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Report: Dan Quinn to Remain Cowboys Defensive Coordinator

Quinn interviewed with multiple teams for their head coaching positions

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Report: Dan Quinn to remain Cowboys defensive coordinator originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Dan Quinn, who on Thursday was named assistant Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America, reportedly has decided to remain the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator.

The news came shortly after it was reported the Bears were hiring Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as head coach. Quinn interviewed for the Bears head coaching position on Wednesday and was one of three finalists, joining Eberflus and former Colts and Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.

Unlike Eberflus, the 51-year-old Quinn has experience as a head coach, having gone 43-42 over five-plus seasons as head coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Quinn was fired in 2020 after the Falcons started the season 0-5.

Quinn emerged as one of the top coaching candidates after turning around the Cowboys defense in his first year on the job. The Cowboys allowed 21.1 points per game, seventh best in the league, had the second-best third down defense in the league at 34.1 percent and forced a league-best 34 takeaways this season.

Quinn also served as defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks during their Super Bowl season in 2014.

Quinn was also a finalist for the Denver Broncos head coaching job before they hired Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett on Thursday morning.

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