Defense the shining star in Dallas

It has been a few years in the making, but after the Dallas defense ended the Colts' perfect season, it's obvious it finally is a Bill Parcells defense, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: November 20, 2006, 11:42 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

IRVING, Texas -- Having delivered the first notable hit Sunday afternoon for a Cowboys defense that kept authoring monumental plays in a 21-14 upset of the previously undefeated Colts, inside linebacker Bradie James offered a final parting shot as he exited the locker room at Texas Stadium.

"Everybody that plays the Colts says, 'Hey, they can be had,' you know?" said James, who registered seven tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a performance for a defense that quickly is ...

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