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Cowboys SCOOP: Dan Quinn Tells 'I'm Staying in Dallas' - And Coach Explains Why; NFL Tracker

Updated by the minute, our Dallas Cowboys NFL Transaction Tracker: News and views on the roster-building effort.

JAN 26 DQ STAYING The Cowboys, for the second straight season, are avoiding losing Dan Quinn to a head coaching job elsewhere. And has the scoop ...

'I'm staying with the Cowboys,'' Quinn tells on Thursday afternoon, even as he's being considered for a trio of top jobs elsewhere. "We've still got unfinished business at The Star!'

Quinn will remain for at least another year as the defensive coordinator on Mike McCarthy's coaching staff. And so even though there are other changes - maybe even changes that involve offensive coordinator Kellen Moore - DQ is intact.

Quinn, as was first to report a year ago - when he similarly turned down opportunities to remain with owner Jerry Jones' Cowboys - was offered an arrangement then that would make it financially attractive to remain here ... "attractive'' as in, a head coach salary to be the top assistant.

JAN 25 COWBOYS COACH CHANGES The Cowboys have started the process of remaking Mike McCarthy's coaching staff.

Senior defensive assistant George Edwards, who worked with the Micah Parsons-led linebackers group, and running backs coach Skip Peete, who worked with Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard, will not be back with the club.

NFL Network is first to report.

Technically, Edwards and Peete are "out of contract,'' so "fired'' is not considered the appropriate word. But they are out ... with a few more such moves likely.

Also gone (per ESPN): McCarthy long-time assistant Joe Philbin (offensive line) and Leon Lett, the former Cowboys standout who has been working with the D-line.

The Star-Telegram reports that top aide Rob Davis, who held the position of "assistant head coach,'' is also dismissed.

Davis, Philbin and Lett were at the end of their contracts.