Dan Quinn was a revelation for the Cowboys. Quinn’s first season in Dallas saw him rebuild his brand with his rejuvenation of the defense.
The former Atlanta Falcons head coaching is receiving a lot of interest from the NFL to be promoted. Quinn could only spend one season with the Cowboys. The Cowboys’ greatest rival, the New York Giants, is also interested.
Quinn will interview Monday for the New York gig. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator may be interested in the Giants.
“Source: Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will be traveling to interview for the HC position with the #Giants tomorrow, when @Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy has been scheduled to start meetings with his coaching staff,” stated Werder. “Quinn was raised in NJ and a Giants fan. He has a Lawrence Taylor poster on the wall.
Werder says Quinn was born in Morristown, New Jersey and would love a homecoming. Although the Cowboys are not the only team the Cowboys defensive coordinator is interested in, it seems that the Giants are the one he’s most interested in.
Quinn will be competing against a lot of people for the job. Brian Flores (ex-Miami Dolphins coach, and a Brooklyn native, New York) is believed to have the Giants at the top of his wishlist. Brian Daboll, the Buffalo Bills’ offensive coordinator, may be the man to beat. He is also believed to have grown up in the area and is reportedly at the top of the team’s wishlist.
The Cowboys could be already accepting the fact that they will need a new defensive coordinator by 2022.
Other NFL franchises may also be interested in Dan Quinn’s replacement. Joe Whitt, Cowboys secondary coach, is being sought after by other NFL teams as they search for the next great coordinators. According to Steve Wyche, the Cowboys assistant has been highly sought after for positions as defensive coordinators.
tweeted Wyche: “The Ravens have requested an interview with Cowboys secondary coaches Joe Whitt to fill their vacant position as defensive coordinator,” said. “Seattle also asked Whitt to be interviewed for the open DC position.”
The offseason saw the departure of their defensive coordinators by both the Baltimore Ravens (and Seattle Seahawks) The Ravens fired Don “Wink”, Martindale. The Seahawks then fired Ken Norton Jr.
Quinn has been receiving numerous interview requests. Whitt might be able to step in as Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, if Quinn is offered a job. Joe Whitt has plenty of options this offseason.