Dallas Cowboys: The case for Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator
By Jack Baker
The Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach has received harsh criticism since being named the leading candidate for offensive coordinator, but why?
The former Boise State legend and current Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore has been ripped by many fans since being named the leading candidate for the offensive coordinator position.
Moore has never been a fan favorite of Cowboys nation since he played the final stretch of the dreaded 2015 season where the Boys went 4-12.
Many fans of the Cowboys, have been outraged since hearing Moore could be calling the signals for America’s Team in the 2018 season. Do not worry yet, we have got to give him a chance.
Moore is a young, offensive-minded coach with little experience. Sound familiar?
The NFL is a copy cat league. Starting with the NFC champions L.A. Rams taking a chance on head coach Sean McVay, we have seen the chain effect throughout the league.
The Arizona Cardinals hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who has zero NFL experience, and the Green Bay Packers signing former Tennessee offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, everyone is looking for the next young genius.
Moore also meshes well with quarterback Dak Prescott. Being the backup to Dak in his first two years and his coach in Prescott’s third season, we should assume they have a close relationship.
Even though Prescott’s play angered many fans all year long, he still accounted for 28 touchdowns and only throw six interceptions while being named to his second Pro Bowl in three years.
Prescott’s play did elevate throughout the season, greatly to the acquisition of wide receiver Amari Cooper, but from the first six games to the last six games, Dak looked like a new player, and the results showed.
Prescott’s steady progression this year should reflect off of Moore. The improvements do not just happen overnight, and Cowboys nation should give credit where credit is due.
Moore’s job as offensive coordinator will be watched closely by Cowboys fans all around the country. Being a young offensive minded coach has shown success in the NFL so you never know what Moore has to offer. He really has done nothing wrong as a coach.
Kellen Moore has a lot of improvements to make with the Cowboys offense but hopefully, anything is better than Scott Linehan,