The Dan Quinn saga is finally resolved. The architect of the Cowboys' elite defensive units is no longer in Dallas. He is making his return to head coaching with the Washington Commanders.
Commanders, who finished last season 4-13 and with the worst defense in the NFL, will benefit greatly from Quinn's leadership. But, he will need to bring in a significant amount of new talent with him to Washington to build a competitive team.
Fortunately for the Commanders, they are projected to have the most cap space in the NFL this offseason with over $84 million. This means that Quinn will have the ability to make the maneuvers he desires and lure away a few players he has familiarity with from Dallas.
Stephon Gilmore, Cornerback
The Commanders allowed the most passing yards and passing touchdowns in the NFL last season despite spending significant resources on their secondary over the years.
Gilmore, who might get squeezed out of the corner rotation in Dallas, and the Commanders could be a match made in heaven. Despite being 33, he still played every game and 94% of snaps, and had a solid year, finishing with 68 tackles, two interceptions, and a completion rate of under 56 percent.
He might be superfluous in Dallas who likely will have Trevon Diggs and DaRon Bland starting on opposite sides.
Quinn, who was able to squeeze every little bit of juice left in Gilmore last season, might want to bring him to Washington as a veteran CB1.