Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said as recently as last week that he expected to retain offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, but something clearly changed. The Cowboys let go of Linehan on Friday, and the search for a new offensive coordinator has produced some interesting rumors.

The expectation, as of Sunday, is that incumbent quarterbacks coach Kellen Moore is the favorite to land the job. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Cowboys want to hire former NFL journeyman Jon Kitna to be the new QB coach and promote Moore to Linehan’s old post.

Additionally, the plan is reportedly for Garrett to call plays in 2019.

Kitna played quarterback in the NFL and NFL Europe for nearly 20 years, most recently with the Cowboys in 2013. He helped mentor a young Carson Palmer in Cincinnati and performed admirably as a part-time starter in 2010, Garrett’s first year as the Cowboys’ head coach.

He was recently hired to be the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Fleet of the Alliance of American Football, a new pro league set to begin play in February. Kitna might get a job in Dallas without ever calling a play for the Fleet.

The Cowboys apparently consider Moore an up-and-coming star in the coaching ranks. After a sterling career at Boise State, Moore rode the bench in Detroit and Dallas for most of his six-year NFL career. He went from being Dak Prescott’s backup in 2017 to being his quarterbacks coach in 2018.

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Quarterback Dak Prescott #4 of the Dallas Cowboys talks with quarterback Kellen Moore #17 before the start of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images