Which Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Is The Best: Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson Or Barry Switzer?
Okay So Which Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Is The Best: Tom Landry, Jimmy Johnson Or Barry Switzer?
- DavidLv 75 years agoFavorite Answer
Always and forever Tom Landry.
- Zombie BirdhouseLv 75 years ago
- EntropyLv 75 years ago
Landry, then Johnson, then Switzer. The people who responded Johnson are clueless. Johnson was the better general manager, but as a coach, he was good, but not exceptional. Landry was an innovator on both sides of the ball and sustained success over two decades. He invented the Flex defense, which popularized the 43 defensive alignment, and the shotgun. He also innovated in the front office, making the Cowboys the first team to heavily use computers to aid the scouting process.
Johnson was an even better front office guy. He brought a huge storehouse of knowledge of college football with him, and exploited it in his first few drafts, in which he had ridiculous numbers of picks after fleecing the dimwitted Minnesota Vikings GM in the Walker trade. Johnson innovated the idea of the trade value chart, he showed the value of being willing and eager to trade and move around the draft board, something which was uncommon beforehand.
Switzer was garbage.
- AceLv 65 years ago
Tom Landry & Jimmy Johnson
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- frank rLv 65 years ago
Tom Landry is no doubt the greatest Cowboys coach. He is not only the greatest Cowboys coach but a top 15-20 coach of all time. He was a creative genius and ahead of his time
- ?Lv 75 years ago
Landry by far
Jimmy a distant second
Switzer took a SB team and ruined it
- Lonesome RhodesLv 65 years ago
Dallas went to the playoffs -- back when making the playoffs actually meant something -- 17 times in 18 years, so he is undoubtedly the best of the three. Johnson was fortunate to work for an owner who spared no expense in acquiring top notch talent but still only managed three stellar seasons in his nine NFL seasons.
Switzer is a legend in his own mind.
- Random GuyLv 75 years ago
Landry's the one who build the Cowboys so in the end, it was Landry.
- Jim of SportsLv 45 years ago
In my books it's got to be Tom Landry
- 5 years ago
Dallas went to the playoffs - back when coming up with your playoffs actually meant something -- 17 times in 18 years, and so he is definitely your own Best of your three. Johnson am fortunate to be able to function regarding a good owner exactly who spared no expense in obtaining top notch talent but still lone managed three stellar seasons throughout his eight NFL seasons.