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Holmgren denies he’s had any contact with Dallas

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Soon-to-be-former Browns president Mike Holmgren made a surprise visit to the media room at team headquarters, to dispute a report that he’s already shown interest in the Cowboys coaching job (which, you know, isn’t open yet).

Holmgren told the reporters who were just sitting there when one fell in their laps that “I don’t know how any of that stuff gets started,” and insisted he wanted to remove himself from such talk.

He called such speculation”everything I don’t believe in in a story like that. I wouldn’t do that, and I didn’t.”

Of course, Holmgren’s shocked. The idea that he’s ringing up Jerry Jones is farfetched. Especially when he could just drop by this weekend when the Browns are there this weekend.

It’s why soon-to-be-unemployed people have people around them to send messages through the usual channels.

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13 Responses to “Holmgren denies he’s had any contact with Dallas”
  1. dasboat says: Nov 12, 2012 2:04 PM

    Holmgren has parlayed the luck in having a great QB (Favre) into front-office jobs where he has seriously underwhelmed with his results. What owner is out there right now saying “We need Mike Holmgren to fix what ails us!”?

  2. rodell77 says: Nov 12, 2012 2:12 PM

    He would be a good fit in Dallas. They need a alpha male on the sidlines

  3. Canned Heat says: Nov 12, 2012 2:22 PM

    dasboat says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:04 PM
    Holmgren has parlayed the luck in having a great QB (Favre) into front-office jobs where he has seriously underwhelmed with his results. What owner is out there right now saying “We need Mike Holmgren to fix what ails us!”?
    ___________________________________

    And where Favre, Holmgren, or both failed to make it happen (in many instances), Fritz Shurmur’s defense was really the key to both Super Bowl runs. No one remembers how insane that defense was, and if Favre keeps handing the ball off against Denver, they have 2 rings in a row.
    He is out of touch with today’s game, today’s players, and with anything smaller in size than a XXXL. Almost karma that he’s wet the bed since flipping some Green Bay fans on the way out of Lambeau.

  4. gbpackman says: Nov 12, 2012 2:23 PM

    Well I guess we know who the next coach of the Cowboys is.

  5. fuglyflorio says: Nov 12, 2012 2:25 PM

    For once I believe Jerrah.

  6. baloneyjohn says: Nov 12, 2012 2:30 PM

    There are overrated coaches.
    Why would Jones pick this loser and a prime example of being overrated?

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 12, 2012 2:42 PM

    It does look bad in the rather small ring of NFL coaches for a coach to express interest during the season with a coach (Garrett) in place. It is why they have agents to do that stuff I guess and then they act outraged about it.

    Holmgren probably jump at the chance to interview with Jerry.

  8. medialovesthecowboys says: Nov 12, 2012 2:57 PM

    One of the reasons why Holmgren was so successful was the great GM he had in Ron Wolf. No such situation exists in Dallas. Holmgren is a good coach, but statistics have shown NO Head Coach has ever won a Super Bowl with two different teams. He’d take them to a few Wildcards and maybe the Divisional round, but that’s it.

  9. erod22 says: Nov 12, 2012 3:05 PM

    Jerry’s still smarting from Jimmy giving him the Ochocinco “child, please!” treatment last week. He needed an ego shot.

    I’m sure Garrett is amused.

  10. johntonioholmes says: Nov 12, 2012 5:11 PM

    As someone who dislikes Dallas, I would love if they got Holmgren. He has to be the most overrated personnel guy in this era.

  11. voyager6 says: Nov 12, 2012 5:55 PM

    “Holmgren denies he’s had any contact with Dallas”

    Uhh… Was the the Dallas TV show, the Dallas city, Dallas Clark, or the football team?

    Parsing words like a politician!

  12. bobhk says: Nov 13, 2012 3:17 PM

    Canned Heat says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:22 PM
    dasboat says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:04 PM
    Holmgren has parlayed the luck in having a great QB (Favre) into front-office jobs where he has seriously underwhelmed with his results. What owner is out there right now saying “We need Mike Holmgren to fix what ails us!”?
    ___________________________________

    And where Favre, Holmgren, or both failed to make it happen (in many instances), Fritz Shurmur’s defense was really the key to both Super Bowl runs. No one remembers how insane that defense was, and if Favre keeps handing the ball off against Denver, they have 2 rings in a row.
    He is out of touch with today’s game, today’s players, and with anything smaller in size than a XXXL. Almost karma that he’s wet the bed since flipping some Green Bay fans on the way out of Lambeau.
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    Of course, let’s all ignore the fact that he came very very close to winning the Super Bowl in Seattle with Matt Hasselback. He is heck of a coach (not sure about good he’s as a talent hunter).
    I’m not even a seahawks fan.

  13. bobhk says: Nov 13, 2012 3:18 PM

    bobhk says:
    Nov 13, 2012 3:17 PM
    Canned Heat says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:22 PM
    dasboat says:
    Nov 12, 2012 2:04 PM
    Holmgren has parlayed the luck in having a great QB (Favre) into front-office jobs where he has seriously underwhelmed with his results. What owner is out there right now saying “We need Mike Holmgren to fix what ails us!”?
    ___________________________________

    And where Favre, Holmgren, or both failed to make it happen (in many instances), Fritz Shurmur’s defense was really the key to both Super Bowl runs. No one remembers how insane that defense was, and if Favre keeps handing the ball off against Denver, they have 2 rings in a row.
    He is out of touch with today’s game, today’s players, and with anything smaller in size than a XXXL. Almost karma that he’s wet the bed since flipping some Green Bay fans on the way out of Lambeau.
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    Fritz’s D in the loss to Denver was not all that great. This is revisionist history. That Denver running game pounded them into submission. You could see it right till the end.
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