Tom Landry Biography

Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the "flex defense" system made famous by the "Doomsday Defense" squads he created during his 29-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. His 29 years as the coach of one team are an NFL record, along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons.

Landry won two Super Bowl titles, five NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and compiled a 270-178-6 record, the third-most wins all-time for an NFL coach. His 20 career playoff victories are the most of any coach in NFL history. He was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975. His most impressive professional accomplishment is his 20 consecutive winning seasons, an NFL record that remains unbroken and unchallenged. From 1966 to 1982 Dallas played in 12 NFL or NFC Championship games, a span of 17 years. More impressive is the Cowboys' appearance in 10 NFC Championship games in the 13-year span from 1970 to 1982. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Tom Landry
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
American football player, Coach, American Football coach
Ethnicity:
Cajun
Date of Birth:
September 11, 1924
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
February 12, 2000
Age at Death:
75
Cause of Death:
Leukemia
Marriages
  • 1949-01-28
    NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas
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