NFL: Dan Quinn stays with the Cowboys

NFL: Dan Quinn stays with Cowboys


Courted by several NFL teams, the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, Dan Quinn, will finally remain in his position with the Texas organization.

By In a statement on Thursday, the Cowboys confirmed that the 52-year-old has decided to stay with head coach Mike McCarthy for the upcoming campaign.

“We are all extremely excited about the Dan's return. I spoke with Dan a short time ago, and it's important to us. It offers us the continuity of what we have established over the past two years. On a personal note, I can't tell you how grateful I am,” McCarthy told the team's website Thursday afternoon.

The principal was among the candidates for the pilot position with the Arizona Cardinals. Quinn also reportedly had talks with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

According to McCarthy, he decided to stay for several reasons. Among other things, he believes that Quinn has a better chance of winning the championship in Dallas than elsewhere.

“No doubt the staff, the players, and since he was a head coach, I think that he understands that at this point in his life, how difficult it is to win a Super Bowl. I believe he's in a position where he can be selective, so I'm very happy with his decision,” he added.

The New Jersey native is the defensive coordinator with the Cowboys for two seasons. Previously, Quinn was the helm of the Atlanta Falcons from 2015 to 2020. He was fired by the Georgia team after they started the regular season with no wins in five games.