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Tom Landry

Biography

Legendary NFL coach who earned two Super Bowls and is currently enshrined within the Hall of Popularity. He became a member of the armed forces for World Battle II after his sibling was wiped out in fight. He led the Dallas Cowboys to 10+ video game periods in seventeen away from two decades between 1966 and 1985. Wedded Alicia Wiggs in 1949 plus they remained together for the others of his lifestyle. He started training as a protective coordinator for the brand new York Giants, contrary offensive planner Vince Lombardi.

Quick Facts


Full Name Tom Landry
Salary $1 million
Date Of Birth September 11, 1924
Died February 12, 2000, Dallas, Texas, United States
Place Of Birth Mission, TX
Profession Football Coach
Education University of Texas at Austin, University of Houston, Mission High School
Nationality American
Spouse Alicia Wiggs
Children Lisa Childress Landry, Kitty Landry, Tom Landry, Jr.
Parents Ray Landry, Ruth Landry
Siblings Robert Landry, Jack Landry, Ruthie Landry
Awards NFL Honors - AP Coach of the Year
Star Sign Virgo

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#Fact
1 Inducted into the ESPN Dallas Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Nolan Ryan, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and Roger Staubach.
2 One of the rare times Landry didn't wear his fedora hat was in an American Express commercial where he was dressed as a Cowboy and encounters Washington Redskins in a saloon. (The commercial, of course, ends with Landry comically slamming the door on the players).
3 Toward the end of his career, Landry showed off his sense of humor when the Cowboys made a rap video where various players and coaches describe their job with the team. It ends with Landry saying, "I call the plays, and nobody asks me why!".
4 When Landry died, every NFL team sent a representative to his funeral.
5 Was a devout, open Christian; was said the strongest curse word he ever said was "dad gum".
6 Was added to the Dallas Cowboy's Ring of Honor in 1993, but instead of having a football helmet beside his name, they put a side view of his trademark fedora hat next to it.
7 Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 339-340. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
8 Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
9 Head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, 1960-1988. Career record: 270 wins, 178 losses, 6 ties.


Thanks

Thanks

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The Drew Pearson Show 2013 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
ESPN SportsCentury 1999-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXXIII 1999 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
The NFL's Greatest Games: '58 Championship 1998 Video documentary Himself (Giants Defensive Coordinator)
Super Bowl XXXI 1997 TV Special Himself - Ceremonial Coin Toss
Power Plays 1993 TV Series documentary Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1990 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 1990 TV Series Himself
ESPN's Sunday Night Football 1987-1988 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
NFL Monday Night Football 1970-1988 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on NBC 1971-1986 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Heaad Coach / Himsslf - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
The NFL on CBS 1960-1985 TV Series Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1981 NFC Championship Game 1982 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1980 NFC Championship Game 1981 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl XIII 1979 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1978 NFC Championship Game 1979 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl XII 1978 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1977 NFC Championship Game 1978 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl X 1976 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1975 NFC Championship Game 1976 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1973 NFC Championship Game 1973 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1972 NFC Championship Game 1972 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl VI 1972 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1971 NFC Championship Game 1972 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
Super Bowl V 1971 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1970 NFC Championship Game 1971 TV Movie Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1967 NFL Championship Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1966 NFL Championship Game 1967 TV Special Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1959 NFL Championship Game 1959 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1956 NFL Championship Game 1956 TV Special Himself - New York Giants Defensive Coordinator

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Football Life 2012-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
30 for 30 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2016 TV Series Himself - Pro Football Hall of Famer
Greatest Super Bowl Moments 2011 Video documentary Himself
Lombardi 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Greatest Game Ever Played 2008 TV Movie Himself - Giants Defensive Coordinator
NFL Top 10 2007 TV Series

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#Quote
1 [on Coach Don Coryell]: When he went to St. Louis he was far ahead of everybody as far as what they did with the ball. When he went to San Diego, he was one of the first real forerunners of the passing game we see today. It was a shame he could never make it to the Super Bowl.

#Trademark
1 Always wore a fedora while coaching the Dallas Cowboys


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