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SportsDay

3 things to know about new QB coach Jon Kitna, including his familiarity with the Cowboys' organization

The Cowboys are adding an experienced veteran to their quarterback room. Former Cowboy Jon Kitna has agreed to join the staff as quarterbacks coach, according to a SportsDay source.So what exactly is Dallas getting in the 16-year NFL veteran?Here are three things you need to know.NFL experiencePopular knocks this season on first-year QB coach Kellen Moore were that he didn't play much during his NFL career and he didn't have any coaching experience. The belief from some critics was that a young quarterback such as Dak Prescott needed a seasoned veteran coaching his position.Well, Kitna brings...

SportsDay

Why calling plays in the broadcast booth doesn't guarantee former Cowboys QB Tony Romo would be a good coach

Jean-Jacques Taylor, Cowboys insider for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth (KXAS-TV) and host of JaM Session 9 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays on 103.3 KESN-FM, answered questions in a live chat recently. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Is Jon Kitna the right hire at QB coach?JJT: A lot of you guys want answers to the questions that nobody knows. Jon Kitna has played in the system and he's a charismatic dude who commands respect and gets dudes to follow him. Having him on the staff can only be a positive.Question: With the way Tony Romo predicts plays before they happen, don't you think he'd be a...

SportsDay

In recent Q&A, former Cowboys QB Tony Romo opens up on receiving 'legitimate contract offers' to play again, his advice to Jason Witten in the broadcast booth

Tony Romo has been making headlines for his ability to predict plays before they happen as a CBS broadcaster. While some have talked about him as a potential offensive coordinator for the Cowboys, the 38-year-old former Cowboys quarterback revealed in a Q&A with The Athletic that he has received offers to play again."There are legitimate contract offers and there are, 'Hey, what are you thinking?' Romo said when asked about the last time he was contacted about playing again. "There was something earlier this season and definitely two times this offseason. Usually, it is a coach that reaches...

SportsDay

Ex-NFL QB explains why Cowboys' Kellen Moore is on 'fast track' to becoming a highly sought-after coach

Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN football analyst Dan Orlovsky joined 105.3 The Fan's Ben and Skin show [KRLD-FM] recently to talk all things Dallas Cowboys. Here are some highlights:(Editor's note: Interview took place prior to news that Jon Kitna is set to become the Cowboys' new QB coach.)Was Kellen Moore too young, too inexperienced to be fit as the Cowboys QB coach this season?Orlovsky: "I believe that Kellen's certainly capable, and you can make the case that that kind of showed itself this year. I know a big difference was when Amari Cooper came to town, and everyone knows the...

SportsDay

Jason Garrett calling plays for Dallas might not be a crazy idea, Jon Kitna to become Cowboys new QB coach, and more -- Your Cowboys Catch-Up

Jan. 21Here's everything you need to know to stay up to date with all things Dallas Cowboys.Today's top storiesJason Garrett calling plays in 2019 may seem crazy, but this is how it could make sense for the CowboysQuoting popular song lyrics from the 1970's is generally the best way to show one's advanced age, but sometimes the old stuff just makes the most sense.Kellen Moore emerges as strong candidate for offensive coordinator; Jon Kitna to become Cowboys new QB coachKellen Moore is under strong consideration to become the Cowboys offensive coordinator.25 years ago, Jimmy Johnson wrote a...

Blogging The Boys

Kellen Moore was the ringleader of 50 wins at Boise State, but can he bring complexity to the Cowboys?

He gets no love with the fans, but can this young coach add some creativity to the Cowboys offense? There will come a day when we’ll all be sitting back enjoying a glass of lemonade and talking about how a broken ankle changed the course of history for the Dallas Cowboys. On a warm August day back in 2016, an injury to backup quarterback Kellen Moore opened the door of opportunity for the Cowboys fourth-round draft pick, Dak Prescott. And the rookie never let go of the reigns. Prescott tore it up in the preseason. He was playing so well that when Tony Romo suffered a back injury in a...

SportsDay

Kellen Moore emerges as strong candidate for offensive coordinator; Jon Kitna to become Cowboys new QB coach

Kellen Moore is under strong consideration to become the Cowboys offensive coordinator, but that’s just one of the options being discussed, sources said.Club officials have spent the days since Scott Linehan’s dismissal sifting through how they want to approach the position. Part of that conversation focuses on whether or not head coach Jason Garrett will take a more active role in the offense going forward, sources said. Different candidates and models for how to structure the offensive coaching staff were still in play Sunday evening.Example: there could be a spot for a passing game...

Blogging The Boys

Why Jason Garrett calling plays again would be a good thing

It’s been six years since Garrett called plays, but don’t forget how good he was at it. Sunday was supposed to just be a day for football fans to watch the four best offenses in the NFL compete for the chance to go to the Super Bowl, but instead the Cowboys dominated headlines with their coaching changes. After hiring Jon Kitna as their new quarterbacks coach, and with Kellen Moore appearing likely to be promoted to offensive coordinator, news has also broken that Jason Garrett will probably be calling plays in 2019. Even with the changes, Cowboys sources believe Jason Garrett will...

ClutchPoints

Jon Kitna expected to become Cowboys QB coach

Jon Kitna is expected to become the Dallas Cowboys new quarterbacks coach, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This lines up with earlier reports that said current Cowboys quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore is a serious candidate to become the team’s next offensive coordinator, so Kitna may be the first domino to fall. Kitna actually spent […] The post Jon Kitna expected to become Cowboys QB coach appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Blogging The Boys

Report: Jon Kitna to become Cowboys new quarterbacks coach, Jason Garrett “in line” to call plays

There’s a new quarterbacks coach in town. Last season the Dallas Cowboys hired one of their former quarterbacks to coach up the position group in Kellen Moore. Next season they’ll have a former signal-caller that wore the star doing the same, but it won’t be Moore. Jon Kitna is reportedly the team’s new quarterbacks coach. Former NFL QB Jon Kitna, now offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football, is expected to become the Cowboys’ QB coach, per a league source. Dallas’ current QB coach, Kellen Moore, is a leading candidate to become...

SportsDay

Report: Jon Kitna expected to be hired as Cowboys new QB coach, Kellen Moore is leading candidate for offensive coordinator

The Cowboys haven't found their offensive coordinator yet, but they may have found their new quarterback coach. According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, former Cowboys quarterback Jon Kitna is expected to become their new quarterbacks coach. The Cowboys' current quarterbacks coach, Kellen Moore, is a leading candidate to become the team's new offensive coordinator after the firing of Scott Linehan earlier in the week.SportsDay's Jon Machota broke down five candidates who could become the Cowboys next offensive coordinator, here's what he had to say about Moore:"Moore has been praised...

ClutchPoints

Report: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will be more involved with play-calling

The Dallas Cowboys are looking for a new offensive coordinator after firing Scott Linehan this week, but even when they do find a new one, head coach Jason Garrett may have the final say in matters when it comes to calling the plays. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Garrett will be more involved in […] The post Report: Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett will be more involved with play-calling appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ClutchPoints

Report: Cowboys considering promoting Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator

The Dallas Cowboys seem to be leaning toward promoting from within to fill their now-vacant offensive coordinator position. First, a report surfaced that the Cowboys could elevate tight ends coach Doug Nussmeier to the role. Now, there are rumors that Dallas could promote quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. This […] The post Report: Cowboys considering promoting Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Detroit Sports Nation

REPORT: Former Detroit Lions’ QB could be named Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator

According to reports, a former Detroit Lions‘ quarterback could soon land an offensive coordinator job in the NFL. Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys are considering promoting Kellen Moore from QB coach to offensive coordinator. The Cowboys could also be close to bringing in another former Lions’ quarterback, Jon Kitna to work with […]

Blogging The Boys

Report: Kellen Moore emerges as serious contender for Cowboys offensive coordinator

And a familiar face would fill Moore’s current role. The Cowboys have now entered the third day of their search for a new offensive coordinator, and as our own DannyPhantom wrote yesterday, three candidates seem to have emerged as the finalists with one mystery candidate, maybe quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore, also in the mix. Sunday morning, NFL insider Ian Rapoport dropped some insight on the search. While the #Cowboys’ OC job remains open, the current staff is in place. And still, they are looking to add. I’m told they’re considering bringing former QB Jon Kitna in to work...

ClutchPoints

Doug Nussmeier considered a candidate to replace Scott Linehan for Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys may not have to look too far to find their replacement for Scott Linehan at offensive coordinator. According to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder, the Cowboys are looking at Doug Nussmeier, their very own tight ends coach, to potentially assume the role. The Cowboys parted ways with Linehan on Wednesday. Nussmeier would […] The post Doug Nussmeier considered a candidate to replace Scott Linehan for Cowboys appeared first on ClutchPoints.

SportsDay

Cowboys evaluations: Which players are trending in the wrong direction

This is three of three articles examining whether Cowboys players are trending up, down or holding steady to end the 2017 season.Now that another season has come and gone, enthralled and infuriated, it's time to look back.A Cowboys team that had no business making the playoffs after a 3-5 start made the required course corrections -- goodbye offensive line coach Paul Alexander, hello wide receiver Amari Cooper -- to finish strong. Dallas swept the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the division and won a wild-card game before falling to the LA Rams.This should come as no surprise since...

SportsDay

Three must-have qualities a new offensive coordinator should bring to the Dallas Cowboys

These can be tough times for those not named -- or connected to -- Sean McVay or Sean Payton.Can the Cowboys find the next play-calling wizard, a la the young Los Angeles Rams coach or bold leader of the New Orleans Saints? Will they even try, now that offensive coordinator Scott Linehan isn't returning?That much remains to be seen. But it is clear that Dallas' next OC will have to be able to: develop Dak Prescott as the quarterback enters his fourth season, bring a little creativity to a run-first offense and revamp the passing game in a league where it's only increasingly vital.Here's a...

SportsDay

A Cowboys sacrifice has been made in Scott Linehan, and here's the added meaning behind the timing of it

A sacrifice has been made to a fan base clamoring for a more creative offensive approach.The next step is more difficult. Who becomes the Cowboys new offensive coordinator and will head coach Jason Garrett expand the schematic parameters under which he allows that person to operate?If not, there's no reason to believe the offensive results will be much, if any, different.These and other questions have risen to the surface now that the club has parted ways with Scott Linehan. The fact the club waited nearly 48 hours to announce the release after Garrett and his offensive coordinator met...

Blogging The Boys

Report: Kellen Moore expected to stay Cowboys quarterbacks coach

It looks like the Cowboys won’t be changing everyone on the offensive staff. On Friday the Dallas Cowboys fired offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and a move of that size has quite the ripple effect on the entire coaching staff. We have no idea who the Cowboys will hire to replace Scott Linehan, but we do know that one of his pupils is likely remain on staff. Kellen Moore is expected to stay on as the Cowboys quarterbacks coach according to The Athletic. If u care I’ve been told Kellen Moore is staying as Cowboys QB coach a source tells @TheAthleticDFW— Calvin Watkins...

SportsDay

Linehan's departure as OC may give Cowboys fans hope, but it's hard to foresee huge changes with Garrett still at the helm

Now we know why Stephen Jones was so quick to refute what Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said about keeping his coaching staff intact. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan was thrown overboard Friday, although Garrett is calling it a "mutual" decision.What became glaringly obvious during the season is the Cowboys didn't run the type of creative offense that we'll see on display in the conference championship games Sunday. Linehan certainly did a nice job of integrating Amari Cooper into the offense, but one of the reasons the Cowboys had to trade that first-round pick was Linehan's belief...

Blogging The Boys

Cowboys news: Rumors swirling about potential replacements for Cowboys OC Scott Linehan

For a team that originally tried to sell the idea they weren’t moving on from Linehan, their actions contradict that. Ed Werder, former NFL beat reporter for ESPN, has heard that changes are quite possible at offensive coordinator despite contradicting comments earlier this week by Jason Garrett. Although Jason Garrett claimed no major changes to his coaching staff, a source tells me the #Cowboys have inquired about the interest/availability of at least one prominent offensive #NFL assistant coach.— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) January 17, 2019 I’m not at liberty to identify the...

SportsDay

Scott Linehan out as offensive coordinator for Dallas Cowboys

Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys.The club released the following statement from head coach Jason Garrett on Friday.More to come on this developing story.

SportsDay

Scott Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator in what Jason Garrett says was 'a mutual decision'

*Editor's note: This story has been updated.So much for no major changes.Just days after head coach Jason Garrett said he didn't anticipate any significant changes to the Dallas Cowboys' coaching staff -- a topic he later spoke more vaguely about -- the club released a statement from Garrett on Friday announcing it was parting ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan."This was not an easy decision because of how highly we regard Scott Linehan as a football coach and as a person," Garrett said in the statement. "He and I had some really positive, substantive and open discussions which...

SportsDay

Cowboys evaluations: Zack Martin just had his most challenging season in Dallas. Who else is holding steady?

*Editor's note: This is the second in a three-part series examining whether Cowboys players are trending up, down or holding steady at the end of the 2018 season. Read Part 1 here. Part 3 publishes Saturday.Now that another season has come and gone, enthralled and infuriated, it's time to look back.A Cowboys team that had no business making the playoffs after a 3-5 start made the required course corrections -- goodbye offensive line coach Paul Alexander, hello wide receiver Amari Cooper -- to finish strong. Dallas swept the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the division and won a...

Houston Chronicle

Scott Linehan out as Cowboys offensive coordinator after 5 seasons

DALLAS (AP) — Scott Linehan is out as offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys only days after coach Jason Garrett sent mixed messages about the future for the oft-criticized assistant. Garrett, in a statement released by the team Friday, described the move as a mutual decision after he and Linehan had some open and positive discussions this week.

Bucs Nation

The Crow’s Nest: Leftwich comparisons, playoffs, and Carson Pamer speaks

Web links on the Buccaneers. Carson Palmer Talks About Jameis Getting A Technical CleanupFormer No. 1 overall pick quarterback Carson Palmer was a 33-year-old living an NFL hell of three consecutive four-win seasons when Bruce Arians brought him to Arizona to lead his team in 2013. Bryon Leftwich Compared To Jason GarrettTwo things about Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett are often overlooked. The stars just kind of aligned: Bruce Arians on coming out of retirement to coach the BucsBruce Arians realized he missed coaching as early as the production meeting before the Browns-Steelers season...

ClutchPoints

Rams news: Sean McVay will distribute carries between Todd Gurley, C.J. Anderson based on ‘feel’

The Los Angeles Rams had a field day on the ground versus the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Divisional Round. As a result, there is plenty of speculation regarding how head coach Sean McVay will distribute the workload moving forward. The Rams rushing attack clearly has the hot hand going into the NFC Championship Game. […] The post Rams news: Sean McVay will distribute carries between Todd Gurley, C.J. Anderson based on ‘feel’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cowboys' Jerry Jones leaves door open for coaching change | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Jerry Jones was reportedly interested in giving Jason Garrett an extension but his recent comments hint at he's keeping his options open at head coach. #NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #DallasCowboys »

Sean Payton reveals why Drew Brees relationship is so strong | Pro Football Talk | NBC Sports

Saints coach Sean Payton explains why his relationship with Drew Brees is so strong, what went wrong against the Cowboys and what goes into a fourth-down decision.#NBCSports #ProFootballTalk #Payton #DrewBrees »

The Jim Rome Show: What was Jason Garrett thinking?

Jim Rome gives his take on the comments of Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett on not attempting to go for it on fourth down.