Super Bowl-winning head coach Jimmy Johnson into Hall of Fame
Jimmy Johnson, who coached the Dallas Cowboys to two Super Bowl championships in the 1990s, has been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall announced his selection Sunday as part of a centennial class that was chosen Wednesday by a special committee. Former Pittsburgh Steelers headcoach Bill Cowher was revealed Saturday night as the other coach being inducted.
“The only thing I can think of is all the assistant coaches who worked for me, all the great players who played for me are the reason,” said a teary-eyed Johnson.
A successful college head coach at Oklahoma State and Miami, where he won a national title in 1987, Johnson was hired in 1989 by new Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Johnson’s initial team went 1-15, but he rebuilt the roster. He left the Cowboys in a dispute with Jones after winning back-to-back championships in the 1992 and ’93 seasons. The roster he built won the 1995 NFL title, too, under his college rival, Barry Switzer.
Johnson later coached the Dolphins before becoming a Fox TV analyst.
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