Report: Kellen Moore "Leaning Toward" Staying With Cowboys

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By 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Yesterday it was reported that Mike McCarthy was "more than open" to keeping Cowboys' offensive coordinator, Kellen Moore. Things improved on Tuesday. 

According to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Moore is expected to remain with the Cowboys but his future hasn't been finalized. 

"Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is leaning toward remaining with the team under Mike McCarthy, sources tell me and (Ian Rapoport). Dallas is pushing hard to retain him and, while no final decision has been made, the expectation is he’ll stay," Garafolo reported. 

Earlier Tuesday, the NFL Network reported that McCarthy wanted Moore to be his offensive coordinator. It's unknown, however, if Moore or McCarthy would be the one calling the plays under such a scenario.

Complicating McCarthy's wishes was the fact that Moore is mulling over an offer to become the next offensive coordinator of the University of Washington under new head coach, Jimmy Lake. 

Moore, a native of Prosser, Washington, played under former Washington head coach, Chris Petersen, at Boise State. Lake became Petersen's successor after he made the decision to step away from the program to "step away and recharge." 

Under Moore, the Cowboys had one of the NFL's best offenses this season, leading the league in total offensive yards (431.5) per game.