Dallas Cowboys top 10 greatest Super Bowl moments

Head Coach Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
Head Coach Tom Landry Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /
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Head Coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) /

Tom Landry being carried away

Hall of Fame and legendary Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry was the Dallas Cowboys. If you grew up in the 1970s, the roster was littered with stars but the one man that contained them all was Tom Landry.

In Super Bowl VI he was carried off the field as he had finally won the big game. Super Bowl XII was just as satisfying by the gigantic smile Landry had on his face after the team once again carried him off the field.

I placed the second carry-off here for a few reasons. For his second win, he had defeated the very same quarterback he shipped to Denver in Craig Morton. If you remember correctly, it was Morton who lost the quarterback competition to Staubach which led to the trade.

Second, the big plays that had happened during the game were eye-popping. From the Newhouse halfback pass to the fingertip grab by Butch Johnson, this game just went exactly the way the team had planned.

Winning a second Super Bowl legitimized Tom Landry and tied him with friendly foe Vince Lombardi. I suspect that feat meant more to Landry than he would ever let on. Who knows, maybe if he had gotten past Lombardi in the first place, the Super Bowl trophy could have been named the Tom Landry trophy.

Just for good measure, how a person looks can affect the entire outcome of a photo. The light blue sportscoat mixed with the dark blue pants mixes so much better than his dark jacket during his first Super Bowl carry off.

When I think of Tom Landry winning the Super Bowl, this is exactly how I picture it.