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Dan Quinn staying in Dallas, won’t pursue head coaching jobs

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn plans to stay in Dallas for the 2023 season.Quinn, who was a candidate for three different head-coaching vacancies this offseason, has informed those teams that he plans to remain in Dallas, according to multiple reports.The Cardinals, Colts and Broncos had all shown interest in hiring Quinn as head coach. It’s [more]

Mike McCarthy doesn’t guarantee Kellen Moore will return

Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was a candidate for the Panthers’ head coaching job. He didn’t get that job, with the Panthers announcing Frank Reich as their new head coach Thursday.The question now is: Will Moore have a job with the Cowboys after this week?The Cowboys surely did not want to sabotage Moore’s chances of [more]

Report: DeMeco Ryans emerges as “a top candidate” for Broncos

As of Tuesday night, word was circulating that the Broncos could make a decision as to their next head coach as soon as Wednesday. They quite possibly have.Mike Klis of 9News.com reports that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has emerged as “a top candidate” for the job.There’s a huge difference between “a top candidate” and [more]

Cowboys officially sever ties with six assistant coaches

Back-to-back 12-5 regular-season performances became the top argument for keeping coach Mike McCarthy. It wasn’t enough to keep six members of his staff employed, however.The Cowboys have announced that six assistant coaches have been let go. Technically, their expired contracts weren’t renewed. As a practical matter, they were politely told to pack their things and [more]

Competition Committee is expected to look at mechanics of tackle that injured Tony Pollard

Cowboys running back Tony Pollard injured his ankle during the divisional round of the playoffs and the NFL is expected to look into the mechanics of the tackle that led to the injuries this offseason.49ers cornerback Jimmie Ward grabbed Pollard from behind and then pulled the back down while dropping his own body to the [more]

Cowboys whack five assistant coaches, so far

The best argument for the Cowboys keeping coach Mike McCarthy is that he presided over consecutive 12-win seasons. That argument presumably would also apply to the various members of the coaching staff who now find themselves out of work.In addition to senior defensive assistant George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete, the Cowboys have [more]

Report: Colts schedule second interview with Dan Quinn for Saturday

The Colts have scheduled a second interview with Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn for Saturday, Albert Breer of SI.com reports.Quinn had a second interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday and has drawn interest from the Broncos.The Colts had an initial list of at least 14 candidates. They have sought second interviews with Broncos defensive coordinator [more]

Cowboys move on from George Edwards, Skip Peete

As noted last night, all but four of the Cowboys’ coaches have contracts that expired following the 2022 season. Two of those coaches will not be back.Via Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, senior defensive assistant George Edwards (pictured) and running backs coach Skip Peete will not return. Both have completed their three-year contracts.Edwards arrived in [more]

Report: Kellen Moore completes a second day of interviews in Carolina

Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has completed an interview with the Panthers for their head coach opening, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. Moore spent two days in Carolina.Former Colts head coach Frank Reich and Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks also have completed their second interviews with the team.Six others received initial interest, including former [more]

Nick Bosa, Chris Jones, Micah Parsons finalists for AP defensive player of the year

There is a clear frontrunner for AP defensive player of the year. But there are still two other contenders who have been named as finalists for the award.San Francisco’s Nick Bosa, Kansas City’s Chris Jones, and Dallas’ Micah Parsons are the three finalists, the AP announced on Wednesday.With a league-leading 18.5 sacks on what was [more]

Most Cowboys coaching contracts have expired

When explaining that both Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his son and team COO (among other titles) Stephen Jones were canceling their weekly interviews with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, it was speculated by the hosts that the Joneses were spending their time dealing with the fact that the majority of the coaches’ contracts have [more]

Tony Pollard undergoes surgery for high ankle sprain

Cowboys running back Tony Pollard will enter free agency this spring. He is not expected to be fully healed until sometime after that.Pollard underwent surgery Tuesday on a high ankle sprain, Todd Archer of ESPN reports. The Pro Bowler had the tightrope procedure to repair the ligaments in his left ankle.The surgery uses a braided [more]

Jerry Jones, Stephen Jones did not conduct radio interviews with flagship station this week

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones rarely misses a chance to hold court. He met with the media as usual after the Cowboys’ 19-12 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.But he did not do his radio show today.105.3 The Fan reports that Jones did not make a Tuesday appearance, a day after Cowboys executive vice president Stephen [more]

Cowboys’ tweet underscores the hazards of team-owned media

Roughly 20 years ago, sports teams and leagues decided to create their own media outlets, charging employees of the teams and leagues with the task of covering the entities that pay them. Usually, problems arise from team- and league-owned media being relentlessly positive and/or oblivious to the negative.Recently, the in-house media outlet covering one of [more]

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