Mike Holmgren will leave the Browns as a winner.
A team spokesman said the Browns’ 20-14 victory today over the Pittsburgh Steelers was Holmgren’s last game with the organization.
After the game, Holmgren talked to players and new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam in the locker room. Holmgren is scheduled to address the media Monday afternoon.
Holmgren, 64, said he planned to stay with the Browns through the end of the season, but he never ruled out an earlier departure. In the past couple of weeks, multiple reports have tied Holmgren to the Dallas Cowboys coaching job if it becomes available. Holmgren told reporters he hasn’t expressed interest in coaching the Cowboys, but he never said he wouldn’t be interested if the opportunity presented itself.
The Browns are 12-31 since Holmgren took control of the franchise. Hired by Randy Lerner, Holmgren signed a five-year contract worth about $40 million on Jan. 5, 2010. Haslam struck a deal to buy the Browns for about $1 billion from Lerner on Aug. 2 and later hired CEO Joe Banner to serve as his top executive.