Dan Quinn has improved the Dallas Cowboys' defense from worst to first since becoming defensive coordinator in 2021.
Quinn improved the NFL's 23rd-ranked DVOA team to second-best in his debut season as defensive coordinator.
The 2021 first-round pick, "Lion-backer" Micah Parsons, led a Cowboys defense that led the league in takeaways (34) with 11 interceptions from cornerback Trevon Diggs.
Last season, Quinn, Parsons, and Co. had the greatest pressure rate and 33 takeaways.
Could year three be Quinn's most dominant? The Cowboys strengthened their defense with first-round pick Mazi Smith and former Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore.
CBS Sports said, "We're almost ready to say that as long as the Cowboys have Dan Quinn and Micah Parsons, they'll be a top-10 defense."
"Far from going backwards, the Cowboys got better on this side of the ball last year, and adding Stephon Gilmore should only make them stronger, since they had depth problems at cornerback last year, mostly because of injuries.
Dallas will see who leads the depth charts during OTAs. Cowboys Nation hopes Quinn leads us from "top of the depth charts" to NFL champions.