Unless the Miami Dolphins hire Kellen Moore in the next couple of days, it looks like the Dallas Cowboys will get both of their coordinators back in 2022.
Last week we learned that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will return to lead the Cowboys’ defense again next season.
Dallas fans seem to be happy that Quinn is returning (and they should be…the Cowboys’ defense was solid last season).
But some fans are less than thrilled that Moore might be returning (for the record, the Cowboys had the No. 1 scoring offense in the NFL in 2021).
A hire that Dallas could make to improve the offense even more in 2022
The Cowboys fans who aren’t happy at the thought of Moore returning next season have mentioned a lack of creativity on offense and a shortage of RPOs for quarterback Dak Prescott.
That’s why I think Dallas should consider bringing in former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady to help with the offense.
Brady was fired by the Panthers earlier this season, but that’s not an indictment of him as a coach.
The Panthers are a disaster under head coach Matt Rhule. He was basically meddling in the offense and not giving Brady autonomy. Carolina’s offense didn’t get any better after Brady’s dismissal.
Brady was the coach responsible for LSU’s massive 2019 season, in which Joe Burrow — who is taking the Cincinnati Bengals to their first Super Bowl in 33 years — put up absurd video game like numbers. Brady did this by focusing on RPOs and playcalls designed to get the ball to LSU’s playmakers.
That’s exactly what Dallas needs. Give Dak some RPOs and find a way to get Amari Cooper the ball.
So how would this work if the Cowboys already have an offensive coordinator in Moore?
It’s easy. Dallas could move on from wide receivers coach Adam Henry and hire Brady to replace him. Then they could add “passing game coordinator” to his title (the same job Brady had at LSU).
Brady worked with an offensive coordinator at LSU in Steve Ensminger. The result was a collaboration between two coaches that led to one of the most prolific offenses in college football history.
I think this kind of setup could work in Dallas. And I think it would take Dak and the offense to the next level.
Brady needs to rehab his image a bit after being fired by Carolina. Helping improve the Dallas offense would put Brady back at the top of potential future head coach lists.
It’s a win-win for both parties.
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