Schottenheimer replaces Moore as Cowboys offensive coordinator

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Brian Schottenheimer has replaced Kellen Moore as the Dallas Cowboys' offensive coordinator.

Moore left the Cowboys this week and has taken over as the OC for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Dallas on Saturday confirmed that Schottenheimer will fill the vacancy and he brings 22 seasons of NFL coaching experience to the role.

The son of legendary coach Marty Schottenheimer has been offensive consultant for the Cowboys, while he has also had spells with the likes of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Rams, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

Schottenheimer will not be taking on play-calling duties, though, as Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones revealed head coach Mike McCarthy will take care of that.

McCarthy said of Schottenheimer's appointment: "I am very happy to have Brian take on this key role with our team.

"He has been an important part of our staff already and has a great grasp of where we are and where we want to go."

Carolina Panthers running backs coach Jeff Nixon and Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown were interviewed for the job, but Schottenheimer got the nod.