Thomas Wade “Tom” Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000)
Tom Landry was an American football player and coach. He is legendary for his successful run as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. He is ranked as one of the greatest and most innovative coaches in National Football League (NFL) history, creating many new formations and methods. He invented the now popular 4-3 defense, and the “flex defense” system made famous by the “Doomsday Defense” squads he created during his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys.