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Jim Myers
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Sport Football
Born c. 1921 (age 88–89)
Place of birth Madison, West Virginia
Career highlights
Overall 16-29-5
Coaching stats
College Football DataWarehouse
Playing career
1940s
Tennessee
Card-Pitt*
* = offseason member
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947
1948
1949-1956
1957
1958-1961
1962-1986
Wofford (OL)
Vanderbilt (OL)
UCLA (OL/OC)
Iowa State
Texas A&M
Dallas Cowboys (OL/OC)

James A. “Jim” Myers (born c. 1921 in Madison, West Virginia) is a former American football coach. 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) associated head coach with the Dallas Cowboys 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 and offensive coordinator under Henry Russell Sanders at the Vanderbilt University and later University of California, Los Angeles, Myers became head coach at Iowa State University in 1957, where he compiled a 4-5-1 record. He later coached at Texas A&M 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.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl Coaches# AP°
Iowa State Cyclones (Big Eight Conference) (1957–1957)
1957 Iowa State 4–5–1
Iowa State: 4–5–1
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
      National Championship         Conference Title         Conference Division Title
Indicates BCS bowl game. #Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.
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