The Dallas Cowboys could be in the market to replace both of their coordinators this season with both Kellen Moore and Dan Quinn linked with NFL head coach vacancies. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes the current system favors teams with a losing record thanks to its ability to interview coaches currently on the playoff team.
“I’m an example of an opportunity and take it and move up if you want and so that’s where I get it,” Jones tells Dallas ‘105.3 fans in a January 11 interview. “But rest assured when you’re successful, it works against unsuccessful teams that have the edge, the rules in the NFL about mobility and promotion. On the other hand, when you’re not successful, it’s in the benefit of that team to be able to come out here and work to get other teams’ coaches. That’s just the way it works.”
ALL the latest Dallas Cowboys news delivered straight to your inbox! Participation Heavy news about Cowboys here!
Jones on potential coaching changes: ‘You just have to go find someone else’
Jones did not elaborate on specifics but the tone of the owner said the Cowboys are set to hire at least one new coordinator this season. The Cowboys owner admitted the team may “have to go find someone else” referring to Quinn or Moore potentially leaving.
“The truth is that although you must have, you must have [same philosophy] in terms of coaching, just like you do with the players and that’s a must and they’re always ready to let others take advantage of those opportunities and that’s the way you do it in coaching,” Jones added. . “You just have to go find someone else.”
Quinn has been linked to at least 4 Head Coach vacancies
Quinn is a particularly well-known name because the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator is being linked with at least four teams looking for a new head coach. Quinn declined to be interviewed by the Jaguars but plenty of other opportunities remain after Black Monday.
“Four out of six NFL teams with a head coach opening asked to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn: – Leopards – Broncos – Bears – Dolphins,” Blogging the boys RJ Ochoa tweeted on January 11. “To be fair, the Raiders are in the knockout stages. Have to imagine the Vikings would also be interested. ”
Dallas could turn ‘aggressive’ as they try to keep Quinn
The good news for the Cowboys is that Quinn has stressed that he plans to be picky before taking on his next head coach job. Quinn’s transformation in a woeful defense in Dallas has set him back as a top coaching contender. Based on Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Jones will likely make an “aggressive” effort to keep Quinn on the Cowboys coaching staff for 2022.
“From what I can glean, the Joneses love their first-year defensive coordinator,” Breer detailed on Jan. 10. “And with teams definitely wanting to talk to him. Regarding the opening of their head coach in the next few weeks, it will be interesting to see if Dallas is aggressive in trying to find a way to keep Quinn at bay.
https://heavy.com/sports/dallas-cowboys/coaching-rumors-dan-quinn-kellen-moore/ Cowboy Gossip: Dallas Breaks Silence on Dan Quinn, Kellen Moore