Dan Quinn
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mike McCarthy’s future as Dallas Cowboys coach wasn’t something Jerry Jones wanted to discuss after a wild-card loss that left the owner saying “I can’t remember” when asked if he’d ever been more disappointed in defeat.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have begun the search for a new coach by seeking interviews with an initial slate of seven candidates, including Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
Kyle Shanahan and Dan Quinn will always share the painful memory of coaching in the Super Bowl together with Atlanta five years ago when the Falcons couldn’t hold a 25-point lead in the second half of a loss to New England.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars lined up eight interviews for their head coaching vacancy Tuesday, including five coordinators who are headed to the playoffs.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — After a sixth consecutive game with a sack, Dallas Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons started the next day with a text to one of his coaches.
CeeDee Lamb had 122 yards from scrimmage, Tony Pollard had a 58-yard touchdown run and the Dallas defense produced timely sacks and turnovers in the Cowboys’ 27-17 win over the New Orleans Saints.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn dodged questions about facing the Atlanta Falcons for the first time since getting fired as their coach last year by stating the obvious several times.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys placed kicker Greg Zuerlein on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday, likely meaning they’ll have to sign a replacement before playing Atlanta.
THE COLONY, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys safety Damontae Kazee was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in a Dallas suburb, police said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Call this the Rebuilding Bowl.

When the Atlanta Falcons open the season Sunday hosting the Philadelphia Eagles, it will be a matchup of rookie coaches leading the two worst teams in the NFC from a year ago.

New faces: LB Micah Parsons, LB Keanu Neal, DT Osa Odighizuwa, S Damontae Kazee, CB Kelvin Joseph, CB Nahshon Wright, DT Carlos Watkins, S Jayron Kearse, DT Brett Urban.
ATLANTA (AP) — New coach.

New general manager.

No Julio Jones.

The Atlanta Falcons have embarked on a new era, one that doesn’t include the greatest receiver in franchise history.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and defensive tackle Carlos Watkins were sent home because of COVID-19 protocols before a preseason game against Houston on Saturday night.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn isn’t the only significant new piece for a Dallas defense that was among the worst in franchise history last year.

CAMP SITE: Flowery Branch, Georgia

LAST YEAR: The Falcons’ first 0-7 start since 1997 led to the firings of coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Robert Saleh has added Steve Scarnecchia, who has ties to two NFL videotaping scandals, to his staff.
There is losing, and there is LOSING.

The Atlanta Falcons have mastered the capitalized version.

Blown leads, botched onside kicks and, last Sunday, scoring when they shouldn’t have.
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley saw a tantalizing path to the end zone and couldn’t help himself.

He tried to fall down, but it was too late.
Bill O’Brien went first. Dan Quinn was next.

There will be others.

The firing line for NFL head coaches is heavily populated.
ATLANTA (AP) — The poor performance of Atlanta’s defense under the leadership of Raheem Morris won’t matter if Morris finds a way to win as the Falcons’ interim coach.
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn never stopped believing he could turn things around in Atlanta.

He won’t get the chance.
ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Quinn, who guided Atlanta to the Super Bowl for only the second time in franchise history but infamously squandered a 28-3 lead to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, was fired Sunday night just hours after the Falcons dropped to 0-5 for the first time since 1997.
ATLANTA (AP) — No matter how bad things might have seemed a week ago, the Atlanta Falcons somehow managed to make it even worse.
ATLANTA (AP) — In an offseason that’s anything but normal, Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn hasn’t lost his eternal optimism.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference is expected to shatter two of its own NFL draft records.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Dan Quinn can’t wait for the chance to prove he has learned from mistakes made in 2019.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons defensive end Takk McKinley is out for the final two games of the season with a shoulder injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — For a guy who has dealt with so many high-profile people — Jerry Jones, Jim Harbaugh, Pete Carroll to name a few — Jed Hughes manages to stay out of the limelight.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Falcons coach Dan Quinn likes his team’s playoff chances heading into the final three games of the season.
on the NFL Mark Craig

We were pecking away at our laptops with great confidence in Dan Quinn’s Atlanta Falcons midway through the third quarter of Super Bowl LI at Houston’s NRG Stadium nine months ago.