After the second consecutive season of being close in the A.J Last minute drive against the San Francisco 49ersKellen Moore’s future with the Dallas Cowboys is uncertain.
Artistic Director Mike McCarthy, who will return as coach next yearhe was reluctant to say whether the offensive coordinator would lead the Cowboys offense next season.
“I don’t want to play this game today. It’s been two long days. Kellen Moore, just like the rest of the coaches, will be evaluated,” McCarthy told the media at his season-closing press conference on Thursday. “We’ll continue to work through this. We had a very difficult day yesterday. We are on the second day of the training evaluation.”
The Cowboys offense ranked fourth in scoring and first in touchdown efficiency in the red zone this past season, despite the trading of one of its best guns, Amari Cooper, and the five-game loss of quarterback Dak Prescott. The main problem with Dallas’ offensive game, however, was their interception stats, ranking behind the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts for most interceptions in the NFL.
Moore became the Dallas offensive coordinator in 2019 after previously serving as the quarterbacks coach. In his four years on the job, the offense became one of the best in the league. In 2021, the unit placed first in both points and yards.
Despite this offensive success, the Cowboys did not make the NFC Championship Game in the 21st century. Their kryptonite of late has been San Francisco and many fans are desperate to see a breakthrough – which means a change is definitely a possibility.
While it would be hard to let go of Moore given the work he’s done on paper, if the front office goes down that route, there are many names swirling around the Internet to replace him. Eagles Quarterback Coach Brian Johnson, and former Cardinals coach Cliff Kingsbury She was among the names mentioned.
Dallas is already in the market for several new hires after deciding not to bring back six assistant coaches this week.
“Yesterday wasn’t a good day in terms of personal relations, but it’s part of our job,” McCarthy said Thursday. “That’s part of how we’re going, but it’s tough.”
Time will tell if the Cowboys ultimately decide to move on, but if they do, expect them to get a big name given Dallas’ talented offensive roster.