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Troy Aikman Reveals Intriguing Details Behind Kellen Moore Contract Negotiations

Isaiah De Los Santos
Troy Aikman recently revealed how Kellen Moore ended up re-upping his contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
Troy Aikman recently revealed how Kellen Moore ended up re-upping his contract with the Dallas Cowboys. / Tom Pennington/Getty Images
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Dallas Cowboys star Dak Prescott enjoyed a career year in 2019, and the arrival of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore played a big part in that. The team understandably struggled in 2020 with their QB1 out, but re-signing Moore was one of Dallas' biggest priorities.

It looked like Moore, a Boise State legend, would return to his alma mater as their next head coach. However, the former QB decided to re-up with the Cowboys instead. It was an intriguing decision, and Cowboys great Troy Aikman recently revealed why Moore changed his mind on a move back to Idaho.

Aikman explains that Moore was in talks with Boise State and ready to hammer out a deal, but the university's lack of support for the Broncos caused him to pull out of consideration. That cleared the way for Moore to return to Dallas and made up his mind that he'd like to continue building with the Cowboys.

Re-signing Moore is a big win for the Cowboys and caps an otherwise down year. Dallas ranked first in yards and sixth in points in Moore's first year in 2019. In that same season, Prescott posted career bests in passing yards (4,902), completions (388) and touchdowns (30). The Cowboy QB was off to a hot start this year before having his season cut short as well.

With Prescott on the mend, the No. 10 pick in their pocket, and Moore back in the fold, the 2021 season is looking bright for Dallas.


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