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Dan Quinn’s ability to reshape the Cowboys defense has given Dallas championship aspirations – Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas Morning News

Quinn has done an outstanding job reshaping the Cowboys defense.

Enter Quinn, who had been fired five games into the 2019 season. He spent a year out of football doing a deep dive on himself as a coach. He thought about the things he’d change when the next opportunity arrived as a head coach or coor…….

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Dan Quinn’s ability to reshape the Cowboys defense has given Dallas championship aspirations – Jean-Jacques Taylor, Dallas Morning News

Quinn has done an outstanding job reshaping the Cowboys defense.

Enter Quinn, who had been fired five games into the 2019 season. He spent a year out of football doing a deep dive on himself as a coach. He thought about the things he’d change when the next opportunity arrived as a head coach or coordinator. So when McCarthy hired him, he was ready. He’s done a better job than anyone could’ve envisioned and his combination of success and personality and the Cowboys’ huge platform means he’ll get some head coaching interviews after the season.

Quinn received a game ball for the defense’s work in Sunday’s 43-3 win over Atlanta. The Falcons gained just 214 yards and went 1-of-11 on third down. Quarterback Matt Ryan had the worst passer rating of his career. The Cowboys’ defense isn’t perfect, but it’s good enough.

They allow too many big plays and the run defense as we saw a week ago against Denver can be suspect. Overall, though, the defense works because of Quinn’s imagination and vision. Look no further than Jayron Kearse, a career role player in five seasons with Minnesota and Detroit. The former seventh-round pick was a backup safety and special teams player who drew virtually no attention when he signed with Dallas. Now, he’s one of their most important players.

It’s not just the offense, the Cowboys defense is doing it, too: How Dan Quinn has turned things around – Jon Machota, The Athletic

More on how the Cowboys new DC has been a big part of the team’s turnaround.

The locker room celebration videos that are posted on the team’s official Twitter account are usually a little longer than 12 seconds. But this particular one was cut short because of the high number of expletives shared immediately following the above video “It was a very cool moment, one I was taken aback by,” Quinn said. “I don’t think (everyone) saw what I said after, so I’m pretty sure that’s why it was cut pretty quick.”

What did he say? “I can’t,” a laughing Quinn responded. “The clean version: I’m so darn excited. That was good. And they are some really tough guys.” All joking aside, the Cowboys’ dominant 43-3 win over the Falcons meant a lot to Quinn. He mentioned how “embarrassed” and “pissed” he was to be fired last season after an 0-5 start.

“So to have maybe that moment come at the end of a game,” Quinn said, “I definitely wasn’t ready for it. …….

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