July 16, 2024

Completed Deal: A $66.7 million contract has been agreed between the Cowboys and Alabama

Dan Quinn, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, is returning to head coaching after a three-year absence.

Dan Quinn’s last remaining option after being passed over by four other organizations he interviewed with this summer was to sign with the Washington Commanders. It is rumored that he is already stealing Cowboys employees now that he has the position.

The first name Quinn is expected to poach from the Cowboys is Joe Whitt Jr, who has been working as the secondary coach and pass game coordinator in Dallas since 2021. Under his leadership, the Cowboys consistently had some of the best secondaries in the league.

Quinn managed to build elite defensive units in Dallas. Last year, the Cowboys ranked fifth in passing yards allowed and fifth in scoring. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise anybody that he would want to bring the architects of this defense to Washington, who had the worst defense in the NFL in 2023, both in terms of points and yards allowed.

Interestingly enough, Whitt Jr is also considered to be a frontrunner in Dallas to replace Quinn as defensive coordinator, according to the Dallas Morning News. He has an extensive relationship with Mike McCarthy as the two worked together for a decade in Green Bay.

Whether Whitt Jr. will follow Quinn to Washington or stay loyal to McCarthy in Dallas remains to be seen, but Dallas clearly has a lot of work to do to replenish their staff on the defensive side of the ball. The Cowboys’ offseason just got significantly more complicated.

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