The Dallas Cowboys have hired a veteran offensive coordinator.
Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy announced Saturday that he had added Brian Schottenheimer to his staff, replacing Kellen Moore, who was one of eight coaches not retained following the recent 13-6 season.
“I am very happy that Brian is playing this key role with our team. He has already been a huge part of our staff and has a great deal of knowledge 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 which translates very well. in understanding what our approach to operating and executing will look like going forward.This will be an exciting and efficient transition for us that I am confident will help deliver the growth and results we all desire and expect.
McCarthy is expected to take over calling duties on game day.
Schottenheimer is no stranger to the Cowboys. He served as a consultant to the Cowboys through the 2022 season. He Prepared scouting reports for future opponents, assisting in game planning for offense and defense
“I am thrilled and grateful for this exciting opportunity and embrace the high standards and expectations that come with this role and the Dallas Cowboys organization. Having a great longstanding respect and appreciation for Mike McCarthy as a person, leader and head coach makes this moment very rewarding and compelling for me,” Schottenheimer said. “The ability to win with great teammates who share the same goals and alignment with how to reach them, makes this special for me and I’m so grateful.”
Schottenheimer has a long NFL resume. He was the passing game coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the 2021 season and spent three seasons (2018-20) as the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks, helping lead the team to three consecutive postseason appearances and in 2020 set the franchise record for runs scored (459). Previously, Schottenheimer served as quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2016-17, working with Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck, and prior to that as offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams (2012-14) and the New York Jets (2006-11), helping Chad Pennington win AP Comeback Player of the Year honors for the Jets in 2006. He has also held various positions on the offensive coaching staff of the San Diego Chargers (2002-05), Washington Commanders (2001) , Kansas City Chiefs (1998) and St. Louis Rams (1997).