Over the weekend, Dallas Cowboys fans watched their team’s season end in disappointing fashion.
The team’s offense struggled against the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs on their way to being eliminated for a second consecutive year.
This season, the performance was particularly disappointing as the Cowboys had been one of the NFL’s best offenses throughout the season.
The Cowboys topped 30 points in 5 of their last 10 games during the regular season and managed to score 40 in 4 of those games.
They even scored 31 points against a solid Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense in the first round of the playoffs.
Unfortunately, they only managed to score 12 against the 49ers.
Now it looks like they might decide to lay the blame for their shortcomings on their offensive coordinator.
Today, head coach Mike McCarty had his season-ending press conference. During that conference, he refused to commit to Kellen Moore as the team’s offensive coordinator and said that he would be evaluated like the rest of the coaches.
#Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy declined several opportunities in his season-ending news conference to commit to OC Kellen Moore returning if he’s not hired elsewhere. The two spoke briefly today.
McCarthy: “Kellen Moore, just like the rest of the coaches, will be evaluated.”
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) January 26, 2023
The Cowboys not doing everything they can to keep Moore would be a mistake. Things haven’t gone according to plann in the playoffs the past couple of years, but the results in the regular season have been impressive.
There’s a good reasons why there have been teams interested in making him their head coach for the last two years.
If, for some unexplainable reason, the Cowboys really did decide to move on from Moore, they’d have a hard time finding a coordinator that makes them better right now.
There are certainly changes the Dallas Cowboys will need to make if they want to compete for the division title in an NFC East that has suddenly gotten very tough, but a change at offensive coordinator isn’t the answer.