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Bill Parcells

Parcells Legacy: Hovering Presence

Parcells' services are constantly in demand. He rejected a three-year, $18 million offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the 2001 season and in December, 2002, was linked to the University of Alabama opening. In January of 2003, Parcells signed on as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Like him or not, Parcells knew how to win. Howard Troxler wrote in the St. Petersberg Times: "His method was to ride players hard, with the de facto motto: 'You stink. Now prove to me that you don't.' Sometimes his former players bad-mouthed him, but that didn't change the fact a team's record usually was worse the year before he took over and worse the year after he left."

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