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Dan Quinn pulls out of head coaching opportunities, will return as Cowboys DC

Written by Doug Rush

Dan Quinn pulls out of head coaching opportunities, will return as Cowboys DC

Unlike Philip Rivers, Dan Quinn is pulling out. He’s pulling out of the head coaching opportunities he was in.

Dan Quinn is deciding to return to the Dallas Cowboys to be their defensive coordinator.

Dan Quinn had interviewed for the Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears for their coaching jobs. Two of them have already been filled: the Bears with Matt Eberflus and Broncos with Nathaniel Hackett.

There was some chatter that Quinn really wanted the Giants job, but he might not be the candidate that Joe Schoen and John Mara want to hire, thus, his withdrawal and back to Dallas.

Either way, Quinn is not taking a head coaching job and will stay in Dallas to run their defense under Mike McCarthy.

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.