It’s possible the best move the Dallas Cowboys made last offseason was hiring Dan Quinn as their defensive coordinator. The former Atlanta Falcons head coach has been phenomenal through Week 16 of the 2021 season.
On Sunday night, the Cowboys’ defense was strong against Washington Football Team. This resulted in multiple turnovers and a win of 56-14.
Quinn spoke with the media Monday afternoon about his year’s work. Quinn mentioned that his success in Dallas could result in him being a coach again in 2022.
Quinn stated, “I wasn’t coming here looking for my next job.” “I came in here to have fun and hopefully kick some ass.”
Quinn said that he is ready to accept another opportunity as a head coach if one arises. Quinn’s main focus is, however, on the 2021 season.
“If they [head coaching positions] arise, I’ll be available for them. But it’s a great time being here with the crew and pushing for it.”
Cowboys DC Dan Quinn: “I wasn’t coming here to look what my next job would be. I wanted to come in here, have a blast & hopefully kick ass.”
“If (head coaching opportunities) come, I’ll be ready for them…But I’m having a blast being right here with this crew and going for it.”
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) December 27, 2021
Quinn was mentioned by Peter Schrager and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network as one the top six potential coaches for the 2022 cycle.
Quinn was not a bad coach during his time in Atlanta. Quinn led the team to a Super Bowl appearance in his second season.
Quinn is likely to be asked for interviews in the next few weeks.