Kellen Moore

Ending days of speculation, the Dallas Cowboys have reportedly parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday that team sources indicate Moore and the Cowboys reached a “mutual decision” for his departure. Head coach Mike McCarthy will call the offensive plays in 2023.

The report also notes that quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier, whose contract recently expired, is also out in Dallas.

Moore’s fate has been a hot topic in recent days, since the Cowboys’ elimination from the playoffs on Jan. 22. He had already interviewed for the Carolina Panthers head coaching vacancy before Frank Reich filled that role.

McCarthy seemingly increased the pressure on Jan. 26. “Kellen Moore, just like the rest of the coaches, will be evaluated,” he said.

Moore, who joined the Cowboys as QB coach in 2018, assumed the OC role a year later. He will likely be a hot prospect to become the offensive coordinator for someone else around the league.

Cowboys fans and others around the NFL did not seem too enthused by this coaching move.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero tweeted, “Moore is a bright young offensive mind and will have options. But Dallas felt change was needed after a disappointing finish…”

“As a Cowboys fan, this is not what I expected,” tweeted Marcin Dymidiuk.

“Mccarthy is no better at playcalling,” tweeted Matt Winters.

[David Moore, Dallas Morning News]

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