Jim Myers

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Jim Myers
Biographical details
Born(1921-11-12)November 12, 1921
Madison, West Virginia
DiedJuly 17, 2014(2014-07-17) (aged 92)
Dallas, Texas
Playing career
1944Card-Pitt (off-season member)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947Wofford (line)
1948Vanderbilt (line)
1949–1956UCLA (line)
1957Iowa State
1958–1961Texas A&M
1962–1986Dallas Cowboys (OC/OL)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors

James A. Myers (November 12, 1921 – July 17, 2014) was an American football coach.[1] He coached for 40 years at the collegiate and professional level. He is probably most remembered for his time as line coach and (since 1971) associate head coach with the Dallas Cowboys[2] under Tom Landry. He was also an offseason member of the Card-Pitt team in 1944, playing as a guard. Card-Pitt was the contraction of the Cardinals and Steelers teams during World War II and was generally considered one of the worst teams in history, finishing 0–10 and outscored by 220 points.

After serving as line coach under Henry Russell Sanders at the Vanderbilt University and later University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Myers became head coach at Iowa State University in 1957, where he compiled a 4–5–1 record. He was the head football coach at Texas A&M University from 1958 to 1961. His record there stands at 12–24–4. Myers frequently used a single-wing formation he had learned at Tennessee under head coach Robert Neyland.

Myers was hired by Tom Landry to coach the Dallas Cowboys offensive line in 1962. He later became offensive coordinator and associate head coach.

Myers died at the age of 92 on July 17, 2014.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Seven Conference) (1957)
1957 Iowa State 4–5–1 2–4 T–5th
Iowa State: 4–5–1 2–4
Texas A&M Aggies (Southwest Conference) (1958–1961)
1958 Texas A&M 4–6 2–4 T–5th
1959 Texas A&M 3–7 0–6 7th
1960 Texas A&M 1–6–3 0–4–3 7th
1961 Texas A&M 4–5–1 3–4 4th
Texas A&M: 12–24–4 5–18–3
Total: 16–29–5


  1. ^ "Aggies Pull Switch To Hire Jim Myers". The Free Lance-Star. January 23, 1958. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  2. ^ The Official 1981 Dallas Cowboys bluebook. Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company. 1981. pp. 23 ff. ISBN 978-0-87833-321-9.
  3. ^ Kate Hairopoulos (June 17, 2014). "Former Cowboys assistant and A&M head coach Jim Myers dies at 92". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved July 20, 2014.