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Parcells to replace rookie Watkins with vet Coleman

Updated: October 28, 2006, 8:56 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Barring a change of heart by coach Bill Parcells, veteran defensive back Marcus Coleman will replace rookie Pat Watkins as the starting free safety when the Dallas Cowboys face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night.

Parcells suggested after Monday's loss to the New York Giants that a change was going to be considered, and Watkins, who started the first six games of the year, did not work at all this week with the No. 1 offense. Instead, Coleman took most of the snaps, and Keith Davis, ...

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