When the Browns face the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday, outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren has even more reason to root, root, root for the road team.
If the Browns can knock off the Cowboys, greasing the skids toward the potential ouster of coach Jason Garrett, Holmgren could be in play for a return to coaching in 2013.
ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that Holmgren would return to coaching for only one job — the Cowboys job.
The news comes less than a week after Holmgren appeared in the Browns press room to insist that he’s had no contact with the Cowboys (even though there had been no report that he had), and Dallas owner Jerry Jones later made cryptic comments suggesting that he has already spoken to Holmgren about the job.
Throw in Saints coach Sean Payton, and an intriguing drama could be playing out in Dallas, if the Cowboys don’t make it to the postseason, or if they do but then make an ugly early exit.