New Report Emerges on Dan Quinn's Cowboys Future

The veteran defensive coordinator will likely return to Dallas if he doesn't get a head coaching job.

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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The Dallas Cowboys could be on the verge of losing defensive coordinator Dan Campbell as he’s in the running for the final two head coaching jobs remaining: the Seattle Seahawks and Washington Commanders.

However, in the case Quinn doesn’t get one of those jobs, he could end up staying in Dallas for the foreseeable future. In fact, Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report reported Sunday that Quinn plans to return to Dallas next season if he doesn’t get a head coaching opportunity.

Schultz adds the veteran defensive coordinator is beloved by his players and is currently scheduled to meet with Washington on Tuesday.

Quinn has interviewed once with the Commanders after completing interviews with the Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee Titans and Seahawks.

The Cowboys would love to have Quinn back for another year, as the defense was one of the best in the NFL this season. Dallas was ranked fifth in passing yards allowed (187.4), 16th in rushing yards allowed (112.4), and fifth in scoring (18.5 points per game allowed). 

Dallas’ defense let them down in the Super Wild Card round against the Green Bay Packers but still played well enough during the regular season to be viewed as a contender in the NFC.

At the same time, if Quinn was hired by the Seahawks or Commanders for their head coach opening, the Cowboys have “some interest in” former Commanders head coach Ron Rivera to fill the defensive coordinator vacancy.

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