“I am delighted to provide all of the items for this exhibition,” said the late coach’s wife. “Not only does it honor my husband in a wonderful way, it also gives people an opportunity to learn more about the man as well as the coach.”
The trademark fedora hat he wore during Cowboy games, various championship game balls and trophies and rarely seen family photographs will be among the many items presented in the exhibition, which will document his early years, his time as an undergraduate and star of the gridiron at the University of Texas, his years as a player and coach at the New York Giants, the Dallas Cowboy years, his life following the Cowboys, and his legacy.
Tom Landry was asked by Clint Murchison, Jr., to be the first coach of the Dallas Cowboys, a position he held from 1960 to 1988. During that time, he coached 20 consecutive winning seasons and achieved two Super Bowl titles. Few may know that he was a B-17 co-pilot during World War II, or that he held a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the University of Houston as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Some aren’t even aware of his 1950s playing career with the New York Giants.