A lot has changed over the last 24 hours with the Dallas Cowboys. Out is Jason Garrett and in is Mike McCarthy. We are officially living and operating in a new era. So much of what Mike McCarthy will do with the Cowboys is yet to be determined, and the most pressing matters are currently who will fill out the rest of his staff.
While it has already been reported that former San Francisco 49ers head coach and current New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Mike Nolan is in the running to be team’s defensive coordinator, what will happen to the offensive side of the ball is perhaps of more fascination.
The Cowboys achieved a lot on offense in 2019 although obviously a lot of it was insignificant, heck all of it was considering they didn’t make the playoffs. The point is that offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is very much worth considering for a return.
It appears as if McCarthy is fond of Kellen Moore. He spoke glowingly about a play that he designed this past season with the Cowboys in an interview with ProFootballTalk recently, and according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport he is very much a fan of Moore.
Two notes on new #Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 6, 2020
1. He signed a 5-year deal with Dallas, source said.
2. McCarthy likes OC Kellen Moore, I’m told. Nothing more firm than that, but it does seem like McCarthy is more than open to keeping him.
While this of course is in no way confirmation that McCarthy will retain Kellen Moore, it is the first sign we have that the idea has legitimate life and merit.
Mike McCarthy has been heralded for his offensive prowess by various people throughout the NFL. Pairing that with Kellen Moore’s creativity is certainly something that could yield a lot of success for the Cowboys.