Cowboys block Dan Quinn from stealing another assistant
Dan Quinn hasn't pillaged the Cowboys coaching staff like many expected he would after the Commanders hired him to be their head coach. Thus far, defensive passing game coordinator Joe Whitt Jr., who left to become Washington's defensive coordinator, is the only Dallas assistant to follow Quinn.
That could change soon, but not if the Cowboys have anything to say about it.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday that Washington requested an interview with Cowboys tight ends coach Lunda Wells for their offensive line coach position. Wells is a valued member of Dallas' staff, and the team reportedly blocked the interview request.
Wells just wrapped his fourth season as the Cowboys' tight end whisperer. He and Quinn worked together for three years in Dallas, but NFL rules allow teams to block interview requests if the move in question isn't for a promotion. Wells going from one position group to another would qualify as a lateral move.
This is why Dallas controls the future of beloved DBs coach Al Harris, whom fans have feared would follow Quinn to Washington.
It looks like Wells will stick around for the 2024 season. Sorry, Quinn.