Hall of Fame coach who won an NCAA Championship with the Miami Hurricanes in 1987 and led the Dallas Cowboys to victory in Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. He became a football analyst after retirement.
He began his career as an assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University in 1965 and at Picayune Memorial High School in Picayune, Mississippi in 1966.
He wrote a book about his experiences, titled 'Turning The Thing Around: My Life in Football'.
He was born and raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He married Rhonda Rookmaaker in 1999 and he has two daughters, Genevieve and Lydia. He was previously married to Linda Kay Cooper from 1963-1990.