Mike Holmgren, the Browns' lame-duck president, met with reporters Monday and insisted he hasn’t expressed interest in coaching the Dallas Cowboys but never said he wouldn’t be interested if the job opened.
This morning, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made more comments about the situation during his radio show on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas.
Jones voiced support for Cowboys coach Jason Garrett and continued to compliment Holmgren. It's the second time Jones has publicly commented on a report by Jason La Canfora of CBS. On Sunday, La Canfora cited sources while reporting on NFL Today that Holmgren “has serious interest” in coaching the Cowboys if the job opens. Holmgren has not ruled out a return to coaching.
“I’m fired up about [Garrett] and what he can be coaching the Dallas Cowboys,” Jones said. “Mike Holmgren is someone that I can't tell you on an individual basis how much I respect him. He's everything that you would want as far as a coach is concerned. I appreciate, it was a compliment, when he was talking about how he was impressed with our talent and the fact that we could work together, and that's just the case. But make no mistake about it, I’m saying that because of Mike. And he doesn't need me to talk about what a great guy he is. Our fans probably need to hear that he's a great guy. But bottom line is it's all about Jason with me.”
With the Browns (2-7) preparing to visit the Cowboys (4-5) Sunday, this storyline isn't expected to die anytime soon.