Brian Schottenheimer has been named offensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys after serving last season as a team consultant.
Coach Mike McCarthy announced the move Saturday, three days after team owner Jerry Jones said McCarthy would call plays in 2023 after the club parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.
Schottenheimer has 22 years of NFL coaching experience, 12 as an offensive coordinator. In his role as a consultant to the Cowboys, who haven’t made it past the divisional round of the playoffs since their last Super Bowl 27 years ago, he studied future opponents and helped both the offensive and defensive units with game planning and self-exploration. .
“He’s already been a big part of our staff and has a great understanding of where we are and where we want to go,” McCarthy said. “Brian also has an exceptionally strong foundation, history and relationships beyond his time here that translate very well to understanding what our operating and execution approach will be going forward.”
The Cowboys moved on from Moore in what McCarthy last weekend called “a mutual decision to part ways.” Moore was then hired by the Los Angeles Chargers as their new OC.
At this week’s Senior Bowl, Jones said McCarthy plans to run a version of the West Coast offense he used when he called plays as head coach in Green Bay from 2006 to 2018. Moore had held the role starred for three seasons after McCarthy was hired.
Schottenheimer moved on to playmaking coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021 after three seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. He previously served as quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2016-17, after serving as CO of the St. Louis Rams (2012-14) and the New York Jets (2006-11). He has also been on the staff of the San Diego Chargers (2002-05), Washington Commanders (2001) and Kansas City Chiefs (1998).
“I am excited and grateful for this exciting opportunity and accept the high standards and expectations that come with this role and the Dallas Cowboys organization,” Schottenheimer said. “Having a great long-standing respect and appreciation for Mike McCarthy as a person, leader and head coach makes this a very rewarding and compelling time for me.”
Report from The Associated Press.
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