I am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for an extended period of time. I leave the game and the NFL with nothing but good feelings and gratitude to all the players, coaches and other people that have assisted me in that regardParcells retires from Dallas Cowboys Jan 22, 2007
I do think you see a lot of things in sports you wish wouldn't be a part of it ... especially for an old-fashioned guy like meOwens fined for spitting incident Dec 18, 2006
I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to continue what we have started hereParcells gets new deal with Cowboys Jan 06, 2006
I told Troy I wanted to be fair with himCowboys release Troy Hambrick May 13, 2004
I think Mike did a good job for us and I'm just happy he's stayingZimmer gets contract extension Jan 07, 2004
Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941) is currently a team consultant for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He is also a former American football head coach, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2006. He is known as "The Big Tuna", a nickname about the shape of his physique derived from a team joke during his tenure as linebackers coach of the New England Patriots.
Parcells won two Super Bowl rings with the Giants, defeating the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXI and the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV. He also led the New England Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI and the New York Jets to the 1998 AFC Championship Game. He announced his third retirement from football on January 22, 2007 before returning to the sport later that year in a management position with the Dolphins.
Parcells was born in Englewood, New Jersey, on August 22, 1941. He grew up in the nearby town of Hasbrouck Heights, His mother, Ida Parcells (née Naclerio), was a housewife while his father, Charles Parcells, was a graduate of Georgetown Law School who had worked for the FBI before becoming a lawyer for Uniroyal Tires. Bill Parcells is of Irish and Italian descent.