After being considered for several teams’ head coaches, Dan Quinn, Cowboys defensive coordinator has decided to return to Dallas in 2022.
Many wondered whether Quinn was making a bid for the Cowboys’ head coach job when this news broke. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ long-time owner, says that this is not true.
Although rumors were circulating about Mike McCarthy’s job security after the disappointing Wild Card loss, it seems that the Dallas head coach will be able to keep his position for the future.
Recent reports by David Moore from the Dallas Morning News claim that Jones stated that McCarthy’s job security had never been in doubt. According to reports, the owner and head coaching pair were working behind-the scenes to keep Quinn as DC.
ALERT: Jerry Jones tells Dallas Morning News that Mike McCarthy’s job status was never in question. Said he & McCarthy were working behind the scenes to do all they could retain Dan Quinn.
Quinn has received a multi-year extension to remain as defensive coordinator.
— David Moore (@DavidMooreDMN) January 28, 2022
Recent Cowboy Maven reports that Quinn was granted a “substantial rise” in order to remain with Dallas in 2022. According to reports, Quinn has been locked in as the defensive coordinator for a multi-year extension.
The Cowboys’ first season with the DC, 51-year-old DC transformed 2020’s league-worst defense to a play-making force in 2021. He quickly became a popular option for a head coach after he was able to oversee breakout performances by Micah Parsons, league interception leader Trevon Diggs, and Defensive Player Of The Year frontrunner Micah Parsons.
Jones and McCarthy will be delighted to have Quinn back in their ranks in 2022.