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Old 01-22-2007, 12:37 PM
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The Cowboys' head coach for the last four years officially announced his resignation here Monday morning.

"I am retiring from coaching football. I want to thank Jerry Jones and Stephen Jones for their tremendous support over the last four years," Parcells said in a statement. "Also, the players, my coaching staff and others in the support group who have done so much to help. Dallas is a great city and the Cowboys are an integral part of it. I am hopeful that they are able to go forward from here."

Parcells, 65, compiled a 34-30 record with the Cowboys in the last four years.

"I am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for an extended period of time," Parcells said. "I leave the game and the NFL with nothing but good feelings and gratitude to all the players, coaches and other people that have assisted me in that regard."

The Cowboys' season, and now consequently, Parcells' career ended in disappointing fashion. The Cowboys' 21-20 playoff loss to the Seahawks included a fumbled snap by quarterback and holder Tony Romo on a potential go-ahead field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter.

Had Parcells returned to the sidelines next season, it would've been Parcells' second-longest stint among his four NFL teams. He spent his first nine years as a head coach with the New York Giants, leading them to a pair of Super Bowl titles in the 1986 and 1990 seasons. After taking three years off from coaching, Parcells returned to the sideline, spending the next four years in New England, before a three-year stint with the New York Jets.

After returning the first time at the end of the 1999 season, Parcells was out of football for three years before coming to Dallas.

Since taking over, Parcells has led the Cowboys to two playoff appearances, despite losing in the first round in both 2003 and this past season. Parcells' teams were just 34-30 in his four years, but that was still quite an improvement from the 15-33 record his predecessor, Dave Campo, had in the three years prior to Parcells' arrival.

Parcells becomes the fourth different, but obviously most prominent, coach to leave the Cowboys staff this off-season. Defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and special teams coach Bruce DeHaven both took similar positions with Atlanta and Seattle, respectively. Offensive quality control coach David Lee is now the offensive coordinator at Arkansas.
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:51 PM
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I figured he was done there. Now who is gonna coach O.D. I mean T.O.

It seemed as though the big tuna hated coaching under Jones and being stuck with an ego like T.O.

Great career.
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While he undoubtedly has a great record, his crusty foul mood will not be missed by me. I guess I am old school and long for the level headed guys like Landry (and I am certainly not a Cowboy fan).
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:10 PM
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Now another talking head pre-game making silly predictions and trying to one up mike dika. Dallas will go into the tank with TO running around out of control.
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Old 01-22-2007, 03:04 PM
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You hit the nail on the head iron banks. He's the last thing I want to see in the booth.

He probably got tired of T.O and Jerry Jones' sheeyat.
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Halle-friggin'-lueah!!!! (sp?)

The Cowboys have been hard for me to follow after Landry. He was TOPS!! No one since has held a CANDLE to that man....Sigh.....

Could care less if I EVER see 'em play again. What a waste of money. And yet STILL they insist on building a new stadium.....

Oh, don't get me started......
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Whatever Parcells does next, its a pretty good bet it wont be based upon his personality.
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farmerjane - 1/22/2007 4:03 PM


No one since has held a CANDLE to that man....Sigh.....
mostly agree. That is when I quit being a Cowboy's fan. Jones is the problem. Not A problem, but THE problem.

Vermiel was a very close second working and closed his career for the best owner in the league (Lamar Hunt)




Could care less if I EVER see 'em play again. What a waste of money. And yet STILL they insist on building a new stadium.....
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That team will be fun to watch during the off-season. Time to unleash the "Franchise killer"
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Old 01-22-2007, 06:05 PM
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Parcells is doing what he always does. He takes a team as far as he thinks it can go, and then he bails on them. Don't worry, he'll be back. He is looking for the next great deal.
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I think he realized he has an average QB at best, trouble in both lines and in the secondary, and that it would take 3 years to build them up. Oh, and both his running backs run into the pile when a cut one way or the other would get them to open field. Tony was fun to watch when it was going well, but there aren't a lot of top QBs around from his level of college.

Parcells probably didn't want to deal with TO or Jones during the time it would take to resolve those issues, so he bailed. Jones set this up by bringing TO in - that had to be against Parcells' wishes. If I am right, the team will be more mediocre next year than this year, and Parcells knows it.
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Old 01-23-2007, 01:19 AM
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I think he did it to punish Romo.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:53 AM
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Parcells has the personality of a lump.

Jones...............he's justa putz.

Hard to get a team of idiots and wannabes to do ANYTHING worthwhile with "leadership" like that. Like tryin' to hold Jell-O together without a bowl.

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Old 01-25-2007, 07:52 AM
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This is the 3rd time he's "retired". Im sure hell be back.
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