Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore stands on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Chargers hire former Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for same role
The Cowboys parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on Sunday, but the 34-year-old was not unemployed for long. According to multiple reports, the Los Angeles Chargers have hired Moore to fill the same position after parting ways with Joe Lombardi after their season ended.
Moore joined the Cowboys’ coaching staff in 2018 as the team’s quarterbacks coach after retiring from the NFL and was promoted to offensive coordinator the following season. Despite head coach Jason Garrett’s firing in favor of current Cowboys’ head coach Mike McCarthy, Moore was retained to run the Dallas offense under the new regime.
Over Kellen Moore’s four years as Cowboys offensive coordinator, Dallas went 38-28 overall and 24-10 over the past two seasons. Dallas is just 1-2 over that same period during the playoffs, though, and eventually, the team decided to move on at offensive coordinator. The Cowboys have dealt with plenty of injury adversity on offense over the past two years, but the team’s 21.5 points per game ranked near the middle of the NFL and was deemed less than satisfactory given the offense’s overall talent level.
Moore will now take over a Chargers’ offense with plenty of its own weaponry, including an incredibly talented and young quarterback in Justin Herbert.