Keith O’Quinn moving back to Cowboys’ scouting department

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Keith O’Quinn lost his job as the Cowboys’ special teams coach, but he isn’t leaving the team.

Instead, after 10 seasons as an assistant coach, O’Quinn is returning to his roots.

He has accepted a job as director of advance scouting, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. O’Quinn will answer to Cowboys vice president of player personnel Will McClay.

O’Quinn spent the past two seasons as special teams coordinator, but new head coach Mike McCarthy hired John Fassel as his new special teams coach.

O’Quinn, who has spent 13 seasons in the organization, worked his way up in the coaching ranks. He went from offensive quality control coach (2010-12) to assistant receivers coach (2013) to assistant special teams coach (2014-17) before becoming a coordinator.

He began his NFL career as a pro scout with the Cowboys in 2006. O’Quinn went to the Browns as director of pro personnel in 2009 before returning to Dallas as a coach.

3 responses to “Keith O’Quinn moving back to Cowboys’ scouting department

  1. I think Jason Garrett was ideal for scouting
    He’s really put together a few very good rosters

    He just wasn’t the adequate coach for getting us over the hump

    Keith O’Quinn might be the same,,,,a better scout than coach
    I just feel Garrett with us building is far better than with the enemy

    Just saying

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