Jerry Jones is being a bit more comprehensive this time around in his search for a protective coordinator, and he desired a word with previous Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn– amongst others– this previous weekend. Whitt is currently the Falcons secondary coach and pass game coordinator, likewise having actually invested a number of video games season with Quinn this season– prior to Quinn himself being let go by owner Arthur Blank in October.
The headliner in this group is undoubtedly Quinn, who not just has head coaching experience that consists of a look in the Super Bowl with the Falcons, but is also a previous Broyles Award winner who spent time with the Seattle Seahawks– as their protective organizer throughout their run to Super Bowl success that was largely fueled by the legendary Legion of Boom.
Richard worked as Quinn’s defensive backs coach prior to taking the reins in 2015, when Quinn delegated sign on as head coach of the Falcons, and Richard eventually landed with the Cowboys as passing video game coordinator in 2018 before being carried on from during the training routine modification.
This time around, the Joneses are [very] thinking about the teacher and not the protégé, so much so that a deal might land early today for the 50- year-old in Dallas.
The hiring of Quinn would need a modification to the defense just like the hiring of Nolan did, but Nolan hadn’t coordinated anybody’s defense because 2014, making it definitely harder to do so in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s presumed the NFL will have a conventional offseason in 2021– or at least one close to it– which would provide the inbound defensive coordinator better footing because regard, be it Quinn or someone else. And while his ending with the Falcons was unceremonious, Quinn is as talented a protective planner as you’ll see, provided the best dish of talent (something the Cowboys can strengthen this offseason via complimentary agency and particularly the NFL draft).
As soon as the leading function is filled, much like their divorce from protective line coach Jim Tomsula, the group is anticipated to make additional moves in the protective training ranks, as kept in mind weeks back.
As CBS Sports reported in early December, Jones will and has currently started taking part in choosing Nolan’s replacement, one that still sees George Edwards– the Cowboys senior protective assistant– as the frontrunner to land the position.
There’s also the possibility Quinn lands the job and in some way encourages Whitt to follow him, however that appears unlikely at the moment, although not difficult.
Locating a brand-new protective coordinator just one year after thinking they made the ideal call uses pressure to the Cowboys to get it right in 2021, in a fluid process that the Cowboys are approaching more cautiously this time around, and one that all of a sudden sees Quinn in a dead heat with Edwards– while numerous dark horses attempt frantically to overtake them both. It’s also crucial to keep in mind a hiring of Quinn wouldn’t be viewed as a small toward Edwards, however instead the Cowboys trying to have their cake and eat it too.