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Players learned a lot from Parcells

The impact that Bill Parcells had in his first year with the Cowboys is not exaggerated, according to his Pro Bowlers.

Updated: February 6, 2004, 1:43 PM ET
By Peter Lawrence-Riddell | ESPN.com

HONOLULU -- The impact of a head coach in the NFL can sometimes be overblown, but the effect Bill Parcells had on the Cowboys in his first season in Dallas is hard to exaggerate. After three straight 5-11 seasons, the Cowboys turned in arguably the most surprising season in the NFL, finishing 10-6 and making the playoffs for the first time since 1998.

Parcells brought a winning track record that includes two Super Bowl titles and more importantly, a winning attitude to a team that desperately ...

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