Cowboys OC Kellen Moore Gets Extension After Rejecting Boise State

Kellen Moore with the Dallas Cowboys. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/Shutterstock (10452483i)

The Dallas Cowboys locked up their offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to a multi-year extension. The team confirmed the deal on their social media on Sunday.

Reportedly, the extension will keep Moore with the franchise through the 2023 NFL season. This also means that the 32-year-old coach won’t pursue a college head coaching job with the Boise State Broncos.

Moore was a starting quarterback for four years (2008-2011) at Boise State and immediately emerged as the favorite to take over the Broncos when Bryan Harsin left the program. However, the Cowboys were aware of that and acted quickly to tie him for the franchise on a long-term deal.

“I love Boise State,” said Moore in a statement released by Dallas. “I will always root for them, and I hope one day to be a part of the program again.”

“We are building something special here in Dallas,” he added. “I am thankful to the Jones family and [head coach] Mike McCarthy for providing me with the opportunity to coach these special players. I am excited for us to put it all together and finish the job.”

Kellen Moore spent three years with the Cowboys as a player before retiring after the 2017 NFL season. Moore immediately took over the quarterback coach position with the organization and was then promoted to offensive coordinator after just one year on the job.

In his first season as Dallas’ OC, Moore overlooked an offense that was best in the league in terms of yards per game with 431.5. During that time, the Cowboys also finished second in passing yards with 296.9 per game and fifth in rushing yards with 134.6 per game.

The Cowboys’ offense looked good to begin 2020 as well, but the injury problems at the QB position and across the O-Line made it harder for the team to keep up with the same tempo. The team finished the regular season ranking 12th in the league in yards per game.