Mike McCarthy: Kellen Moore Calling Plays Is "The Best Decision" For The Cowboys

By 105.3 The Fan
DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Mike McCarthy was very hands-on with his offense during his 13 years in Green Bay. That won't change in Dallas, but one thing that will be a little different is that McCarthy won't be the one actually calling the plays. That responsibility falls on Cowboys' offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. 
McCarthy was asked about Moore taking over the play-calling duties during an appearance on the NFL Network Wednesday, via Jon Machota of The Athletic

"I think the most important thing coming from the head coach position is you have to do what's best for the football team. Personally, I know I’ll miss it. I miss a lot of components of it already. But my sole responsibility is to make sure I can help Kellen be the best play-caller possible," McCarthy said. "He's still young at it. He has a great mind. I've been extremely impressed with him every step of the way, from building the installs, the way he's delivered it in the meetings to players, and his on-the-field coaching. So it's the best decision for this football team. There is so much more that I want to and need to focus on as far as building the program the way I see it needs to be done. There's a lot of energy that goes through it and I just didn't want to short the offense. I felt like I did that at times in Green Bay." 

Moore was the offensive coordinator under former head coach Jason Garrett in 2019 but McCarthy was able to convince the 32-year-old to stay on board.