Jerry Jones believes he kept Dan Quinn from taking another team's head coaching job

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By and , 105.3 The Fan

DALLAS -- The Cowboys got some great news on Thursday with the news that Dan Quinn was returning to the organization as their defensive coordinator.

Quinn was rumored to be in the running for six different head coaching jobs across the league, and was reportedly a finalist for the openings with Chicago and Denver.

The Bears ultimately elected to hire another former Cowboys assistant, Matt Eberflus, who had been serving as the defensive coordinator for the Colts since the 2018 season.

However, according to Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Quinn was offered one of those head coaching jobs and turned it down to remain with the Cowboys as their defensive coordinator.

"I believe that very much. I know this, he's staying and being our coordinator for years to come. I know that he was the busiest coordinator out here being interviewed for jobs," Jones said on the K&C Masterpiece on 105.3 The Fan. "And yes, I would say that specifically. It's a real compliment to Mike, it's a compliment to us, it's a compliment to the organization."

Jones was then asked if he could specify which job Quinn turned down, but he declined.

Quinn is now the third assistant coach that Jones believes he was able to talk out of taking a head coaching job with another organization to remain with the Cowboys. The other two: Jason Garrett and Sean Payton.