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Cowboys Make It Official: Kellen Moore Named Offensive Coordinator

January 31, 2019 - 1:11 pm
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ATLANTA (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Cowboys have made it official. Kellen Moore will be the offensive coordinator. 

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' comments with the Ben and Skin Show last night on 105.3 The Fan may have sped up the process of an announcement. 

Jones unexpectedly called in last night and said an announcment was coming from head coach Jason Garrett. 

"Jason's going to be making an announcement here real quickly, but make no mistake about it... he's going to be a key guy (Moore) in what play is run on that football field - and by key, probably have the ultimate responsibility.

"We've made several committments and the reason it's not being talked about isn't because Jason is on shaky ground or isn't on solid ground," Jones said when asked why it was taking so long to make an announcement. "We're putting together different ideas and we don't want it to be a featured topic around the Super Bowl.

"The facts are, we think a lot of Kellen. ... The facts are, he's really going to contribute his fresh ideas," Jones said. "I want their ideas (young coaches including Moore and Marc Colombo), I want their preference, I want them to lay in front of a train to get it implemented into what we're doing offensively. I'll assure you it'll be a collaborative effort and that's how we're going to handle it."

When asked if Garrett would be willing to entertain fresh ideas from the rest of the coaching staff, Jones said would be. 

"Of course," Jones said. "He's got a very pragmatic approach to how to win games. But on the other hand, he's very aware of where we are with offenses today as compared to when he played."

When pushed on the specifics of a Garrett contract extension, Jones was non-committal but praised the long-time head coach.