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The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time 

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Updated November 6, 2018 4.9k votes 1.4k voters 35.8k views 8 items

There haven't been many Dallas Cowboys coaches since the team got its start, but we want you to vote for the best Dallas Cowboys coach of all time anyways. Let your opinion be known by upvoting your personal favorite Dallas Cowboys coaches, and downvoting any that you believe brought the team down.

It's really hard to argue that Tom Landry isn't the greatest Dallas Cowboys coach of all time. With 2 Super Bowl wins and 5 NFC Championships, he coached the Cowboys for almost 30 years and left an amazing legacy behind when he died in 2000.

Jimmy Johnson was another incredible coach for the Cowboys, leading the franchise to back-to-back Super Bowl Championships in 1992 and 1993. Just two years later coach Barry Switzer won a Super Bowl with the Cowboys as well, making him one of only three coaches to win both a college national and NFL Championship.

Who is the greatest Dallas Cowboys coach of all time? Let us know by upvoting for your favorite head coaches below that you believe really made an impact on the franchise.

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Tom Landry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mission, Texas

Teams: New York Giants, Texas Longhorns football, New York Yankees

Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. He was the original head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League (NFL), ...more

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Jimmy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Age: 76

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States of America

Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks football

James William Johnson (born July 16, 1943) is an American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. He served as the head football coach at Oklahoma State ...more

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Bill Parcells is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Bill Parcells Age: 78

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey

Duane Charles "Bill" Parcells (born August 22, 1941), also known as "The Big Tuna", is an American former football coach who was a head coach in the National Football League ...more
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Barry Switzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Age: 82

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Crossett, Arkansas, United States of America

Teams: Arkansas Razorbacks football

Barry Layne Switzer (born October 5, 1937) is a former American football coach and player. He served for 16 years as head football coach at the University of Oklahoma and 4 years as head coach ...more

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#18 of 118 The Best College Football Coaches of All Time #15 of 49 The Most High Strung Coaches in College Sports

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Wade Phillips is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Age: 72

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Orange, Texas, USA

Wade Phillips (born June 21, 1947) is an American football coach who is the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He also served two stints as ...more
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Jason Garrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Jason Garrett Age: 53

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Abington Township, Abington, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Teams: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, + more

Jason Calvin Garrett (born March 28, 1966) is an American football coach and former player who is the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He was the offensive ...more

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Chan Gailey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Age: 67

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Gainesville, Georgia

Thomas Chandler Gailey Jr. (born January 5, 1952) is a former American football coach. Gailey has served as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Buffalo Bills. ...more
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Dave Campo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dallas Cowboys Coaches of All Time
Age: 72

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Groton, Connecticut, United States of America

David Cross Campo (born July 18, 1947) is an American football coach and former player. Campo is currently a consultant for the USC Trojans football team. Campo served as the head coach for the ...more