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Parcells Has Hand Prints All Over This Game

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Parcells Has Hand Prints All Over This Game

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Parcells, in 1991, carried off the field by Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks.

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Former Dallas Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells did a lot of good here and probably doesn't get enough credit sometimes for bringing the Cowboys out of the NFL doldrums and into the playoffs.

And as my former colleague and current fierce, fierce rival Jeff Andrews, an ESPN Dallas reporter and die-hard New York Giants fan pointed out, Parcells has his handprints all over Sunday's big game.

Bill Belichick, the stoic head coach of the team of the 2000s, has actually been smiling some this week when talking about his good ol' days as the defensive coordinator for Parcells and the Giants when they beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV back in 1990.

You know, the game for which Belichick's actual gameplan is in the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

On that same team, current Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was the wide receivers coach. He's already won one Super Bowl, over Belichick and the Patriots, and he's gunning for his second while Belichick is going for his fourth.

A Coughlin win will surely mean he'll be in Canton one day, right alongside Belichick and Parcells. Not bad for a guy who has been on the chopping block in New York more times than he probably cares to remember.

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