Dallas Cowboys: What does Kellen Moore bring to the table?
The Dallas Cowboys finally released offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Now it’s starting to look like quarterback coach Kellen Moore in the front runner.
Reports are coming out of Frisco about the Dallas Cowboys have quarterback coach Kellen Moore as the possible front runner to become their new offensive coordinator. While some are shocked by the choice, it doesn’t surprise me at all.
It has also been speculated that head coach Jason Garrett will take more control over the play calling himself. But it still makes you wonder: Why Moore?
The more I thought about it and digging I did into the past offensive systems Moore played in I can see why he is their possible choice. We already know about his time with Scott Linehan during his time as a player in the NFL.
In college, Moore led one of the highest scoring offenses in college football during his time at Boise State (08′-11′). His coach at the time was Chris Petersen, who is now the head coach at Washington.
That is where I believe Kellen Moore will pull from the give the Dallas Cowboys more of an edge on offense. Petersen’s system was based on creating matchups and confusing defenses with a lot of pre-snap movement. Something that Linehan didn’t really incorporate into his play designs.
The pre-snap movement could be used to overload on side of the of the formation and make it look like the ball is going there but in Petersen’s system, that isn’t always where the ball would be going. Forcing defenses to adjust then attacking the gaps and lack of defenders on the opposite side of the formation.
For years Dallas Cowboy fans have been begging for more creativity out of the offense. If Kellen Moore is able to take what he learned from his time at Boise State with Chris Petersen then the Cowboys might be on to something.
What do you think of the possibility of Kellen Moore becoming the Cowboys new offensive coordinator?