Chris Long interviews Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn about Micah Parsons, Trevon Diggs, coaching his players to avoid unnecessary roughness penalties in 2022, the state of Dallas’ defense and the team’s upcoming matchup against Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears.
Tampa Bay at Dallas, this is a rematch from Week 1 of the 2021 season. This will be a great one, with all the talk around Dallas, its head coach, and their deficiencies along the offensive line, and then Todd Bowles taking over in Tampa, and the talk around Tom Brady. The Hand-Picked Successor Todd […]
The Cowboys defense is full of playmakers at nearly every level.
In the video above, former NFL Head Coach Mike Zimmer discusses how Dan Quinn’s defense allows for him to scheme around playmakers like Micah Parsons with his versatility.
Trevon Diggs also provides a spark on defense with his ability to generate turnovers. He may lose a route or two in a game but his ability to jump a route is another way he brings versatility to this defense. Adding to the defense, the rotational depth on the line with players such as Demarcus Lawrence and Dorance Armstrong Jr. makes this Cowboys defense versatile at every level.
There’s a conundrum at play in football. On one side, coaches such as Dan Quinn and Doug Pederson swear by explosive plays as a key goal. On the other hand, offenses that pick up lots of yards will naturally have more chunk plays. So, is picking up 15 yards on one pass really more valuable […]
As each NFL season comes and goes, there are always takeaways to learn from not only on the field but in the front office as well. The time between the Super Bowl and the start of free agency is a meaningful time to reflect and prepare for the upcoming improvements each team will look to […]
Chicago Bears: While not official, Ian Rapoport reports that the Bears will likely move on from current head coach Matt Nagy at the conclusion of the regular season. Jacksonville Jaguars: Interim Head Coach: Darrell Bevell Per Tom Pelissero, Cowboys OC Kellen Moore is expected to interview virtually for the Jaguars’ head coach job late next […]
At 9-4 the Dallas Cowboys hold a three game lead in the NFC East, and as everyone expected it’s been their defense has most recently led the way. Over the past 5 weeks, the Dallas defense has held 4 of their opponents to under 20 points, including allowing only 3 points to the Atlanta Falcons. […]
The 33rd Team introduced the Big Play Index last season to show how NFL teams stack up in terms of big plays produced and big plays allowed. The Big Play Index has a new and improved outlook with the help of Marc Trestman. When Trestman coached in the NFL, his definition of a “Big Play” […]
As we do every Monday here at the 33rd Team, here are my top five takeaways from this week’s NFL action: What the Browns and Chargers decision making tells us about their QBs In Week 5, the Chargers and Browns each went for it on 4th down four times, with the Chargers picking up the first down […]