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Kellen Moore Signs Contract Extension to Stay with the Dallas Cowboys

The mill was reaching a fever pitch this weekend as the NFL reaches the culmination of their 17 week season. was engaged in discussions with Boise State University to become their next . What seemed like an inevitability before the new year was turned on its head when it was announced that Kellen Moore signed a three-year to remain the for the .

Per Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder of , Kellen Moore has turned down the opportunity to become Boise State's head coach, opting to stay with the Dallas Cowboys as offensive coordinator.

When addressing the new contract, Kellen Moore cited his optimism for the future of the Dallas Cowboys. He said, “we are building something special here in Dallas.”

“Building something special” is exactly right. Though the Cowboys were struggling to put wins together early in the , they put together incredible offensive output. Before 's , the Cowboys' was averaging 32.6 points per game despite to their top two tackles and several self-inflicted turnovers per game. All while the was allowing 36 points per game during that same stretch.

Kellen Moore and Dak Prescott were putting up a ton of yards and a ton of points. Prescott was at one point on pace for more than 6,000 yards passing in 2020, which would be an NFL record.

When Mike McCarthy was hired, the Cowboys made many moves to overhaul the staff. There were few holdovers from the era, but two were Offensive Coordinator Kellen Moore and . It was clear that the Cowboys wanted to keep coaches around that had a relationship with their franchise quarterback as they prepared to make him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL.

What's as impressive as that is the offense's performance with backup quarterbacks while fielding an featuring several backups and backups to backups. Nobody expected to be a contributor this season. At best, he was fifth on the if you didn't account for injuries.

The first four games for the Dallas Cowboys after Prescott went down weren't pretty. The offense averaged just 10.25 points per game and had this team looking destined for a top-five pick in the . However, after falling to 2-7, the Cowboys have averaged 28.67 points per game as a team. The level of competition hasn't been great. However, still, the offense made adjustments. It improved down the stretch to put the Cowboys in a position to make the if they're able to win and the Washington Football Team loses to the on .

Now with the rumors put to bed, Moore and the Dallas Cowboys can focus on finishing this season on a high note. If the season is to end today, they can begin retooling for the . With Dak Prescott back at the helm and the offensive weaponry available to Kellen Moore next season, the offensive output we saw from this team early in the season could be a taste of what's to come in 2021.

Here is the Dallas Cowboys and Kellen Moore's official statement via 's Tom Pelissero.

Kellen Moore Signs Contract Extension to Stay with the Dallas Cowboys

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