Dolphins to interview Cowboys coordinators Thursday, Vance Joseph Friday

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49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel is interviewing with the Dolphins about their head coaching vacancy on Wednesday and the team will remain busy with more interviews over the rest of the week.

Thursday will bring meetings with Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn while Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will be meeting with the team on Friday.

Quinn and Moore have been making the rounds this week as the team’s run to an NFC East title made them popular names on this spin of the head coaching carousel. Joseph has not lined up any other interviews, although he joins Quinn in bringing previous head coaching experience to the table.

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier join Rams running backs coach Thomas Brown as other candidates who have found their way onto the radar in Miami.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m. ET: Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports Brown is also set for a Friday interview with the team.

14 responses to “Dolphins to interview Cowboys coordinators Thursday, Vance Joseph Friday

  1. Brian Daboll is my top choice. Kellen Moore has slid to fourth and possibly out of the top five. I would be lying to say that the Cowboys’ last play call of “a QB-draw from their 40-yard line with no timeouts” had nothing to do with it.

    Mike McDaniel, on the other hand, is a hot name. But he doesn’t call the plays. Kyle Shanahan does that. While that shouldn’t entirely rule him out, we do know that Daboll does call the plays and has been instrumental in developing Josh Allen and the powerhouse Bills offense.

  2. Kellen Moore will stay in Dallas and succeed McCarthy there. Harbaugh is the guy who should be headed to Miami. Instant upgrade for that team.

  3. If I owned a team and had pre-scheduled interviews with the Dallas coodinators prior to last Sunday game, each man would have received a text 10 minutes after the final gun that read, “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.”

  4. nirrad4417 says:
    January 19, 2022 at 11:03 am
    It’s all just window dressing until they finalize the contract for Jim Harbaugh.
    That ain’t happening. Book it

  5. Brian Daboll is my top choice. Our luck is the Phins are going to mess around with meaningless interviews and let him slip to another team.

  6. For me,

    If an OC doesn’t call the plays, they should be out of the running. Joe Philbin didn’t call the plays for Green Bay and was not successful in Miami.

    And that also means that I prefer not to have McDaniel or Eric Bieniemy.

    I do think Harbaugh will be the Dolphins choice when the Raiders hire their interim, Bisaccia. i would be thrilled with Daboll or Quinn too.

  7. carloswlassiter says:
    January 19, 2022 at 11:40 am
    Someone still has to explain to me what Flores did wrong

    Ok, for starters..

    Started 1-7 in 2021
    Could not beat playoff teams
    Assembled one of the worst o-lines in NFL history
    Defense repeatedly fell apart in 4th qtrs
    4 OC’s in 3 seasons
    17 different assistant coaching changes

  8. It seems as though the teams with openings are interviewing a lot of people, which seems like a good thing for candidates and also suggests how few “sure things” there are.

    I expect that if the Raiders make a change, it will be to get a celeb name like Harbaugh. Otherwise, it would surprise & disappoint me if Bowles and Leftwich don’t get HC gigs. May be a little early for Mayo but he could be a surprise hire too.

    But again, no “sure things” means who knows what to expect.

  9. carloswlassiter says:
    January 19, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Someone still has to explain to me what Flores did wrong.


    We may never know for sure. The on-field results were a mixed bag at best, including long losing streaks, confusing handling of QBs and missing the playoffs – but the best indication seems that it was more internal, working well or not within the organization. The kinds of things that can be forgiven if you’re making the playoffs.

  10. If the Dolphins hire Vance Joseph it would be a huge mistake. When he coached the Broncos he liked like a deer caught in the headlights when he had to make calls.

  11. Not sure anyone on this list is better than what my Dolphins had?
    Like the fight song goes Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins…Miami Dolphins Number how many teams in the league???

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