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Robert Quinn: "There's Only One Goal In Mind"


OXNARD, Calif. – Robert Quinn's impressions of his new team come with a disclaimer:

Training camp is a proving ground. Past accomplishments are just that – the past.

But when Quinn looks around the roster, the ninth-year veteran pass rusher sees a team that compete with anyone.

"I think I can go through every position and there's either an All-Pro or Pro Bowler there from what they did in the past," he said Sunday. "So that speaks on itself alone. And if guys can individually continue to put up those All-Pro seasons collectively as a team, I think that kind of just speaks for itself.

"We've got to again re-prove ourselves this year. But this is a very talented team that loves to work hard."

Quinn's math is correct. The Cowboys have 2018 Pro Bowlers at quarterback, running back, wide receiver and offensive line. Returning tight end Jason Witten has been to the all-star game 11 times. And they have Pro Bowlers at every level of their defense: the line, linebacker and the secondary.

In April, the Cowboys traded a future sixth-round pick to the Dolphins for the 29-year-old Quinn, who has a 19-sack season and two Pro Bowls on his own resume.

He has lined up at right defensive end throughout the offseason, and he'll get plenty of snaps even when last year's part-time starter Tyrone Crawford (hip) returns from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Quinn was arguably the Cowboys' biggest addition of the spring.

But he believes he has joined a team with already enough talent to compete with anyone in the league this season.

"There's only one goal in mind. You know where that's at: to be standing on that (Super Bowl) podium," he said. "I mean, let's not sugarcoat it. We want to be standing on that podium February (2nd) in Miami. That's our goal.

"I'm sure that's every team's goal. But I like this group here. I get to work with them. And let's see if we can make it happen."

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