4 defensive coordinators Cowboys must hire after losing Dan Quinn

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2. Daniel Bullocks, 49ers DBs coach

If you can't beat 'em, steal from 'em. Or something like that.

For the past three years, the San Francisco 49ers have been a thorn in the Cowboys side. They knocked them out of the playoffs following the 2021 season and they did the same thing in 2022. That led to talk about their early-season matchup being a "measuring stick" for Dallas. In that game, they found out they didn't come close to measuring up.

San Francisco embarrased Dallas to the tune of 42-10. Dak Prescott, who threw just nine picks throughout the regular season, had 33 percent of those in this game as he was intercepted three times.

What's most frustrating about these losses is the fact that Dan Quinn should have been better prepared. While he was the head coach of the Falcons, Kyle Shanahan was his offensive coordinator. Even so, his team performed as if they had never seen such a scheme. Then again, the same thing happened when he faced off against Mike McDaniel and Matt LeFleur who were also on that staff.

Maybe that's why it would make more sense to replace Quinn with Daniel Bullocks who is currently working with the 49ers as the safeties coach. San Francico's defense was stout against the run and Bullocks has gotten a lot of praise for the work he's done. That work included making Jordan Love look like he was new to the postseason — whereas Quinn made it appear as if Love was practicing in 7-on-7 drills.