Dan Quinn Takes Next Step Toward AFC Team's Head Coaching Job

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is in line for a second interview with an AFC team

Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn at MetLife
Sep 26, 2022; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn at MetLife / Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Dan Quinn has been a top name around NFL coaching circles over the past two seasons. Quinn came over to become the Cowboys' defensive coordinator in 2021 and has transformed this unit into one of the best in the league.

This past season, Dallas was ranked fifth in the NFL in both total defense (299.7) and pass defense (187.4). Additionally, they were tied for ninth in the league in team sacks (46). Players like Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, and DaRon Bland have all developed into stars under Quinn's watch.

The 53-year-old coach is now heading into his second interview with an AFC ballclub. According to Tom Pelissero, Quinn will have a second interview with the Tennessee Titans for their vacant heading coaching position.

The first interview was conducted on Zoom but the second one will be in person, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Quinn is set to meet in person with Tennessee on Wednesday. The New Jersey native compiled a 43-42 record as the Falcons head coach from 2015-2020.

Prior to his stint in Atlanta, Quinn was a highly respected defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks in 2013 and 2014, when he helped lead them to consecutive Super Bowl appearances.

Mike Vrabel was the Titans' previous coach so Quinn fits the bill of the type of coach they like. Quinn is a high-energy motivator who knows how to get the most out of his players.

He's the third finalist for the Titans' vacancy, joining Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown and Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan.

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