The most iconic person in the history of the NFL……….
Thomas Wade Landry better known as “Tom” was arguably one of the greatest coaches in NFL history.
The inventor of the 4-3 defense and the flex defense made famous by his “Doomsday Defense” Landry coached the Dallas Cowboys from 1960-1988 and has the NFL record for most consecutive years as the coach of one team (29 years).
Landry won two Super Bowl titles (VI, XII), five NFC titles, 13 NFC Divisional titles, while compiling a 270-178-6 record, the third most wins of all time for an NFL coach. His 20 career playoff victories are the second most of any coach in NFL history only behind New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Landry was also named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975.
List of Accomplishments
- Dallas Cowboys record for career wins (250).
- NFC Champion (1970,1971,1975,1977,1978).
- Super Bowl Champion (VI,XII).
- Member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame (1990).
- Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (1993).
Coach Landry died on February 12, 2000 after battling leukemia. He will always be held in high regard and a symbol of class and professionalism of the Dallas Cowboys organization.