Saints got clues to Cowboys’ offense from Kellen Moore’s Boise State tape

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The Saints’ defense had an impressive performance against the Cowboys’ offense last week, and they studied Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore’s college playing days to do it.

Saints players told Steve Wyche of NFL Network that they went back to Boise State tape from Moore’s years as the quarterback there to see what kinds of hand signals he used. The Saints then found that Moore uses some of the same signals when calling the Cowboys’ offense, and those tendencies helped the Saints shut down the Cowboys.

Moore was Boise State’s starting quarterback from 2008 to 2011. It’s surprising that he’s still using the hand signals, and impressive that the Saints were able to decipher them successfully.

Also surprising, however, is that the Saints would reveal what they learned publicly. The Saints and Cowboys could meet again in the playoffs, so why would the Saints want the Cowboys to know what they’ve learned.

The Cowboys, meanwhile, won’t be happy with this news. After the Cowboys’ playoff loss to the Rams last year, Dallas head coach Jason Garrett disputed suggestions that the Rams’ offense was picking up on the Cowboys’ defensive line calls. Now they’re again hearing that another team knew what was coming.

19 responses to “Saints got clues to Cowboys’ offense from Kellen Moore’s Boise State tape

  1. Oh no, signal controversy! No one EVER does this EVER and we should ALL be mad as heck!

    Wait, this isn’t the Patriots? Nevermind. Carry on.

  2. Cowboys have a tendency to be predictable anyway but I agree it’s pretty dumb to let this info get out. Let the Cowboys keep twisting those Oreo’s all night long if they want to.

  3. Pop Warner, Little League , CYO basketball all change up their signals and actually use them for disinformation. When you think they know the play, you switch it up and scorch them. Why did the Cowboys still use Kellen Moore’s college signals ?

  4. We need a new offensive staff. I’m really tired of hearing this. A bit of irony, I remember in a 2006 win over the Cowboys, Jon Kitna – then with the Lions – mentioned that they knew exactly what Dallas was bringing before the snap on almost every play.

  5. Maybe dude should stop pointing to his butt and miming like he’s holding a broom next time he wants to call a tailback sweep.

  6. I call that being smart by doing your research. Kellen Moore’s offense is figured out already in week 4.

  7. Not only a lie; ridiculous. I suppose the Cowboys were watching Eastern Illinois footage then too…

  8. A few coaches and GM’s in the NFL are playing chess, while the other vast majority struggle with the round black or red pucky things and what to do with them on the funny checkered board…

  9. October 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm
    Oh no, signal controversy! No one EVER does this EVER and we should ALL be mad as heck!

    Wait, this isn’t the Patriots? Nevermind. Carry on.
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    Being smart enough to look at the college tape of a very young first year offensive coordinator is obviously the equivalent of Spygate.

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