Quarterback Dak Prescott is not only all behind the move of former backup quarterback Kellen Moore becoming new quarterback coach of the Dallas Cowboys, he pushed for it.
The Cowboys decided to move on from long-time quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson and decided to turn to the now-retired Moore. Moore began 2016 at the No. 2 quarterback behind Tony Romo and in front of Prescott before suffering a season-ending injury and watching Prescott assume the starting job when Romo subsequently went down before being demoted to the practice squad in 2017.
“I'm a big fan of Kellen Moore,” Prescott said Friday on the Newy Scruggs radio program. “I pushed for that, and I know he helped me so much throughout the season, both seasons actually. He's just so smart. I told him when he became a college coach and I had a kid my son had no choice of who he was going to play for. I'm excited I get to play under him now and I'm excited for him to take this role as a coach and I know he'll be really good at it.”
Prescott said the relationship they have formed over the past two years is key. He truly believes Moore will help him become a better quarterback.
“It will help a lot,” Prescott said. “We have a great relationship. The moment he became quarterback coach, we shared a message and I told him exactly the things I wanted to push me and challenge me and I know he's going to do that. He's so smart, he knows the game so well, he can only benefit me.”