3 Dan Quinn replacements the Cowboys should already have on their radar

3 Dan Quinn replacements the Cowboys should already have on their radar
3 Dan Quinn replacements the Cowboys should already have on their radar

The offseason has arrived for the Dallas Cowboys, and fans should prepare for some seismic changes to the roster and coaching staff.

This is why it is so important to enjoy a good season. The turnover from year to year in terms of staff and coaches means that nothing can ever be guaranteed. While Mike McCarthy has instilled a winning culture in Dallas, he could lose a cherished assistant in defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.

Quinn returning for 2022 after being a finalist for the Broncos head coaching gig was considered one of the wins of the past offseason. This year, however, it seems inevitable that the claimed defensive spirit will return to head coaching.

As of this writing, Quinn has already secured interviews with Denver, Arizona and Indianapolis. He’s already scheduled a second interview with the Cardinals and is considered the primary candidate for the Broncos gig if they don’t move heaven and earth to nab Sean Payton. .

Either way, McCarthy and the Cowboys should already have replacements lined up in case Quinn leaves for a head coaching job.

3 potential Dan Quinn replacements for the Cowboys

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3. George Edwards

The Cowboys will no doubt look internally to replace Quinn, and Edwards should be on the shortlist of candidates. Currently Dallas’ primary defensive assistant, Edwards was previously the team’s linebackers coach, so his fingerprints are all over that defense and he already has a relationship with the players.

Before coming to Dallas, Edwards served as defensive coordinator for the Vikings for six seasons. While Minnesota’s defense is one of the worst in the NFL now, it has thrived under Edwards’ tutelage. He asked them to finish 11th in points allowed in his first year, before going on to string together five consecutive seasons by finishing in the top 10 with the fewest points allowed.

During that span, the Vikings finished in the top five three times and boasted the league’s best defense by any metric in 2017.

As just mentioned, Minnesota’s defense fell off a cliff with then-head coach Mike Zimmer pulling the strings after Edwards left after the 2019 season and it didn’t. only get worse in the years that followed.

Edwards would be a quality inside hire by the Cowboys.

. replacements Dan Quinn the Cowboys should already have on their radar

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