Dan Quinn will remain with Cowboys

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Head coaching jobs are starting to get filled around the league, but Dan Quinn won’t be taking any of them.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Quinn has informed teams that he will be staying with the Cowboys as their defensive coordinator. Quinn turned the Dallas defense around in his first year with the team and similar success in 2022 should keep him in the mix for a second shot at being a head coach.

Quinn interviewed with the Bears, Broncos, Dolphins, Giants, and Vikings while declining a chance to interview with the Jaguars. He was seen as a finalist for the Bears and Broncos jobs, but those teams are respectively set to hire Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus and Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.

Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore also drew head coaching interest, but there’s been no word that he’s closing in on a job so the band looks like it will be staying together on the coaching front in Dallas barring any new developments.

25 responses to “Dan Quinn will remain with Cowboys

  1. This guy is a coordinator and that’s it. He was horrid in Atlanta. Teams are smart to steer clear of this guy as the head man.

  2. After the Cowboys go 2-6 to start the 2022 season, he’ll be named “interim coach” when Jerry finally gets tired of Big Mike’s clueless act.

  3. I guess being part of America’s team hasn’t the cache’ it’s suppose to be. 25 years of close, or not so close, but no cigar, can do that.

  4. Got a suspicion this stuff is largely agent-drive. Certain guys get their names spread all over the place for no good reason, and the “finalists” played up by the media aren’t likely coming from team sources.

  5. He actually informed them before the Bears and Broncos jobs for announced as filled. So good chance both teams took the guys they took because he pulled out. Just pointing that out for the folks who so ignorant that truth does not matter as long as they can throw some Dallas hate out there.

  6. This guy is a coordinator and that’s it. He was horrid in Atlanta. Teams are smart to steer clear of this guy as the head man.

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    Because the Falcons are a perennial Super Bowl contender and an NFC powerhouse since before him and after he left?

  7. Please, pretty please, somebody take Moore off our hands. Sean Payton and Quinn are a winning combo for sure.

  8. oldgrouch says:
    January 27, 2022 at 11:59 am
    I guess being part of America’s team hasn’t the cache’ it’s suppose to be. 25 years of close, or not so close, but no cigar, can do that.

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    Just the opposite. It got him to stay when he did have options. He just is in the position to choose instead of jumping at anything offered. Besides Peyton will prove that next year when he decides to come back to coaching. For Dallas to be so bad it is amazing how many people concentrate on everything they do (including you obviously) instead of keeping up with their own team.

  9. What the Cowboy haters will never understand is this: people live coaching, playing an working for Jerry. He’s an easy target, but how many players or ex-players ever talk bad about him? How many coaches bad mouth the organization? Why do guys like Will McClay stay here? Big money and amazing culture make it a pretty nice place to work.

  10. Could it have anything to do with blowing 28 TO 3 lead in the Super Bowl? And you can bet that question was asked.

  11. chc4 says:
    January 27, 2022 at 11:28 am
    This guy is a coordinator and that’s it. He was horrid in Atlanta. Teams are smart to steer clear of this guy as the head man.
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    “Horrid”?! I’m sure he had his shortcomings, but “horrid” is way over the top for a coach that took his team to the SB.

  12. He wanted the Denver job and when that went away, none of the other jobs seemed worth it. Rather wait the year to see what other HC jobs open

  13. rickfol says:
    January 27, 2022 at 11:28 am
    Not sure why Moore was even a thought for any team
    Well scratch my back with a hacksaw the Dolphins are having a second interview with moore!

  14. florioisntverysmart says:
    January 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm
    What the Cowboy haters will never understand is this: people live coaching, playing an working for Jerry. He’s an easy target, but how many players or ex-players ever talk bad about him? How many coaches bad mouth the organization? Why do guys like Will McClay stay here? Big money and amazing culture make it a pretty nice place to work.

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    Well this is an easy one to answer, Jimmy Johnson. You know the last coach to get him and then the bums after him to super bowl wins because all that Jimmy did and Jerry eventually ruined. Of course they like Jerry look at all they can do wrong and get away with it. Not when Jimmy was there.

  15. imaduffer says:
    January 27, 2022 at 12:34 pm
    Could it have anything to do with blowing 28 TO 3 lead in the Super Bowl? And you can bet that question was asked.

    Didn’t hurt Shanahan who was the guy calling passes when 3 runs and an under 40 yard FG by an excellent kicker would have won the game.

  16. This guy is a coordinator and that’s it. He was horrid in Atlanta. Teams are smart to steer clear of this guy as the head man.

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    Because the Falcons are a perennial Super Bowl contender and an NFC powerhouse since before him and after he left?

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    By your logic Joe Judge, Ben McAdoo and Pat Shurmur should’ve great coaches b/c of Bill Parcells success in NY. June Jones and Jim Mora being awful had nothing to do with Quinn’s success/failure. I am judging DQ on his 5 year resume in Atlanta. Game management disasters (not just the Super Bowl), horrid defenses and lame slogans like “brotherhood” are what made him so bad. He is a terrible leader.

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