JAN 26 DQ STAYING The Cowboys, for the second straight season, are avoiding losing Dan Quinn to a head coaching job elsewhere. And CowboysSI.com has the scoop ...
'I'm staying with the Cowboys,'' Quinn tells CowboysSI.com 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 CowboysSI.com 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.
JAN 23 COACH VS. CAMERAMAN? The Dallas Cowboys were pushed out of the NFL playoffs on Sunday in San Francisco, the 49ers winning, 19-12.
Did coach Mike McCarthy also do some pushing?
An AP photographer snapped a photo of an unhappy coach appearing to shove a cameraman away from him - complete with McCarthy putting his hands on the lens of the media member's equipment - as he walked off the field at Levi's Stadium.
Was it a shove? A push? Not exactly ...
As veteran photojournalist Noah Bullard notes, it was really just "a hand to the lens.''
That doesn't make it acceptable, and to McCarthy's credit, he did invite Bullard to meet privately, at which time he offered an apology.
Nevertheless, it was a bad - if out-of-character - look for the Cowboys coach.
AN 21 COWBOYS CUT CB The Cowboys have made four roster moves ahead of the Sunday playoff game here at Francisco.
Up is cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who figures into the game plan against the 49ers.
But cut is another vet corner, Trayvon Mullen.
Meanwhile, they have also shuffled O-linemen, having elevated the versatile Aviante Collins to the 53-man roster while cutting Brock Hoffman.
JAN 19 FEHOKO HELP? The Cowboys made four roster moves ahead of Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the 49ers.
Dallas signed DB Sheldrick Redwine and CB Mackensie Alexander to the practice squad, while they designated to return to practice WR Simi Fehoko and LB Devin Harper. The Cowboys are looking for depth heading into Levi's Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Try
JAN 19 BRADY TO D.C.? Yes, the Dallas Cowboys slayed the dragon in finally beating Tom Brady as they move on in the playoffs to San Francisco. We're not sure, though, that means they're excited about facing him again.
The Washington Commanders are once again looking at the veteran quarterback market. And while other free agents like Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson could be under center for the Commanders next season, according to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Commanders are +2000 odds to be the team Brady takes his next snap with, 10th-best in the league.