Dan Quinn’s Cowboys Return Even More Likely After Latest News

It's becoming increasingly more likely that the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator is staying for another season.
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NFL's coaching carousel is going full speed and Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn may have missed his chance to hop on.

After being one of the leading candidates for the head coaching opening for the Seattle Seahawks, Quinn has reportedly lost the job to the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald.

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According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks are set to hire Macdonald to replace their long-time head coach Pete Carroll. Macdonald not only helped build one of the best defenses in the league in Baltimore last season, but he will also be the youngest head coach in the NFL.

This was the seventh head coach opening that was filled this offseason. The only team remaining without a head coach is currently the Washington Commanders.

The Commanders were one of the five teams Quinn has interviewed with this offseason. With leading candidates Ben Johnson and Bobby Slowik reportedly staying with their teams and Macdonald taking the Seahawks job, Quinn has emerged as one of the leading candidates in Washington.

However, the Commanders' job was arguably the least desirable opening this offseason. There is a reason even first-time head coach candidates like Johnson and Slowik turned down that job.

Quinn reportedly has the option to come back to Dallas for another season under Mike McCarthy. Would he give up a chance to make a Super Bowl run to take the Commanders job?


But his chances of staying with the Cowboys, where he has consistently done an excellent job and is beloved by the players, have just increased dramatically.

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