Kellen Moore reversing course, reportedly likely to stay with Cowboys

Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

With eight current NFL head coaching vacancies, it’s no surprise that talented coordinators from around the league are being interviewed for open jobs. One of those coordinators is Dallas Cowboys OC Kellen Moore. Although the Cowboys had their fair share of offensive struggles towards the end of the season, Moore still led one of the top offenses in the league this year.

Perhaps another reason that it’s no surprise that Moore’s name is at the top of many lists is that this isn’t the first time other organizations have gone after him. Before signing a multi-year deal with the Cowboys last January, Moore was approached by the Philadelphia Eagles for a head coaching position and was also contacted by his alma mater Boise State.

This time around, Moore has already interviewed with multiple NFL teams including the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Miami Dolphins, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Denver Broncos.

However, on Tuesday, Sports Illustrated’s Aaron Wilson published an article saying that Kellen Moore is reportedly staying in Dallas, according to league sources.

League sources say Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is expected to stay in Dallas

In his article, Wilson states that “according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly,” Moore likely won’t land any of the jobs he’s interviewed for. Maybe that’s because there are a plethora of worthy coordinators out there or maybe it’s because he is still a bit young.

Wilson’s sources say that Moore interviewed well, but that one of the hiring committees questioned whether he had enough of a “commanding personality” and leadership style to get an entire roster and coaching staff on board with his plans.

No matter how you feel about how the offense ended the year, it’s hard not to feel like Moore staying in Dallas isn’t good news. With the potential that Quinn is leaving and many key offensive stars returning (Prescott, Elliott, Lamb, etc), having Moore back to continue his work from last season could give the Cowboys some needed consistency.

With their inability to make it to the NFC Championship yet again, there’s a chance that Jerry Jones makes a lot of changes this offseason. But, it seems like a replacement for Moore won’t be one of them.