Jimmy Johnson | Career in photos

  • University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson is hoisted up by his players after a victory during the 1987 national championship season. DAVID WALTERS / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • University of Miami coach Jimmy Johnson is carried off the field by players celebrating their national championship victory over Oklahoma, Thursday, Jan. 1, 1988 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. BILL FRAKES / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson celebrates defeating Oklahoma to win the national championship on Thursday, Jan. 1, 1988 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. BILL FRAKES / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • University of Miami head coach Jimmy Johnson celebrates after winning the national championship over Oklahoma, Thursday, Jan. 1, 1988 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. BILL FRAKES / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, left, and coach Jimmy Johnson celebrate with the Super Bowl XXVIII trophy after defeating the Buffalo Bills 30-13 at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, in this Jan. 30, 1994 photo. At right is Cowboys' Emmitt Smith. CHARLES KRUPA / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson is shown on the sidelines in this 1994 photo. Johnson guided the Cowboys to consecutive Super Bowl victories in the 1992-93 seasons. RON HEFLIN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, left, and running back Emmitt Smith celebrate as they leave the field after their 38-21 NFC Championship win over the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 23, 1994 in Irving, Texas. RON HEFLIN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Former University of Miami and Dallas Cowboys football coach Jimmy Johnson poses for a photo in Key Largo, June 2, 1994. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson receiver his UM Hall of Fame induction jacket fellow Hall member Nick Chickillo inductee banquet, March 30, 1996. SARAH H. GLOVER / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino is all smiles alongside new coach Jimmy Johnson during a press conference to announce Marino's 3-year contract extension on April 23, 1996. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • New Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson encourages his players during a minicamp session at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, April, 26, 1996. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson shows his displeasure to his team during a practice session, Friday, July 19, 1996. MIKE STOCKER / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson entered his first season with the Fins in 1996 with one goal in mind: run the football. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson readies for the start of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday Aug. 3, 1996 at Joe Robbie Stadium. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson pulls off his headset as he reacts during the fourth quarter Sunday, Dec. 8, 1996, in Miami against the New York Giants. The Dolphins were defeated 17-7. RICK BOWMER / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson speaks of the team's hopes for the upcoming NFL draft during a news conference at the Dolphins Training facility in Davie, Fla., Wednesday, April 2, 1997. MARTA LAVANDIER / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson is all smiles during the first day of minicamp on April 25, 1997 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson is surrounded by rookies and other coaches during training camp on Wednesday, July 9, 1997 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. MIKE STOCKER / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson and former quarterback Bernie Kosar share a laugh at the Orange Bowl scrimmage on Saturday, July 19, 1997. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson welcomes fans to the Orange Bowl before the Family Day scrimmage on Saturday, July 19, 1997. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson signals a play in the first quarter of an exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers, Saturday, July 26, 1997, in Green Bay, Wisc. ANDY MANIS / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson watches as inclement weather moves over the practice field during training camp on Aug. 7, 1997 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Players had already sought shelter when lightning was hitting in area. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins' head coach Jimmy Johnson, left, talks to quarterback Dan Marino (13) at the end of first quarter action against the Indianapolis Colts during the season opener at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Sunday Aug. 31, 1997. ALAN DIAZ / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson yells for a holding penalty in fourth quarter during a game against the Indianapolis Colts on Aug. 31, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson reacts after beating the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. PATRICK FARRELL / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson and quarterback Dan Marino stand on the sideline against the Green Bay Packers during a loss, Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson bites his nails during first-quarter action against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Sept. 14, 1997 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson argues a penatly call in with referee Mike Carey during a game against the New York Jets on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • New York Jets head coach Bill Parcells, left, and Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson, right, confer as they walk off the field together after the Dolphins defeated the Jets 24-17 in Miami, Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997. HANS DERYK / AP FILE PHOTO

  • An angry Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson looks up at the scoreboard during a game against the Indianapolis Colts in the RCA Dome on Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson can't bear to watch his team lose 41-0 to the Indianapolis Colts at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 14, 1997. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson yells at the field judge over a call during a game against the New England Patriots on Monday, Dec. 23, 1997 at Pro Player Stadium. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson leaves field after losing to the New England Patriots in an AFC wildcard playoff game , Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997 at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson argues for an unsportsmanlike conduct call against New England Patriots late in the fourth quarter during an AFC wildcard playoff game at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., Sunday, Dec. 28, 1997. The Patriots defeated the Dolphins 17-3. ELISE AMENDOLA / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson wears a grim expression as he talks to the media at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Monday, Dec. 29, 1997. The Dolphins concluded the year with three consecutive losses, including a 17-3 defeat to the New England Patriots in the first round of the AFC playoffs. ALAN DIAZ / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson huddles with the team during a practice on June 1, 1998. WALTER MICHOT / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson signs autographs for fans and gets a kiss on the hand from Shoshanah Raab of Miami Beach during Dolfan Fest on Saturday, July 18, 1998 at the Broward Convention Center. BOB EIGHMIE / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson gives a thumbs up to John Avery during a morning session drill at training camp, July 25, 1998 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • University of Miami head coach Butch Davis chats with Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson during a visit to the team's training camp on July 28, 1998 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson congratulates running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar after scoring on a long touchdown run in a scrimmage, Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson signals a touchdown during an intrasquad scrimmage at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Saturday Aug. 1, 1998. MARTA LAVANDIER / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson walks away after talking to his injured running back John Avery during training camp on Aug. 11, 1998 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson gives a congratulatory pat to quarterback Damon Huard after completing a two point conversion to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-13 in a preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998 at Pro Player Stadium. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino, left, and head coach Jimmy Johnson edge lineman Kevin Donnelly on as he rips up the team's 1997 playbook of about 500 pages during a photo shoot, Aug. 18, 1998. C.W. GRIFFIN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson pats running back John Avery after he fumbled in the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Pro Player Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28, 1998 during a preseason game. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson reacts after Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor opened the game with a 77-yard touchdown run on Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson and special teams coach Mike Westhoff argue after an interference call on a Jacksonville Jaguars fair catch during a game, Monday, Oct. 12, 1998 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson answers football questions from over 300 women in the Dolphins' football school at the team's training facilities in Davie on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998. MATTHEW J. LEE / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson reacts after a Terrell Buckley fourth-quarter interception against the Indianapolis Colts on 1998 at RCA Dome in Indianapolis. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson throws a temper tantrum on the sideline arguing a non-call during a game against the New England Patriots Monday, Nov. 23, 1998 at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson watches the action on the sidelines against the Denver Broncos on Monday night, Dec. 21, 1998 at Pro Player Stadium. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson is all smiles talking to referee Dick Hantak before a game against the Washington Redskins on Saturday, Jan. 2, 1999 in Washington, D.C. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson watches practice as quarterback Craig Erickson lets go of a pass on July 14, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson addresses the fans before training camp practice on July 14, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson chats with assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt during a scrimmage at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1999. MATTHEW J. LEE / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • With the Dolphins logo looming in the background, Miami coach Jimmy Johnson complains about a call during a scrimmage against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 7, 1999 at the Orange Bowl in Miami. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson directs players to their next drills during training camp on Aug. 17, 1999 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson argues a call against his team with an official during the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. At left is assistant coach Dave Wannstedt. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson addresses the media Sept. 27, 1999, in reference to defensive end Dimitrius Underwood who was found in East Lansing Michigan with an apparent self-inflicted stab wound on his neck. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson, left, sends in a play with quarterback Dan Marino in the third quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapois, Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999. TOM STRATTMAN / AP FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson looks up at the scoreboard during the last few, tense minutes of a 31-30 victory against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999 at Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson is bewildered during a 23-3 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 14, 1999 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson gets a warm hello from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman before a Thanksgiving Day game, Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Tx. Johnson and Aikman teamed to win two Super Bowls during Johnson's tenure in Dallas. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson watches the big screen replay of Dan Marino's fourth interception of the game as Marino heads to the bench during a game against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25, 1999 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Tx. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson listens to the referee's explanation in denying his challenge during a game against the New York Jets, Dec. 12, 1999 at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson doesn't look too happy late in the second half of a 12-9 win over the San Diego Chargers at Pro Player Stadium, Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson shows a referee what Seattle Seahawks players were doing to his players during an AFC wildcard playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2000 at the Kingdome in Seattle. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson paces the sideline in the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville. WALTER MICHOT / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • A somber Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson address the media at a postgame press conference following the team's 62-7 AFC Divisional playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 at Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson gets a hug from team owner Wayne Huizenga as Johnson announced his resignation on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson waves goodbye to the media before stepping off the podium after announcing his retirement on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000. Johnson was replaced by his assistant and long time friend Dave Wannstedt. DAVID BERGMAN / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson visits with friend and current coach Dave Wannstedt during training camp on Aug. 16, 2001 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson has a good laugh with Dolphins kicker Olindo Mare during a training camp visit on Aug. 16, 2001 at the team's facilities at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. JOE RIMKUS JR. / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphin and University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson with his wife Rhonda Johnson at his beachfront home on Islamorada Key, Nov. 19, 2002. AL DIAZ / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphin and University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson with his dog Buttercup at his beachfront home on Islamorada Key, Nov. 19, 2002. AL DIAZ / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphin and University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson shows off his spear gun along with a room full of fishing rods at his beachfront home on Islamorada Key, Nov. 19, 2002. AL DIAZ / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Former Miami Dolphin and University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson skippers his fishing boat off Islamorada Key on Dec. 17, 2002. AL DIAZ / STAFF FILE PHOTO

  • Fox sports analyst Jimmy Johnson, right, and Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones, left, smile as they walk onto Cowboys practice field, Thursday Nov. 21, 2002, at the Cowboys training facility in Irving, Texas. The former Cowboys coach, Johnson, was at the camp interviewing Jones for the Sunday Fox sports cast. TONY GUTIERREZ / AP FILE PHOTO

  • FOX Sportscaster Jimmy Johnson speaks at the FOX Broadcast booth during the XXXIX Superbowl pregame show at Alltel Stadium on Feb. 6, 2005 in Jacksonville. FRANK MICELOTTA / GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO

  • Former Dallas Cowboys two-time Super Bowl winning coach Jimmy Johnson, right, hugs former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning at the MasterCard and Sam's Club Ultimate Football Fan Club event during Super Bowl XLI festivities Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 in Miami Beach, Fla. LUIS M. ALVAREZ / AP FILE PHOTO