TUNA'S BOIMAN SILENCE IS DEAFENING With each passing hour, the failure of Cowboys coach Bill Parcells to say something/anything about the team's acquisition of linebacker Rocky Boiman will be interpreted by league insiders -- and most importantly the other players on his team -- as the absence of an endorsement of the decision of owner/G.M. Jerry Jones to throw a lasso around a maverick with a belly full of loco weed. As one league source who watched the video of the press conference told us, "If Parcells was onboard he either would have been there or at least had a prepared statement. When Boiman was asked what Parcells had said to him he basically admitted he really hadn't talked to him. Now don't you think that if Parcells really wanted him he would have at least had a conversation or two with him?" And in response to the various Cowboys fans who reminded us that Parcells hasn't attended any of the press conferences introducing new players in his three seasons with the team, this one is a little bit different, don't ya think? At a bare minimum, there should have been something from Parcells to indicate his imprimatur of this specific personnel move. As we explained last night, there are players who are not inclined to welcome Boiman onto the team, and they are interpreting the Tuna's silence as a license to dislike the entire situation.