want a OC with a ton of experience to tailor a system around a guy like Dak and not a guy that’s gonna learn on the job.

  4. Jerry, if you want new ideas and a different way of looking at things should have hired from outside the organization. You do know the definition of insanity, right???

  5. Let me get this straight. The owner said if the head coach isn’t listening to your creative ideas to call me. Can you imagine Bob Kraft doing this. What a joke.

  6. gscott104 says:

    For all those folks talking about Sean Payton going to Dallas for 2020, do you really think Payton would stand for a meddling owner like Jerrah? No way.
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    Considering Payton moved his family there then and he has to travel back and forth just to see them, then yes, I think he would stand for it.

  7. Each year the circus make a home at an NFL franchise. It stays there for a year, maybe two, rarely three. I’m not saying the circus has set up home base with the Cowboys. No way. But I do think we all know where the clown resides during the off season.

  8. Lets see, Jerry Jones says Garrett is coaching for his job next year. The Jerry bring in Moore who has only 1 year in coaching as a QB coach, and makes him the OC and play caller. So in essence, Garrett’s job depends on Moore’s play calling. Wow! Only someone like Jerry can come up with that.

  9. Kellen’s underwhelming play calling in the Pro Bowl does not give me much optimism. With Dak at quarterback and Kellen calling plays, oh boy…..get ready for lots more mediocrity!

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