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Dan Quinn’s history indicates the type of defensive tackle he prefers

He’s only had a couple of true NT types, like Dontari Poe. And they didn’t stick. | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Let’s look at who Dan Quinn has used for the job during his career. Fixing the Dallas Cowboys defense now is on the shoulders of Dan Quinn. He came to Dallas after being fired as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Before that, he made his name as the defensive coordinator of the renowned Legion of Boom defense of the Seattle Seahawks. He faces a big challenge, including restocking the roster. One major need for the Cowboys is to find a good 1-tech to...

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Report: Philadelphia Eagles to hire Nick Sirianni as head coach, not Kellen Moore or John Fassel

Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via There is a new rookie coach in the NFC East. We haven’t even reached the conference championship games and there has already been a seismic shift in the NFC East. It was a year ago that 75% of the group swapped out head coaches as the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, and the Washington Football team all brought in new people to run their programs. It was a bag of mixed results for Mike McCarthy, Joe Judge, and Ron Rivera as they all finished with below .500 records, but Washington did, at least, win a division title. As...

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Giants news, 1/21: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Odell Beckham, more

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via New York Giants related headlines for Thursday Good morning, New York Giants fans! Giants' massive Daniel Jones question: Is he a franchise QB Paul Schwartz looks at the view from both inside and outside the organization. It’s a question that hasn’t been answered yet. 2021 NFL turnaround candidates: Don't sleep on Cowboys, Jets The Giants aren’t included on this list. Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he’s inclined to take a year off Pederson said by text Tuesday night that he is “leaning toward taking...

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Report: Dallas Cowboys to name Aden Durde as their new defensive line coach

Photo by Carmen Mandato/ There is a new defensive line coach in town for the Cowboys. The Dallas Cowboys have shuffled around a few coaches following their disastrous 2020 campaign and they were both on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive coordinator Mike Nolan was let go after one year of service with the club as was defensive line coach Jim Tomsula. The Cowboys landed a new coordinator a week ago in former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, brought in Joe Whitt to run the pass defense and secondary (Maurice Linguist is headed to the University of Michigan)...

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Bengals News (1/20): Top of the class

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Bengals have some of the top free agents entering the 2021 free agency class. Misdemeanor battery charge vs. Cincinnati Bengals' Mackensie Alexander dismissedAlexander was arrested in August after he left Bengals training camp following the disappearance of his father while picking berries with a family friend. According to the arrest report, Alexander allegedly went to a man's house to discuss the incident, hit him and caused minor injuries. Report: Former Cowboys RBs coach Gary Brown to interview with BengalsFormer Dallas Cowboys...

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Silver Minings: Is Jason Witten set to become a coach?

Jason Witten | Photo by Ethan Miller/ Raiders tight end has talked about entering the coaching arena Four days prior to setting the NFL record for games played by a tight end in the Las Vegas Raiders Week 17 win over the Denver Broncos, Jason Witten said coaching could be in his future. This came shortly after Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden said he thought Witten was going to retire — and that he thought the future Pro Football Hall of Famer would make a great coach. Witten, who played the 2020 season in Las Vegas after playing with the Dallas Cowboys, said he hadn’t...

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Eagles are reportedly interested in Cowboys special teams coach John Fassel as their head coach

Photo by Harry How/ A division rival holds interest in the Cowboys special teams ace. There are effectively only two head coach openings left in the NFL at the moment as the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles are both still looking for someone to serve at the head of their franchises. It is expected that Dan Campbell, formerly of the Cowboys, will become the newest Detroit Lions head coach soon, but that remains unofficial. The Texans and Eagles are both organizations in the middle of some turmoil right now with both needing head coaches to help straighten out their...

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Bears to interview Cowboys senior assistant defensive coach George Edwards for defensive coordinator

Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via The Cowboys shuffle on their defensive coaching staff carries on. Once the Cowboys season ended, the coaching carousel on defense began. Mike McCarthy, with some heavy input from the Jones family, parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. Defensive line coach Jim Tomsula followed. Dan Quinn was brought in to be the defensive coordinator and Joe Whitt Jr., who has past experience with both McCarthy and Quinn, assumed the role of secondary coach/passing game coordinator. During the time the Cowboys were looking for a new...

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Report: Maurice Linguist going to University of Michigan after one season with Cowboys

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Cowboys shake up on their defensive staff continues. The Dallas Cowboys have adjusted their coaching staff on defense this offseason. After a disastrous first year under defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, they said goodbye to him and found former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn as a replacement. One of the people that the team interviewed for their defensive coordinator position was actually Joe Whitt Jr., who wound up on staff anyway. The Cowboys hired Whitt as the team’s secondary coach and defensive passing game coordinator to work...

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Bengals to interview former Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown for same position

Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/Tribune News Service via Brown has an important connection with one of the Bengals’ newest coaches. The Cincinnati Bengals need a few more assistant coaches to completely fill out their staff, but running backs coach is the last true vacancy they have left. That spot might be filled very soon. Former Cowboys and Browns running backs coach Gary Brown will interview with the Bengals for the same position next week, per NFL insider Tom Pelissero. Former #Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown, who took last season off to address health...

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How to fix the Cowboys defense (part 1): Identifying the problem

Photo by Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via What ails this Cowboys defense? It’s always a refreshing feeling to get a new coach. Good, bad, or indifferent, just the notion that big changes are coming is enough to get us fans excited about what lies ahead. The hire of new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn certainly seems like a good decision on the surface. Only time will tell if his tutelage will be what the doctor ordered to cure the Cowboys underperforming defense. Quinn will definitely have his hands full, but what exactly will he need to do to get this Cowboys defense...

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How the Cowboys’ current roster fits Dan Quinn’s scheme

Photo by Andy Lyons/ The Cowboys certainly have some work to do Since the Cowboys hired Dan Quinn to be their new defensive coordinator, we’ve taken an an in-depth look at both the front seven and coverage schemes that Quinn uses, as well as the ones defensive passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr., primarily uses. Now comes the most important part: how well does the current roster fit that kind of scheme? Quinn, like Mike Nolan before him, will naturally talk about shaping the scheme to fit the personnel, but every coach has their own preferences that override that...

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Report: Eagles interested in interviewing Cowboys special teams coordinator

Handout photo Yet another name in the mix. The Philadelphia Eagles are interested in interviewing Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator John Fassel for their head coaching job, according to a report from Marcus Hayes of the Inquirer. John, who turned 47 earlier this month, is the son of former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel. The younger Fassel — nicknamed “Bones” for his slender physique — has been coaching in the NFL since originally becoming the Baltimore Ravens’ assistant special teams coordinator in 2005. After spending three years in that role,...

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Cowboys news: Potential additions to the Cowboys defensive coaching staff

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Your Cowboys news. delivered. Report: Potential defensive assistants, Smith and Durde, interviewed by Dallas - Asa Henry, CowboysWire Who will be the names to round out Mike McCarthy’s coaching troupe? The Dallas Cowboys hired Dan Quinn to be their defensive coordinator, and Joe Whitt Jr. as a defensive backs coach earlier this week, but it appears the club isn’t done adding coaching help on the defensive side of the ball. Dallas interviewed two people for roles in 2021. Ed Werder announced that Giff Smith was in contact with the...

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Rumour: Jets Hiring Miles Austin as WR Coach

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ I've seen this rumoured for a few days now, but it may be getting a little closer as Miles Austin's former coach at Monmouth congratulated him on his hiring: It does make sense with Miles Austin having worked for the 49'ers in 2019 as an offensive quality control coach. He's also a Jersey guy having grown up in Summit. Although Austin was an undrafted receiver in 2006, he carved out a fine career for himself. He played for the Cowboys, Eagles and Browns over a career that spanned 2006-2015. Finishing with 361 receptions, 5,273...

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The defense Dan Quinn is bringing to the Dallas Cowboys

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ Get familiarized with Dan Quinn. The Dallas Cowboys made a huge move bringing in Dan Quinn as their new defensive coordinator. Quinn was most recently the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, but prior to that he won a Super Bowl as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks and the famed Legion of Boom. Late in the 2020 season, the Cowboys defense started to generate some serious turnovers. In Weeks 14, 15, and 16 they had a combined 10 turnovers and went 3-0 during that stretch. Quinn knows all about creating turnovers. In his first...

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Cowboys news: Kellen Moore is a hot commodity - in the wrong place

Photo by Richard Rodriguez/ Plus the other news of the day. Reports: Eagles Eyeing Kellen Moore For HC - Nick Eatman, DallasCowboys.comAre you starting to get the feeling that Kellen Moore will not be with the Dallas Cowboys much longer? One thing is certain, this is not where we want to see him get his shot. First it was his alma mater, Boise State, looking to hire him as a head coach. Now, it appears the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in interviewing Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy. Kellen Moore news: Eagles request...

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Report: Philadelphia Eagles request interview with Kellen Moore for their vacant head coach position

Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The Eagles are eyeing one of the Cowboys’ own. A shockwave of sorts was sent throughout Cowboys Nation on the eve of the team’s regular-season finale, a game they would go on to lose to the New York Giants. While many expected offensive coordinator Kellen Moore to leave the team to take a head coaching position at Boise State University, it was reported that he would be returning to the Cowboys on a three-year deal. Moore has commanded the Cowboys offense for two seasons now, and while he has his critics, his impact is hard to ignore....

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Report: Eagles request interview with Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia’s next head coach could come from ... Dallas? The Philadelphia Eagles requested an interview with Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore for their head coaching vacancy, according to a report from Todd Archer. This report shouldn’t come as a total shock since the Eagles were rumored to have interest in hiring Moore for their offensive coordinator job last year. Moore, 32, spent six seasons in the NFL as a reserve quarterback after going undrafted out of Boise State. He retired in 2018 to become the Cowboys’...

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Report that Kellen Moore is making more to be Cowboys OC than Boise State head coach

Photo by Tom Pennington/ We might now know financial details of Kellen Moore’s new extension. Over the course of the last two weeks the Dallas Cowboys have locked up both their offensive and defensive coordinator for the long-term. Kellen Moore was given an extension the night before the regular-season finale, and Dan Quinn was hired on the defensive side of the ball this week. Details surrounding the contracts of coordinators rarely make it to the public light. Head coaches are a bit of a different situation given the status associated with those jobs. You’ll...

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Breaking down the front seven of new Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s defense

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ What will Dan Quinn bring up front? When Dan Quinn was announced as the new Cowboys defensive coordinator, everyone pretty much assumed it would mark a return to the more straightforward 4-3 defense after Mike Nolan’s implementation of a hybrid that included several 3-4 concepts in the scheme in 2020. While that’s largely true, it’s not a completely accurate portrait of Quinn’s scheme. As both a defensive coordinator and a head coach, Quinn’s teams have employed a 4-3 base defense. However, Quinn has significant experience in both styles....

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Cowboys adding Joe Whitt Jr. as secondary coach/passing game coordinator

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY Sports The Cowboys make another move on their defensive coaching staff. When the Cowboys were looking for a defensive coordinator, they interviewed Joe Whitt Jr. for the job. He didn’t get it, that went to Dan Quinn, but Whitt did impress the Cowboys ownership during his interview and that led to another position on the staff. The Cowboys are adding Joe Whitt Jr. as the passing game coordinator and secondary coach. Another important hire for Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy: team landed Joe Whitt Jr. as its defensive pass game...

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POLL: Would you approve of the Lions hiring Dan Campbell as head coach?

Campbell interviewed with the Lions on Monday. The Lions have been all over the place with their head coaching interviews over the last couple weeks. On Monday, the team interviewed, New Orleans Saints Assistant Head Coach Dan Campbell. The 44 year old is a rising star. Despite his young age, Campbell has head coaching exeperience from his time as Miami Dolphins interim head coach in 2015 after the team fired Joe Philbin. He’s also a former player, having ten years under his belt as a tight end for the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and—you guessed it—the Detroit...

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Frank Pollack Needs Support to Protect Bengals QB Joe Burrow

This past weekend the Cincinnati Bengals rehired offensive line coach and run Coordinator Frank Pollack. In 2018, the Bengals hired Pollack the first time after helping the Dallas Cowboys become the best offensive line in the game. The offensive line struggled and with Zac Taylor hired as the Bengals new head coach, Pollack was let go. […] Frank Pollack Needs Support to Protect Bengals QB Joe Burrow - Stripe Hype - Stripe Hype - Cincinnati Bengals News and Fan Community

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Cowboys news: Dan Quinn takes over the defense and could the Cowboys go after a QB?

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ Get your Tuesday Cowboys news here! Dallas Cowboys agree to deal with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn to be defensive coordinator, according to reports - Jori Epstein, USA Today The Cowboys got their man and now let’s see what he does to fix this defense. The Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Mike Nolan on Friday. On Monday, they agreed in principle to replace Nolan with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, according to multiple reports. NFL Network reported the news first. Quinn flew to Dallas for formal...

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Dan Quinn is exactly what the Cowboys need

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The new defensive coordinator brings experience, energy, and results. It didn’t take long at all for the Cowboys to find a new defensive coordinator. After firing Mike Nolan on Friday, Mike McCarthy hired former Falcons head coach Dan Quinn on Monday. Prior to his five and some change seasons in Atlanta during which time he had a career 43-42 record and appeared in the Super Bowl, Quinn was the Seahawks defensive coordinator from 2013 to 2014, winning a Super Bowl in the process. That in and of itself is one of the reasons why the Cowboys...

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Cowboys fans need to take a realistic approach to the hiring of Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator

A key situation to watch. | Photo by Elsa/ A new defensive coordinator was probably inevitable, but that doesn’t mean Dan Quinn is automatically the answer. In what has become something of a trend for the Dallas Cowboys, they have moved quickly to fill their vacancy at defensive coordinator. It only took days to replace Mike Nolan with former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, who first made his mark as the defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks’ Legion of Boom. It is a bit amusing that, just like with Mike McCarthy’s hire, there were worries that the...

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Cowboys hire former Falcons coach Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator

The Dallas Cowboys fired Mike Nolan as their defensive coordinator after just one season and they didn’t waste time finding his replacement. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Cowboys are hiring former Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn as their next defensive coordinator. Source: The #Cowboys have an agreement for Dan Quinn to […] The post Cowboys hire former Falcons coach Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator appeared first on ClutchPoints.

It’s the beginning of the end for Drew Brees and Sean Payton – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith predicts Saints QB Drew Brees will retire if he comes back from his thumb injury and leads the New Orleans to a Super Bowl victory, freeing up Sean Payton to coach the Dallas Cowboys. #FirstTake #NFL ✔

Cowboys will not get it done with Jason Garrett – Stephen A. | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and DeAngelo Williams agree that the Dallas Cowboys will not win a Super Bowl with Jason Garrett as their head coach, while Domonique Foxworth gives Garrett credit for winning games. ✔

Jason Garrett edges out Mike Zimmer as a top 10 coach in the NFL – Domonique Foxworth | First Take

Max Kellerman, Domonique Foxworth and Keyshawn Johnson debate if Dallas Cowboys’ head coach Jason Garrett is a top ten coach in the NFL right now. #FirstTake ✔