The Dallas Cowboys announced Saturday that they’ve finalized a multi-year contract extension with OC Kellen Moore.
“I will no longer be pursuing the head coaching job at Boise State. I love Boise State. I will always root for them, and I hope one day to be a part of the program again,” Moore said in a statement. “We are building something special here in Dallas. I am thankful to the Jones family and Mike McCarthy for providing me with the opportunity to coach these special players. I am excited for us to put it all together and finish the job.”
According to Ian Rapoport, Moore receives a three-year, “lucrative” deal from the Cowboys.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder are reporting that Kellen Moore will remain the Cowboys’ offensive coordinator for the 2021 season, despite drawing interest for Boise State’s head-coaching job in recent weeks.
According to the report, Dallas is expected to sign Moore to an extension at some point.
Moore was considered a top target for his alma mater, but it sounds like they will be head in a different direction.
Moore, 31, originally signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Boise State back in 2012. Detroit elected to move on from Moore at the start of the 2015 season and later signed on to the Cowboys’ practice squad.
Moore missed the entire 2016 season with a broken ankle but he later returned to Dallas. After being waived in 2017, the Cowboys added him to their practice squad for the remainder of the season.
From there, Moore made the decision to join the Cowboys as their QBs coach and end his playing career in 2018. Dallas later promoted him to offensive coordinator for the 2019 season and he retained the position this year, despite the coaching change.
In 2020, the Cowboys’ offense ranks No. 12 in total yards, No. 16 in total points, No. 17 in rushing yards and No. 7 in passing yards.