Longtime Cowboys assistant Jim Myers dies at 92

AP

Jim Myers, a longtime assistant who was on the Dallas Cowboys’ coaching staff longer than anyone other than his boss Tom Landry, has died at the age of 92.

Myers died on Thursday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Landry hired Myers to coach the offensive line in 1962, and Myers stayed on Landry’s staff as offensive line coach, offensive coordinator and associate head coach until 1986. He was on the coaching staff when the Cowboys won Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII.

Prior to joining Landry’s staff, Myers had two stints as a college football head coach: He coached Iowa State in 1957 and then was hired at Texas A&M in 1958, replacing Bear Bryant when Bryant left A&M to coach Alabama. He stayed at Alabama until 1961 and then embarked on his final coaching job in Dallas the following year.