Player of the Game: Quinn consummate teammate after strong personal performance – Cowboys Wire

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After a loss it can be difficult to suss out the bright spots on a football team, especially one as jarring as the Dallas Cowboys Week 4 match-up with the New Orleans Saints. While the offense was stuck in mud all night long the defense held up its end of the bargain for the most part to keep them in the game. The player perhaps as responsible for that as any? Offseason trade acquisition and defensive end Robert Quinn.

Quinn notched two sacks on the night amid numerous pressures of Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater. He leads the team with three takedowns despite only appearing in two of four games on the year due to suspension. He also has four run stops on the season.

Not bad for a sixth-round pick and a contract that was negotiated down for $4 million in savings.

But Quinn is not satisfied.

Asked after the game about his play he replied, If I had a good individual effort and we lost as a team, then my performance wasnt good enough. At the end of the day, we lost as a team, thats all that really matters. I would give up all my stats for a W.

Three times in his career has Quinn hit double-digit sacks (something hes on pace to do again in his age-29 season), and every one of those years were squandered on bad St. Louis Rams teams. In fact, in his previous eight campaigns in the NFL, hes only made one playoff appearance, a wild-card exit in 2017 with the Rams in Los Angeles.

Hes treading unusual water, being on a team with the talent to wade into the postseason current, and his individual performance will be a big part of what this Dallas team is capable of. Being satisfied after a loss is the worst kind of look for a player, one that Quinn is unwilling to wear.

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