Blue Star
The center of the Dallas Cowboys universe

Parcells on Jerry: "I Like Him A Lot"

Bill Parcells coached under Jerry Jones from 2003-2006

Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Bill Parcells decided to step away from coaching after the 2006 season, his fourth with the Dallas Cowboys, but he wants to make clear that owner Jerry Jones was not the reason for his departure. Parcells told Nick Eatman of DallasCowboys.com this week that he considers Jones a friend, who takes more criticism than is really warranted.

    I think there’s a definite misperception,” Parcells said. “I just think everyone thinks things are a certain way. I didn’t see it to be that way. I think Jerry is a good businessmen and a good listener. What you have to do is make sense to him. You’ve got to make sense to him. If he thinks you’re making sense, he’ll alter his opinion. I enjoyed him. I like him. I like him a lot.”

    Of Parcells’ four seasons in Dallas, he posted three winning records and a pair of playoff berths, but the Parcells-led Cowboys never did win a playoff game.

    “I liked my experience there,” Parcells said. “It didn’t turn out perfect from a record-standpoint. I understand all of that. But I learned a lot and I enjoyed working there.

    “Jerry and I are pretty good friends. I don’t know whether or not people know that. We talk a little bit. I wouldn’t say frequently. We talk a little bit. We talked recently. It’s good. And I’m close with Stephen [Jones], too. I enjoyed working there with the Joneses. They were supportive and tried to help.”

    Stay on top of the latest Dallas Cowboys news with NBCDFW.com. Follow NBC DFW on Facebook or have breaking Cowboys news sent directly to your phone with Blue Star SMS alerts. Text "bluestar" to 622339 (NBCDFW) to subscribe, text HELP for more info, and text STOP to end the subscription. Message and data rates may apply.Read more about it here.