In two short years Kellen Moore has gone from a former player to quarterback coach to offensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys. In the blink of an eye we saw him go from a backup QB to one of the NFL’s young, up-and-coming offensive minds in just a short amount of time. Now entering Year 2, it seems like the sky is the limit for this young man.
Baby faced he may be, but Kellen Moore has already proven to be an offensive genius. In his first year as the OC he turned the Dallas Cowboys offense into one of the most lethal in the entire league. As impressive as they were last year though, they have a chance to be even more dominant under his guidance in 2020.
According to ESPN’s offensive team stats from 2019, the Dallas Cowboys were a Top 5 unit last season. They finished first in total offense, second in passing, fifth in rushing, third in receiving, and third in first downs last year. To say Kellen Moore set the bar high in his first year as an offensive coordinator, at any level, would be an understatement.
It’s hard to imagine the Dallas Cowboys offense being any better than they were last year, however, it’s entirely possible. Not only have they arguably improved from a talent standpoint, but Kellen Moore now has a year of experience under his belt. Combine the two and we could very well see an offense like has never been seen before.
Think about it for a little bit…
The Dallas Cowboys re-signed Tight End Blake Jarwin as a replacement for Jason Witten and drafted arguably the best receiver in the 2020 NFL Draft, CeeDee Lamb, to step in Randall Cobb’s vacant spot. Both players have a chance to be upgrades, but at the very least should be able to be just as productive. And don’t forget Kellen Moore’s impact.
Any kind of jitters Kellen Moore had in his system last year should have subsided by now. No doubt he has gone back and analyzed every single offensive snap from the 2019 season to determine what worked and what didn’t. He should now have a much better understanding of how to deploy his weapons best to catch opposing defenses off guard.
Plus, that’s not even mentioning the fact the Cowboys new Head Coach Mike McCarthy knows a thing or two about being an OC as well. I have no doubt in my mind both he and Kellen Moore have had lengthy discussions about the best way to utilize all of their offensive weapons in 2020.
I don’t know about you, but I fully expect the Dallas Cowboys to be one of the best, if not the best, offensive units once again. I actually wouldn’t be surprised if they show vast improvements in every single area this year. No doubt the bar was set high last year, however, not too high that it can’t be surpassed.