Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones met with Bill Parcells for five hours earlier this week, but no job was offered -- or even specifically discussed, both said.
"He inquired as to whether I thought I might go back to coaching or not, or would I consider going back to coaching. But he didn't specifically ask me would I coach again or, 'Would you coach the Cowboys?' " Parcells said today on ESPN, where he is an NFL analyst. "And I didn't get the idea that he was sure about what he was going to do."
Parcells, who won two Super Bowls with the New York Giants, said if he would return for "the absolute right situation," adding "there aren't many of those out there." He said he didn't know whether the Cowboys job is one of them because "we didn't really get to the depth of what I would have to get to answer that accurately."
Jones traveled to New Jersey and met with Parcells on Wednesday. Jones described the meeting as "a good football visit," adding that there was "no job offer, not at all." He said they didn't plan another meeting.
Asked if he wanted Parcells as his coach, Jones said, "I don't want to get into that."
"I really enjoyed talking about players with Bill, talking about the game, the NFL, our team," Jones said before the Cowboys played the Eagles tonight. "That's the extent of it."
The Cowboys have had three coaches the last six seasons, with Dave Campo in charge the last three. He was 15-31 going into the Eagles game, including 5-9 this season. Another loss would give the Cowboys three straight 10-loss seasons for the first time in franchise history.