Will the Cowboys regret letting Kellen Moore go?
Cowboys may regret the departure of former offensive coordinator Kellen Moorewho have been in a better situation with the Charger.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Chargers will hire Moore as their new OC. Moore and the Cowboys parted ways on Sunday.
The situation is great for Moore because Los Angeles already has a QB franchise, 24-year-old Justin Herbert. Herbert and Pro Hall of Famer Dan Marino is only QB threw 90 or more touchdowns in their first three seasons.
A team that quickly hired Moore showed he was highly regarded in league circles.
Did Dallas make a hasty decision, especially in light of the offensive restart?
Dallas could lose key skill players like Pro Bowl RB Tony Pollard and former Pro Bowl TE Dalton Schultz in Free agent.
Longtime attacking stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have been regressing this season. Elliott have career-low yards per execution (3.8) and Prescott made 15 career-high interceptions in 12 regular games of the season.
Questions around offense can lead to a turbulent transition period in which a sharp, creative OC is required.
“The ability to produce points and yards in the regular season under Moore was phenomenal,” wrote Jon Machota by The Athletic. “Only the Kansas City Chiefs make more money and they have the best QB (Patrick Mahomes) in the business with good margins.”
According to ESPN Archer Todd, Dallas HC Mike McCarthy can take the call, but it’s not official.
The HC call and responsibility juggling game could tax McCarthy, who will be in the hot seat if the Cowboys are unable to end their 27-year championship drought.