With rumors circulating that Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is being considered for head coaching jobs, the franchise cannot afford to let that happen.
This season, the Dallas Cowboys defense under defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has been one of the best in the league and a reason for their success. Quinn, a former head coach, has thrived in his new role, mainly due to essentially staying focused on one side of the ball as opposed to seeing the entire operation.
However, reports have surfaced that the Jacksonville Jaguars, who currently don’t have a head coach, are interested in interviewing several coordinators, including Quinn and Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, for their vacant position. It’s news that should scare Dallas fans, and owner Jerry Jones cannot and should not let Quinn leave.
Just look at what he has built with this team and how the future looks brighter if Quinn continues to don the star instead of switching colors. Plus, his tenure as a head coach is well documented with collapses, highlighted by the greatest collapse in Super Bowl history while leading the Atlanta Falcons. No blemishes can be found for Quinn as a defensive coordinator in Seattle and Dallas.
Micah Parsons looks like a steal. Demarcus Lawrence is playing like his contract warrants. Randy Gregory seems to have gotten his act together, and Trevon Diggs is intercepting passes frequently, although his giving up big yardage needs work. All of this can be attributed to how Quinn has come in and instilled a new form of confidence.
Jerry Jones needs to pay Dan Quinn whatever he wants to stay and lead the Dallas Cowboys defense
Prior to Quinn’s arrival, the Dallas Cowboys defense, albeit talented, was largely suspect and ridden with bad luck. Additionally, they didn’t seem to have the right guy leading the charge. Now, they do. The result? A dominant unit, and so far, an NFC Eastern Division Title, and current No. 2 seed in the NFC.
Moreover, the offense is playing complimentary football and taking a backseat to how well this defense has played. That can be attributed to Quinn and his sole focus on turning the defense around. Right now, there is a possibility that this unit could propel Dallas further in the playoffs than many choose to give credit for.
Eventually, Dan Quinn may get another head coaching gig, but right now, he’s better off staying in Dallas and should not consider any other offer until he gets a ring with the Dallas Cowboys, however long that may be. Sometimes, you are better off in one position than another. Jacksonville will take a long time to rebuild. Dallas? They have the pieces, and maybe a few more can finish the job.