Tom Landry


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Tom Landry

Tom Landry Death

Tom passed away on February 12, 2000 at the age of 75 in Dallas, Texas, USA. Tom's cause of death was leukemia.

Tom Landry death quick facts:
  • When did Tom Landry die?

    February 12, 2000
  • How did Tom Landry die? What was the cause of death?

  • How old was Tom Landry when died?

  • Where did Tom Landry die? What was the location of death?

    Dallas, Texas, USA

Tom Landry Birthday and Date of Death

Tom Landry was born on September 11, 1924 and died on February 12, 2000. Tom was 75 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: September 11, 1924
Date of Death: February 12, 2000
Age at Death: 75

Tom Landry - Biography

Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League (NFL) history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the "flex defense" system made famous by the "Doomsday Defense" squads he created during his 29-year tenure with the Dallas Cowboys. His 29 consecutive years as the coach of one team are an NFL record, along with his 20 consecutive winning seasons.
Landry played in the AAFC in 1949 for the New York Yankees, then moved in 1950 across town to the New York Giants. In 1946, the New York Giants had drafted Landry in the seventh round of the college draft. He was drafted as a "Futures" pick, which was a rule in place at the time that allowed NFL teams to draft underclassmen, and hold their rights until the player had completed his college requirement. In 1948, the New York Yankees of the AAFC also drafted Landry.

Landry died on February 12, 2000, after battling leukemia. Landry's funeral service was held at Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he was an active and committed member for 43 years. He was interred in the Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Dallas. A cenotaph dedicated to Landry, complete with a depiction of his fedora, was placed in the official Texas State Cemetery in Austin at the family's request.
Landry married Alicia Wiggs on January 28, 1949. They had a son and two daughters.