Many folks read Jerry Jones’ onfield, pre-game discussion with Browns’ president Mike Holmgren as a sign that maybe, just maybe, there was something to those reports that had Mike Holmgren having “serious interest” in the Cowboys head coaching gig if that spot were to become vacant.
Jones quickly put the kibosh on any such thought, however, saying on Tuesday that the tete-a-tete that cameras caught on the turf at Cowboys Stadium was pretty much just a pair of old friends catching up. To avoid the meeting in response to the week-old rumors--which, it’s worth adding, Jerry had already denied--would have been weird.
“What would’ve been wrong is to not have done it because anybody that really wanted to weigh-in on it would say, ‘Those guys always talk. They’re good friends. And anytime he comes anywhere near, they huddle up and talk,’” Jones said on his weekly appearance on 105.3-FM “The Fan,” via the Dallas Morning News. “For us to be avoiding each other at that particular time would’ve been noticeable. Plus, that’s not the way you do it. You don’t just see each other every day, so you sit down and talk. He’s a really good friend and I have all the respect and appreciation about what he does in football and what he does as an individual."
“By the way, I thought about that, and I’m sure he thought about it, too. But that would’ve been inordinate for him to be standing over there and be on the other sideline and not say something. You should’ve said, ‘Hey, what’s up?’ There’s nothing up,” said Jones.
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