Hot Coaching Candidate Dan Quinn Sticking With Cowboys, After All

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Dan Quinn has been drawing interest from several NFL teams with a head coaching vacancy, and he’s even interviewed for a few of them. But from the sounds of things, he isn’t going anywhere.

Instead, Quinn has informed rival teams he will stay on as the Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator for another season, per NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.

Quinn, 51, has actually interviewed for six of the nine vacancies since the end of the season. That included two interviews with the Denver Broncos, a team with which he was considered the frontrunner.

Prior to joining the Cowboys, Quinn was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-20. He led them to the Super Bowl in 2016, when they lost to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots after building a 28-3 lead.

During the season, Quinn said he wouldn’t leave the Cowboys just for the sake of it.

“I think for me coming here, I wasn’t coming here to look at what my next job would be,” he told reporters. “I wanted to come in here and have a blast and hopefully kick ass and make an impact. … If those moments come, I’ll be ready for them if the right scenario came about, but honestly, I’m having a blast right here with this crew and going for it. That’s where my mind is, that’s where my heart is.

“I don’t really spend a lot of time thinking about down the road or what’s next. I just like really being in the moment with the guys.”

For at least one more year, it appears Quinn will be in the moment with the Cowboys once again.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,

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