The Vikings could be looking to bring a little Cowboys flavor to their franchise. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the franchise is requesting to interview both Dallas offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn.
“Vikings requested permission to interview Cowboys’ OC Kellen Moore for their HC job, per source” revealed Schefter.
Moore has never been a head coach and is only 33 years old. Still, the way he’s changed the Cowboys’ offense over his time in Dallas has been enough for teams to want the coach to lead their franchise.
Moreover, his aforementioned defensive peer is also getting calls for the same job.
“The Vikings requested an interview with Cowboys DC Dan Quinn for their head coaching job, per source,” tweeted Pelissero.
While the Vikings just fired a defensive-minded coach in Mike Zimmer, Quinn has experience coaching in a Super Bowl. Additionally, he could look to bring members of the Cowboys offensive staff to Minnesota with him.
Losing either coordinator would be a huge blow to the Cowboys. However, Minnesota would rejoice if one of the Dallas coordinators was the next leader of the Vikings.
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Furthermore, the Minnesota Vikings are looking to enter a new era for their football team. Aside from hiring a head coach, the franchise is changing general managers for the first time in over a decade.
In addition to firing Zimmer, the Vikings also fired general manager Rick Spielman. Over his time with Minnesota, the former Vikings decision-maker wore many hats — but he built the franchise into a perennial threat in the NFC North. Unfortunately, he was never able to translate it into a Super Bowl.
Moreover, the next brain trust will have a huge decision to make regarding quarterback Kirk Cousins. While he’s played well, Cousins is also expensive — the quarterback carries a price tag of $35 million guaranteed into 2022. With his stock never higher, perhaps the Vikings explore a trade featuring their star quarterback.
Last season, Cousins passed for 4,221 yards and 33 touchdowns. Additionally, the former Michigan State star only threw seven interceptions on the season. Amid the chaos of a disappointing season, Cousins was continually a constant for the Vikings.
Time will tell the direction the Vikings decide to take their franchise in. Nevertheless, the team will be looking to find the men who will get them over the hump and win their first Super Bowl.