List of Dallas Cowboys head coaches

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Tom Landry was the first head coach of the Cowboys, and coached the team from 1960 to 1988. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.

The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in Irving, Texas their stadium in located in Arlington, Texas. They are members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Cowboys franchise was originally founded in 1960 as an expansion team.[1] The team played their games in the Cotton Bowl from 1960 to 1970, then in Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2008 and AT&T Stadium from 2009 to present.

There have been eight head coaches for the Dallas Cowboys. Three coaches have won Super Bowls with the team: Tom Landry in Super Bowl VI and XII, Jimmy Johnson in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII, and Barry Switzer in Super Bowl XXX.[2] Landry is the team's all-time leader in games coached and wins, and Switzer leads all coaches in winning percentage with .625. Dave Campo is the only Cowboys coach with a losing record (.313), and is also the only coach in franchise history to have never posted a winning season. The team's first coach, Tom Landry, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.[3] The current coach is Jason Garrett who replaced Wade Phillips on November 8, 2010.[4]

Key[edit]

# Number of coaches[N 1]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
T Ties
Win% Winning percentage
* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Cowboys
Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2013 NFL season.

# Name Term Regular Season Playoffs Achievements Ref.
GC W L T Win% GC W L Win%
Dallas Cowboys
1 Tom Landry †* 19601988 418 250 162 6 .607 36 20 16 .556 AP Coach of the Year (1966)[5]
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1966)[5]
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1966)[5]
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1975)[5]
2 Super Bowl championships (1971, 1977)
5 NFC championships (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978)
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2 Jimmy Johnson 19891993 80 44 36 0 .550 8 7 1 .875 AP Coach of the Year (1990)[5]
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1990)[5]
2 Super Bowl championships (1992, 1993)
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3 Barry Switzer* 19941997* 64 40 24 0 .625 7 5 2 .714 Super Bowl championship (1995)

Inducted College Football Hall of Fame (2002)

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4 Chan Gailey 19981999 32 18 14 0 .563 2 0 2 .000 [9]
5 Dave Campo* 20002002* 48 15 33 0 .313 [10]
6 Bill Parcells 20032006 64 34 30 0 .531 2 0 2 .000 [11]
7 Wade Phillips 20072010 56 34 22 0 .607 3 1 2 .333 [12]
8 Jason Garrett* 2010Present * 56 29 27 0 .518 [13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ A running total of the number of coaches of the Cowboys. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950 Dallas Cowboys". Dallas Cowboys. Archived from the original on 2008-03-08. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Dallas Cowboys Championship History". NFLTeamHistory.com. Retrieved 2008-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Famers by Franchise". Pro Football Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 15, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Wade Phillips fired by Cowboys after 312 seasons as coach". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-11-08. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Retrieved March 22, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Tom Landry +". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  7. ^ "Jimmy Johnson". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  8. ^ "Barry Switzer". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  9. ^ "Chan Gailey". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  10. ^ "Dave Campo". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  11. ^ "Bill Parcells". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  12. ^ "Wade Phillips". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  13. ^ "Jason Garrett Record, Statistics, and Category Ranks". Pro Football Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 

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