There is a good chance that I am going to create a Know Your Dallas Desperados feature to this blog, because apparently I am going to be reduced to talking about: (a) trivial historical facts about which nobody cares; (b) some obscure items that I keep finding when I browse through Commission Junction and LinkShare, which have yet to earn me a cent; and (c) whether Bill Parcells will coach the Dallas Cowboys next season. Want to know how interesting this all is? I have had five visitors in the past 11 hours!
Just a note before we move on: NFL Network is featuring the 1986 New York Giants on America’s Game. This was a time when Bill Parcells’ did not wear a 67-inch belt and his team knew how to win football games.
Okay, so to recap my position: I’ll stand by my abbreviated essay arguing that Bill Parcells should leave. Now here are the experts showing how bored they are:
The Cowboys lost assistant David Lee to Arkansas earlier this week, reportedly due in part to Parcells’ indecision regarding his future. Good to know. On top of that, it appears that special teams coach Bruce DeHaven has interviewed with Seattle. Not sure what to make of that, given that (a) Mat McBriar has developed into a Pro Bowl punter; (b) the kickoff return team looked really good, first with Tyson Thompson and then with Miles Austin; but (c) other parts of the special teams, especially in the kicking game, have looked shaky.
Jean-Jacques Taylor used stronger words yesterday, saying that the time has come (and now passed?) for the decision:
Two weeks is long enough.
And if Parcells can’t make a decision, then Jerry must do it for him – and fire the future Hall of Fame coach.
Parcells has been arriving at work each morning and putting in a full day before returning to his Irving condo. What’s left to think about?
This job is too difficult for Parcells to convince himself to do it. Either he has the energy and stamina to coach or he doesn’t. It’s no different than players. The game is too painful for guys to convince themselves to play. They either want to play or they don’t.
Besides, the 65-year-old Parcells has not earned the right in Dallas to take his time making a decision. This is not about his Hall of Fame résumé or his two Super Bowl championships. This is about his 34-32 record here, zero playoff wins and too many December swoons.
As you read this, the Cowboys are the only team in the NFL without direction. Think about that.
I agree, but I agreed a week ago and have learned nothing new since then.
According to ESPN, Pat Summerall and Phil Simms both said he was leaving, but both apparently were guessing.
And lastly, Mickey Spagnola’s take:
OK, Friday was my day, my best guess-timation for Bill Parcells to tell us if he’s staying or if he’s going. Well, Friday is here. We’ll see. But from the sounds of things, sure seems as if we’re in the same boat we were in last year, waiting for Parcells and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to come together on a one-year extension, which would give Parcells a two-year deal. As I’ve been saying, it’s just hard from a perception standpoint to have a lame-duck coach.
[tags] Bill Parcells, Dallas Cowboys, NFL [/tags]