FRISCO, Texas –Speaking Monday on 105.3 The Fan, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones said Kellen Moore is a candidate to become quarterbacks coach, but a final decision has not been made.
Unofficial reports surfaced last week that longtime quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson has an expiring contract and isn't expected to return to the staff in 2018.
"(Moore) is certainly a candidate," Jones said, "and somebody we certainly think a lot of. But at the same time, there's nothing finalized or to that."
Jones said the team plans to meet with Moore in the coming days. Moore just completed his third season with the Cowboys, splitting time on the active roster and practice squad after rookie Cooper Rush won the No. 2 spot behind starter Dak Prescott.
"Kellen has decided, I think, that he wants to be a coach and certainly we think a lot of him and have gotten to really be around him here for a couple of years now. Scott Linehan, our (offensive) coordinator, has even more time with Kellen than we do.
"We really love his football I.Q. and what he's about."
Speaking on The Fan last Tuesday, Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said he would like to see Scott Linehan return as offensive coordinator. Moore, of course, has long-time ties to Linehan. He began his NFL career playing under Linehan with the Detroit Lions back in 2012.
Prescott has cited Moore as a helpful resource over the last two seasons.
Moore, 28, comes from a football family. His father, Tom, won multiple state championships as the head coach at Prosser (Wash.) High School.