Kellen Moore is starting a new chapter in his NFL career after spending five years coaching with the Dallas Cowboys.
The former quarterback made his way into coaching seamlessly with the Cowboys after retiring in 2018.
He went from the team’s backup quarterback to their quarterback coach all in 2018.
While he had a significant history with the team, they let him out of his contract to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.
However, NFL insider Mike Garafolo tweets how Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones “allowed him (Moore) out of his contract.”
The #Cowboys’ parting with Kellen Moore was truly mutual, as he knew he could land somewhere else quickly. Jerry Jones realized Moore, a longtime coach and player in Dallas, wanted a fresh start and allowed him out of his contract. Moore now heads to the #Chargers. https://t.co/YRb2sQ2DEc
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 30, 2023
Despite being under contract with the Cowboys, Jones let Moore get the fresh start he was looking for in the NFL.
The tweet by Garafolo also puts to rest any rumors about the move being related to the Cowboys’ offensive meltdown against the San Francisco 49ers.
While that playoff loss to the 49ers was a disaster, it wasn’t the reason for Moore’s departure from Dallas.
His time with the team saw his offense ranking in the top-five with total touchdowns in 2021 and 2022.
The scoring was the reason behind many feeling the Cowboys were Super Bowl contenders this season.
However, the Cowboys offense stumbled twice against the 49ers in the playoffs during those seasons.
While the playoff losses to the 49ers hurt the team, losing Moore will hurt them as well.
He spent his career with the franchise helping turn Dak Prescott into the quarterback fans see today.
While the departure was on good terms, the Cowboys and Prescott have now lost a key component to their offensive game planning.NEXT: NFL Analyst Discusses Cowboys OC Position