The Cowboys offensive coaching staff still hasn't been officially announced for the 2019 season. The contours of what the group will look like are known, but the exact responsibility each coach will have has yet to be determined. At least to the outside world. Internally, the Cowboys brain-trust likely has a pretty good idea of what is going to happen.
In general, it’s thought that Kellen Moore will take over as the offensive coordinator, Jon Kitna will take over Moore’s old job as quarterbacks coach, and tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier will be involved in some way with the offensive game-planning.
Earlier this week, there were reports that Jason Garrett was “in line” to take back the play-calling duties that he once held for the Cowboys. Now, there is a new report that says Garrett will not be involved in that aspect. If so, and the coaching staff is as expected, then Kellen Moore would be the likely choice for that responsibility.
The #Cowboys have not made an official decision on offensive staffing, but sources say this is the expected scenario: Kellen Moore as OC, Jon Kitna as QB coach, TE coach Doug Nussmeier with more influence… & coach Jason Garrett not calling plays. The brass likes him overseeing.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2019
If this turns out to be the case, the Cowboys are going all-in on a young Kellen Moore. They are surrounding him with guys who have had many years either coaching or playing ball in the NFL, and that is valuable. But if they are indeed turning the play-calling over to Moore, then on gameday he’ll be on his own for the most part. It’s hard to have a committee making choices on play calls during those three hours of game play.
Cowboys fans have definitely been split about Moore, first as the backup quarterback, then as the quarterback coach, and now as the potential offensive coordinator. If the Cowboys are handing him the job with play-calling duties, then they have a massive amount of faith in his abilities. Let’s hope he proves them right.