The Cleveland Browns travel to Dallas today at 1pm for matchup with it's share of on and off field stories.
Fresh off of being mentioned as a possible Dallas head coach candidate next season, Mike Holmgen travels with the team hoping to see his squad quiet the crowd and finally get themselves a road win. Holmgren said that there's absolutely nothing to the rumor.
"I haven't talked to a single soul.", he told ESPN "That's the first thing. The second thing is I honestly don't know what the future holds or what I want to do. Believe me on that. Thirdly, I've always been, quite honestly, bothered by the speculation during the season when coaches are trying to work and they're fighting like crazy for their jobs, and I would never do that."
"I would never do that to anybody. I have tremendous respect for Jason Garrett."
On another front, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is out looking for revenge on the team that passed on him for the head coaching job when Eric Mangini was fired.
Ryan told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that "Any time you pour everything into it and apparently management didn't see it as good enough, of course it's personal."
On the field, or maybe we should say off the field, are a few questions on whether certain players will even play. Joe Haden is a game time decision. It looks like RB Trent Richard should be able to go. Cowboys RB DeMarco Murrary (foot) is doubtful or the game, he missed pratice Friday. "He is doing more and more each day," Jason Garrett said. "Ran a little bit more yesterday, so that’s a positive thing."
Browns – Out: CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle) and S Ray Ventrone (hand/calf). Questionable: CB Joe Haden (oblique) and DT Ahtyba Rubin (calf). Probable: TE Jordan Cameron (groin), WR Josh Cooper (illness), WR Josh Cribbs (wrist), LB D’Qwell Jackson (calf), WR Mohamed Massaquoi (hamstring), RB Trent Richardson (chest/rib/finger), DE Frostee Rucker (shoulder/illness), CB Buster Skrine (ankle), DT Phil Taylor (chest/ankle/illness), SS T.J. Ward (hand), QB Brandon Weeden (groin/thigh) and FS Usama Young (knee).
Cowboys – Out: C Phil Costa (ankle), S Matt Johnson (hamstring) and DT Sean Lissemore (ankle). Doubtful: C/G Ryan Cook (knee), CB Mike Jenkins (back), RB DeMarco Murrary (foot). Probable: LB Dan Connor (neck), TE John Phillips (ankle), NT Jay Ratliff (ankle) and FB Lawrence Vickers (knee).