Report: Eagles interview Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for head coach job
PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles interviewed Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their vacant head coach position on Tuesday, according to a report.
“The #Eagles poll #Cowboys OC Kellen Moore today for their work as head coach, by source,” NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
The Eagles’ interest in Moore was first reported by ESPN last Thursday.
Eagles fired coach Doug Pederson last Monday after five seasons, three playoff appearances, two NFC East titles and a Super Bowl victory. Pederson was 42-37-1 in the regular season.
Moore, 31, has been the Cowboys offensive coordinator for the past two seasons after coaching the team’s quarterbacks in 2018. In 2019, Moore’s offense placed second in DVOA by Football Outsiders, and she was first in yards per game and sixth in points. per game.
Moore’s offense got off to a good start in 2020, but the unit struggled after quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a horrific ankle injury that ended his season in Week 5 Still, the Cowboys offense scored 37 points and racked up 513 yards against the Eagles on weekdays. 16 last month.
Moore was retained by coach Mike McCarthy following the sack of coach Jason Garrett after the 2019 season. Moore has been sued by his alma mater, Boise State, this offseason, but he chose to stay with the Cowboys and has signed a contract extension.
Moore was a prolific college quarterback at Boise State, but entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He spent three seasons with the Lions, then three seasons with the Cowboys before retiring. after the 2017 season.
Moore will be 32 in July, so he’s certainly on the younger side, but he’s a highly regarded attacking spirit and he’s seen as a future head coach. The Eagles have also reportedly questioned Joe Brady, 31, the Panthers’ offensive coordinator, in their search for a coach.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie leaned towards the offensive coaches, although he said after sacking Pederson that he wasn’t necessarily determined to tackle that side of the ball. The Eagles are said to have interviewed various coaches on both sides of the ball.
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