Parcells Signs 4-year Deal to Lead Dolphins' Football Operations

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Bill Parcells led Super Bowl winners from the sideline. The Miami Dolphins hope he'll do the same from the front office.

Parcells signed a four-year contract today to lead the Dolphins' football operations, one day after turning down essentially the same role with the Atlanta Falcons.

The two-time Super Bowl champion coach will report directly to Miami owner Wayne Huizenga, whose affinity for big-name help now has led him to Parcells - a 66-year-old former coach of four NFL clubs who owns a home in South Florida and now has a job there, too.

Parcells says he's honored to join the team and -- quote "work for one of the best owners in the league in Wayne Huizenga."

The team made the announcement shortly after the locker room was closed for the day, and roughly 45 minutes after Dolphins coach Cam Cameron sidestepped at least a half-dozen questions about Parcells - even refusing to say if he's ever met the coach.

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