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Doc of the Day: When Bill Parcells Took Over


With the sports world hitting the pause button, there is an obvious huge void for fans, starving for sports entertainment.

The Dallas Cowboys media team has produced over 25 documentaries over the last five years and has decided to use this idle time to feature many of them, which include Emmy-winning and nominated productions that touch on a wide range of topics and players from all 60 seasons of Dallas Cowboys Football.

Today, we continue the series with a Deep Blue documentary from 2018 profiling Bill Parcells and his first season with the Cowboys back in 2003.

Edited and directed by Kent Garrison and written and produced by Rob Phillips, "Parcells' Final Ride" became the first Deep Blue doc to win a Lone Star Emmy.

In 2003, the Cowboys were coming off three straight losing seasons of a 5-11 record. Something needed to change and owner Jerry Jones did the "unthinkable" by hiring Bill Parcells to come in and right the ship.

This behind-the-scenes film shows how Parcells changed more than just the record, but the team's culture as well.

(Note: All of the films can be seen either on, or the Cowboys NOW app, featuring Connected TV applications – Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire.)

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