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November 12, 1921|
Madison, West Virginia
|Died||July 17, 2014
|1944||Card-Pitt (off-season member)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1962–1986||Dallas Cowboys (OC/OL)|
|Head coaching record|
James A. "Jim" Myers (November 12, 1921 – July 17, 2014) was an American football coach. He coached for 40 years at the collegiate and professional level. He is probably most remembered for his time as line coach and (since 1971) associated head coach with the Dallas Cowboys under Tom Landry. He was also an offseason member of the Card-Pitt team in 1944, playing as a uuard. Card-Pitt was the contraction of the Cardinals and Steelers teams during World War II and was generally considered one of the worst teams in history, finishing 0–10 and outscored by 220 points.
After serving as line coach and offensive coordinator under Henry Russell Sanders at the Vanderbilt University and later University of California, Los Angeles, Myers became head coach at Iowa State University in 1957, where he compiled a 4–5–1 record. He later coached at Texas A&M from 1958 to 1961. His record there stands at 12–24–4. Myers frequently used a single-wing formation he had learned at Tennessee under head coach Robert Neyland.
Myers was hired by Tom Landry to coach the Dallas Cowboys offensive line in 1962. He later became offensive coordinator and associate head coach.
Myers died at the age of 92 on July 17, 2014.
Head coaching record
|Iowa State Cyclones (Big Seven Conference) (1957)|
|Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1958–1961)|
- "Aggies Pull Switch To Hire Jim Myers". The Free Lance-Star. 23 January 1958. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- The Official 1981 Dallas Cowboys bluebook. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. 1981. pp. 23 ff. ISBN 978-0-87833-321-9.
- Kate Hairopoulos (2014-06-17). "Former Cowboys assistant and A&M head coach Jim Myers dies at 92". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
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