Why Kellen Moore’s Folks Won’t Be in Buffalo For His First Career Start

The Moores will watch another of their sons, Kirby, help coach Washington in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on Saturday


Kellen Moore’s parents were on hand at AT&T Stadium on Saturday night when Moore took over for Matt Cassel against the Jets, and in doing so, logged his first official appearance in an NFL game.

But they won’t be in attendance for his first NFL start on Sunday in Buffalo because, in a funny twist, they’ll be back in Dallas watching football.

Moore’s brother, Kirby, is on the University of Washington coaching staff. Washington plays Southern Miss in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl on Saturday, so Tom and Kris Moore are sticking around for that—and (we’d assume) watching Kellen’s first start on TV on Sunday.

It’s actually funny that my parents happened to be in town, so it worked out well,” Moore said, per Todd Archer of ESPN Dallas. “... They’re sticking around here, but they were here this past weekend.”

Moore gave himself mixed reviews for his work against the Jets, but is confident he’ll be helped along by getting reps with the starters in practice this week.

“Some good. Some bad. Not enough good to obviously win the game,” Moore said. “But you learn from it and probably the biggest thing this week is just getting the reps and getting to throw to [Terrance Williams] or Cole [Beasley] or [Devin] Street, all those different guys and getting reps with those guys and getting comfortable with them.”

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