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Giants requesting to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their head coaching spot, even without a GM hired yet

Written by Doug Rush

Giants requesting to interview Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their head coaching spot, even without a GM hired yet

Dan Quinn has been a hot commodity on the NFL head coaching search.

Quinn was already considered the favorite for the Denver Broncos head coaching job. He also interviewed with the Minnesota Vikings and is expected to interview with the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins as well.

The New York Giants are the latest team to put in a request to want to interview Quinn for their head coaching vacancy.

The Giants have had three candidates in for second interviews; Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen, 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters and Chiefs Director of Player Personnel Ryan Poles. It’s quite possible that the candidates requested Quinn to be interviewed since he was on their list of coaches.

Quinn was the former Atlanta Falcons head coach who is infamous for blowing a 28-3 lead to Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl 51. With Atlanta, he went 43-42 as the head coach before being fired in 2020.

The Giants are looking to replace Joe Judge, who went 10-23 as the head coach in two seasons before being dismissed after Week 18.

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.