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  1. Dez Bryant's release signals new era for Dallas Cowboys

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    Fri, 13 Apr 2018

    Twenty-nine years after Jerry Jones started his tenure as owner with an unsentimental firing of franchise legend Tom Landry , the Cowboys showed Friday that they'll no longer be afraid to say a tough goodbye. Follow Gregg Rosenthal on Twitter

  2. 2018 NFL Draft: Why QB prospects have to show they can throw

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    Wed, 21 Mar 2018

    combine or pro days as we know them today. Brandt, who served as the Cowboys ' vice president of player personnel in the Tom Landry -Tex Schramm era -- and who, full disclosure, works with me in his capacity as an analyst for NFL.com -- remembers

  3. 'The Timeline': Landry turns Cowboys into America's Team

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018

    7:17

    During the 1970s, the Dallas Cowboys thrive under the leadership of head coach Tom Landry and quarterback Roger Staubach while the San Francisco 49ers flounder.

  4. 'The Timeline': The 49ers' rise means the Cowboys' downfall

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018

    6:49

    Dallas Cowboys. As we knew them with Tom Landry coaching. We were just starting ..... have been great you know playing for Tom Landry but no I think it was in my desk ..... cruise through those who do you. Tom Landry the only coach the Dallas Cowboys

  5. 'The Timeline': Cowboys cheerleaders become America's sweethearts

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    Tue, 20 Feb 2018

    6:41

    favorite team. Dallas Cowboys. I was astounded you got the ratings go up and. The cheerleaders didn't rate highly with Tom Landry know. He once told shram they looked like porno queens. Who knows. Or show you what the word you used it means this

  6. Ten Super Bowl matchups that should have been (but weren't)

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    Mon, 29 Jan 2018

    Packers ? Closer, for one thing. And perhaps the Lombardi Trophy would now be referred to as the Landry Trophy. As in, Tom Landry , who coached the Cowboys for 29 years, starting in Dallas in 1960. You know who else began in Dallas in '60? The

  7. Top 10 all-time MVP snubs

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    Fri, 26 Jan 2018

    9:50

    Bowl victory. Against that same Dolphins. That would go undefeated. Plus all back suffered from lack of playing time Tom Landry figured out what it used to play him or Craig Morton. Vikings defensive tackle Alan page in the first defensive player

  8. Al Michaels talks Super Bowl prep, best advice he's received

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    Wed, 24 Jan 2018

    pregame, halftime and postgame duties for Super Bowl IX between San Francisco and Miami in 1985, his analysts were Tom Landry and O.J. Simpson. "Think about that," Michaels said. Thirty-three years later, Michaels is gearing up to work

  9. Been there, done that for Bill

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    Wed, 10 Jan 2018

    This will be Bill Belichick's 37th career playoff game as a head coach, breaking a tie with Tom Landry and Don Shula for the most in NFL history. Belichick already holds the NFL records for playoff wins (26) and Super Bowl wins (5) by a head coach.

  10. NFL Power Rankings: Falcons up, Jags down entering playoffs

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    Tue, 2 Jan 2018

    Stadium and steal a road win from John Robinson's team. Yep, so the Rams won 20-nothing while Eric Dickerson busted Tom Landry 's defense for 248 yards on the ground. TWO HUNDRED FORTY-EIGHT. L.A. quarterback Dieter Brock went 6 of 22 for

  11. Remembering what it was like on the sideline at the Ice Bowl

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    Fri, 29 Dec 2017

    Country Club, that members of both the Packers and Cowboys could attend. Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi and Dallas coach Tom Landry were both there. One topic of conversation that night was the field, and Vince talked about how he had this heating

  12. Seven backup QBs who won the Super Bowl

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    Mon, 11 Dec 2017

    5:23

    the starter heading into the season was Craig Morton. Tom Landry had star back in Morton alternate plays there for a few ..... Dallas got off. To a 43 start. Know why don't sit Tom Landry and Roger star back with the rest of the way. Yeah did

  13. 'A Football Life': Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson's relationship

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    Sat, 9 Dec 2017

    4:10

    got involved what's killed us. I was looking at a team that had only one coach in the history of the frame checks Tom Landry 29. So what I thought about Jimmy becoming the head coach of the Cowboys. I really did have idea that this was going

  14. 'A Football Life': How Jerry Jones bought the Dallas Cowboys

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    Sat, 9 Dec 2017

    5:43

    would but many were upset he's fired living legend Tom Landry . 124 hours after Jones have been photographed Lynn Andrews ..... against Jerry three Super Bowl rings later. That kind of Tom Landry became the greatest PR disaster and history of sport

  15. Cowboys Fan

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    Thu, 23 Nov 2017

    A fan sits by a statue of legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.

  16. NFL Power Rankings, Week 11: Patriots rise, Cowboys plummet

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    for the Patriots , as Bill Belichick prepares to blow by another legend. On Sunday night, Belichick tied Cowboys icon Tom Landry with 270 career wins , the third-most all-time. Landry's last win came on the road, in a difficult place to play

  17. Tom Landry , 1975

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Landry, seen here in a plaid jacket during the 1975 NFC Championship Game; the Cowboys would defeat the L.A. Rams and return to the Super Bowl. That season also saw Landry earn his second Coach of the Year honor. Only one coach in NFL history has more playoff victories than Tom Landry . Guess who?

  18. Tom Landry , 1970

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Landry became the Dallas Cowboys' first head coach in 1960 and led the team to dominance over the next three decades, particularly the '70s -- they appeared in five Super Bowls between 1970 and 1978. It was during this time of ubiquitousness that the Cowboys earned the nickname "America's Team."

  19. AT&T Stadium, 2017

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Tom Landry ’s legacy lives on in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and his statue at AT&T Stadium, but his overall impact on pro football is immeasurable.

  20. Tom Landry , 1980

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Did you know Tom Landry invented the 4-3 defense? It's true. Previously, a defensive lineman was placed across from the center, but Landry decided to move that person back two yards -- effectively creating the middle linebacker position. Obviously the 4-3 is now a standard defensive formation, and ...

  21. Bill Walsh and Tom Landry , 1987

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Bill Walsh famously invented the “west coast offense” during his time coaching the San Francisco 49ers, but Landry was no slouch with creativity on offense, either. In fact, Landry is commonly assumed to have invented the shotgun formation -- and though he didn’t actually invent it, he did ...

  22. Tom Landry , 1978

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Tom Landry was one of the most successful coaches of all time, and the most stylish. On game days, Landry always wore a full suit paired with a fedora. After his death in 2000, the Dallas Cowboys honored him with a memorial patch on their uniform: a small fedora.

  23. Tom Landry , 1988

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    During his 29 consecutive years with the Dallas Cowboys, Landry won two Super Bowl titles, 13 Divisional titles, and played in 12 Championship games. Perhaps most impressive is Landry's 20 consecutive winning seasons -- a record that stands to this day.

  24. Tom Landry

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    It's rare to see photos of Landry in non-formal wear, but the full suit-and-tie look would be impractical for a practice. Landry was nothing if not practical. In fact, he was the first to employ a quality control coach to analyze game films and opponent tendencies. This provided a huge advantage ...

  25. Tom Landry , 1976

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    Tue, 14 Nov 2017

    Landry's defensive concepts were created in response to Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers who used a "Run to Daylight" scheme in which the running back went wherever there was open space, as opposed to a specific hole through the offensive line. Thus, Landry invented the use of "keys" to determine

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