Thomas Wade Landry was an American professional football player and coach. He was the first head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League, a position he held for 29 seasons. During his coaching career, he created many new formations and methods, such as the now popular 4–3 defense, the "flex defense" system made famous by the Doomsday Defense squads he built during his tenure with the Cowboys, his 29 consecutive years from 1960 to 1988 as the coach of one team is an NFL record, along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons, considered to be his most impressive professional accomplishment. In addition to his record 20 consecutive winning seasons from 1966 to 1985, Landry won two Super Bowl titles in VI and XII, five NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, he compiled a 270–178–6 record, the fourth-most wins all-time for an NFL coach, his 20 career playoff victories are the second most of any coach in NFL history. Landry was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 and the NFC Coach of the Year in 1975.
From 1966 to 1982, Dallas played in a span of 17 years. Furthermore, the Cowboys appeared in 10 NFC Championship games in the 13-year span from 1970 to 1982. Leading the Cowboys to three Super Bowl appearances in four years between 1975 and 1978, five in nine years between 1970 and 1978, along with being on television more than any other NFL team, resulted in the Cowboys receiving the label of "America's Team", a title Landry did not appreciate because he felt it would bring on extra motivation from the rest of the league to compete with the Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. Born in Mission, Texas, to Ray and Ruth Landry, Tom was the second of four children. Landry's father had suffered from rheumatism, relocated to the warmer climate of Texas from Illinois. Ray Landry was an athlete, making his mark locally as a football player. Tom played quarterback for Mission High School, where he led his team to a 12–0 record in his senior season; the Mission High School football stadium is named Tom Landry Stadium and is home to the Mission Eagles and Mission Patriots which bears the Pro Football Hall of Fame logo.
Landry attended the University of Texas at Austin as an industrial engineering major. Landry had given thought to enrolling at Mississippi State University, where his friend John Tripson was an All-American, but he knew that he would be away from his friends and family; the main driving force in keeping him from enrolling at Mississippi State University was the notion that it would be too long a travel for his parents to see him play college football. He interrupted his education after a semester to serve in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Landry was inspired to join the armed forces in honor of his brother Robert Landry, who had enlisted in the Army Air Corps after the attack on Pearl Harbor. While ferrying a B-17 over to England, Robert Landry's plane had gone down over the North Atlantic, close to Iceland. Several weeks passed before the Army was able to declare Robert Landry dead. Tom Landry began his basic training at Sheppard Field near Wichita Falls and his preflight training at Kelly Field, located near San Antonio, Texas.
Landry's first experience as a bomber was a tough one. A few minutes after takeoff, Landry realized that the pilot seemed to be working furiously, Landry had realized the plane's engine had died. Despite this experience, Landry was committed to flying. At the age of 19, Landry was transferred to Sioux City, where he trained as a copilot for flying a B-17. In 1944, Landry got his orders, from Sioux City he went to Liverpool, where he was assigned to the Eighth Air Force, 493rd Squadron in Ipswich. Landry earned his wings and a commission as a Second Lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field, was assigned to the 493d Bombardment Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber copilot in the 860th Bombardment Squadron. From November 1944 to April 1945, he completed a combat tour of 30 missions, survived a crash landing in Belgium after his bomber ran out of fuel, he returned to his studies at the University of Texas in the fall of 1946. On the football team, he played fullback and defensive back on the Texas Longhorns' bowl game winners on New Year's Day of 1948 and 1949.
At UT, he was a member of the Texas Cowboys and Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He received his bachelor's degree from UT in 1949. In 1952, he earned a master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston. Landry was selected in the 19th round of the 1948 AAFC Draft, he played one season in the All-America Football Conference for the New York Yankees moved in 1950 across town to the New York Giants. Landry was selected by the New York Giants in the 20th round of the 1947 NFL Draft. After the 1949 season, the AAFC folded, the Yankees were not among the teams absorbed by the NFL; the New York Giants selected Landry in a dispersal draft. Under the guidance of Giants head coach Steve Owen, Landry got his first taste of coaching. Instead of explaining the 6-1-4 defense to the players, Owen called Landry up to the front, asked him to explain the defense to his teammates. Landry got up, explained what the defense would do to counter the offense, this became Landry's first coaching experience.
The 1953 season would be a season to forget, with the lowest point coming in a 62-10 loss at the hands of the Cleveland Browns. This loss would ultimately
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