Bill Parcells has never publicly joined the chorus critical of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' involvement in player and personnel decisions as the team's general manager. In fact, Parcells has called Jones a victim of misperception in the past.
On Wednesday, the Hall of Fame head coach continued to give Jones credit despite 17 seasons of .500 football, including three consecutive 8-8 finishes and four straight years without a playoff berth. The Cowboys are among three teams that have not made an appearance in an NFC Championship Game since the 1990s, but Parcells doesn't see Jones ever changing his chain of command.
Parcells, who coached the Cowboys from 2003-2006, was asked during a radio interview if he thinks Jones should hire a general manger to reclaim a position among the NFL's most successful teams on the field.
From The Dallas Morning News:
“Well, what all of us believe, or think, it’s not going to happen in Dallas,” Parcells told the Mike & Mike show on ESPN radio. “I think Jerry’s going to be the guy that’s the general manager. He’s got it set up that way. He’s got people he relies on, and quite frankly, it’s been reasonably successful for him. That’s the way he wants to do it, it’s his priority, he owns the team. And he has every right to do it the way he wants to.”