Earlier this offseason (we’re Cowboys fans, we’ve been here a while) word started to surface that the Dallas Cowboys were interested in Kellen Moore as their quarterbacks coach.
This is the same Kellen Moore who has been an actual quarterback for them for the last three seasons. This is also the same Kellen Moore who broke his ankle and unknowingly shattered the Dallas Cowboys space-time continuum in 2016.
Word had cooled on Moore turning in his jersey for a headset, but things picked up again on Monday thanks to Stephen Jones.
Stephen appeared on Monday’s edition of Hanging With The Boys over at the mothership, and he dropped some information regarding Kellen (head to the 33:30 mark to hear Stephen address coaches and Kellen).
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones on @HWTB podcast: real close to getting Kellen Moore penciled in as our quarterbacks coach.— Kate Hairopoulos (@khairopoulos) January 22, 2018
LIVE: Kurt and Nate are joined by Stephen Jones to discuss the Cowboys offseason plans on Hangin with the Boys! https://t.co/uFPNF7SYXs— Hangin With The Boys (@HWTB) January 22, 2018
So there you have it, he’s all but penciled in. Kellen has had quite a ride since 2016:
- Training Camp (2016): Breaks ankle, opening the door for Dak Prescott as backup, making him the first option after a Tony Romo injury to follow.
- Offseason (2017): Announced as Dak Prescott’s backup after Tony Romo retires and Mark Sanchez leaves for Chicago.
- Training Camp: Treated as the backup, fights off Cooper Rush best he can.
- Finalization of 53-man roster: Released as a method to keep Rico Gathers, while Cooper Rush is retained, and re-signed after Gathers is placed on injured reserve.
- Regular season: Named Dak Prescott’s back-up.
- October 26th, 2017: Released for Dallas to promote Blake Jarwin, who the Eagles reportedly coveted.
- October 27th, 2017: Brought back to the Cowboys practice squad.
When will the day come that Dallas officially hires him as quarterbacks coach? Anybody have any guesses when the pencil becomes pen? And do you think this is a good idea, or a case of showing too much favor to Moore as Scott Linehan’s protege?