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Tom Landry was the Dallas Cowboys coach for the first 29 years of the team’s existence, leading “America’s Team” to five Super Bowl appearances, two Super Bowl wins, and 20 consecutive winning seasons. Known as much for the innovations he brought to the game as his stoic sideline demeanor, Landry, who was enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame by his star quarterback Roger Staubach, led the Cowboys to 270 wins over his stellar career.
Landry influenced many both on and off the field. “He was someone who had tremendous knowledge of the NFL, but he was also a man of such integrity,” said former Cowboy Dan Reeves. “He had a strong Christian faith that was unusual at that time. And he didn’t just talk it. He walked it, too.”
Landry starred at The University of Texas, then as a defensive back and eventually assistant coach for the New York Giants, before taking the helm in Dallas.