After yet another season ended in disappointment, the Dallas Cowboys had to find someone to scapegoat, which wound up being offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, as the Cowboys put up just 12 points in their NFC Divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite the fact that the Cowboys didn’t that Moore was good enough, that certainly didn’t impact his job prospects as he was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers less than 24 hours after his dismissal.
Still, over a month after Moore’s firing, he remains a topic of discussion down in Dallas, as McCarthy took a vague shot at his playcalling style during a recent interview.
“I’ve been where Kellen’s been. Kellen wants to light the scoreboard up, but I want him to run the damn ball so I can rest my defense,” McCarthy said, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“I think when you’re a coordinator, you know but you’re in charge of the offense. Being a head coach and being a play caller, you’re a little more in tune with (everything). I don’t desire to be the No. 1 offense in the league. I want to be the No. 1 team in the league with the number of wins and a championship. And if we’ve got to give up some production and take care of the ball a little better to get that, then that’s what we’ll do because we have a really good defense.”
Heading into the 2023 season, McCarthy is set to take over as the team’s play caller as they look to fix the interception issues that plagued quarterback Dak Prescott during the 2022 season.
As for Moore and his new gig with the Los Angeles Chargers, he’ll be tasked with taking potential superstar signal-caller Justin Herbert to the next level to compete with the likes of Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Josh Allen.
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