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Coach Bill Parcells wasn't merely queasy because of his team's mistakes Sunday night. He really was ill.
Parcells said Monday he was "stressed out and dehydrated" by the end of Dallas' 27-10 victory over Washington, not merely sickened by the penalties and dropped balls that kept the game close until midway through the fourth quarter.
The 65-year-old Parcells also said he only had himself to blame for an electrolyte imbalance. Why? Because he wore a lined rain suit on a humid night, insisting on keeping it on "because we were winning."
"That shows you just how warped I am," he said.
Parcells said the weather and his superstition "wasn't a good set of circumstances for me."
"I made a mistake that I know better than to do," Parcells said. "I'm not talking about coaching. I'm talking my own well being. I did something wrong and I wound up paying for it a little bit."
Parcells said defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer had a similar problem, but they're over it now.
"I don't need to see a doctor. I know what the deal is," he said. "I've been though this before a couple of times before. As I said, I made a mistake."
-- The Associated Press
ESPN football analyst Michael Irvin spoke with pal and Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens about his finger injury and tells Dan Patrick he thinks T.O. will be back to face the Eagles on Oct. 8.
But that's not all Irvin had to say. The former Cowboys and Hurricanes receiver believes Oakland is the worst 0-2 team in the NFL and it might be time for Miami to make a change with head coach Larry Coker.
To listen to all of Irvin's comments, click here.