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 Frisco, Texas. Their stadium is 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 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]
Yrs Years coached
First First season coached
Last Last season coached
GC Games Coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
Win% Win – Loss percentage
00*† Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach and
spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Cowboys
00 Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach
00* Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Cowboys

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct the end of the 2018 NFL season.

# Name Term[N 2] Regular season Playoffs Accomplishments Ref.
Yrs First Last GC W L T Win% GC W L
1 Tom Landry* 29 1960 1988 418 250 162 6 .605 36 20 16 Inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame (1990)
2 Super Bowl Championships (VI, XII)
5 NFC Championships (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978)
1 NFL Eastern Championship (1966)
12 NFC East Championships (1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1985)
18 Playoff Berths
1 AP Coach of the Year Award (1966)[5]
1 Sporting News Coach of the Year Award (1966)[5]
1 UPI NFL Coach of the Year Award (1966)[5]
1 UPI NFC Coach of the Year Award (1975)[5]
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2 Jimmy Johnson 5 1989 1993 80 44 36 0 .550 8 7 1 2 Super Bowl Championships (XXVII, XXVIII)
2 NFC Championships (1992, 1993)
2 NFC East Championships (1992, 1993)
3 Playoff Berths
1 AP Coach of the Year Award (1990)[5]
1 UPI NFC Coach of the Year Award (1990)[5]
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3 Barry Switzer* 4 1994 1997 64 40 24 0 .625 7 5 2 1 Super Bowl Championship (XXX)
1 NFC Championship (1996)
3 NFC East Championships (1994, 1995, 1996)
3 Playoff Berths
[8]
4 Chan Gailey 2 1998 1999 32 18 14 0 .563 2 0 2 1 NFC East Championship (1998)
2 Playoff Berths
[9]
5 Dave Campo* 3 2000 2002 48 15 33 0 .313 [10]
6 Bill Parcells 4 2003 2006 64 34 30 0 .531 2 0 2 Inducted Pro Football Hall of Fame (2013)
2 Playoff Berths
[11]
7 Wade Phillips 4 2007 2010[N 3] 56 34 22 0 .607 3 1 2 2 NFC East Championships (2007, 2009)
2 Playoff Berths
[12]
8 Jason Garrett* 9 2010[N 3] present 136 77 59 0 .566 5 2 3 3 NFC East Championships (2014, 2016, 2018)
3 Playoff Berths
1 AP Coach of the Year Award (2016)

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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.
  2. ^ Each year is linked to an article about that particular NFL season.
  3. ^ a b After a 1–7 start Wade Phillips became the first coach in Cowboys history to be fired during the season. He was replaced by offensive coordinator Jason Garrett.

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 3​12 seasons as coach". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "NFL Coach of the Year Award". Hickok Sports. Archived from the original on December 5, 2012. 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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