In 1960 Tom Landry became coach of the new Cowboys professional football team in Dallas. In Landry’s first season the Cowboys won no games, lost 11, and tied 1. After 1964, however, the Cowboys began a streak of 20 consecutive winning seasons, and competed in two NFL championship games and five Super Bowls, losing three and winning two. Under the dour Landry’s tutelage, the Cowboys won 270 games, had 178 losses and posted six ties, a .601 winning percentage. Landry was dismissed as coach in 1989 after several disappointing seasons. In 1990 he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A native of Mission, Landry played with the New York Giants before beginning his coaching career.