The Dallas Cowboys paid tribute to legendary coach Tom Landry in a subtle, and cool way on Sunday night as they lined up in “Victory” formation.
When the Cowboys offensive line lined up, they quickly (and in perfect unison) stood straight up before getting down in their stances, which was a signature move of the Landry-led Cowboys teams of the 1960s and 70s. Head coach Jason Garrett explained it after the 38-17 win.
“That’s one of the signature things of the Coach Landry teams, was the offensive line coming to the line of scrimmage and doing that when Roger said ‘Shift,’ and the backs would shift behind him,” Garrett said. “That’s an image that we all have. It’s an iconic image in football.”
Garrett added that the decision to use the Landry Shift in a game was made by the players.
“A lot of our players weren’t alive when those things were going on,” Garrett said, “but I think they know the history and they know the tradition and they embrace that tradition.”
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