Cowboys part ways with OC Moore, McCarthy to reportedly call plays
The Dallas Cowboys and offensive coordinator Kellen Moore have mutually agreed to part ways, the team announced in a statement obtained by The Athletic's Jon Machota.
Head coach Mike McCarthy will take over offensive play-calling duties, sources told The Dallas Morning News' David Moore.
McCarthy declined to commit to Moore in a press conference earlier this week, leaving the coordinator's future uncertain. When asked about Moore's return to the team, McCarthy told reporters that "the evaluation process is still going on."
Quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier will also not return to the team. The Cowboys moved on from six assistant staff members earlier this week following the conclusion of their 2022 season.
Moore served as Dallas' offensive coordinator for each of the past four seasons. His unit has ranked first in yardage on two occasions (2019, 2021) and finished atop the NFL in scoring in 2021. The Cowboys averaged 27.5 points per game in 2022, good for fourth best in the NFL.
However, the offense was criticized for Dak Prescott's lack of ball security. Prescott threw a league-high 15 interceptions during the 2022 campaign, with at least one in 11 of his 14 contests this season (including playoffs).
The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to speak to Moore about their offensive coordinator opening, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have also shown significant interest in Moore for their OC position, Rapoport adds.