Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson got choked up when he was told on live TV that he was elected to the Hall of Fame

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  • Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson was surprised on live TV that he was elected into the Hall of Fame.
  • Johnson grew emotional during the announcement, as did Troy Aikman, who played under Johnson, as he watched from Green Bay.
  • Watch the video of the announcement and celebration with the Fox studio panel below.
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For the second day in a row, there was a surprise NFL Hall of Fame announcement during the NFL playoffs.

On Sunday, during halftime of the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks divisional-round matchup, the Fox halftime segment was interrupted as former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson was informed that he was being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Johnson grew emotional as he was being informed, and then was mobbed by his co-hosts, including Terry Bradshaw, Tony Gonzalez, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, and more.

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Even former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, who played under Johnson, grew emotional while watching the broadcast from Green Bay.

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“The only thing I can think of is all the assistant coaches that worked for me, all the great players that have played for me, they’re the reason I’m here,” Johnson said, adding, “This is so special to me.”

On Saturday, former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher learned on live TV that he was being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Johnson went 80-64 in nine years as a head coach, winning two Super Bowls.

Watch the emotional moment below:

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Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson got choked up when he was told on live TV that he was elected to the Hall of Fame