The questions, or rather the warnings, began trickling in when word got around that Bill Parcells was going to become head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That was almost two years ago. They were authored by writers who covered him in New York and New England. When they heard he was coming to Dallas, more than one East Coast writer buddy of mine sent word advising me to be careful. He's gregarious and funny, they told me, provided that his team is winning. But if things start to slip, if his boys don't perform as expected, then Parcells can become less affable--not so much surly as agitated. His frustration manifests itself viscerally, they cautioned, adding that I'd be able to see the transition from happy to annoyed. "It'll be like leaves changing color,"... More >>>