FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- Bill Parcells will not be joining the Atlanta Falcons as head of football operations.
Team owner Arthur Blank says the Falcons had an agreement in
principle with the former head coach of the Giants, Patriots, Jets
and Cowboys, but negotiations fell through after Parcells told the
club he was in contact with the Dolphins about a possible position
Parcells was considering an offer to join the Falcons' front
office in a role that would put him in charge of finding the next
coach for a team rocked by the suspension and imprisonment of
Michael Vick and the sudden resignation of Bobby Petrino.
Parcells has been working as a TV analyst since resigning as
coach in Dallas after the 2006 season.