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Cowboys OC Kellen Moore speaks out on the direction of the offense

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Despite where they ended up, Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was not the source for the NFC East team’s failings during the 2019 NFL season. And with a new head coach in tow, Moore, the 31-year-old wunderkind offensive coordinator, will get a shot at being more involved in playcalling for the offense.

The Cowboys hired former Green Bay Packers head coach and Super Bowl champion Mike McCarthy in the offseason after parting with longtime coach Jason Garrett. Many outside the organization called for Moore’s ascension to a leader for the Cowboys. Moore, a former quarterback standout at Boise State and six-year pro in the NFL with the Detroit Lions and Dallas, instead will stay at offensive coordinator for the Cowboys under McCarthy’s stewardship.

What does Moore think about the decision to have him call plays? He’s certainly appreciative (via The Athletic’s Jon Machota on Twitter).

“It’s certainly very appreciated. Certainly at the end of the day, I know this thing will be collaborative and we’ll work through it together, and we’ll find the best situation and best outcome out of it.”

Moore also did not answer whether he would have stayed with the Cowboys if McCarthy decided to call plays instead

“We really didn’t even get down that road. We just talked thru everything. It became a great opportunity & I really thought Mike and I would work really well together however it turned out.”

While Dallas’ defense struggled in their 8-8 effort during the 2019 season, Moore and the offense, led by stars quarterback Dak Prescott and running back Ezekiel Elliott, should be in a great place to keep improving.