February 1, 2024   2 MIN READ

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Commanders Hire Dan Quinn as Head Coach


The Washington Commanders are poaching an NFC East rival to become their head coach.

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Dan Quinn has been hired by Washington to fill the last vacant head coaching position in the NFL, per ESPN.

Dan Quinn

GETTY IMAGES: Former Cowboys DC Dan Quinn joins Commanders for his second head coaching stint

Quinn leaves Dallas after three seasons for his second head coaching stint. As the guy for the Atlanta Falcons from 2015-20, he led the team to their first Super Bowl appearance since 1998 during the 2016 season.

The Commanders had to pivot after their top choice, Lions OC Ben Johnson, elected to remain in Detroit for 2024.

At Quinn’s disposal is new ownership in Josh Harris, a new general manager in Adam Peters, and the number two overall pick in the draft that is widely expected to be used on a quarterback.

Dallas will now have to find a new man to command the defense, whether currently on the staff or outside the organization. Per NFL Network, Quinn is reportedly bringing on a Cowboys positional coach to run Washington’s defense.

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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