Would Jerry Jones pay up to keep Dan Quinn from taking Broncos' job?


Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is once again a top coaching candidate for the Denver Broncos this offseason. Many expected Quinn to take the job last year, but the Broncos decided to go with Nathaniel Hackett instead.

Dallas has benefited from Quinn sticking with the organization as the Cowboys' defense has helped them to a 12-5 record through an injury-riddled season. The Broncos are looking to interview Quinn again and perhaps this time they’ll be more open to him.

Bobby Belt and former NFL scout Bryan Broaddus of the Audacy Original Podcast “Love of the Star” speculated if Jerry Jones and the Cowboys would do what it takes to keep Quinn on their staff.

“Last year Denver walked away from him,” Belt said (9:19 in player above). “Do you think Jerry would be willing to go to a financial place that would cause Dan to say ‘I’m good. No thank you’?”

“He might go to a financial place that’s more than what Mike McCarthy’s making,” Broaddus said. “The one thing I learned in my 14 years I learned working for the Cowboys, if somebody comes after you or you get a chance to maybe go somewhere else or be promoted somewhere, they would, turn, compensate you.”

“Dan Quinn, his contract is like an NFL head coach,” Broaddus continued. “The compensation is very, very similar.”

McCarthy signed a five-year contract with the Cowboys in 2020 with a reported salary of $4 million per season. Quinn is already making $4.5 million per year on his three-year contract.

It wouldn’t be surprising if Quinn gets a raise if he sticks with the Cowboys. It’s something that the organization has been known to do, even beyond Broaddus’ personal experience.

“Every time Will McClay gets interviewed, Jerry and Stephen bump up his salary to make him like he’s a general manager’s salary. So yeah, it’s what the Joneses do,” Broaddus said. “They will money whip you to say ‘OK, well thank you very much for staying. Here’s some money so you won’t be disappointed in what just happened.”

McClay started with the Cowboys organization in 2009 as the Pro Scouting Coordinator. He’s worked his way up through the ranks and has been the Vice President of Player Personnel since 2017.

The Joneses are known to take care of their guys and Quinn could see a raise if he remains with the Cowboys.

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