The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in Arlington, Texas (formerly Irving, 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. The team played their games in the Cotton Bowl from 1960 to 1970, then in Texas Stadium from 1971 to 2008 and Cowboys 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. Landry is the team's all-time leader in games coached and wins, and Jason Garrett leads all coaches in winning percentage with .636. Dave Campo has the worst winning percentage (.313) of all Cowboys coaches. The team's first coach, Tom Landry, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The current coach is Jason Garrett who replaced Wade Phillips on November 8, 2010.
|#||Number of coaches|
|*||Spent entire NFL head coaching career with the Cowboys|
|†||Elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a coach|
Note: Statistics are correct as of the 2010 NFL season.
|1||Tom Landry*†||1960–1988||418||250||162||6||.607||36||20||16||.556||AP Coach of the Year (1966)
Sporting News Coach of the Year (1966)
UPI NFL Coach of the Year (1966)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1975)
2 Super Bowl championships (1971, 1977)
5 NFC championships (1970, 1971, 1975, 1977, 1978)
|2||Jimmy Johnson||1989–1993||80||44||36||0||.550||8||7||1||.875||AP Coach of the Year (1990)
UPI NFC Coach of the Year (1990)
2 Super Bowl championships (1992, 1993)
|3||Barry Switzer||1994–1997||64||40||24||0||.625||7||5||2||.714||Super Bowl championship (1995)|||
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- Voices of Oklahoma interview with Barry Switzer. First person interview conducted on August 17, 2009 with Barry Switzer, Dallas Cowboy's head coach from 1994-1997. Original audio and transcript archived with Voices of Oklahoma oral history project.
|Head coaches of the National Football League by team|
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