Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has made a decision on his future amid reports he could take up a head coaching job ahead of next season.
Quinn, a candidate for the top job with the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, and Arizona Cardinals, has opted to remain with the Cowboys. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, the 52-year-old was interviewed by the Cardinals on Wednesday but took himself out of the running for the job there, as well as others, informing all interested parties that he has unfinished business with America’s Team.
This development has come as a boost to the Cowboys and their head coach Mike McCarthy, who was late to his news conference this Thursday as he was meeting with Quinn.
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While the HC seemed very pleased with the outcome of the meeting, he did not give any details. He might as well have, though, given what he actually said.
“We’re all extremely excited to have Dan back. This is big for us,” he said, per Jon Machota of TheAthletic.com. “It gives us continuity. Frankly, on a personal note, I can’t tell you how thankful I am.
“Clearly, Dan is in the position to be selective, and I’m extremely excited about the decision.”
When Quinn took over as Cowboys DC in 2021, the team had allowed the most points in franchise history the previous season. He’s since turned their defense into one of the best in the NFL. The Cowboys led the league in takeaways both last season and the one prior. They ranked seventh in points allowed in 2021 and fifth in 2022.
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