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REPORT: Kellen Moore Becoming Cowboys QB Coach

While not yet made official by the team, it's been reported that will retire as an active player and become the ' QB position coach. He had been on the team's .

had been the Cowboys since 2007, and had another stint from 2000-2002 in the same position. He also played for Dallas as a backup QB from 1995-1997.

Like Wilson, Kellen Moore is using his playing career in Dallas to now move into .

Moore has been with Dallas since 2015 when , who coached him with the , brought him in during the QB debacle that occurred after a season-ending to . Moore finished the year as the starting QB and, while not overly impressive, was at least better than or . In 2016, Moore was injured in and opened the door for the ascension of .

Prescott's increased playing time allowed the rookie to be handed the keys after Romo was again injured. If not for Kellen's injury, he may very well have been the Cowboys' starting QB to at least start the .

This year, Moore lost his backup job to another standout rookie, . After out-playing Kellen in the preseason, Rush remained the third QB for a few weeks but was eventually moved up the . Moore was released and signed to the practice squad.

There are reasons to be excited about Kellen Moore becoming the new QB coach.

Never having the physical tools that one looks for in an quarterback, Moore has made it this far on his brains. He has been credited in both college and in the pros as having some of the best football intellect anyone has seen. He has played a big role in helping the other QBs on the team with game preparation and in-game analysis.

In fact, Dak Prescott referred to Kellen Moore as a “genius” in one . After a difficult sophomore year and with a critical season ahead, Dak will rely on Moore's football acumen more than ever.

They say, “those who can't do, teach.” Moore actually did play QB and probably exceeded expectations given his physical drawbacks. We can only hope he remains an overachiever as Dak Prescott's new coach.

Jess Haynie
Jess Haynie
Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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