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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tom Landry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tom Landry was born in Mission, Texas, the son of a mechanic (and volunteer fireman).
Landry earned his wings and a commission as a 2nd lieutenant at Lubbock Army Air Field and was assigned to the 493rd Bomb Group at RAF Debach, England, as a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber co-pilot in the 860th Bomb Squadron.
Tom Landry became a defensive back in the AAFC in 1949 for the New York Yankees, then moved in 1950 across town to the New York Giants.
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 Tom Landry Summary
Tom Landry was born Thomas Wade Landry in Mission, Texas, on September 11, 1924.
Landry was born and raised in Mission, Texas, the son of a mechanic (and volunteer fireman).
Landry died in Dallas, Texas, of leukemia, on the same date that Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Oliver, and Charles Schulz all died.
www.bookrags.com /Tom_Landry   (3597 words)

  
 The Dallas Morning News: Tom Landry - 1924-2000
Landry also indulged his love of flying by piloting his Cessna 210 and receiving an appointment last summer to the Air Safety Foundation - part of the Washington, D.C.-based Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.
Landry was "a man that men revere," said Jeff Anderson, who coordinates the men's ministry for the Billy Graham Crusades.
Landry, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 1990, held a business degree from the University of Texas and an industrial engineering degree from the University of Houston.
www.dallasnews.com /s/dws/spe/2000/landryspecial/landrypost.htm   (608 words)

  
 Tom Landry Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tom Landry, the Dallas Cowboys coach who led "America's Team" to 5 Superbowls and was famous for pacing the sidelines in a business suit, a felt hat, and without a smile, died Saturday, February 12, 2000.
Thomas Wade Landry was born in Mission, Texas, deep in the Rio Grande Valley.
Tom Landry is survived by his wife Alicia Landry, son Tom Landry Jr.
www.landrystuff.com /tom_landry.htm   (241 words)

  
 The religion of Tom Landry, pro football coach
Tom Landry was one of the most easily recognized men in the USA: a man so identified with his job that he was usually called "Coach Tom Landry".
Landry's greatest legacy - and his highest priority in life - was his Christian faith.
Landry never imagined that his problem was basically a spiritual one.
www.adherents.com /people/pl/Tom_Landry.html   (648 words)

  
  Tom Landry, Former NFL Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, 75
Landry spent his final years devoted to businesses endeavors, including being a spokesman for a health insurance company, and Christian organizations.
Landry had vowed to remain the coach until things turned around, but a combination of bad draft picks and poor personnel decisions sunk the team.
Landry is survived by Alicia Landry, his wife of 50 years; a son, Tom Landry Jr.; and a daughter, Kitty Phillips.
www.slick.org /deathwatch/mailarchive/msg00026.html   (1888 words)

  
 The Dallas Morning News: Tom Landry - 1924-2000
Tom Landry did not stay on the sideline in his post-coaching days.
Landry was "a man that men revere," said Jeff Anderson, who coordinates the men's ministry for the Billy Graham Crusades.
Landry, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame since 1990, held a business degree from the University of Texas and an industrial engineering degree from the University of Houston.
www.cowboysplus.com /classic/webspecials/landry/landrypost.htm   (608 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Thomas Wade Landry, longtime coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was born in Mission, Texas, on September 11, 1924, the third child and second son of Ray and Ruth Landry.
Landry became a star quarterback on the Mission High School football team, leading the Eagles to a 6-4 record and the district championship as a junior, then to a 12-0 record and the regional championship, beating Hondo 33-0, as a senior in 1941.
Landry was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1966 after the Cowboys posted their first winning record, and led Dallas to the NFL championship game in 1966 and 1967, losing both times to his old colleague Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/LL/fla92.html   (1287 words)

  
 Corpus Christi Caller Times Caller.com - Former Cowboys coach Tom Landry dead at 75
IRVING - Tom Landry, the Dallas Cowboys coach who led America's Team to five Super Bowls and was famous for pacing the sidelines for three decades wearing a stone face, business suit and felt hat, died Saturday.
Landry was a college star at the University of Texas, then a defensive back for the New York Giants in one of the innovative defenses of the early '50s - "The Umbrella," the first to put four backs deep to counter the passing game.
Landry began letting his guard down in the early '80s by doing a series of commercials playing a gunslinger fending off the arch-rival Redskins.
www.caller2.com /2000/february/13/today/texas_sp/8585.html   (813 words)

  
 Tom Landry information - Search.com
Landry was born and raised in Mission, Texas, the son of a mechanic (and volunteer fireman).
Landry became a defensive back in the AAFC in 1949 for the New York Yankees, then moved in 1950 across town to the New York Giants.
Landry's success during nearly three decades of coaching was the impetus for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990, less than two years after his last game.
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 Tom Landry
Landry is talking of the National Football League, specifically of the game in the Cotton Bowl Sunday between his Cowboys and the New York Giants, a game that will go a long way in setting the winner of the capitol Division.
Landry credits the invention to Steve Owen; the genius of the Giants from 1931-53, through it was Landry who defined the relationship of the linebacker to the width of the playing field.
Landry was one of the first to recognize the tendencies and traits in his opposition, and one of the first to devise "keys" which would unlock the secrets of the mysterious huddle.
library.thinkquest.org /12590/tomlandr.htm   (1531 words)

  
 ESPN.com - NFL - Mission, Texas, remembers Tom Landry
MISSION, Texas -- Before Tom Landry became coach of the Dallas Cowboys, he was part of a South Texas high school football team that went 12-0 and captured a regional championship in 1941.
The Landrys settled in Mission in 1912 when the family doctor in Illinois recommended that warmer climate would be best for the health of young Ray Landry, Tom's father.
Tom was born in Mission in 1924, the third of four Landry children.
espn.go.com /nfl/news/2000/0213/354939.html   (560 words)

  
 Tom Landry
Landry was emotionless on the sidelines and in the locker room, even in the bitter cold of the "Ice Bowl." He avoided becoming close to his players for fear that friendship would interfere with personnel decisions.
Landry had vowed to remain the coach until things turned around, but a combination of bad draft picks and poor personnel decisions sunk the team.
Landry is survived by Alicia Landry, his wife of 50 years; a son, Tom Landry Jr.; and a daughter, Kitty Phillips.
www.dallascowboysfanclub.com /history/tomlandry.htm   (1938 words)

  
 The Sporting News: Tom Landry
Landry, 75, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and coach of the Dallas Cowboys for the better part of three decades, died Saturday in Dallas from complications of leukemia.
Tom Landry liked that idea and in 1960, he was named head coach of the new expansion team in Dallas.
Tom Landry was an undeniable innovator, one of the men who ushered in the modern, icily efficient, computerized era of pro football, and he uncorked his mathematical approach to the game well before anybody was using computers.
www.sportingnews.com /archives/landry/coach.html   (2310 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - NFL Football - Tom Landry passes away after battling leukemia since May - Monday February 14, 2000 10:22 AM
IRVING, Texas (AP) -- Tom Landry, the Dallas Cowboys coach who led America's Team to five Super Bowls and was famous for pacing the sidelines for three decades wearing a stone face, business suit and felt hat, died Saturday.
Landry was a college star at the University of Texas, then a defensive back for the New York Giants in one of the innovative defenses of the early '50s -- "The Umbrella," the first to put four backs deep to counter the passing game.
Tom Landry's legacy with the Dallas Cowboys extends well past his 29 seasons at the helm for "America's Team" according to The Dallas Morning News.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /football/nfl/news/2000/02/12/landry_obit_ap   (2344 words)

  
 Coach Tom Landry
Landry received a football scholarship to The University of Texas at Austin; however, after one semester, he left school, in 1943, to join the Army Air Corps.
Tom Landry returned to The University of Texas at Austin, in 1946, where he helped the Longhorn football team win the Sugar Bowl in 1948 and the Orange Bowl in 1949.
Known throughout the world as a brilliant coach, Tom Landry was a true gentleman who exemplifies the word "leadership." His strong basic values, his commitment to excellence, his respect for his fellow man and his integrity are his lasting legacy.
cfbstaff.cfbisd.edu /tomlandry/coachl.htm   (787 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Tom Landry: An Autobiography: English Books: Tom Landry,Gregg Lewis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Discussed are Landry's debt to Paul Brown, whose coaching philosophy inspired him, Cowboys owner Clint Murchison and general manager Tex Schramm, who left him free to run the team on the field.
Heavy with nostalgia and permeated with Landry's deep religious faith, the book will disappoint football fans expecting insider gossip and a suggestion of the rough-and-tumble of their sport.
Although the Christian influence on Landry and his "aww shucks" naivete seem overemphasized, Landry shows his skill as a motivating speaker and his genuinely "nice guy" personality.
www.amazon.de /Tom-Landry-Autobiography/dp/product-description/0310529107   (487 words)

  
 George Bush Presidential Library and Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
In 1960 Tom Landry became coach of the new Cowboys professional football team in Dallas.
Under the dour Landry’s tutelage, the Cowboys won 270 games, had 178 losses and posted six ties, a.601 winning percentage.
Landry was dismissed as coach in 1989 after several disappointing seasons.
bushlibrary.tamu.edu /exhibits/tall_texans/texan.php?id=59   (117 words)

  
 Member - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Tom Landry was selected as the head coach when the Dallas Cowboys started their first National Football League season in 1960.
It took Landry a few years to develop his young club into contender status but, once he did, the Cowboys enjoyed exceptional success for more than two decades.
Landry gained a reputation as a great technical innovator, as well as an inspirational leader.
www.profootballhof.com /hof/member.jsp?player_id=119   (386 words)

  
 Supporting Schools: Proud Products: Tom Landry Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tom Landry was the Dallas Cowboys coach for the first 29 years of the team’s existence, leading “America’s Team” to five Super Bowl appearances, two Super Bowl wins, and 20 consecutive winning seasons.
Known as much for the innovations he brought to the game as his stoic sideline demeanor, Landry, who was enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame by his star quarterback Roger Staubach, led the Cowboys to 270 wins over his stellar career.
Landry starred at The University of Texas, then as a defensive back and eventually assistant coach for the New York Giants, before taking the helm in Dallas.
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 ESPN.com - NFL - Mission, Texas, remembers Tom Landry
Suddenly, Tom interrupted the conversation and told my grandson, 'I want to meet your friend.' My grandson's friend was beaming, grinning from ear to ear.
Tom Landry had a knee injury when he played professional football, and he sort of had a gimp.
It was even funnier for a 22-year-old, world-class athlete to be trying to run up that hill two miles, and Tom Landry passing you and then on the way by says, 'Come on, Thomas.
espn.go.com /nfl/news/2000/0213/354952.html   (935 words)

  
 Remembering Tom Landry — reactions from friends, players and on-field foes
Tom Landry guarded the Dallas Cowboys' sideline for 29 seasons.
Tom Landry had a knee injury from when he played professional football, and he sort of had a gimp.
When we went from playing six preseason games to four, Tom Landry and I were the first ones to decide we would practice together or scrimmage together.
www.texnews.com /1998/1999/cowboys/remem0214.html   (3702 words)

  
 Baylor Health Care System: A personal tribute to Tom Landry
Tom's wife, Alicia, is a Dallasite and has had an even longer relationship with the medical center.
The strength of Tom and the rest of the family was truly remarkable.
As we have witnessed in recent days the uniform acclaim of Tom's life, his faith, and the character traits we all admire, we are struck that we have had one of God's finest people in our community with enormous influence for the right reasons.
www.baylorhealth.edu /proceedings/13_2/13_2_powell.html   (1178 words)

  
 Internet Obituary Network, Obituary for Tom Landry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tom Landry, Dallas Cowboys coach for their first 29 seasons, died at the age of 75 February 12, 2000.
Landry devised the umbrella-like defense, and brought back the shotgun formation.
He is survived by is wife of 51 years, Alicia; his son Tom Jr.; and his daughter Kitty Philips.
obits.com /landrytom.html   (399 words)

  
 Tom Landry tribute - Arkush
Landry, who had been fighting a form of leukemia since last May, died early Saturday evening (Feb. 12) at the age of 75 with his beloved family — including Alicia Landry, his wife of 50 years — at his bedside.
And while Landry’s demeanor never wavered, one of pro football’s all-time creative minds came up with a constant stream of ideas and formations on both sides of the ball that remain at the core of today’s game.
If Landry was bitter — and those who know him will tell you that certainly was the case — he never once showed it, although his decision to stop attending Cowboys games after his dismissal spoke volumes.
archive.profootballweekly.com /content/archives/features_1999/landry_021400.asp   (774 words)

  
 Amazon.frĀ : I Remember Tom Landry: Livres en anglais: Denne H. Freeman,Jaime Aron   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Tom Landry, who died in February 2000 at the age of 75, coached the Dallas Cowboys from the time the football team was founded in 1960 until he was fired in 1989 by new owner Jerry Jones.
While the players, media members and coaches all have different Landry stories to tell, nearly all cite Landry as a fair-minded, hardworking, disciplined man who was an important influence in their lives.
From 1960 to 1988, Tom Landry had 20 consecutive winning seasons, won 13 division titles, and made five trips to the Super Bowl coaching "America's Team," the Dallas Cowboys.
www.amazon.fr /Remember-Tom-Landry-Denne-Freeman/dp/1582613028   (516 words)

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