5 Cowboys Dan Quinn Could Take With Him to Washington

Dan Quinn is now the head coach of the Washington Commanders. These five Cowboys could follow him there.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
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Jayron Kearse, Safety

Kearse seems like a prototypical Dan Quinn guy. His versatility and ability to play both linebacker and safety make him a crucial piece for any defense he is a part of. Plus, he owes a lot of the success he enjoyed in his career to Quinn.

Before arriving in Dallas in 2021, Kearse was a fringe rotation player. He was able to flourish under Quinn's system, especially in his first two seasons. He was still solid in 2023, but his snap count was reduced to the extensive depth the Cowboys have in the position.

Now that the Cowboys have prioritized fellow safeties Malik Hooker and Donovan Wilson by giving them contract extensions last offseason, Kearse is a good candidate to sign elsewhere.

His familiarity with Quinn, as well as his playmaking, could be a huge boost to Dan Quinn's defense in Washington. Quinn knows the importance of investing resources in safety as he had immediately signed Hooker, Damontae Kazee, and Kearse when he came to Dallas. There is a good chance he will replicate that strategy with the Commanders, with Kearse being a likely free-agent signing there.