A School of Fish exclusive: DallasBlog.com has learned that Bill Parcells and Jerry Jones met on Thursday afternoon at Valley Ranch to discuss a contract extension, possibly as long as three years.
The meeting can be assumed to be an indication that Parcells' "contemplation of retirement" may be behind him, our source said.
Parcells said he would need some time to evaluate his future following the Cowboys season, which ended Sunday. He has, in the ensuing four days, been in a business-as-usual mode at Cowboys' headquarters.
Meanwhile, Cowboys owner Jones is on record as saying he believed it would take only a brief meeting of the mind to cause Parcells to at least complete the final year of his deal, which calls for him to make $4-plus million for 2006.
Parcells, 64, has coached the Cowboys to a 25-24 record during his three years with the team.