In the late 1970s, J. Pat Evans, M.D., then the team physician for the Dallas Cowboys, presented an idea to Boone Powell Sr., former executive director and senior consultant to Baylor University Medical Center. His dream was to build a sports medicine facility that would provide a medically based fitness center for treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries as well as preventive physical conditioning facilities. Nearly 20 years later, the Baylor Tom Landry Center opened in January 1991 and was named for the former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry. The 320,000-square-foot complex is home to numerous physicians, in addition to the Baylor Tom Landry Fitness Center.