5 Cowboys replacements for Kellen Moore at offensive coordinator

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore (Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports)
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Doug Nussmeier, Dallas Cowboys
Doug Nussmeier, Dallas Cowboys (Hand out James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys/Handout photo-USA TODAY Sports) /

#3. Doug Nussmeier, Quarterbacks Coach

Kellen Moore spent one year as the Cowboys quarterbacks coach before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019. There’s no reason to think Doug Nussmeier couldn’t make a similar move.

Nussmeier was the Cowboys tight ends coach for two seasons prior to becoming the quarterbacks coach this past year. And there’s a reason why he survived the coaching regime change after the team parted ways with longtime head coach Jason Garrett and most of his staff last season.

The 50-year old Nussmeier has quite the résumé when it comes to being an offensive coordinator in college football. In the past decade alone, he’s been the OC at Washington, Alabama, Michigan, and Florida. You’d be hard-pressed to find a candidate with better credentials.

Throw in the fact he’s been coaching next to Kellen Moore for the past three years and his already established relationship with quarterback Dak Prescott, and not-so suddenly Nussmeier seems to be in a perfect position to take the mantle of offensive coordinator for America’s Team.