Mike Holmgren May Be Interested in Coaching in Dallas and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVNovember 12, 2012

An interesting rumor made its way around the NFL this weekend, with CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora reporting that on-the-out Cleveland Browns team president Mike Holmgren is interested in coaching the Dallas Cowboys next season. This comes on the heels of Holmgren insisting he was retiring from the football life after leaving the Browns earlier this year, having already been replaced by team CEO Joe Banner.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones responded on Sunday to the report, committing both to his current head coach, Jason Garrett, while also praising Holmgren and ultimately saying, "I wouldn't comment one way or the other there with Mike." It seems like something is brewing, even if it is in just the embryonic stage.


Baltimore Ravens

Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun gives us the five things we learned about the Baltimore Ravens after their 55-20 domination of the Oakland Raiders.

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson breaks down a number of notes from the Ravens' big home win, including that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata dressed for the game but didn't play a single snap, sidelined with knee and shoulder injuries.


Cincinnati Bengals

Kevin Kelly of the Cincinnati Enquirer says that one of the keys to the Cincinnati Bengals' 31-13 win over the New York Giants was how well their offensive line contained New York's defensive front and their vaunted pass rush.

Bleacher Report's Matt Gray gives us five Bengals players with bright football futures ahead of them.


Cleveland Browns

Bud Shaw of the Cleveland Plain Dealer argues that the end of this season is too soon to determine whether Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is "the guy"—it should take until the end of next season for that to be made clear (or not).

Todd Edwards of Bleacher Report breaks down five moves the Browns need to make this offseason to become potential contenders next year.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette takes a closer look at Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and how he's been so successful in his short time with the Steelers.

Todd Swoope of Bleacher Report wonders when (and if) the Steelers will activate rookie offensive guard David DeCastro from injured reserve; DeCastro is designated to return after injuring his knee in the preseason.