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Cowboys promote Prosser’s Kellen Moore to OC, hire ex-Seahawk Jon Kitna as QB coach

Kellen Moor (left) replaces fellow Washington native Scott Linehan (right) as Cowboys OC. (AP)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) – The Cowboys have promoted Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator and hired former Dallas quarterback Jon Kitna to replace Moore as QB coach.

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Moore, a Prosser, Wash., native, is replacing Scott Linehan, who is from nearby Sunnyside, after one season on the coaching staff, and just one year after retiring as a player. Moore was quarterback Dak Prescott’s backup in his final season in 2017.

A former Boise State standout, Moore spent six seasons as a player but started only two games – both when Tony Romo was injured during the 2015 season in Dallas. That was the only season in which Moore appeared in a game.

Moore spent his first three seasons in Detroit, beginning when Linehan was offensive coordinator of the Lions. Moore replaced Wade Wilson as quarterbacks coach of the Cowboys as soon as he retired.

Kitna, a Tacoma native who played at Central Washington and spent four years with the Seahawks, spent the last three of his 15 NFL seasons as Romo’s backup with the Cowboys. He was the head coach at Tacoma’s Lincoln High School from 2012-14, then at Waxahachie High School in the Dallas area for three years before spending last season at a private school in Phoenix.

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