Cowboys Rumors: Kellen Moore to Interview for Broncos HC Job After Loss to 49ers

Adam WellsJanuary 18, 2022

Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, in Philadelphia. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 51-26. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)
AP Photo/Rich Schultz

After transforming the Dallas Cowboys offense into one of the NFL's best units, Kellen Moore is going to meet with several teams about their head coaching vacancies. 

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Moore will interview with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday. 

Rapaport noted Moore also has interviews scheduled with the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. 

Moore just finished his third season as Cowboys offensive coordinator. They have finished in the top six in Football Outsiders' offensive DVOA in two of the past three seasons, including sixth in 2021. 

The only season Dallas didn't rank in the top six during that span was 2020 when Dak Prescott missed the final 11 games because of a compound fracture and dislocated right ankle.

Dallas led the NFL in scoring (31.2 points per game) and yards (407.0 yards per game) during the 2021 regular season. 

Things didn't end well for the Cowboys in 2021, as they fell 23-17 to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Wild Card Round on Sunday. Their offense only managed 307 yards, and Prescott was pressured over 20 times on 43 pass attempts, per ESPN's Nick Wagoner.

There was a lot of criticism directed at the offensive play-calling coming out of the game, specifically the final call, with Prescott running a draw with 14 seconds left on the clock. 

Per NFL reporter Michael Silver, Moore called the play and head coach Mike McCarthy gave the OK on the headset. 

Prescott gained 17 yards to get down to the 49ers' 24-yard line, but time expired as he spiked the ball, which prevented the Cowboys from having a final shot at the end zone. 

Despite the brutal ending, Moore's track record does indicate he could be a successful head coach. 

The Broncos are looking for a new coach after firing Vic Fangio on Jan. 9. They finished this season with a 7-10 record and haven't made the playoffs since winning Super Bowl 50 in 2015.