Despite the disastrous collapse in the NFC Wild Card game against the Green Bay Packers, the Cowboys' defensive coordinator Dan Quinn continues to have suitors around the NFL. Even though Mike McCarthy is staying on for another year, it seems less and less likely every day that Quinn will stick around in Dallas.
Even though there are huge names on the head coach market like Bill Belichick and Jim Harbaugh, Dan Quinn is one of the most sought-after candidates for the teams currently looking for a head coach. In fact, he is interviewing with five teams; the Panthers, Titans, Chargers, Seahawks, and the Commanders.
The Seattle Seahawks seem like the most logical choice for both sides. Having worked on the Super Bowl-winning team as the play-caller of the famed Legion of Boom defense, Quinn rose to national prominence there. His being the successor to Pete Carroll makes some sense.
Yet, the Commanders are an intriguing destination for Quinn as well. After welcoming their new general manager Adam Peters, Washington is trying to take a significant step next season, especially on the defensive end. Considering the similar situation he inherited with the Atlanta Falcons before taking them to the Super Bowl in his first head coaching stint, Quinn might be the guy for the job with his trademark fast and physical style.
Quinn has previously drawn significant interest from the league in previous seasons but chose to stay in Dallas. If these head coaching interviews don't pan out for Quinn, there is a good chance the Cowboys will want him to stay. It is hard to see Dallas finding a better defensive coordinator than Quinn.