Michael Lombardi of The National Football Post, who’s opinions and inside information I happen to like a lot, has a new column out with some notes from sources:

  • The Cowboys may be hoping offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who interviewed with Denver, actually gets a job and  leaves the team. What a change of heart from a team that basically promised Garrett their head-coaching job after Wade Phillips left; Garrett even bypassed the Baltimore Ravns job. He had more than enough offensive talent to work with and did not get the job done. Also, I really have not seen enough to believe he has enough confidence and spine to coach a successful football team, particularly one with so many stars like Dallas.
  • Lombardi basically confirms that the Broncos weren’t impressed with Steve Spagnuolo, but like Josh McDaniels.
  • Mike says he keeps hearing Eric Mangini has the job in Cleveland and has already begun putting a staff together. The Browns may be waiting to get the OK on the hire from whoever they hire as GM, but it looks like the former Jets’ coach is very close to getting the gig. I would personally love the choice; he might be able to rebuild that bad defense rather quickly.
  • With the Vikings out of the playoffs, more teams will express interest in defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier. The Rams and Lions, according to Lombardi, have major interest. I would like the hire for both teams, although I question if Detroit would actually make a logical choice.