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Carolina Panthers request interview with Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

Carolina Panthers request interview with Cowboys DC Dan Quinn

Here we go again.

As the 2023 NFL season came to a disappointing close for 18 teams on Sunday, several of them have already started their rebuilding efforts for 2024. For a handful of those clubs, that means hiring a new head coach. And for the third offseason in a row, Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn looks to be a very popular candidate for those job interviews.

The Carolina Panthers have already gotten in line to speak with Quinn about their head coaching vacancy, the team has announced.

Quinn, 53, sat down with several teams both in early 2022 and 2023 and was considered a front-runner for more than one opening, but he returned to Dallas both times, citing “unfinished business” with the Cowboys defense as they pursue a Super Bowl championship.

The Panthers have submitted requests to interview current coordinators on both sides of the ball. Offensive coordinators being courted are Ben Johnson (Lions), Bobby Slowik (Texans), Brian Callahan (Bengals), Frank Smith (Dolphins), Todd Monken (Ravens), and Dave Canales (Buccaneers). Along with Quinn, the Panthers are also eyeing DCs Mike Macdonald (Ravens) and Raheem Morris (Rams).

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Carolina fired head coach Frank Reich after the team won just one of his first 11 games with the organization. Interim coach Chris Tabor went 1-5 the rest of the way. The Panthers fired general manager Scott Fitterer on Monday, the day after the regular season ended. Owner David Tepper was in the spotlight recently for tossing a drink on a fan at an away game in Jacksonville in Week 17; he was fined $300,000 by the league for the incident.

The Panthers have a combined 24-59 record over the past five seasons.

Head coaching interviews with candidates currently employed by other NFL teams may not be conducted in person until after the conclusion of the divisional round of the playoffs.

Story originally appeared on Cowboys Wire