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Tom Landry rooted for the Giants
Tom Landry played for the Giants and later coordinated their defense, but after nearly three decades coaching the Cowboys, surely his allegiance shifted late in his life, right?
Nope. In a soon-to-be-released book, “The Last Cowboy,’’ Landry’s widow, Alicia, speaks bitterly of how owner Jerry Jones treated Landry after firing him in 1989 – including taking away the family’s box at Texas Stadium – and how that affected she and her husband. That included a lack of interest in watching the Cowboys play.
“That’s why I watch Giants games,’’ the author, Plainview’s own Mark Ribowsky, quotes her saying in a late 2011 interview. “I want ‘em to win, so I get involved in watching their games, as did Tommy.’’
Later, Alicia Landry says, “The Giants are still like family. I still have dinner with [Wellington's widow] Ann Mara when she comes in [to Texas] . . . The Giants never stopped being our family.’’