1. Bring back Dan Quinn, Kellen Moore, or both
The Cowboys might be losing both their offensive and defensive coordinators for the 2022 season. Unfortunately, when a team is successful, key players will get signed in free agency, and coaches will be plucked for head coaching vacancies.
Both offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn have done a great job with the Cowboys this season, turning them into a top ten team on offense and defense. It has been great for fans to see this production, but it also catches the eyes of other organizations.
As recently as this week, both Quinn and Moore were two on a list of head coaching candidates for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
According to Adam Schefter, Quinn has turned down the Jaguars interview in this requested two-week window. That does not mean he cannot circle back and interview later or once the season is over if Jacksonville is still interested. The bottom line is that both coordinators will be hot topics heading into the offseason.
If there was a choice to lose one or the other, I think the Cowboys would be okay with losing Moore. Yes, it is crucial to keep your quarterback and coordinator in sync, but Dak Prescott has been in the league long enough to handle that change and adapt. Quinn has set the player’s tone on defense this season, and players like defensive end Randy Gregory love playing for him.
The good news is that a coach’s salary does not apply to the team’s overall cap, so ownership can pay them as much as they like. The bad news is that all the Jones family can do is offer both men more money and hope they do not leave. It seems unlikely that Dallas will keep both Quinn and Moore, but the one bright side is that the team’s owner has some very deep pockets.