Mike McCarthy Hopes to Retain Kellen Moore as Cowboys Offensive Coordinator

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on the sideline
Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on the sideline / Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Jason Garrett may have finally, mercifully been given the sack on an official basis in Dallas, but as of this moment, the rest of his coaching staff remains in a state of flux. And one assistant in particular could be the first to find himself retained under new head coach Mike McCarthy.

Per NFL insider Ian Rapoport, McCarthy would prefer to keep incumbent offensive coordinator Kellen Moore around in the role he ascended to last year, but it's not a done deal as he considers other options.

Moore, a reserve quarterback in Dallas for the final three seasons of his NFL career, immediately made the transition to QB coach in 2018 following his retirement as a player.

As Rapoport notes, the vacant offensive coordinator job for the Washington Huskies would be one of interest to Moore as well, given his roots in the Evergreen State. But it's worth noting that the young play-caller is held in some regard by Jerry Jones, who ultimately has his hands in every last decision made in Big D.

A chance to return to his home state may be attractive, but the allure of the Cowboys will always exist in its own category. Lay the smart money here and now on Kellen Moore sticking around the Metroplex.