Dallas Cowboys Looking Into Intriguing Defensive Coordinator

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With Dan Quinn’s departure from the Dallas Cowboys to assume the role of head coach for their divisional rivals, the Washington Commanders, the Cowboys find themselves in need of a prominent figure to lead their defense.

Fortunately, an enticing candidate has recently become available.

As reported by Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, the former head coach of the Washington Commanders, Ron Rivera, is being considered as a potential candidate for the vacant defensive coordinator position with the Cowboys.

“With Quinn coming to Washington, Ron Rivera might be in play for the Cowboys DC job.”

Rivera’s departure from his previous coaching role occurred just a few weeks ago when he was relieved of his duties.

Ron Rivera boasts an impressive coaching history, having served as an NFL head coach for the past 13 consecutive seasons. However, it’s essential to note that prior to his head coaching stints, he established himself as one of the game’s premier defensive coordinators.

His notable roles include a tenure with the Chicago Bears from 2004 to 2006, where he played a pivotal role in the team’s journey to the Super Bowl during his final year, as well as his stint as the defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers from 2008 to 2010.

Nevertheless, it’s worth acknowledging that some time has passed since Ron Rivera last worked exclusively with defensive units. This sets him apart from Dan Quinn, who joined the Cowboys with a recent Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator experience, only six years prior.

The question that remains is whether Ron Rivera will ultimately assume the role of defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, or if the team will opt to pursue a different direction for their defensive coaching staff.

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