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Cowboys coaching rumors: Mike Holmgren interested in position, Jerry Jones responds to report

Mike Holmgren is reportedly interested in coaching the Dallas Cowboys, but Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he plans to stick with current head coach Jason Garrett.

Leon Halip

The Dallas Cowboys haven't made any sort of moves with current head coach Jason Garrett quite yet, but the rumor mill is certainly churning just in case the top job in Dallas opens up at some point in the near future. Plenty of candidates would come out of the woodwork if that does end up being the case; reportedly, one of those candidates would be Mike Holmgren.

Holmgren, currently working in the front office for the Cleveland Browns, is reportedly interested in returning to coaching if it's with the Cowboys, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Some sources who know Holmgren well believe Dallas is the one potential opening that would truly interest him, given the competitiveness of the roster, the skill players present and his long relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. [...] If the perfect scenario does not arise, sources close to Holmgren expect him to retire.

That's certainly an interesting report -- made all the more interesting due to the fact that the Browns and Cowboys are slated to play next weekend -- but Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones said on the radio that he plans to stick with Garrett at the helm.

"Of course, Mike Holmgren is a heck of a coach," Jones said before the Cowboys' 38-23 victory over the Eagles. "But the facts are that Jason Garrett gives us an outstanding chance to be what we want to be. So, there you have it. I wouldn't comment one way or the other there with Mike."

This story likely would have been given much more play this week had the Cowboys lost to the Eagles, but it's still worth keeping an eye on for the rest of the season.

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