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The Dallas Cowboys have fired Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator, meaning the Cowboys are now searching for their next DC under Mike McCarthy. So who are some of the top Cowboys Defensive Coordinator candidates? And what are the Cowboys rumors around potential targets?

Cowboys rumors around getting a new DC have been here for months. But now that the Cowboys have made the move, what will their plans be for the top Mike Nolan replacements options? Could the Cowboys go with a former NFL head coach? If so, there are big names like Matt Patricia, Dan Quinn, Gus Bradley, Marvin Lewis and Wade Phillips out there. Or do the Cowboys hire a Mike McCarthy buddy, again?

Joe Whitt Jr. is the lone candidate so far to have an interview set up. Does that make him the front-runner to land the job? And if so, how does Cowboys Report host Tom Downey feel about that?

Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Candidates:
#10 Dom Capers
#9 Matt Patricia
#8 Jim Leonhard
#7 Sean Lee
#6 Wade Phillips
#5 Marvin Lewis
#4 George Edwards
#3 Joe Whitt Jr.
#2 Dan Quinn
#1 Gus Bradley

And a few honorable mentions as well:
– Joe Barry
– Winston Moss
– Jim Haslett
– Raheem Morris
– Aaron Glenn

The Cowboys defense was a disaster in 2020, although takeaways late in the season almost saved Nolan’s job. But his decision to try throw a lot of scheme changes at the Cowboys was a disaster. In an offseason that will feature plenty of new players on defense, what will the Cowboys try to run? A 4-3 or 3-4 defense? And does that matter as much as it once did?

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100 Comments

  • Dallas Cowboys Report

    Who do you want to hire as Cowboys defensive coordinator?

  • rynemizu1

    4

  • kevin Kaleda

    Mike McCarthy is really good at beating the cowboys, even as our head coach. 🤦🏽‍♂️ if he hires another friend with a bad resume we will waste another season.

  • Gregory N

    The Cowboys should hire Dan Quinn for their Defensive Coordinator. Mike McCarthy should be Fired as well !!

  • Anthony Osburn

    Marvin Lewis would work perfectly

  • Noni Weno

    Sorry Mike but you should have went last year we need a coach that's going to build a fire under their ass and take us to the Super Bowl we have the offense to do it with

  • Brandon Taylor

    If we get a legit coverage LB in the draft, 34.
    If we try to improve our secondary by getting a safety and a corner, 43.

  • Brandon Taylor

    Nobody old please

  • robert hightower

    43

  • B Dot

    Marvin Lewis

  • B Dot

    4-3

  • Brandon Taylor

    B

  • Brandon Taylor

    1

  • Noni Weno

    C-

  • Noni Weno

    Gus would be a good choice

  • Eric Scott

    Confidence in Dallas 0

  • Kimberley Price

    Demeatus ware

  • B Dot

    C

  • Karen Beltramea

    Hire Phil Parker from Iowa. One of the best defenses in the country year after year! Does alot with 3 star recruits at Iowa!

  • dj RobGRob

    I need a innovator someone with fresh ideas against these's new age offenses

  • Blanche Lewis

    How about Mike Singletery

  • Blanche Lewis

    They should go biger.Just don't take any thing you. Be ssorry

  • Blanche Lewis

    C

  • Blanche Lewis

    I just they hire somebody. They need to search some more .Just dont take any thing Jerry😨

  • UE Photography

    43

  • Ratdok Nugent

    '43' per our personnel. We'd have to do too much work to get players for a '34'

  • C. CEAZR

    Definately 4-3 & variations of a 4 man front/Get the best teacher for the job with a record to prove it! (A guy who can get the most out of his players). Edwards is interesting give him a [email protected] Defensive Quardinators;
    Consider: Dan Quinn, Gus Bradley, Jack Del Rio, Dan Swartz, Chris Richard, ;Defensive Backs Coach: Charles Woodson, Chris Hewitt,

  • Ratdok Nugent

    I want Lee as our next LBs coach. Putting him in a DC spot is too much for him to start his coaching career. Put him under Edwards, Lewis, or Quinn and he could become our DC in the future.

  • raytech11

    Chris Richard!!!!

  • Bway150

    Capital FFFFF got Whitt
    Did you have Chris Richard in there

  • goldfox177

    Dom capers no no no don’t you dare

  • Tony jr 25

    I would love wade phillips as defensive coach an Sean lee an linebacker coach

  • Eddie V

    Bingo. McCarthy needs to get this right.

  • Ratdok Nugent

    Whitt would be a "C" because he's just another Fat Mike buddy hire.

  • Laurence Hill

    Hire Ray Horton if he is available.

  • Ratdok Nugent

    Confidence on right DC hire, maybe a 6, more but more 4 or 5 because they want to appease Fat Mike.

  • Timothy Cushman

    43

  • Eddie V

    I think I like Quinn. He probably could get our DL fixed.

  • Laurence Hill

    Joe Whitt – C-

  • John cobb

    34

  • Richard Hoveland

    How about the Rams DC. They do have the number one defense in the league

  • John Young

    Todd bowles

  • Timothy Cushman

    Dan Quinn

  • John Young

    How about a crazy one Greg Williams

  • David Rhue

    Marvin Lewis

  • John cobb

    D

  • John cobb

    6

  • John cobb

    Gus Bradley

  • Steve Whisenhunt

    Alex Grinch

  • M. Price

    4-3

  • Charles Franklin

    Brent venables from clemson or Kirby Smart from Georgia as the next Defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys please!!!!

  • Anthony Waldon

    Whitt was interviewed to satisfy the Rooney rule.

  • james morris

    Tom you also before you bad mouth Patricia look at who he had to work with in Detroit did you forget all those super bowls and those pretty good defenses he had with the pats

  • Raymond Ysais

    Why not a 44 defense but I would go 43 defense. And for better rotating for the guy we have.

  • Jesus Alberto Garcia

    D-coordinator: Richard Richard, why not?

  • Alexander

    He is HORRIBLE. Why is he being considered??? This is awful. HIRE SOMEONE WHO IS GOOD. Not someone who is familiar with McCarthy. This grade is an F.

  • Clarence Yee

    Never hire Belichick assistants. None of them has ever done anything in the NFL once they leave NE. Saban is the obvious exception but that's college not NFL. You want Patricia, Schwartz, Crennel, Mangini or Bill O"Brien on your staff? Don't think so.

  • Luis Leos

    44

  • Luis Leos

    43

  • Grindful Hussle

    Kris Richard

  • David Ellis

    Just give me a dc who a tough sob

  • Lucas Rembao

    Not Sean Lee as DC.. LB assistant maybe

  • Kendrick Thompson

    Barry Odom Arkansas DC

  • DMG Entertainment

    Dan Quinn is the best option in my opinion and I think we NEED Sean Lee as our LB coach.

  • John Smith

    Mike Singletary

  • Las Ghostridah

    Not another green bay or Atlanta guy we keep going after these guys who statistically never had even a top 10 defense

  • Lucas Rembao

    Quinn or Marvin Lewis

  • Matthew Baker

    leslie frazier depending on his contract situation. I'd also like to take a look at their defensive line coach Eric Washington

  • rdm vidz

    Wade Phillips is better than marvin lewis as a defensive coordinator

  • Las Ghostridah

    D

  • CNR nation

    Im still made he fired Kris richard

  • Fred Seriel

    If Jerry really wants to get that defense right Ray Lewis and get deon sanders to come with him I guarantee the D would b good

  • CNR nation

    If dallas doesn't put Kris richard in consideration then I'm not just going to lose all hope for are team

  • Brian Ellis

    7

  • Brian Ellis

    Jack Del Rio

  • Tyler Rhodes

    Dan Quinn

  • Tyler Rhodes

    Kris Richard

  • Joe Parks

    B

  • adiaz2469

    43

  • Ricardo Serrato

    Kris Richard

  • ARH CONTRACTING LLC

    Marvin Lewis

  • ARH CONTRACTING LLC

    43

  • Paris Willis

    Hire a creative young innovative experienced D C, only👍👍

  • Paris Willis

    A 4-3 defense, only!

  • jim smith

    Low confidence in front office to hire the best coach for DC.

  • Richard in Quezon City PH

    Jimmy Johnson 🤣

  • Joe S

    Adam gase without a doubt !

  • Andrew Edwards

    4-3 we don't have enough LB talent for having 4 LBs on the field. We barely have enough LB talent for 4-3 even 😂😂

  • Derek Bibles

    34

  • Zelinda Lewis

    Get D Ware as the DC

  • Terrence Stiffler

    Pocatello, Idaho. DC4L.

  • Eric Thomas

    I never loved Wade as our HC…..but I absolutely want him as DC!!! This cowboys team over the past decade (Dak AND Romo era) has only needed an avg defense to pair with our great offense

  • Manuel Veloz

    #HireDemarcusWare

  • Debergiac White

    Dave wannstedt for DC
    or Butch Davis.

  • Dale Betty

    Aaron Glenn

  • David Stull

    43

  • Colin Weiand

    Tom Downey you sexy man😍

  • David Buswa

    4-3. Devon Claybrooks. Won a Grey Cup as a Calgary Stampeder DC, won a Superbowl as a player with Tampa Bay. Former coach of the BC Lions in the CFL for the 2019 season

  • k c

    4-3 and bring back chido good corner depth is important

  • W. Allen Caddell

    Wade Phillips made Denver and LA Rams top 10 to top 5 defenses. He may be old but he can coach defenses. But I'm not really a 3-4 guy. Butch Davis or Dave Wanstedd are the only 2 DCs in Dallas history other than Tom Landry that had Dallas the number 1 overall defense. And, even as HCs, they're defenses were never the problem. Both of them are from the Jimmy Johnson era. Because even before Charles Haley came to Dallas, Dallas was already pretty damn good. And there was a very good passing team at that time that Dallas held in check, San Francisco and Buffalo. What's truly missing from the Dallas defense is total team speed and someone who knows how to light a fire under some of the players. And for God sakes quit picking the Taco Charlton's. He would have never played for Jimmy Johnson or Bill Parcells.

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