Dan Quinn on the Verge of Signing Another Ex-Cowboys Player

Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn could be adding another ex-Dallas player to his new team for the 2024 campaign.
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Commanders coach Dan Quinn during the NFL Scouting
Feb 27, 2024; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Washington Commanders coach Dan Quinn during the NFL Scouting / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has wasted no time turning on his former squad as he takes over the Washington Commanders. Quinn has pilfered both the Cowboys' staff and top free agents this offseason following his move, helping himself and hurting his ex-employer in the process.

Quinn almost screwed the Cowboys in the draft as well by trying to trade up for Dallas' eventual first-round pick, Tyler Guyton.

While he was unsuccessful in that attempt to undermine former boss Mike McCarthy, he's back at it again.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday night the Commanders are hosting veteran wide receiver Martavis Bryant for a visit on Wednesday. Bryant is, of course, an ex-Cowboy who was just recently released by the team last week.

It was noted following Dallas' decision that he had interest around the league, but no one quite expected Washington to be the first known suitor.

It's obvious there's a few players Quinn has made a priority to bring with him as he spearheads a new era for the Commanders. He quickly signed four Dallas free agents this offseason, with center Tyler Biadasz, EDGE Dorance Armstrong, EDGE Dante Fowler Jr. and cornerback Noah Igbinoghene all following Quinn to the nation's capital.

Bryant would represent the fifth if a deal is agreed to. The troubled wideout hasn't appeared in an NFL game since the 2018 campaign, but the potential he flashed early on in his career, to go along with his incredible size at 6-foot-4, has kept him around in the league to this point.

It'd be desperate to bank on Bryant being a key contributor at this point, but considering the state of Washington's WR corps, it's no surprise Quinn is seriously considering the once-promising pass catcher. The only wide receiver on the roster to ever have even 600 yards in an NFL season is Terry McLaurin.

Of course, the last time Bryant achieved that feat was back in 2017 — when Commanders rookie QB Jayden Daniels was only 17 years old. Good luck, Washington.

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