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Kris Richard has Ties to Dan Quinn, Could a Reunion be in the Making?

The search for a new ended up being a short one. Less than a week after firing they have now named as their new DC according to multiple reports.

Dan Quinn is an interesting hire in my by the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys will revert back to the 4-3 scheme, much like they ran under the tutelage of . That's not necessarily a bad thing, but far from the hybrid scheme they were trying to adapt to under Mike Nolan.

With Dan Quinn now taking over as a defensive coordinator it's logical to believe we will see several more firings and hirings in the upcoming weeks. Some of Dallas' defensive coaches may be retained, but Quinn will likely try to bring people aboard he's more familiar with and has possibly worked with in the past.

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Dan Quinn and Kris Richard were both coaches with the during their Legion of Boom days. Quinn was the defensive coordinator and Richard was the . It's not completely impossible to think they could both reprise their roles with the Dallas Cowboys.

Surprisingly enough, Kris Richard still has a rather large fan base around . Many wanted him named as the DC after and his staff was fired after the completion of the . Sadly that didn't happen, leaving him to sit out the entire without a job.

Despite sitting out the entire 2020 season Richard's name has resurfaced for other DC openings around the league. He's rumored to have interviewed with the , but nothing has been finalized as of yet. While he awaits a decision, a call from Dan Quinn could entice him to return to Dallas.

There are no guarantees Kris Richard can land a DC job this . That's especially true considering he didn't coach at all last season. That kind of lack of interest could help sway him into rejoining the Dallas Cowboys organization to help them rebuild and upgrade their .

This of course is all speculation though. The ties between Kris Richard and Dan Quinn are there, however, that doesn't necessarily mean a reunion is in the works. It is something to keep an eye on though until Quinn finally does finalize his defensive .

Would you like to see Dan Quinn and Kris Richard reunite in Dallas?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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