June 15, 2024

For the Dallas Cowboys, Dan Quinn’s departure to take over as head coach of the Washington Commanders is a bit of a lose/lose situation. They are losing not just the man who took over and turned around their defense right away, but also to a division opponent. He might even steal some of their pending free agents if that’s not enough.

Cowboys DC Dan Quinn completes second HC interview with Washington  Commanders

In terms of free agency, the Dallas Cowboys are currently a little bit behind schedule. They need to re-sign or extend contracts with a number of their important players, and their salary-cap position is not ideal. Conversely, with a little over $73 million to deal with, the Commanders have far superior salary-cap flexibility since Dan Quinn took control in Washington.

When it comes to free agency, putting two and two together might occasionally reveal where particular free agents sign. Following that line of reasoning, it makes sense to assume that Dan Quinn and a few of the Dallas Cowboys’ pending free agents may end up in Washington. We’re going to examine the most likely contenders today.

A few of the 16 Dallas Cowboys pending free agents have a reasonable chance of signing a free agent contract with the Washington Commanders. Dan Quinn could add former Cowboys players to various spots on the Commanders roster, considering their “needs” based on their own 28 pending free agents.

OC Tyler Biadasz: The Commanders’ starting centers from the previous season were Tyler Larson and Nick Gates. Gates’ contract is set to expire in 2025, but Larson, who is 33 years old, will soon become a free agent. Washington has two options: either they keep the current center or they sign Tyler Biadasz, a player the Cowboys might not be able to re-sign, to upgrade and get younger. Quinn is acquainted with the player, even if he wasn’t personally involved in his work in Dallas.

DE Dorance Armstrong: Last year, Washington sold both of its top pass rushers, Chase Young and Montez Sweat, which elevated Dorance Armstrong to a strong free-agent candidate. Over the final three seasons, Armstrong thrived under Dan Quinn, recording 5.0, 8.5, and 7.5 QB sacks in his role as a backup or rotational defensive end. As soon as possible, he would promote the Commanders to a similar post or make them prospective starters.

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