Tom Landry’s widow passed away at 91

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The widow of Dallas Cowboys legend Tom Landry has passed away. Alicia Landry passed away on January 21st.

She passed away just days after her birthday. Landry turned 91 on January 12th.

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Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay)

An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

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Tom Landry and his wife Alicia were married from 1949 through 2000 when the football coach died. He was 75 at the time of his death.

“The Jones family and the Dallas Cowboys extend their deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to the Landry family on the passing of Alicia Landry,” the Cowboys said in a statement on social media.

The couple was together when Landry was a player in the All-America Football Conference with the New York Yankees in 1949. Then, he became a member of the New York Giants from 1950 through 1955. 

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Following his playing career, the Landry’s stayed in North Jersey, as the football coach served as a defensive coordinator for the Giants from 1954 through 1958. He was then hired by the Dallas Cowboys as their head coach from 1960 through 1988. 

The legendary coach won an NFC Championship with the Giants in 1956. Landry’s widow is one of the greatest coaches of all-time. 

He was named to the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team. He is a member of the Cowboys Ring of Honor. 

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Also, the 250 wins by a coach in Cowboys history is the most all-time. He also guided the team to two Super Bowls. 

Landry was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990. 

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