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Browns vs. Cowboys: Mike Holmgren, Jerry Jones meet before the game

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren spent time speaking to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to the game between the two teams on Sunday.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

The persistent rumor regarding current Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren suggest that he wants one more coaching stint before calling it a career, and that the job he's most interested in is coaching the Dallas Cowboys. Adding fuel to that fire, Holmgren spoke with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones prior to Sunday's game, and according to, spent about seven minutes doing so at midfield.

Jones spoke of Holmgren following the 23-20 Dallas victory:

"We're good friends," Jones said of Holmgren after the game. "We served for about seven or eight years on the [league's] competition committee together and have a top friendship. We visited about all the things that we normally visit about. Apart from being an outstanding coach, he's a heck of a man. He's got a lot of character, and I can't tell you how much I respect him. When you've been close like that and spend a lot of time with somebody, familiarity can breed content, as the saying goes. It's just the opposite with him."

Of course, Holmgren and Jones are friends, as noted in that quote. And the Browns were playing the Cowboys, so it's not like Holmgren made a trip just to talk to Jones. People will make more of this than should be made, but the reports are out there, regardless. Ed Werder of ESPN and Jason La Canfora of ESPN have both reported that Holmgren's interest in the Cowboys is very real.

That being said, we likely won't see anything about any possible move until the offseason hits for both teams.

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