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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jimmy Johnson To Try His Hand At 'Survivor'

Former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson has chosen his next challenge: He'll appear as a contestant in "Survivor: Nicaragua" this fall, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Johnson, 67, will appear in the show's 21st season, currently filming in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, according to the report. The taping will not interfere with Johnson's duties as an NFL analyst for Fox.

"Survivor" is one of Johnson's favorite shows, according to the report, and he almost appeared in the season taped in Gabon in 2008, but he failed a physical. Johnson then lost weight to earn a spot as one of the show's oldest contestants.

Several former Cowboys already have tried their hands at reality TV. Two of Johnson's players from the 1990s, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin, have competed in "Dancing with the Stars." Former Cowboys quarterback Gary Hogeboom appeared in "Survivor: Guatemala" in 2005.