In Week 3, the Dallas Cowboys got a boost on defense. This was because Robert Quinn served his two-week suspension. How important is Quinn to this defense?
One of the premium positions in the NFL today is a defensive end. If you have a good end, it will likely affect the rest of the defense. Back in March, the Dallas Cowboys traded for defensive end Robert Quinn.
So far he has played five games for Dallas. The defense as a whole has had its ups and its downs this year, but how important is Quinn to the Cowboys defense?
Robert Quinn is in his ninth season in the NFL. He is currently 29-years-old and has not only a lot of games under his belt but also a lot of success. This all started when he was drafted in the first round back in 2011 by the then St. Louis Rams (now the Los Angeles Rams).
Quinn has made one first-team All-Pro and two Pro Bowls so far. He also led the league in tackles for loss in 2013 and forced fumbles in 2014. Although these seasons were from quite a while ago, he still has his technique and IQ today.
In the three seasons with the Rams, that he played in all 16 games, Quinn had 10.0+ sacks. Last season he played for the Miami Dolphins and had only 6.0 sacks. Another good stat for Quinn was that he had at least one pass defended in every season.
He had enjoyed his success with the Rams and the Dolphins. This led to him being traded to Dallas for only a sixth-round pick. Now he is continuing his success with the Cowboys.