Jimmy Johnson

Cowboys Head Coach Jimmy Johnson

Dallas Cowboys Head Coach 1989-1993

Successful Dallas Coach Jimmy Johnson’s Bio

Date of birth: August 14, 1943
Birth Place: Port Arthur, Texas
College: University of Arkansas

Cowboys Head Coach Jimmy Johnson Cowboy Career Highlights

Career Record NFL:
80-64-0 (Regular Season)
9-4 (Postseason)
89-68-0 (Overall)
NCAA: 82-34-2
Super Bowl
Wins 1993 Super Bowl XXVIII
1992 Super Bowl XXVII 
Won 1993 NFC Championship
1992 NFC Championship
1987 NCAA Championship 

Jimmy Johnson came to Dallas from the University of Miami where he was head coach between 1984 and 1988. He put together a incredible 52-9 record during his tenure. He guided the Hurricanes to a national championship in 1987. They won 36 consecutive regular season games from 1985 to 1988, the fifth longest in history. His first head coaching job was at Oklahoma State in 1979. He took a losing program and compiled a 29-24-2 record in five seaons, taking Oklahoma State to two bowls. He was the Big Eight Coach of the Year in his first season.

A new era began with Coach Jimmy Johnson and Owner Jerry Jones running the show, to rebuild the Cowboys their first move was to draft a QB, and they would select Troy Aikman out of UCLA. Aikman and the young Cowboys struggled right away losing their first 8 games. The Cowboys would only get worse as Herschel Walker is traded in October for a number of conditional draft picks. The Cowboys would finally get their first win of the season in Washington by beating the Redskins 13-3. However, it would be the only win of the season as the Cowboys finished with an embarrassing 1-15 record. However, despite the poor season, the groundwork was being laid for a return to glory.

Jimmy Johnson’s only goal was always the Super Bowl, and he achieved this goal by winning consecutive Super Bowls in 1992 and 1993.   He finished his career at Dallas with a 51-37 record.   Jimmy Johnson and the Cowboys parted ways after the 1993 as he and owner Jerry Jones clashed.

After leaving Dallas, Jimmy Johnson served as NFL analyst for FOX sports and HBO sports for two years before taking over the head coaching and general manager duties for the Miami Dolphins in 1996.

Coach Johnson Once Said:

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”

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