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Dan Reeves, former NFL player and coach, has died

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former NFL head coach Dan Reeves has passed away. He was 77.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away on New Year’s Day.

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“Legendary NFL player and coach Dan Reeves passed away early this morning, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at his home in Atlanta, GA,” the family said in a statement to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. “He passed away at age 77 due to complications from a long illness. His legacy will continue through his many friends, players, and fans as well as the rest of the NFL community. Arrangements are still to be determined.”

Reeves was involved in the league for 38 years. He was involved in the NFL as a player and a coach.

He participated in nine Super Bowls. That is the third-most by an individual in league history.

He played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1965 through 1972. As a player, he was a member of the Cowboys Super Bowl VI win.

Following his playing career, he went into coaching. He served as the Cowboys’ assistant coach in 1972.

He returned to the Cowboys after a year away in 1974. Reeves was an assistant with the team during his second stint from 1974 through 1980.

During this time, he was a member of the Cowboys coaching staff that won Super Bowl XII.

Reeves was the Denver Broncos head coach from 1981 through 1992. He is a member of the Broncos Ring of Fame.

After his stint with the Broncos, he was named the New York Giants head coach. He coached there from 1993 through 1996.

In 1993, he was named the Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year.

His final coaching stint came with the Atlanta Falcons from 1997 through 2003. In 1998, he was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year for the second time.

Reeves is one of the winningest head coaches in NFL history. He was 190-165-2 as a head coach in the regular season.

Overall, including the playoffs, he was 201-174-2.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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