Tom Landry flew bombing missions over Europe and wore a bulletproof vest all for America’s Team

Imagine surviving 30 World War 2 bombing missions and then getting a death threat while coaching an NFL game

Barry Gipson
3 min readNov 8, 2023

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Tom Landry, a legendary figure in NFL coaching, is celebrated for his transformative accomplishments during his 29-year tenure as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 to 1988. Under his guidance, the Cowboys became a football powerhouse, achieving five Super Bowl appearances and winning two. Landry’s iconic sideline presence, characterized by his trademark fedora, blazer, and Rolex Day-Date watch, set the standard for future NFL coaches, making him an enduring symbol of the sport.

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Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys fan, and veteran sharing advice and more for the '24 NFL season. A pivot in content.