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Cowboys DC Dan Quinn turns down an interview for Jaguars head coaching job

Written by Doug Rush

Cowboys DC Dan Quinn turns down an interview for Jaguars head coaching job

The Jacksonville Jaguars can scratch off one possible candidate from their head coaching search.

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will not interview with the Jaguars for their head coaching job.

Quinn is a former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons for almost six seasons; he’s infamously known for being the head coach who blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots. He was fired in Week 5 of the 2020 season after a 43-42 record.

Quinn is rebuilding himself as a possible head coaching candidate by being the Cowboys defensive coordinator; he served as the interim head coach when Mike McCarthy dealt with COVID-19 issues.

The Jaguars are looking for a head coach to replace Urban Meyer, who was fired after less than one season a couple of weeks ago. Darrell Bevell has been serving as the Jaguars interim head coach.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.