Why wasn't Kellen Moore drafted?

No stability on the coordinator post yet

Actually, with the signing of the new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn last Monday, the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff seemed to be filled again in the most important positions. Now, however, a division rival may thwart the plan.

Kellen Moore signed a new three-year contract with the Cowboys as offensive coordinator just two weeks ago after rumors of interest from his Boise State college had surfaced.

Now the Philadelphia Eagles have also officially announced their interest: They want an interview with the 32-year-old for their vacant position as head coach. And even if the ink on the contract as offensive coordinator of the Cowboys is not yet dry, they could not prevent a change if Moore should come to an agreement with Philadelphia. It is possible that the Eagles are only trying to skim Moore's insider knowledge as part of the multi-hour job interview, which would be anything but unusual.

What is certain is the whereabouts of Dan Quinn; The 50-year-old was released after six years as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons in the current season after week 5.

Quinn was previously the architect of the "Legion of Boom" Defense of the Seattle Seahawks, who moved into the Super Bowl twice with him as Defensive Coordinator (2013 + 2014) and won it against the Denver Broncos in 2013.

He takes over a historically bad defense from the dismissed Mike Nolan, who also started with some advance praise: The 473 points collected represent a franchise record. So it can only get better ...

Carsten Keller - January 14th, 2021

Dan Quinn last spent six years with the Atlanta Falcons (© Getty Images)

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