CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Mike Holmgren has already announced he won’t be back with the Browns next season as the teams President. Holmgren has announced he’s “retiring” with Joe Banner basically taking over the position.
That doesn’t mean though that he’s done entirely with the NFL, and today Jason LaCanfora of CBS reports that there’s a head coaching job he may have a keen interest in for 2013 should it become open.
That job is in Dallas, where Jason Garrett and the Cowboys are struggling once again this season, entering action on Sunday with a mark of 3-5, and again possibly out of the playoffs, which doesn’t make owner Jerry Jones too happy.
Holmgren has said that he would consider a return to coaching, possibly trying to wrap up a career that could land him on the steps of Canton someday and the Hall of Fame on a higher note than his time with the Browns.
“(Holmgren) has serious interest in that job should it open up,” LaCanfora stated on “The NFL Today” on CBS Sunday. “Remember he worked with Jerry Jones for 13 years on the competition committee, they have a strong relationship.
“At this point in his career, Holmgren is not looking for a rebuild, he’s going for a retool.”
From 1992-1998, Holmgren was the coach of the Packers, and then headed to Seattle to coach the Seahawks from 1999 to 2008. In that time as a head coach, he went 161-111-0 in the regular season, and was 13-11 in the postseason, going 174-122-0 overall.
If the Cowboys job does not work out for Holmgren, sources say he will in fact retire.