While it was hardly the day before it, Tuesday produced quite a bunch of news regarding the Dallas Cowboys and their new head coaching staff. Mike McCarthy, who will officially be announced as the team’s head coach at 4 pm ET on Wednesday, is targeting men with serious experience to put in important positions. He reportedly wants Jim Tomsula as his defensive line coach and is looking at John Fassel to be his special teams coordinator.
We know that Mike Nolan is set to be his defensive coordinator, but who will coordinate the offense? Tuesday morning brought with it the news that Kellen Moore had the offer from McCarthy to be the OC, but also that Moore was being sought by the University of Washington.
Tuesday evening it was reported that Moore is apparently leaning towards staying with the Cowboys. We can’t quite celebrate yet, but this is excellent news.
#Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is leaning toward remaining with the team under Mike McCarthy, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Dallas is pushing hard to retain him and, while no final decision has been made, the expectation is he’ll stay.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 7, 2020
Moore coordinated an offense that reached high levels in 2019 and there is a lot to like about him. He is still very young, he’s only been a coach for two seasons, and he can learn a lot from Mike McCarthy.