February 17, 1993 |
Suddenly, the sixth annual Port Arthur (Texas) Homecoming Roast is a hot ticket. Buddy Ryan is going to help roast Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, who was born in Port Arthur. Ryan, the ex-Eagles coach who recently was hired as defensive coordinator for the Houston Oilers, agreed to help roast Johnson at the May 22 event, which benefits the Port Arthur Historical Society. Johnson and Ryan frequently traded insults when Ryan coached the Eagles. "Sure, I'll help roast Jimmy," Ryan said.
August 26, 1994 |
Sorry, Eagles fans, Jimmy Johnson doesn't think the Birds, or any other team, can dislodge the Dallas Cowboys from first place in the NFC East. Brace yourselves. There's more. Johnson, who resigned as the Cowboys head coach last March after leading them to consecutive Super Bowl titles, believes the Cowboys could be stronger than ever. "They may be better offensively than they've ever been," Johnson said during a conference call for HBO's "Inside the NFL" that begins its 18th season Sept.
February 4, 2014 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - They're known for their innovations on opposite sides of the ball, but Chip Kelly and Jimmy Johnson could end up having more in common if the former continues to follow the latter's winning path from college football to the NFL. Johnson, a two-time Super Bowl-winning coach, said he saw similarities between his approach when he made the jump to the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 and Kelly's when he left Oregon for the Eagles last...
August 23, 1994 |
Jimmy Johnson said he might not coach in the NFL next year or ever. The former Dallas Cowboys coach said yesterday on his television program, "Sports Waves," he has had offers. "There's a good chance I might not coach football again," said Johnson, who got a $2 million payoff following a split with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. "It will depend on how much I miss it. " Johnson said his girlfriend, Rhonda Rookmaker, and his parents in Port Arthur, Texas, don't want him to return to coaching.
April 29, 2013
When Jimmy Johnson ran his first few NFL drafts, he used his institutional knowledge of the college game to select the building blocks for Cowboys teams that eventually won back-to-back Super Bowls. The league has changed significantly in the 25-plus years since Johnson made the jump to the NFL, and Chip Kelly is a long way from being mentioned in the same breath. But there are parallels between how the new Eagles coach and former Dallas coach approached their first drafts. Heading into the process, Kelly said he did not do any research on how successful college-to-NFL coaches such as Johnson approached the draft.
August 11, 1995 |
Jimmy Johnson has seen the best and worst of Randall Cunningham, so he is as curious as everyone else to see how the quarterback performs in the Eagles' new offense. So far, Cunningham has raved about the West Coast passing game and his relationship with offensive coordinator Jon Gruden. Johnson says that's wonderful, if it lasts. "It seems like Randall has been fired up about the offense every year since he's been there," the former Dallas coach said. "But then they hit a rocky part of the road and Randall gets frustrated and all of a sudden, he doesn't show up for a ballgame.
October 11, 1994 |
The remains of the unbalanced life Jimmy Johnson once led can be found on a darkened set of a Hollywood studio every Sunday, and then only for a short time. Clicker in hand, he will sit alone and expressionless as games flicker on the monitors in front of him, his eyes darting from one screen to another, his face as solemn as if he still was in a film room in Dallas, as if it was midnight before a big game. As his old team prepares for its NFC East first-place showdown with the Eagles this week, Johnson looks very much like a coach in exile, monitoring his world's current events while he waits for readmittance.
January 6, 1993 |
Jimmy Johnson has been particularly intense and moody this season. Snappish. As stiff as his hair. After a wrenching loss in Washington on Dec. 13, the Dallas Cowboys' coach lashed out at an assistant coach and several players on the team's flight home. Some fans have begun to complain to team owner Jerry Jones that Johnson is too consumed by football. That he has no life. Jones even felt the necessity to say yesterday that, no, he didn't believe that Johnson was on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
April 16, 1994 |
Jimmy Johnson in Philadelphia? The former Dallas Cowboys coach let it slip out yesterday that he has met soon-to-be Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, although he wouldn't say when or what they discussed. Johnson, the winning coach in the last two Super Bowls, said three teams have contacted him about returning to coaching since he had a falling out two weeks ago with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He said two of them wanted to replace their head coaches for the 1994 season. "One particular team wanted me to go in and run the draft and also coach this year, and I said I'm not really ready to make that kind of commitment," Johnson told the Baltimore Sun. When asked if the teams that wanted him this year also are interested in him for next year, he said, "We're still having discussions with one of them.
January 12, 1996 |
Hey, Mike Keenan, looking for that next perfect job? One that pays more than any other, gives you unlimited control of the organization and is based in a nice-climate area? How about you, Cito Gaston? Want to come in out of the cold? Then head to South Florida, home of the highest-paid coach in pro basketball and, as of yesterday, the highest-paid NFL coach as well. If you've won a championship ring or two recently, can shake loose of your current dead-end coaching job, then Miami might be the place for you. One day after his mama squealed on him, Jimmy Johnson made it official yesterday: The man who won a national championship and two Super Bowls is returning to the NFL as coach of the Miami Dolphins, signing a four-year deal worth $2 million per season.