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Cowboys name Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator

Kellen Moore

In a move that seemed inevitable, the Dallas Cowboys have named Kellen Moore their new offensive coordinator, according to Adam Maya of NFL.com.

Moore had previously served as the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach in 2018.

Dallas’ offensive coordinator position opened up after the team decided to part ways with Scott Linehan following the club’s Divisional Round playoff loss to the Los Angeles Rams.

The Cowboys then went out and hired Jon Kitna as their quarterbacks coach, an obvious indication that they were going to promote Moore.

Moore earned his first NFL coaching job this past season and actually played a season with the Cowboys in 2015.

That year, Moore played in three games and made two starts in relief of the injured Tony Romo, throwing for 779 yards, four touchdowns and six interceptions while completing 58.7 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 71.

The 29-year-old played his collegiate football at Boise State and originally began his NFL career with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2012, but he never got an opportunity to actually play for the Lions.

One thing is for sure: the Cowboys could use some help on the offensive side of the ball, as Dallas ranked 22nd in both yards and touchdowns this past season.

The Cowboys won 10 games in 2018, rebounding from a 3-5 start to capture the NFC East division title. They defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs before falling to the Rams the following week.

Dallas has won just three playoff games since 1997.