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Parcells still deciding, Jerry Jones decides (on T.O.)

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It's the offseason, and it's not free agency time yet, so Bill Parcells telling his assistant coaches that he needed more time to decide his future today is the big news. It feels like the offseason can't really start until the Tuna decides it does.

The other news was Jerry Jones' emphatic reiteration of the fact that Terrell Owens will be back. Also, Terry Glenn will be back, even though I didn't think that was in question.

"Yes, Yes . . . Yes," Jones kept reiterating when interviewed on his weekly radio show with the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network flagship station The Ticket (KTCK-AM, 1310). "I don't know how I can answer you any clearer. Do you know that I know what the consequences are if he comes back? Do you know I know what his salary is? So I know what you have to pay."

[snip]

"It's pretty clear what I've said regarding that. If you asked me that question about anybody on our roster right now, you'd get a 'yes.'"

By that answer, it would seem apparent Jones and the Cowboys not only intend on bringing Owens back, but Glenn as well.

Jerry got a little testy in the radio interview, it's pretty funny. You can hear it for yourself, here. Jerry also said that we need to get Roy Williams closer to the line to make plays. He said that they [the Cowboys organization] say that every year, but they need to really do it this year. Let the Roy debate begin!

Mike Irvin is up for the Hall of Fame again.

For the third straight year, former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Irvin is among 17 finalists for the 2007 class which will be elected Feb. 3 in Miami, the day before Super Bowl XLI is played. The list of 17 includes former Bills running back Thurman Thomas, Oilers-Titans offensive lineman Bruce Matthews and NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue.

Former Cowboys defensive end Charles Haley was one of 25 semifinalists but didn't make the final 17.

In other news, our NFC brethren - the New York Giants - are keeping Tom Coughlin.