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Tom Landry

Thomas Wade Landry

Position: DB-HB-QB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 195 lbs.

Born: September 11, 1924 in Mission, TX
Died: February 12, 2000 in Dallas, TX
High School: Mission
College: Texas   (school history)
Drafted by the New York Giants in the 20th round (184th overall) of the 1947 NFL Draft.
1-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1990

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Notes
1960 36 Dallas Cowboys NFL 12 0 11 1 .000 7
1961 37 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 4 9 1 .308 6
1962 38 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 5 8 1 .385 5
1963 39 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 4 10 0 .286 5
1964 40 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 5 8 1 .385 5
1965 41 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 7 7 0 .500 2
1966 42 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 10 3 1 .769 1 0 1 .000 1
1967 43 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 9 5 0 .643 2 1 1 .500 1
1968 44 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 12 2 0 .857 1 0 1 .000 1
1969 45 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 11 2 1 .846 1 0 1 .000 1
1970 46 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 10 4 0 .714 3 2 1 .667 1 NFC Champions
1971 47 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 11 3 0 .786 3 3 0 1.000 1 Super Bowl Champions
1972 48 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 10 4 0 .714 2 1 1 .500 2
1973 49 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 10 4 0 .714 2 1 1 .500 1
1974 50 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 8 6 0 .571 3
1975 51 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 10 4 0 .714 3 2 1 .667 2 NFC Champions
1976 52 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 11 3 0 .786 1 0 1 .000 1
1977 53 Dallas Cowboys NFL 14 12 2 0 .857 3 3 0 1.000 1 Super Bowl Champions
1978 54 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 3 2 1 .667 1 NFC Champions
1979 55 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 11 5 0 .688 1 0 1 .000 2
1980 56 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 3 2 1 .667 1
1981 57 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 2 1 1 .500 1
1982 58 Dallas Cowboys NFL 9 6 3 0 .667 3 2 1 .667 2
1983 59 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 12 4 0 .750 1 0 1 .000 2
1984 60 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 4
1985 61 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 1 0 1 .000 1
1986 62 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 7 9 0 .438 3
1987 63 Dallas Cowboys NFL 15 7 8 0 .467 2
1988 64 Dallas Cowboys NFL 16 3 13 0 .188 5
29 yrs 418 250 162 6 .607 36 20 16 .556 2.4

Games over .500: 88
Super Bowl Wins: 2
Overall Championships: 2
Conference Championships: 5
Division Championships: 13

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
1954 NYG 12 6 1 3 6 6 6 5 8 7 9 5 5 8 6 2 4 5 3 2 1 9 3 4 3 1 5 3 2 1 3
1955 NYG 12 5 3 2 9 10 3 4 9 8 7 6 3 8 9 3 2 6 5 3 6 4 3 2 3 7 12 12 7 5 8
1956 NYG 12 3 3 3 3 7 5 1 5 3 4 5 8 7 8 4 1 8 1 4 7 3 1 2 1 3 9 6 5 9 2
1957 NYG 12 4 7 3 3 4 5 4 5 7 6 9 12 9 2 5 1 2 4 3 7 9 8 6 8 7 1 3 2 6 5
1958 NYG 12 1 2 5 7 10 9 3 4 6 6 10 4 10 11 8 2 9 4 1 4 6 3 2 1 2 3 4 2 6 6
1959 NYG 12 1 5 2 1 3 2 6 3 8 9 9 11 7 3 3 2 1 1 1 4 3 1 1 1 5 6 1 1 2 1
1960 DAL 13 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 11 11 2 5 8 13 8 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 9 3 8 12 11 11
1961 DAL 14 11 10 13 10 8 13 13 10 10 14 7 12 3 6 4 10 10 10 12 6 10 12 12 12 5 1 7 8 5 11
1962 DAL 14 10 9 7 9 2 2 5 6 3 6 2 11 7 7 2 3 3 13 13 12 3 4 7 5 8 12 14 12 11 13
1963 DAL 14 11 6 9 12 9 9 6 8 6 2 4 6 9 9 8 6 10 13 10 6 10 14 4 14 11 10 13 12 3 14
1964 DAL 14 10 9 9 6 14 12 12 9 8 4 8 10 6 13 14 11 14 2 4 6 8 2 1 1 4 5 4 9 7 5
1965 DAL 14 6 6 4 8 10 7 6 10 8 12 8 8 9 10 3 7 10 6 3 5 9 2 8 2 3 12 10 3 9 6
1966 DAL 15 2 5 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 1 2 1 7 1 3 2 4 2 4 11 1 1 1 3 8 15 7 8 12 2
1967 DAL 16 4 4 4 4 5 6 14 3 5 9 7 8 8 6 4 14 8 7 6 1 1 1 4 2 1 16 11 9 3 7
1968 DAL 16 2 4 2 1 1 1 7 4 2 1 3 11 5 1 3 7 3 4 2 4 1 1 1 1 6 14 11 10 3 6
1969 DAL 16 2 7 2 1 1 2 4 1 1 1 3 5 12 4 2 6 1 3 4 7 1 1 1 3 10 14 11 11 4 4
1970 DAL 26 4 6 7 2 4 10 7 1 1 3 4 5 24 16 9 8 3 4 4 5 8 10 9 16 12 21 3 2 5 2
1971 DAL 26 1 2 1 1 1 1 11 2 3 1 7 26 14 2 2 5 2 3 7 1 2 2 5 2 1 26 19 11 7 6
1972 DAL 26 5 18 7 4 6 10 21 10 8 6 9 14 14 8 12 19 10 6 6 12 5 1 2 2 6 24 19 16 18 12
1973 DAL 26 4 3 3 3 4 2 5 5 5 4 4 4 15 7 1 11 2 5 7 3 2 3 1 3 1 17 16 13 11 13
1974 DAL 26 9 19 8 1 1 8 10 6 1 2 1 22 11 3 12 7 11 4 10 20 4 2 5 1 14 9 14 20 24 17
1975 DAL 26 7 6 8 3 3 8 12 6 5 10 4 16 15 4 7 7 6 5 9 2 7 4 6 3 6 11 8 20 6 8
1976 DAL 28 3 16 9 4 4 10 4 12 12 9 17 10 8 6 9 5 5 7 5 20 7 6 8 6 24 22 7 8 16 4
1977 DAL 28 1 6 2 1 1 2 1 8 4 1 5 8 10 4 6 1 5 1 8 19 4 3 7 8 25 19 2 12 11 1
1978 DAL 28 2 11 1 1 2 1 7 5 3 3 3 15 8 3 3 4 4 2 3 23 1 1 8 5 26 14 5 4 11 2
1979 DAL 28 3 25 5 2 2 5 6 8 10 18 11 24 8 4 2 1 4 8 12 28 4 11 10 20 28 6 3 15 28 8
1980 DAL 28 1 6 2 10 9 1 17 3 6 1 9 12 24 14 3 17 7 17 13 2 6 18 14 26 3 13 16 12 5 16
1981 DAL 28 2 2 4 11 5 6 6 1 2 14 4 17 26 15 10 5 6 20 7 2 6 16 14 23 19 18 21 8 1 14
1982 DAL 28 5 16 1 5 5 5 23 9 5 10 1 26 23 9 4 18 4 11 3 7 9 13 2 17 11 18 11 8 7 9
1983 DAL 28 2 7 4 6 5 2 15 12 15 3 17 7 8 4 2 20 6 17 20 4 2 2 8 6 4 27 27 23 5 21
1984 DAL 28 9 12 13 8 11 18 25 20 20 19 23 20 3 6 17 23 21 7 9 3 16 24 1 23 10 19 5 16 5 2
1985 DAL 28 8 5 12 15 8 11 19 16 17 23 22 11 3 3 6 21 10 20 14 2 10 11 17 11 17 25 26 12 2 19
1986 DAL 28 17 18 14 7 6 14 20 22 11 3 5 18 9 12 13 20 17 10 18 17 19 23 21 25 8 4 3 11 20 5
1987 DAL 28 15 13 15 13 11 11 22 17 16 5 14 23 12 11 17 17 14 20 18 6 13 6 27 3 6 22 27 12 6 21
1988 DAL 28 28 27 28 11 9 21 25 18 16 23 5 10 7 7 10 26 16 20 25 28 9 13 8 16 26 19 24 27 28 19
29 yrs %tile 72 60 71 76 77 70 53 66 71 70 71 49 58 72 74 56 68 64 63 62 74 71 70 64 58 39 50 51 61 61

Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1954 30 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1955 31 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1956 32 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1957 33 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1958 34 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1959 35 NFL New York Giants Defensive Coordinator
1960 36 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1961 37 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1962 38 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1963 39 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1964 40 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1965 41 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1966 42 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1967 43 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1968 44 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1969 45 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1970 46 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1971 47 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1972 48 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1973 49 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1974 50 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1975 51 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1976 52 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1977 53 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1978 54 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1979 55 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1980 56 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1981 57 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1982 58 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1983 59 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1984 60 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1985 61 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1986 62 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1987 63 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach
1988 64 NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Jim Lee Howell Defensive Coordinator