Moore is out as OC. Leave it to Jerry to steal headlines from Philly.

Kellen Moore is out as Offensive Coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys.

While I expected the news late Friday in what we call a Friday news dump, leave it to Jerry Jones and the Cowboys to have that news leaked as the Eagles were celebrating a win in the NFC Conference Championship game.

I am not surprised Moore is out – someone had to be the scapegoat for another disappointing finish to the season. What does surprise me is the report from David Moore with the Dallas Morning News that Mike McCarthy will be the one calling plays next season.

I guess he figures if he is on the hot seat anyway, if he is going to go out, he is going out on his terms.

We all know that McCarthy called plays for most of his tenure in Green Bay and when he took the job in Dallas, he kept Moore as the play caller to keep things consistent with the offense. Maybe that is part of the thinking here – he is the most qualified on the current staff.

This is also a shift for Jerry Jones who at one point stripped then Head Coach Jason Garrett of play-calling duties in favor of Bill Callahan.

It will be interesting to see who gets the title of OC –if that person is on staff or an outside hire. We already know six assistant coaches were not retained when their contracts expired at the end of the season. According to the Dallas Morning News, Quarterbacks Coach Doug Nussmeier could also be out. His contract has expired. No word yet officially if he will be retained or not.

It is just the beginning of what should be an interesting off-season for the Cowboys. Sweeping changes within the coaching staff is a start – now how does the front office attack the roster? It is not lost on me that the last three NFC Champs went hard in free agency. The Bucs and Rams both won titles. The Eagles will have their chance in two weeks.

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