Former NFL player and head coach Dan Reeves dies at 77 – USA TODAY

Dan Reeves, who had a 38-year career as an NFL player and coach, has died, his family has said. He was 77.

Reeves played eight seasons for the Dallas Cowboys rom 1965-1972 before going on to be the head coach for the Denver Broncos, New York Giants and Atlanta Falcons.

Reeves’ family released a statement to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo:

“Legendary NFL player and coach Dan Reeves passed away early this morning, peacefully and surrounded by his loving family at his home in Atlanta, GA. He passed away at age 77 due to complications from a long illness. His legacy will continue through his many friends, players and fans as well as the rest of the NFL community. Arrangements are still to be determined.”

He won a Super Bowl with Dallas as a player and as an assistant under Tom Landry. 

Reeves coached the Broncos (1981-1992), winning three AFC championships in 1986, ’87 and ’89 and losing in each Super Bowl appearance. After coaching the Giants (1993-96), he coached the Falcons from 1997-2003, leading Atlanta to the NFC championship in 1998 before losing the Super Bowl.

Reeves compiled a 190-165-2 regular-season record in 23 seasons as an NFL head coach. He was 11-9 in the playoffs.