Kellen Moore may not be above joining the dreaded enemy. At least, that’s something the Philadelphia Eagles intend to find out.
According to ESPN’s Todd Archer, the Eagles have requested an interview with Moore, currently the offensive coordinator of the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles have to get permission as Moore signed a three-year deal in December to stay with the Cowboys.
Moore, 32, certainly won’t be the only candidate the Eagles hope to talk to, but he almost certainly will be the youngest. That’s OK, though. Any team would love to hire a coach who could grow with the franchise. And after this past season’s 4-11-1 mess, the Eagles definitely have some growing to do.
They also probably like what they say from the Moore and his Cowboys’ offense in a 37-17 loss in Week 16. In that game, Dallas racked up 513 yards, plowing through the Eagles as if they were made of slime.
It was the type of performance that led to the firing of former Eagles coach Doug Pederson at the beginning of the week.
Moore was once a standout quarterback at Boise State, and he just recently pulled his name out of the running for the head-coaching job there. He went on to play in the NFL for the Detroit Lions (2012-14) and Cowboys (2015-17) before joining the Cowboys as quarterbacks coach two years ago. He became offensive coordinator ahead of the 2019 season.
The Cowboys also went through a sad sack of a season, finishing 5-11. So the fact Moore is even being considered for a coaching opening is somewhat surprising. The issues weren’t entirely his fault. Quarterback Dak Prescott was injured early in the season and the defense was awful. But still, most candidates tend to come from teams that are coming off, well, successful seasons.