Originally Posted by Risen Star
Then why did Parcells come here? He had plenty of options.
He said when he left that changes he made wouldn't last. Ultimately, Jones doing things like pushing Terrell Owens on him led him to leave.
I'd say Jones gave Parcells every promise and assurance you can imagine, 10 years ago. Jones was desperate to get his stadium built, and a 5-11 team ran by a Dave Campo clone wouldn't get it done. So he acted as though sweeping changes were coming and convinced Parcells to come. And that's essentially right out of Jones' mouth, not opinion.
Jones will never again be under such pressure to change. The stadium is a giant ATM for him.
I think Parcells needed $$$. I'd say that $4-5M a year options weren't there for him like they had been, he'd burned too many bridges, and Parcells knew it was likely his last coaching gig. And what happened with Parcells? He rebuilt the roster, got fed up with Jones, and left.
“He doesn’t like it because Jerry thinks he’s the walk-around head coach." - Jimmy Johnson