Cowboys Coordinator D Dan Quinn receives the ball after his win over his former team in the Falcons

ARLINGTON, Texas – Dan Quinn last week downplayed the importance of what it means to play against his former team, Atlanta Falcons, but after Dallas Cowboys‘Convincing 43-3 win Sunday, defensive coordinators get a ball game.

“It’s good to have that game completed and repeated,” Quinn said. “More than anything, when you, like any team that you [have been with], a lot of friends you have, you go and fight. It’s the fun part of the NFL. There is always a good rivalry between coaches and players. There’s a lot of people on that list and I’m certainly interested in a lot of things in the building. “

Quinn coached the Falcons for parts of five seasons, hitting a 43-42 record and taking Atlanta to Super Bowl LI only to give up a 28-3 lead and lose. New England Patriots during overtime.

He was fired last year after a 0-5 start that included a 40-39 loss to the Cowboys.

“He didn’t talk about it, but we read each other’s minds,” Cowboys cornered Trevon Diggs speak. “We know what’s going on. We played hard, played hard. We had to do that every game, but this is just his old team.”

Last week, Quinn’s defenses were reinforced by Dancer broncos for a quick 190 yards, allows 8 out of 15 transitions from thirds down and doesn’t make a path. Against the Falcons, the Cowboys allowed a season-low point, just 214 yards and a third conversion down in 11 tries, and blocked three passes.

“Man, I don’t really think Q is worried about the Atlanta Falcons,” queue person Micah Parsons speak. “I think Q just wanted to come out here and punch someone in the mouth after last week. This is the first week that I’ve seen Q’s face red in training. I think it makes more sense that he’s here for the Cowboys than for the Cowboys. it means he’s trying to get some sort of agenda against Atlanta.

“He just wants to see us out here, playing to our standards and looking forward to next week. I’m pretty sure I saw the big smile on his face, so I’m glad we did. could please him. But he’s not worried about that old thing. He’s worried about what’s happening right now.”

Falcons Midfielder Matt Ryan, who played for Quinn during his tenure in Atlanta said he has a good relationship with his former head coach earlier this week. On Sunday, he is sure to find his former boss.

“I met Dan shortly before the game and just hugged him and said ‘Good luck today”, and I’ll catch up with you later,” Ryan said. “Dan, credit them, credit him and credit their defence. He did a great job putting those guys in position to succeed and their guys played. I think Dan coached a really good game.”

ESPN’s Michael Rothstein contributed to this report.

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