Werder: Holmgren interested in Dallas job

November, 18, 2012
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Browns outgoing president Mike Holmgren stopped by the team's media room to refute rumors that he is interested in coaching the Cowboys if Jason Garrett was fired. Maybe this is a case of Holmgren protesting too much.

A source told ESPN's Ed Werder that the Cowboys job is the only one that could prompt the Super Bowl-winning coach to consider a return to the sideline. The source said Holmgren believes the Cowboys have the talent to win a Super Bowl -- current record notwithstanding.

As I wrote last week, Holmgren's interest in the Cowboys doesn't come as a surprise. He's going to be very selective if he decides to return to coaching. At the age of 64, Holmgren isn't going to consider the likes of Jacksonville. He'll want to win immediately, and a team like the Cowboys have the talent to do so.

The Browns are playing at the Cowboys today, and Holmgren made the trip to Dallas. According to Tony Grossi of ESPN Radio in Cleveland, Holmgren had a long pre-game chat with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Both are long-time friends dating back to their days on the NFL's competition committee. Wonder what they are talking about?

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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