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Longtime Cowboys assistant Jim Myers dies at 92

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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.

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13 Responses to “Longtime Cowboys assistant Jim Myers dies at 92”
  1. joetoronto says: Jul 19, 2014 12:19 PM

    Salute.

  2. shatho1 says: Jul 19, 2014 12:33 PM

    R.I.P.

  3. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jul 19, 2014 12:34 PM

    An original Cowboy that helped build the organization.

  4. wrathofgodzilla says: Jul 19, 2014 12:42 PM

    He stayed at Alabama? I thought he was hired by Texas A&M… What?

  5. bassplucker says: Jul 19, 2014 12:58 PM

    Those Cowboys OLs of that era did work.

    Donovan, Scott, Fitzgerald, Rafferty, Wright. It even sounded good to say.

  6. babygaga19 says: Jul 19, 2014 1:44 PM

    What the hell? I heard he was going to be your next HC.

  7. joestemme says: Jul 19, 2014 1:45 PM

    A solid coach on a team that was good year after year. Enough said.

    Goodnight, Mr. Myers

  8. abninf says: Jul 19, 2014 2:02 PM

    He helps build America’s Team. The Super Bowl trophy should be called the Landry.

  9. oldcracker says: Jul 19, 2014 2:31 PM

    Maybe he can qualify as CEO/GM now. No, I take that back, he still had class and some football knowledge.

  10. brokebackbrees says: Jul 19, 2014 2:41 PM

    R.I.P

  11. scw1993 says: Jul 19, 2014 5:58 PM

    R.I.P Mr. Myers. Sorry to hear this news.

  12. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 19, 2014 10:32 PM

    Giants fans send their respects. RIP.

  13. manofaiki says: Jul 21, 2014 7:55 PM

    A true gentleman of the game. Did his job, did it well, didn’t showboat for attention like some coaches do.

    Rest in peace, sir.

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