Kellen Moore, Former Cowboys Offensive Coordinator, Takes Helm as Eagles’ New Offensive Coordinator

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Eagles have made a significant move to fill their offensive coordinator position, turning to a familiar opponent. Kellen Moore, former Cowboys coach and architect of three top-6 offensive rankings in Dallas, has been named the new offensive coordinator for the Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The hiring of Moore comes after the firing of Brian Johnson, who held the offensive coordinator role for three years.

Moore’s experience includes a recent stint with the Chargers as the offensive coordinator under Brandon Staley. However, Staley was let go and replaced by Jim Harbaugh last month. Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni expressed his intention to bring in someone who would introduce fresh ideas and implement their own scheme. Sirianni emphasized the importance of finding a play-caller and a coach who can effectively work with the team’s quarterback.

While the Eagles finished seventh in scoring last season, their offense grew predictable and stagnant as the year progressed. Failing to score more than 20 points in five of their final seven games, the team’s offensive struggles were glaringly obvious in their wild-card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where they managed just nine points.

At 35 years old, Moore brings with him six seasons of experience as a backup quarterback with the Detroit Lions and the Cowboys before transitioning to coaching in 2018. He served as the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach for one year before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019. Under Moore’s guidance, the Cowboys’ offense ranked 6th, 17th, 1st, and 4th in his four years in charge, working alongside both Jason Garrett and Mike McCarthy. Notably, both Moore and Johnson have coached Dak Prescott, with Johnson at Mississippi State and Moore with the Cowboys.

The hiring of Moore underscores its significance for Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts, whose performance declined under Johnson, shares a personal connection with the new offensive coordinator, as Johnson coached Hurts’ father in high school. Sirianni stressed the importance of collaboration between Moore and Hurts in order to generate a successful offensive strategy.

Throughout Moore’s tenure in Dallas, the Cowboys’ offense averaged an impressive 27.7 points per game, ranking second in the NFL, just behind the Kansas City Chiefs. Additionally, during Moore’s five years as either QB coach or offensive coordinator, the Cowboys accumulated the fourth-most passing yards in the league, averaging 256 per game.

While Moore’s playing time in the NFL was limited to the 2015 season with the Cowboys, his contributions were notable. Filling in for an injured Tony Romo and struggling backups Brandon Weeden and Matt Cassel, Moore played in the last three games of the season, starting two. He finished the season with four touchdowns and six interceptions, throwing for 435 yards and three touchdowns in his final NFL appearance against Washington.

What sets Moore apart is his unique connection to the Eagles, as the first head coach, offensive coordinator, or defensive coordinator in franchise history to have played or coached for the Cowboys in the past. This adds an intriguing dynamic to his role within the organization and the expectations placed upon him.

The appointment of Kellen Moore as the Eagles’ new offensive coordinator brings hope for an offense that faltered towards the end of last season. Moore’s track record of success in Dallas, working with high-profile quarterbacks such as Dak Prescott, gives Philadelphia confidence that he can revive their offense and guide them to new heights.