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Dan Orlovsky Says Kellen Moore Thinks Like Sean Payton, Andy Reid & Other Elite Coaches

June 05, 2019 - 5:38 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dan Orlovsky, a former teammate of Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, joined the Ben and Skin Show to discuss his thoughts on how Moore will do as the play-caller next season. 

Here are some of the highlights:

How different will the Cowboys offense be this season with Kellen Moore as compared to last season?

"It's getting a full makeover. It's like when the moms get a makeover on that television show and they don't look like the same person. That's what it's going to look like to fans. 

"I've said this. If you're asking has Dak Prescott been a good quarterback for the Cowboys ... he has. People might argue he's been great, but no one can really say he's been bad. No one can really say he's just been average. He's been a good player. But he's been a good player with a little bit of skill help. There hasn't been great skill people around him. (he was playing in) A really a subpar offensive system ... creativity wise ... manipulation wise. And also, the utilization of what Dak does really well and what he is. 

"And so, now you got Kellen Moore ... and the reasons I like Kellen is ... one ... because he's an incredibly outside the box thinker. Kellen is not going to be the cookie-cutter thinker that some coaches are in the NFL. He's a guy that's going to be more Sean Payton, more Andy Reid, more Matt Nagy, more Sean McVay. Outside of the box thinking. Like why can't we do that? Not just, 'oh, we're going to do this because that's the way it's been done for 30 years now in the NFL.'  So, I like the fact that he's going to be willing to try different things. 

"Two, and I've said this, Kellen's not that far removed from college football. Like, he was part of the birth of some unique football in college when it comes to Boise State and what they did. That's where he trained and he has all that. He's only 7 or 8 years removed from it. 

"And the third thing is his brother coaches in college football, so he's been directly tied to college football because of his family and because of what's been going on there. And so, I just see because of what he learned in college and what he learned in the NFL ... learning some of Sean Payton's offense, and just with the creative mind that he has, you're going to see this offense be totally different than what they've seen certainly under Scott Linehan and Dak over the last couple years."  

Should the Cowboys go ahead and pay Dak Prescott before he gets more expensive after playing under Moore?

"I would pay him, yes. Now, there's an asterisk to that. I'm not paying him Russell Wilson money. I'm not paying Dak elite quarterback money.

"I've said this, teams in the NFL don't get in trouble paying great players great player money. Teams get in trouble paying good players great player money. Dak has been good. And so, if I'm the Cowboys, I go and try to do everything I can to sign him to something that looks like a Kirk Cousins deal, a fair deal. ... I would pay Dak, yes. He's earned that money. But I wouldn't say necessarily go here's $35 million a year over the next five years."

Listen to the rest of the interview below: