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Dan Reeves, famed NFL coach and player, dies at 77

The former Dallas Cowboys player coached several teams, including the Denver Broncos, which he coached to three Super Bowls, the Atlanta Falcons and the New York Giants.
Players Carrying Dan Reeves After AFC Win
Denver Broncos coach Dan Reeves is carried from the field after the Broncos won the AFC Championship in Cleveland on Jan. 11, 1987.Bettmann Archive file

Dan Reeves, whose career in the NFL spanned nearly four decades, first as a player and then as a coach, died Saturday morning.

Reeves, who played for and won a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys and later led two teams to the championship game as a head coach, was 77.

Reeves' family confirmed his death to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, saying he passed away after 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," the statement said. "Arrangements are still to be determined."

Reeves coached the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl three times. He also coached the Atlanta Falcons, leading them to a Super Bowl, and the New York Giants.