Is Parcells good or lucky? Perhaps a little of both, which is usually what it takes to win big in the NFL.
"I don't know of one special teams coach who would have recommended he make that move," [Indianapolis Colts president Bill] Polian said. "But that's Bill. He figures that when he's on a hot streak, things will work."
There are two reasons you might not have noticed. One is all those drops, which we tend to remember more than the passes he actually hangs onto.
No. 2, and more important, T.O. is not the biggest show in the Cowboys' locker room these days. The spotlight has shifted to Tony Romo, everybody's new darling.
How long Owens will put up with this disturbing turn of events remains to be seen. He may tolerate it only as long as Romo keeps throwing him the ball.
Now the media is trying to let you in on that little secret. Apparently they think we are all like them, worried about every little utterance that comes out of Owens' mouth. I got news for the media, we noticed Owens was having a good season weeks ago while they were still writing about his comments on Vandy, his birthday party and all those other things that don't mean a dang thing. Welcome to the real world, Dallas media.
Tony Parrish won't play this week, but hopes to be ready next week. The 49ers didn't think he had healed from injury sufficiently to keep him around.
Parrish said he prefers to play strong safety, which he has played the past eight years, but that he can play free safety. He was drafted as a free safety and played the position for the Chicago Bears as a rookie in 1998.
Maddox, who played at Hurst L.D. Bell, lives in Southlake and won a Super Bowl ring with Pittsburgh last season, has not played this season, but coach Bill Parcells has expressed the possibility of adding a third quarterback for the stretch run.
Maddox has worked out for Tampa Bay and New England this season and received interest from Oakland.
After Canty returned to the locker room and found his clothes on the floor, he was told Newman had returned the prank. A heated exchange occurred, and Newman and Canty each threw a punch. Their teammates quickly broke up the scuffle.
Sources said there were no lingering effects between Newman and Canty.
It's the second time this week Canty has been involved in an incident with a teammate.
On Wednesday, Canty got into a scrap with Cory Procter on the practice field, two days after coach Bill Parcells questioned Canty's status in the starting lineup.