Originally posted on NBC Dallas- Fort Worth  |  Last updated 1/9/12

DAVIE, FL - MAY 02: Executive Vice President of Football Operations Bill Parcells (L) walks past a player at practice on during Miami Dolphins Rookie Mini Camp on May 2, 2008 at the Dolphins practice facility in Davie, Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Two figures with ties to the Dallas Cowboys have been named finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one a sure thing and the other anything but. The sure thing is Bill Parcells, who served as the Cowboys’ head coach from 2003 through 2006, a tenure that will be little more than an afterthought in the grand scope of Parcells’ head coaching career. Parcells won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, in 1986 and 1990, before moving onto jobs with the Patriots, the Jets, Dallas and eventually the Dolphins. This is technically Parcells first year of eligibility, since a rule was put in place requiring head coaches to wait five years after their coaching career is over to be eligible. Charles Haley is a finalist again as well, and the one we referenced as anything but a sure thing. Haley is the only player in NFL history to have won five Super Bowl rings, but his tense relationship with the media, and in some cases fellow players, haven’t helped his cause. As Tim McMahon of ESPN...
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