Cowboys legend Tom Landry died a Giants fan?
NOV 01, 2013 2:58p ET
Add legendary coach Tom Landry to that list.
Arguably the most beloved man in the franchise's history who turned the Cowboys into "America's Team" was unhappy with how he was treated by Jones, according to the book "The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry," by Mark Ribowsky.
Landry was head coach of the Cowboys for 29 seasons until he was fired when Jones bought the team in 1989.
Landry died in 2000, and the book says he was a fan of the Cowboys' NFC East rival New York Giants during his final years of his life.
He was the Giants defensive coordinator from 1954-59 before taking the Dallas head coaching job.
"The Giants are still like family," his wife, Alicia Landry, said according to the book.
The book also says Landry was upset with how the Cowboys took away his family's Texas Stadium suite and didn't allow his son to purchase season tickets.
Despite fan ire, Landry's firing didn't seem like a bad decision shortly after it happened. The Cowboys went on to win three Super Bowls in the 1990s after Jones took over.
Since then, Jones has been the face of failure in the eyes of most Cowboys fans. Dallas has one playoff win since 1995.
Landry may be gone, but his statue outside Texas Stadium made the move to the team's new home in 2009, AT&T Stadium.
Maybe he's still cheering on the Giants from his new spot and haunting Jones.
They're 4-1 at "Jerry's World."
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