Barry Switzer

Cowboys Head Coach Barry Switzer

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 1994-1997

Dallas Head Coach Barry Switzer’s Bio

Date of birth: October 5, 1937
Birth Place: Crossett, Arkansas
College: University of Arkansas

Cowboys Head Coach Barry Switzer Cowboy Career Highlights

Switzer came out of retirement to take over the Cowboys. Previously he was head coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1973 to 1988. He has a 157-29-4 career record. This 0.837 winning percentage is fourth all-time in college. He won national championships in 1974, 1975, and 1985. He had an incredible string of 37 games without a defeat (28 wins in a row). In addition to the 3 national championships, he won 13 Big Eight Titles and led his team to 13 bowl games, winning 8.

Switzer returned to coaching in 1994, when Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL), persuaded him to become head coach of the Texas team. During Switzer’s first season as coach, the Cowboys had a record of 13–5. In 1996, Switzer led the Cowboys to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XXX. He resigned as coach of the Cowboys in 1998, having posted a career NFL coaching record of 45–26.

Switzer’s record finished with a 45-26 record as coach of the Cowboys.

Coach Switzer Once Said:

“In pro football you’re a number. If you don’t play well, you’re gone and no one cares. But in college, coaches recruit young men and ask them to become a part of their family and help you become a productive citizen for the next 30, 40, 50 years of your life. Your coaches help you develop into something you can be proud of and they are there for life.”

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