For all intents and purposes, the 2019 Dallas Cowboys season largely ended when they lost on the road against the Chicago Bears. It was then that the writing appeared so vividly on the wall that a large change was coming. When the Cowboys lose to Mitchell Trubisky’s offense it was officially time to move on.
Perhaps it was during that trip to the Windy City that Robert Quinn looked around and thought that it might be nice to call Soldier Field home. That’s what he’s going to do for the foreseeable future according to NFL Network.
Robert Quinn is headed to the Chicago Bears on a 5-year deal worth $70M
The Cowboys managed to finally pull the Robert Quinn chord that they had been tugging at prior to 2019, and man did it yield some strong results.
Quinn had 11.5 sacks for the Cowboys last season starring opposite of DeMarcus Lawrence and it appears that the Bears took notice. They are locking him down for the next five years.
The #Bears are signing pass-rusher Robert Quinn to a 5-year, $70 million contract with $30 million fully guaranteed, agent Sean Kiernan from @SelectSports tells me and @TomPelissero. A new home for the former #Cowboys star after a huge year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Dallas initially acquired Quinn by giving up their sixth-round pick (to the Miami Dolphins) in the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft. Even though they were not able to figure out something long-term with Quinn, it was without question a pick well spent.
What’s more is that the Cowboys could very well be in line to net a pick from Quinn in 2021. Compensatory picks are all the rage and it is very possible that one could be coming to the Cowboys next season thanks to this deal.
For what it’s worth, though, the Cowboys do have hope that Randy Gregory could return to their defense. Perhaps that is the plan at right defensive end. Fingers crossed.