Jimmy Johnson Elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

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Former Cowboys and Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson is now the second coach in as many days to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a part of the Centennial Slate class joining former Steelers coach Bill Cowher. Johnson spent five seasons with the Cowboys and four with the Dolphins between 1989 and 1999. He won a pair of Super Bowls with Dallas.

Like Cowher, Johnson was surprised with the announcement during the Fox broadcast of the NFC Divisional matchup between the Seahawks and the Packers.

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In his first season in Dallas, the Cowboys went 1-15, however, he quickly turned the franchise around which eventually led to back-to-back Super Bowl titles in 1992 and 1993 for the Cowboys. Had it not been for a falling out between Johnson and owner Jerry Jones, many Cowboys fans felt this team was destined to win three Super Bowls in a row had Johnson been the coach in 1994. The Cowboys eventually won their third Super Bowl in that run but it came a year later and in the second season under Barry Switzer. At that point, Johnson was finishing his second season as head coach of Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins.

All in all, Johnson compiled an 80-64 record (44-36 with the Cowboys) in the regular season and a 9-4 postseason record. He went 7-1 with the Cowboys en route to back-to-back titles. Their only loss together came against the Barry Sanders led Detroit Lions in 1991.

– Ian Glendon is the Editor-In-Chief of Full Press Coverage and the Managing Editor of FPC NHL. He covers the National Hockey League. Like and follow on and Facebook.

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