The third time is the charm for new Washington Commanders head coach Dan Quinn.
Since being terminated by Atlanta, Quinn interviewed for open head coaching jobs for the third cycle in a row.
Quinn has finally landed one of the best 32 jobs in America. The architect of the revamped Dallas defense that took the league by storm early in 2023 has been selected to lead the Commanders, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Quinn was the last man standing as Seattle selected Mike MacDonald as their new coach yesterday. Quinn gets the job in Washington after interviewing with them on several different occasions. Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson was rumored to be Washington's first choice, but he announced earlier in the week that he was staying in the Motor City.
In the game of musical chairs, Washington was the last team left to select a new head coach and apparently, Quinn was the best man left for the job.
Quinn is leaving Dallas after a first-round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers. To make matters worse, the Cowboys had rough finish to the season after starting the season with such promise. Quinn did an admirable job with the talent that he had and assisted in making Micah Parsons a great player.
Dallas will see Quinn twice next season due to divisional scheduling. Further, the Cowboys will also face former offensive coordinator Kellen Moore twice as well as Moore leaves San Diego to take the reigns as offensive coordinator in Philadelphia.
As Quinn takes over the seat formerly occupied by Rivera, it has been rumored that Rivera will take over in Dallas for Quinn. That would be an interesting development if it materializes.
NFL Spin Zone will keep you abreast of this situation as more detail evolve in the coming days.