Jan 8, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore stands on the sidelines against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Kellen Moore lands second interview in Miami

Kellen Moore will have a second interview next week for the Miami Dolphins’ head coaching position, multiple outlets reported Friday.

The Dallas Cowboys’ 33-year-old offensive coordinator met with the Dolphins’ search committee late last week as one of several candidates to replace the fired Brian Flores.

Moore joined the Cowboys as quarterbacks coach in 2018 and was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2019. This season, Dallas led the NFL in scoring with 31.2 points per game and in total offense with 407.0 yards per game.

The Dolphins averaged 20.1 points and 307.0 yards, finishing 9-8 in a season that included a seven-game losing streak and a seven-game winning streak.

–Field Level Media

Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore talks with quarterback Andy Dalton (14) after a touchdown in the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys sign OC Moore to extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to a multi-year contract extension, meaning he has withdrawn his name from consideration for other coaching positions, including the head job at his alma mater, Boise State. NFL Network reported the “lucrative” deal, which the team announced Saturday, is for three years.

“I am very excited to remain with the Dallas Cowboys as the offensive coordinator,” Moore, 32, said in a statement Saturday night. “I will no longer be pursuing the head coaching job at Boise State. I love Boise State. I will always root for them, and I hope one day to be a part of the program again.”

Moore, who won 50 games as a quarterback for Boise State from 2008-11, was considered to be a strong candidate to replace Bryan Harsin, who was hired by Auburn after it fired Gus Malzahn earlier this month. Moore and Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos interviewed for the position, according to numerous reports.

The Cowboys have thrived offensively since he became coordinator two years ago. This year, Dallas ranks 12th in total offense (376.1 ypg), even after starting quarterback Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending injury during a victory over the New York Giants on Oct. 11. In Moore’s first year of calling plays last year, Dallas ranked first in total offense at 431.5 yards per game.

“We are building something special here in Dallas,” Moore said. “I am thankful to the Jones family and Mike McCarthy for providing me with the opportunity to coach these special players. I am excited for us to put it all together and finish the job.”

Dallas (6-9) closes its season at the New York Giants (5-10) on Sunday. The winner of the Dallas-Giants game makes the playoffs as the NFC East champion if the Washington Football Team (6-9) loses to the Philadelphia Eagles (4-10-1) on Sunday night. Washington clinches the NFC East with a win.

–Field Level Media

Nov 10, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore with head coach Jason Garrett on the sidelines during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Boise State interviews Moore for head coaching job

Boise State has interviewed former Bronco standout and current Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to be its next football coach, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Reports include Moore and Oregon defensive coordinator Andy Avalos as the top candidates to replace Bryan Harsin, who was hired by Auburn after it fired Gus Malzahn earlier this month.

Moore, 32, had an illustrious career as Bronco. He set the FBS record for wins as the Broncos’ quarterback, going 50-3 from 2008-11.

He spent three seasons with the Detroit Lions and three with the Cowboys before Dallas hired him as its quarterbacks coach in 2018, shortly after he retired as a player. Moore was promoted to offensive coordinator last season and was retained when the Cowboys hired head coach Mike McCarthy this past spring.

McCarthy said earlier this week that he had not discussed the Boise State opportunity with Moore, who also calls plays for the Cowboys.

“I’m sure, if there’s something to talk about we’ll definitely talk about it,” McCarthy said. “I think with anything [involving] career advancement you just handle those opportunities on an individual basis.”

–Field Level Media