FRISCO, Texas – First, his alma mater, Boys State, wanted to hire him as a head coach. It now appears that the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in an interview with Cowboys Offensive Coordinator Kelen Moore about their vacant position.
The Eagles asked permission to interview Moore.
The Cowboys signed Moore for a three-year extension before the Giants’ season finale, when he resigned from Boise.
Under NFL rules, even if coaches are on contract, teams must allow their coaches to interview for positions that are considered promotions, including coordinating positions and, of course, head coaching positions.
The Eagles, who recently fired Doug Pederson, have an interesting quarterback dilemma with Carson Wentz on contract, along with Jalen Herts, who had a screaming end to his rookie year when he replaced Wenz as starter.
Moore has taken a very unique path to get to this point with the Cowboys. He joined the team in 201
Moore returned as a reserve quarterback the following year, but eventually joined the coaching staff in 2018 as a quarterback coach before taking on the role of offensive coordinator and call-up player in 2019. He kept his job, despite that Jason Garrett continued as head coach and hired Mike McCarthy.
The Cowboys were No. 1 in the NFL in 2019, but finished 12th last season, largely due to injuries in key positions, including quarterbacks and offensive battles.
In a statement about his three-year contract earlier this month, Moore said in a statement that he was “very excited to stay with the Dallas Cowboys as offensive coordinator … We are building something special here in Dallas. I am grateful to the family of Jones and Mike McCarthy for giving me the opportunity to train these special players. I am glad that we will gather everything and finish the work. “