Mike Holmgren Meets with Jerry Jones, and More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistNovember 19, 2012

Nov 18, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Holmgren talks with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones before the game at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Dallas Cowboys are winning again and right in the mix for a playoff spot, but that won't stop folks from fueling rumors that the 'Boys might replace head coach Jason Garrett if things don't pan out. 

It doesn't help that one Mike Holmgren has recently met with somewhat erratic Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

"Well, we had the visit that we always have when he comes, when I come to where he is," Jones told Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News. "We're good friends. We served for about seven or eight years on the Competition Committee together....We visited about all the things that we normally visit about."

OK, that seems pretty innocent, but it's still noteworthy, especially when you consider how defensive Holmgren got last week when the rumor mill starting churning. His future in Cleveland is cloudy, and Jones loses patience quickly, so I wouldn't take anything off the table.


On to what else is being talked about in the league's most popular division...

Dallas Cowboys

Strong words from ESPNDallas.com's Jean-Jacques Taylor, who says the Cowboys "barely beat a 2-8 team in the midst of a season going nowhere coached by a man who will be fired at the end of the season." He'd go on to call the 'Boys "the epitome of mediocre."

From Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News: DeMarcus Ware has become the fifth player in NFL history to have at least 10 sacks in seven straight seasons.


New York Giants

Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger looks as the defensive lapses that have killed the Giants' defense this season.

At least they're likely to get Kenny Phillips back after the bye, according to Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com.


Philadelphia Eagles

In his wrap-up from Sunday's ugly loss, PhillyMag.com's Tim McManus writes that Nick Foles is no savior. At least not thus far.

From Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Eagles players know Andy Reid's likely to be fired, but they're still supporting him in overwhelming fashion.


Washington Redskins

From Mike Jones of the Washington Post: Oh, great. Another knee injury for Brandon Meriweather. Although the safety says he feels fine.

From Rich Tandler of Real Redskins: Robert Griffin III posted a perfect passer rating Sunday, but it won't be recognized in the record books because he didn't throw enough passes.