UPDATE: The Eagles are interviewing Kellen Moore today (January 19), according to NFL insider Tom Pelissero.
ORIGINAL STORY BELOW.
The Philadelphia Eagles requested an interview with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy, according to a report from Todd Archer.
This report shouldn’t come as a total shock since the Eagles were rumored to have interest in hiring Moore for their offensive coordinator job last year.
Moore, 32, spent six seasons in the NFL as a reserve quarterback after going undrafted out of Boise State. He retired in 2018 to become the Cowboys’ quarterbacks coach and was quickly promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019.
The Dallas offense significantly improved after Moore replaced Scott Linehan as the Cowboys’ play-caller. Their offense improved from 24th in DVOA in 2018 to second in 2019. The Cowboys dropped back down to 24th in 2020 but Dak Prescott’s season-ending injury obviously played a major factor in that regression. Dallas had offensive success early in the year (32.6 points per game) prior to Prescott getting hurt.
There’s certainly an allure to stealing Moore away from an NFC East rival. It’d be great to see Moore help revitalize the Eagles’ offense while Dallas struggles without him. Then again, the Eagles relying on former Cowboys to help them out typically hasn’t gone well in the past.
If their interview requests are any indication, the Eagles don’t seem afraid to make a relatively inexperienced hire to replace Doug Pederson. Moore, Joe Brady (31), and Jerod Mayo (34) are some pretty young dudes in the coaching world.
January 14, 2021
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Eagles coaching search recap so far:
49ers DC Robert Saleh
Titans OC Arthur Smith
Buccaneers DC Todd Bowles
Patriots ILB coach Jerod Mayo
Eagles assistant head coach/RB coach Duce Staley
Panthers OC Joe Brady
Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
Oklahoma HC Lincoln Riley
Chiefs QB coach/passing game coordinator Mike Kafka
Ohio State HC Ryan Day
Bills OC Brian Daboll