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Tom Landry
Original name: Thomas Wade Landry
Birth: Sep. 11, 1924
Mission
Hidalgo County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 2000
Dallas County
Texas, USA

Hall of Fame Professional Football Coach. A native of Texas, he served during World War II as a bomber pilot. After the war he attended the University of Texas. In 1949 he played for the New York Yankees in the old All-America Conference. That league folded and Landry played for the New York Giants from 1950 through 1955, the last two years as a player coach. He is credited with inventing the 4 - 3 defense which is most used in football today. In 1960 he became the first coach of the expansion Dallas Cowboys, a team that he would coach for 29 years, during which won 13 division titles and he took the team to 5 Super Bowls, winning 2. On at least 2 other occasions he missed going to the Super Bowl on the last play of the decided game. He was known as a defensive genius and under his coaching the Cowboys always had a great defense. He started out with seven losing seasons in Dallas, but wound up his career with a record of 270-178-6. Member of the pro football Hall of Fame. (bio by: Al DelVecchio) 
 
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 Parents:
  Harold Raymond Landry (1898 - 1978)
  Ruth Della Coffman Landry (1899 - 1975)
 
 Children:
  Lisa Landry Childress (1958 - 1995)*
 
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Burial:
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 22, 2000
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