Despite interest from alma mater Boise State, Cowboys OC Kellen Moore signs extension with Dallas

Jack Baer
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Even with an open head coaching position at his alma mater Boise State, Kellen Moore is sticking with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Cowboys announced Saturday night that their offensive coordinator has signed a multi-year contract extension with the team:

From the statement:

"I am very excited to remain with the Dallas Cowboys as the offensive coordinator," Moore said in a statement Saturday night. "I will no longer be pursuing the head coaching job at Boise State. I love Boise State. I will always root for them, and I hope one day to be a part of the program again."

Retaining Moore for the upcoming season and beyond is a clear win for Dallas, which ranks 12th in total offense this season despite the loss of quarterback Dak Prescott.

Boise State had serious interest in Kellen Moore

Per Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson, Moore was expected to be at the top of Boise State’s list of candidates to interview for its vacant head coaching job.

Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin left the program last month for Auburn’s head coaching job. Moore was a natural fit to replace him given his history in Boise. The 32-year-old remains the winningest starting quarterback in FBS history with a record of 50-3 under Chris Petersen, and has already established himself as an exciting name on the coaching market thanks to his tenure in Dallas.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 22:  Offensive coordinator Kellen Moore of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Kellen Moore is in only his third season as a full-time coach. He's already building up quite a resume. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Cowboys have looked like a different offense with Kellen Moore

After a playing career that ended in Dallas, Moore joined the Cowboys coaching staff as quarterbacks coach in 2018 and was promoted to offensive coordinator a year later.

In Jason Garrett’s final year as Cowboys head coach, the team led the NFL in total offense while Prescott posted the best year of his career. Moore’s play-calling was widely credited as a reason for the transformation.

Mike McCarthy retained Moore as offensive coordinator after replacing Garrett as head coach, and the results have been encouraging. Despite missing Prescott and playing with a defense that ranks in the bottom 10 in yards allowed, the Cowboys remain in position to steal a playoff spot this weekend with a win and Washington loss.

The Dallas offense has averaged 36.0 points per game in its last three games with Andy Dalton under center, and there should be plenty of excitement should Moore and Prescott get a chance to collaborate again next season.

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