The Dallas Cowboys are getting ready to host the Green Bay Packers, but most of the NFL has entered the offseason. Several teams have head coach, general manager and offensive and defensive coordinator vacancies that need filling.
Mike McCarthy has assembled an excellent coaching staff and it appears the staff might finally succumb to the annual hiring cycle. It's still early in the process, but teams in need of coaches have already identified Dan Quinn as a potential candidate.
Quinn has received interview requests from the Los Angeles Chargers, Washington Commanders and Carolina Panthers, per reports.
With teams moving in a hurry to finalize hirings and get on with other offseason happenings, Quinn is expected to take interviews with each team at the end of next week, regardless if the Cowboys advance to the second round of the playoffs.
Cowboys DC Dan Quinn seems destined to leave for a head coaching job
Quinn has gone through two hiring cycles as the Cowboys defensive coordinator. He elected to remain with Dallas each time, but that could change this offseason.
The Dallas Morning News reported last week that Quinn will be more "receptive" to head coach offerings" this year because he's built the Cowboys defense to a place where it can achieve sustained success even if he leaves.
Of the three teams that want to interview Quinn, the Chargers are without question the most appealing job. Their salary cap situation isn't enviable, but they have a franchise QB in Justin Herbert and a lot of talent on defense.
Ironically, Quinn might battle with his former offensive coordinator for the Chargers gig, as LA reportedly plans to interview Kellen Moore for the head coaching position. This comes as surprise, as Moore's underwhelmed in his first year as Chargers play-caller before injuries devastated the offense.
Cowboys fans will be monitoring the Bolts' interview process even closer now.