Kellen Moore was not always the most popular figure in his four years as the Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator.
But the numbers tend to support the idea that Moore was pretty darn good at his job.
The Cowboys had one of the best scoring offenses in all of football the last two seasons when Dak Prescott was healthy. So it came as a bit of a surprise to some when the Cowboys let Moore walk away on Sunday evening. Though perhaps there were tips along the way that should’ve allowed them to see the move coming.
Instead, it’ll be head coach Mike McCarthy who calls the plays for Dallas on offense in 2023.
As for Moore’s future, that didn’t take very long to sort out.
Los Angeles Chargers To Name Kellen Moore New Offensive Coordinator
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Monday morning that the Los Angeles Chargers are expected to name Moore their new offensive coordinator.
Former #Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is expected to become the #Chargers OC, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. The talented play-caller goes from Dak Prescott to Justin Herbert, a quick move after his departure from Dallas. pic.twitter.com/rgo99lA3YL
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 30, 2023
The Chargers, of course, fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi after their stunning collapse in their second half of the AFC Wild Card round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
If true, Moore will have been out of a job for less than 24 hours from the time his firing was reported to the time the Chargers news was announced.
He’d also get the chance to work with Justin Herbert, one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks.
“Careful what you wish for, Cowboys fans.”@RossTuckerNFL discusses the Cowboys firing Kellen Moore and giving Mike McCarthy play calling duties: pic.twitter.com/FNgczvp5eJ
— Ross Tucker Podcast (@RossTuckerPod) January 30, 2023
NFL analyst Ross Tucker spoke about the move before news of Moore’s hiring in LA and warned Cowboys fans. He said, correctly, that Moore would be back in a job within the week and that McCarthy’s recent history as a play caller was cause for concern.
This may well end up yet another example of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones making a move only to watch it blow up in his face yet again.