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Bill Parcells' lasting impact on Cowboys

Five years later, many of best players are still ones former coach brought to team

Updated: January 9, 2012, 4:55 PM ET
By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- Five years ago Friday, Bill Parcells coached his last game in the NFL.

The Dallas Cowboys lost 21-20 to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild-card round of the playoffs when a field goal snap slipped through Tony Romo's fingers in the fourth quarter.

As Parcells sat with the pilots of the team's charter flight back to Dallas that night, he knew he was finished but he did not announce his departure until Jan. 22, 2007.

Does it seem that long ago?

"Well, when ...

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