Bill Parcells

Cowboys Head Coach Bill Parcells

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 2003-2006

Dallas Cowboys Coach Bill Parcell’s Bio

Date of birth: August 22, 1941
Birth Place: Englewood, NJ
College: Wichita State University

Cowboys Head Coach Bill Parcells Career Highlights

Awards 1994 AP NFL Coach of Year
1986 AP NFL Coach of Year
1986 Sporting News NFL Coach of Year
1996 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year
1994 Pro Football Weekly NFL Coach of Year
1994 Maxwell Football Club NFL Coach of Year
1994 UPI NFL Coach of Year
1986 UPI NFL Coach of Year
Honors NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
Career Record 172-130-1 (Regular Season)
11-8 (Postseason)
183-138-1 (Overall)
Super Bowl
Wins 1990 Super Bowl XXV
1986 Super Bowl XXI
Won 1996 AFC Championship
1990 NFC Championship
1986 NFC Championship


Following three straight 5-11 seasons, Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones lured Bill Parcells out of retirement and made him the head coach in 2003. In his first season with the Cowboys, he led them to the playoffs with a 10-6 record (losing to the eventual NFC Champion Carolina Panthers in the opening round), thus making him the first head coach in NFL history to guide four different teams to the playoffs. Pacells would finish his Dallas stint with a mediocre 34-32 record and zero playoff wins.

In the end, Parcells makes the case that, images aside, he is not just a regular guy, and that you can win big in the N.F.L. without talking softly or carrying a big shtick.

In an emotional game against the Philadelphia Eagles in 2005, Roy Williams made a game-winning interception when he scored off a throw by Donovan McNabb. Ten hours before kickoff, Parcells attended the funeral of his younger brother Don, who once played football for the Army. It was said that Don wore the number 31 in his football days, the same number as Williams.


Coach Parcells Once Said:

“I had an Italian mother. She didn’t view what I was doing as really a profession. She viewed it as recreation. I said, “Gee Mom, I’m going to be the head coach of the New York Giants.” And she said to me, “When are you going to get a real job like your brother the banker?”

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