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Cowboys Reportedly Hiring Former NFL QB As Assistant Coach

dallas cowboys quarterback dak prescott against the rams

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 12: Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on in the second half against the Los Angels Rams in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on January 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Dallas Cowboys have reportedly made a major assistant coaching hire.

Jason Garrett's team is reportedly hiring a former veteran NFL quarterback as an assistant coach.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that the Cowboys are hiring former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, who will serve as the QBs coach.

"Former NFL QB Jon Kitna, now offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet in the Alliance of American Football, is expected to become the Cowboys’ QB coach, per a league source. Dallas’ current QB coach, Kellen Moore, is a leading candidate to become Cowboys’ OC, per sources," he tweeted.

Kitna played for the Cowboys from 2009-11 and again in 2013. The former Central Washington star began his NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks and later played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Detroit Lions. Kellen Moore, meanwhile, is reportedly expected to get serious consideration for the offensive coordinator job. "One possibility for the Cowboys — and something that allows the Jon Kitna interest to make sense — is to promote fast-rising, impressive QB coach Kellen Moore to offensive coordinator. At the least, that is in the discussions of how to proceed," Ian Rapoport tweeted.

Jane Slater added that it's a real possibility.

It's sounding like these moves could be made official soon. Stay tuned.