Broncos are coming for Dallas Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports /

We knew this day was coming. Cowboys Nation has considered themselves blessed for having someone of Dan Quinn’s level coaching their defense for the past two seasons. Everyone knew the day was soon coming where promotion opportunities would come knocking at the Dallas Cowboys door.

That day appears to be now.

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn is starting to get head coaching opportunities again and the Broncos are first in line

After a strong 2021 season, both Dallas Cowboys coordinators were courted last offseason for potential head coaching gigs. Both stayed in Dallas but everyone knew it was only a matter of time before one, if not both, left for greener pastures in the near-future.

The Broncos were one of the teams that considered Quinn for a HC job last winter. They eventually landed elsewhere, hiring Nathanial Hackett instead. A decision they clearly regret, Denver now looks to rebuild their candidate pool with Quinn positioned somewhere near the top once again.

Quinn started the 2022 season with an elite defensive unit that inarguably carried the Cowboys through the Cooper Rush era. As the season has worn on, injuries have taken their toll, and the once dominant Dallas defense now looks like an accident waiting to happen.

But Quinn remains in good standing in Dallas and is considered one of the best defensive minds league-wide. It stands to reason, Denver will not be the only team calling on the former Atlanta head coach this winter.

Quinn leaving is not a forgone conclusion and with a playoff game in Tampa just seven days away, it’s not at the forefront of Quinn’s mind. Jerry Jones paid Quinn handsomely to stay last year and Quinn loves the environment in Dallas.

It seems he wants the right opportunity – not just any opportunity.

It’s a good thing when teams come inquiring about coaches. It means they’re doing something right. With any luck the Cowboys can hold the fort and fend off would-be suiters because Dan Quinn might just be the best coach this franchise currently employs.

What do you think? Will Dan Quinn leave the Cowboys this winter? Will it be the Broncos or someone else?