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Pro Football Hall of Famer Tom Landry played gridiron football for the New York Giants and was the first ever head coach of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys.
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Tom Landry was born on September 11, 1924, in Mission, Texas. From 1950 to 1955, he played pro football for the New York Giants. In 1960, he was appointed head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. As coach, he led the Cowboys to 20 winning seasons in a row, multiple championship games and Super Bowls. In the 1990s, Landry made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He died on February 12, 2000, in Dallas, Texas.
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