Credit has been spread everywhere for the Dallas Cowboys success this season. Running back Ezekiel Elliott has proved to be worth the fourth overall pick and then some, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has been better than anyone’s wildest dreams and the offensive line is so good people actually notice.
However, there is one person no one is talking about that has quite a bit to do with keeping the offense humming along nicely. Backup Cowboys quarterback Kellen Moore has been vital in helping Prescott progress so quickly.
“(He’s) a genius behind the scenes, who doesn’t get enough credit for what he does helping me out and helping this offense out,” Prescott said via the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota. “He’s an offensive coordinator in his own mind. He’s simply a genius when it comes to helping coach Linehan out and early in the week giving looks, helping me out with things the defense does, maybe little keys here and there to tip me off or coverages or blitzes.”
Moore is most famous for leading Boise State to its best run in program history, including a Fiesta Bowl win against TCU in 2008 and he was a Heisman trophy finalist in 2010.
He was signed as a free agent by the Detroit Lions in 2011, and picked up by the Cowboys last season. Moore started two games and was injured, and played in three, while then starting quarterback Tony Romo was injured. In total he threw 4 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. The Cowboys lost all three games.
Moore may never see the field as a starter again, but Prescott’s comments make a successful career in coaching seem very likely.