Kellen Moore, Dan Quinn on Broncos HC radar; Denver requests to talk to both Cowboys coordinators

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As expected, the Cowboys coordinators seem to be popular on the day after the conclusion of the NFL regular season. “Black Monday,” as it has come to be called, has claimed the jobs of head coaches in Chicago, Miami, and Minnesota. But a squad who did their housecleaning on Sunday is already getting a jump over those clubs on reaching out to candidates.

The Broncos have requested permission to interview Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn as well as offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, several outlets are reporting. Denver fired three-year head coach Vic Fangio over the weekend, following their season-ending loss to Kansas City.

As previously reported in Cowboys Wire, Quinn has history with Broncos general manager George Paton, who is said to have “full authority” in selecting the franchise’s next head coach.

According to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News, Paton has been eyeing Quinn for some time.

Quinn, 51, will join 33-year-old Kellen Moore on the Broncos’ list of candidates. Mike Klis of Denver’s KUSA tweeted of Moore: “Might be the McVay of this hiring cycle. A rising star coach with ties to the Mountain West.”

Moore was a collegiate star at nearby Boise State and interviewed to be their head coach following the 2020 season, though he ultimately returned to Dallas.

Moore and Quinn also received invitations to interview with Jacksonville for their head coach opening. Quinn reportedly declined that interview at the time, but helped prep Moore for his virtual chat with the Jaguars just prior to the Cowboys’ Week 18 game in Philadelphia.

With the Cowboys now preparing for a postseason game on Sunday, their Broncos interviews likely won’t happen until next week.

The Broncos have already also asked to interview Patriots linebacker coach Jerod Mayo, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy, just a few hours into the yearly coaching carousel.

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