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Tom Landry

Cumulative stats (All positions)

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
29 250-162-6 60.53% 20-16 55.56%

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Biography

Tom Landry was a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1960 until 1988, finishing his career with the Dallas Cowboys as their head coach. Over his twenty-nine years of coaching his teams compiled a cumulative record of 250-162-6. During his career he was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 until the 1988 season. The Cowboys went 250-162-6 during their twenty-nine seasons with Landry as head coach. Landry won the NFL's Coach of the Year award in 1966 after guiding the Cowboys to a 10-3-1 record and a berth in the playoffs. As the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys he coached multiple players to award-winning seasons: Calvin Hill, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1969; Tony Dorsett, AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1977; Harvey Martin, AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1977.

Last modified: 1/4/2018

History

Year Position Record Playoff record
1988 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 3-13-0 0-0
1987 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 7-8-0 0-0
1986 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 7-9-0 0-0
1985 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-6-0 0-1
1984 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 9-7-0 0-0
1983 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 0-1
1982 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 6-3-0 2-1
1981 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 1-1
1980 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1979 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 11-5-0 0-1
1978 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-4-0 2-1
1977 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-2-0 3-0
1976 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 11-3-0 0-1
1975 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1974 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 8-6-0 0-0
1973 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1972 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-4-0 1-1
1971 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 11-3-0 3-0
1970 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-4-0 2-1
1969 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 11-2-1 0-1
1968 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 12-2-0 0-1
1967 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 9-5-0 1-1
1966 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 10-3-1 0-1
1965 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 7-7-0 0-0
1964 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1963 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 4-10-0 0-0
1962 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 5-8-1 0-0
1961 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 4-9-1 0-0
1960 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 0-11-1 0-0

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Fun Facts

  • Tom Landry revelutionized the "Pre-Shifting" on offense, where he would have the O-Line stand up while the backs moved into a new formation.
  • Tom Landry invented the "Flex" defense, considered one of the most precise defenses.
  • Tom Landry invented the 4-3 Defense that is still used today.
  • Tom Landry was the first to employ speciallty coaches and a film coach.