Leaving a legacy

Leaving a legacy

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Class of 2013 enshrinee Bill Parcells coached four teams: the New York Giants (1983-1990), New England Patriots (1993-96), New York Jets (1997-99) and Dallas Cowboys (2003-06), during his 19-year National Football League head coaching career.

In each instance, he was able to take a struggling franchise and turn the club into contenders in short order. Parcells is the only coach in NFL history to lead four different franchises to the playoffs. Along the way he led his teams to three Super Bowls, winning two with the Giants (Super Bowl XXI, Super Bowl XXV) and falling just short with the Patriots (Super Bowl XXXI).

Overall, Parcells registered a combined regular season and playoff record of 183-138 and was named the NFL’s Coach of the Year two times (1986 and 1994).

Leaving a Leagacy: Quick Turnaround            
  Record Before Parcells   First Playoff Team   Years Till Playoff
1982 New York Giants 4-5*   1984 New York Giants 9-7   2
1992 New England Patriots 2-14   1994 New England Patriots 10-6   2
1996 New York Jets 1-15   1998 New York Jets 12-4   2
2002 Dallas Cowboys 5-11   2003 Dallas Cowboys 10-6   1
  * Strike shortened season            
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