Jerry Jones Says Mike McCarthy’s Spot Never In Danger: Believes Dan Quinn Turned Down NFL Head Coaching Job To Stay With Dallas Cowboys

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Jerry Jones has said Mike McCarthy is definitely coaching the team this fall, and that has been the idea all along. The Dallas Cowboys owner said that McCarthy’s place was at no time in danger and they had worked together to ensure that Dan Quinn, the team’s defensive coordinator, stay as well.

Dan Quinn backed out from coaching contracts with NFL teams such as the NY Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, and Miami Dolphins. Sources said that the Cowboys have signed a multiyear contract with Quinn,

Jerry Jones’s statement is a marked deviation from his earlier tones when he had expressed frustration with the way things had gone in the club with the first-round playoff exit.

The champions of NFC East went down 23-17 in a home game to the 49ers. On the final play, the clock expired even as QB Dan Prescott attempted to get off the spike to stop the clock. It came after a run without any remaining timeouts.

Jerry Jones Had Been Frustrated A Week Earlier At Team Reverses

The end of the game saw Dallas on the 49ers’ 24-yards. Though the loss to the San Francisco team was attributable more to the 14 penalties, which was a playoff-tying-record, it did not look good on McCarthy, who had earlier faced criticism for his clock management.

Just a week back Jerry Jones had expressed his frustration and said that he had much thinking to do about his coaches.

Jerry Jones had also been critical of the staff under McCarthy for the penalty problems against San Francisco. But he has insisted that he was never for a change in the team’s coaching team. He said he wanted to be clear that McCarthy and Quinn’s places were never in doubt. He said that he had never considered a replacement in Sean Payton, who this week moved out of the New Orleans Saints. He said that retaining his defensive coordinator, Quinn was a priority for him. He wants to retain the stability of the group.

This will be McCarthy’s third season this fall and he has kept a regular record of 12-5.