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Offseason | 2021

Eagles Eyeing Kellen Moore For Head Coach Vacancy


FRISCO, Texas -- First it was his alma mater, Boise State, looking to hire him as a head coach. Now, it appears the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in interviewing Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy.

The Eagles have requested permission to interview Moore.

The Cowboys signed Moore to a three-year extension before the Giants season finale when he turned down the Boise job.

Per NFL rules, even if coaches are under contract, teams must allow their coaches to interview for positions that are viewed as a promotion, including coordinator spots and of course, head coaching jobs.

The Eagles, who recently fired Doug Pederson, have an interesting dilemma at quarterback with Carson Wentz under contract along with Jalen Hurts, who had a sizzling end to his rookie year when he replaced Wentz as a starter.

Moore has taken a rather unique path to get to this point with the Cowboys. He joined the team in 2014 as a player and eventually started three games at the end of the 2015 season. He was set to be the backup to Tony Romo in 2016 before suffering an ankle injury in training camp, that seemingly paved the way for Dak Prescott to jump in as the starter in what would be Dak's Rookie of the Year season.

Moore returned as a backup quarterback the following year but eventually joined the coaching staff in 2018 as the quarterbacks coach before taking over as the offensive coordinator and play-caller in 2019. He kept the job despite Jason Garrett moving on as the head coach and the hiring of Mike McCarthy.

The Cowboys had the No. 1 offense in the NFL in 2019 but went to 12th this past season, thanks mostly to injuries at key positions, including quarterback and offensive tackle.

In the announcement of his three-year contract earlier this month, Moore said in a statement that he is "very excited to remain with the Dallas Cowboys as the offensive coordinator...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."

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