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Jerry Jones Praises Robert Quinn, ‘Hopeful’ he Returns

The Dallas Cowboys will be busy making decisions on 31 free agents when the new league year begins on March 18th. Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Byron Jones are leading the headlines in terms of importance, and rightfully so. However, another player set to hit the open market got some high praise from the man that cuts the check in Big D.

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones spent nearly 90 minutes on Thursday speaking to reporters at the NFL Combine and called Defensive End Robert Quinn “one of the top people — people, players and people —, that I’ve ever been associated with. He’s the real deal. … He really helped us last year. So I’m hopeful that we can do something to keep him,” Jones said, via Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News.

Last March, Quinn was traded to the Cowboys from the Miami Dolphins for a sixth-round pick in 2020. His career in Dallas didn’t start off the best, though, as he fractured his left hand in August during training camp practice. It got even worse a few days later when he was suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy. He would appeal the decision, however, it was upheld and Quinn sat the first two weeks.

Ironically, Quinn made his Cowboys debut vs his previous team, and he didn’t waste time making an impact. He would register three tackles, a sack, and an unreal seven quarterback pressures in the Cowboys 31-6 victory. A week later in New Orleans, he sacked Saints backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater twice in a tough 12-10 loss. After being held without a sack vs the Green Bay Packers, Quinn got two more sacks vs the New York Jets, however, it came while suffering another close defeat 24-22.

By seasons end, Quinn led the Cowboys in sacks (11.5) and quarterback pressures (37). He himself has said he’d like to return to Dallas, as he expressed last month when he spoke with Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated.

“Since I got here, at first I joined a locker room full of strangers, and then they became friends and some of them became brothers,” Quinn said. “You love when things happen like that.”

The Cowboys will definitely have competition for their 2019 sack leader when he hits the open market. Quinn made a huge impact on the Cowboys pass rush, something they’ve lacked for quite some time, and Jerry Jones will certainly make him a priority. Now, we sit and wait for the business side to work itself out.

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Matthew Lenix

Written by Matthew Lenix

I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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  1. I hope we can bring him back!! I’m probably one of the very few people that would rather have him come back than Byron Jones!!

  2. Tag Prescott, contract 4 year deal Cooper, let go of Jones, let go Collins, draft dt, trade for safety help (desperate there) draft back up qb that fits McCarthy, 2 year deal Cobb, let go Witten, contract 2 year Lee, restructure Crawford or release, draft tackle help for Smith, draft guard help, contract forbath 3 years, 1 year prove it contract with dez, draft te, resign Quinn 4 year deal.
    Most importantly teach Prescott to lead a receiver.
    Quinn was great with law getting the doubles, he is a must arguably just as important as Cooper and Prescott, question I have is do u think d law will be better without him? Will be worse. A lot don’t like dez. But think about this 4 wr set (cooper wleft, gallop wright, briant sleft, Cobb sright, and eliott single)
    If dez is humble dallas offense could be unstoppable with dez physicality coopers routes,gallop speed and cobbs finess and agility.

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