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Parcells Still Has Regrets For Leaving Cowboys Early

Discussion in 'Rant Zone' started by Doomsday101, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I agree however I do think in the case of Switzer he did. Barry was a man that Jerry has a lot of respect for and as a college coach like him or not Switzer was a winner. My personal view of Switzer was not all that high but mostly because I'm a Longhorns fan but his ability as a HC I think Switzer record speaks for itself.

    Campo I do think was robbed of a real chance of being a HC and it was more Jerry that Campo.
  2. OhSnap

    OhSnap Well-Known Member

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    50 year old Bill was more hungry than 65 yr old Bill.
  3. EGG

    EGG Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I threw up in my mouth a little when I lumped Campo in there, I don't think he had the charisma or respect to be a decent HC. In the end though I don't think he ever really was the HC, just a pet poodle, lol.

    The drafts didn't look like Barry had any sway whatsoever though.
  4. dstovall5

    dstovall5 Well-Known Member

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    “He told me I couldn’t play if I didn’t make my weight,” Witten recalled. “So the day he went to weigh me, I hid some 5-pound dumbbells in my pockets. I was able to get close enough in my weight and played that next game.”

    Good ole' Witten! Gave me a chuckle reading that part.
  5. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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    Bill isn't the only one with regrets about that.
  6. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Twist it? They prefer to bend that sumbiscuit eater enough to make pretzels jealous. And if you dare to offer something contrary to the fairy tales God help you. Watch, Parcells' words will end up twisted back to what they are dying to believe.
  7. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    He just ran out of gas. His brother died, and his old bones ached. It happens to most.
  8. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    I'm sure things were run differently when Parcells was coaching the team just like they were run differently when Jimmy was in Dallas. Doubt things were run exactly the same way under the rest of the HC's.
  9. mrmojo

    mrmojo Active Member

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    Im sure Jason Garrett gets the same Carte Blanche as Parcells did.....cough...cough.......I dont think so.....
  10. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    The way things went down vs Seattle in the 06 playoffs I'm sure it left him with plenty of gas.
  11. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Bill! Come back!
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    There's always going to be ebb & flow from coach to coach, but I think Phillips and Garrett both had or have a lot of latitude to call their own shots, and both had or have a lot of influence on the Jones' clan.
  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Parcells did not always get what he wanted. Again Ireland wanted Ware with the 1st pick it was Parcells who wanted Spears. Parcells is right by saying it is people preception not reality but please spin away.
  14. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    None of us know exactly what goes on with the team we can only assume from what we've seen and read but I doubt Wade and Garrett have been given the same latitude that Pacells had. Wade was just happy to get the job and the same for Garrett. Parcells had to be courted.
  15. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Both had or have strong influence on the draft and player acquisition.
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  16. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    What agenda is that? Jerry Jones runs this team as the GM. Nothing Parcells said here changes that. We already knew a powerful head coach could influence him. A good GM doesn't need a great head coach to show him the path. He should know it already. He's supposed to be the architect.

    If you've been a Cowboys fan over the last 20 years and you still defend Jerry Jones, you are a lost cause.
  17. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I wish he had stayed another couple of years. I would have liked to see him with his core maturing into their prime and the QB finally ready and with a little starting experience under his belt.

    IMO, it's very likely we would have made a run at a title.
  18. Blackspider214

    Blackspider214 Well-Known Member

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    I liked what Parcells did to turn this team around. We were 5-11 for 3 years in a row and even in the years previous, we were on the decline. He turned this around right away. Took an overachieving team to the playoffs with Quincy Carter of all people to the playoffs. I just wish Romo could have gotten to play a few more seasons under Parcells. But Parcell's message was lost on this team and they tuned him out. It was a good transition from him to Wade. Wade was a complete 180. And we went 13-3 the next season.
  19. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I take it you didn't read the other post I made where I said Jerry isn't absolved from bad decisions.
  20. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I was asking what the agenda was? What the truth is that people don't get?

    The truth is Jerry Jones runs this team's football operations. He took it over from Jimmy, destroyed a dynasty and only when he was desperate did he bring in Parcells and hold his nose for 4 years while the Tuna turned his team around, before going right back to his old socks to jocks self. He's not qualified to be a GM and has enough on his resume at the position to be fired five times over. He employs his son at a position he's similarly unqualified for and just as deserving of being replaced. But change can't happen because the owner is more concerned with himself than he is the success of his team. He's been on record many times that no matter what the results are, the structure will not change.

    Does he listen to his head coach's input before making decisions? Sure. So what? How does that justify the above paragraph? Which is all truth, by the way. We get nothing positive from the most important figure on any sports team. The GM. No expertise. No plan. No vision. The most he'll do is undermine his own head coaches. The Dallas Cowboys are trying to win despite of their front office. That's the reality of the state of this team.

    If I'm wrong, do tell.
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