On this day in 1959, Tom Landry accepted the coaching job with the Dallas Cowboys. Landry is regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NFL history. During his career, he invented the now popular 4–3 defense, and the “flex defense” system, as well as won two Superbowl Titles.
Landry was let go from the Cowboys in 1988 and decided to retire from coaching. His list of accomplishments includes Super Bowl titles at VI and XII, five NFC titles, 13 Divisional titles, and his 20 consecutive winning seasons are an NFL record that remains unbroken.