NFL Notebook: Holmgren shoots down Cowboys rumors
BY Associated Press
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
11/13/12 at 4:00 AM
Outgoing Browns President Mike Holmgren still hasn't decided if he wants to coach again.
Hoping to squelch a weekend report that he would be interested in a coaching job with the Dallas Cowboys if Jason Garrett gets fired, Holmgren said Monday he would never float a story about any interest in replacing another coach and "I haven't talked to a single soul" in Dallas. Holmgren recently said he might return to coaching, but reiterates that he hasn't made any definite decisions about his future.
Holmgren hopes to remain with the Browns until the end of this season in an advisory role to players and coaches.
The 64-year-old Holmgren was not offered a position under new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who brought in former Philadelphia President Joe Banner as the club's CEO.
Cowboys DL Coleman out with arm injury: Dallas Cowboys defensive end Kenyon Coleman is out for the season with a torn triceps muscle in his left arm.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said Monday that Coleman will be placed on injured reserve and have surgery.
The 11th-year pro suffered the injury during the third quarter of Sunday's 38-23 victory at Philadelphia.
Coleman started seven games this season, missing two with a knee injury. The 33-year-old could become an unrestricted free agent after the season.
Rams still coming to grips with rare tie: Danny Amendola's first game in a month for the St. Louis Rams was a huge success. And that's without the 142 yards on a pair of big plays that were nullified by penalty.
A day after repeated mistakes cost the Rams an upset at San Francisco, the wide receiver said he would try to take the positives out the NFL's first tie game in four years.
Easy to say, hard to swallow.
Defensive end Chris Long said if fans kept their eyes on the field and disregarded the scoreboard, it would be easy to see the Rams took a major step forward against one of the NFL's top teams. But Long added with a wry chuckle, that's pretty difficult to do.
Coming off a bye following a blowout loss to the Patriots in London, the Rams were improved on offense with 458 yards and three touchdowns. But the defense failed to produce a turnover for the fourth straight game and faded late in regulation.
Eagles' Vick has 'pretty significant' concussion: Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid says Michael Vick suffered a "pretty significant" concussion and told the quarterback to stay home Monday and rest.
Reid says he could not immediately rule out Vick for Sunday's game at Washington. Reid, though, made it sound likely that rookie Nick Foles will get the start.
Foles will take the first-team snaps when the Eagles return to practice on Wednesday. Foles was 22-of-32 for 219 yards with a touchdown and an interception after taking over for Vick in the second quarter of Philadelphia's loss to Dallas on Sunday.
Reid says Vick complained of a headache and fatigue on Monday. Reid says Vick is still the starting QB but left the door open for Foles to win the job.
Chiefs place DE Dorsey on injured reserve: The Kansas City Chiefs have placed defensive end Glenn Dorsey on injured reserve with a calf injury and added defensive back Neiko Thorpe to the 53-man roster.
Dorsey played in just four games this season. He injured his left calf in practice in September and missed four games, then injured his right calf during a 31-13 loss to the Chargers on Nov. 1. The former first-round draft pick finishes the season with seven tackles and no sacks.