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1960 Dallas Cowboys

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0-11-1, Finished 7th in NFL West Division  · 1960 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.8, Offense: -6.1, Defense: -8.7, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 177 points (14.8/g), 13th of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 369 points (30.8/g), 13th.
 Differential of -192 points (-16.0/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-10.2.

Coach: Tom Landry (0-11-1)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: St. John's Military Academy (Delafield, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Principal Owner Clint Murchison Jr.
President/General Manager Tex Schramm
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 177 3153 702 4.5 50 17 18 180 163 354 2104 17 33 5.4 105 312 1049 6 3.4 57
Team Defense 369 4372 762 5.7 26 11 13 216 146 293 2130 22 15 6.8 97 447 2242 20 5.0 106
Lg Rank Offense 13 12 13 11 12 2 5 8 13 8 13 13 13 11
Lg Rank Defense 13 13 12 9 10 3 8 12 11 11 12 13 13 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 24 boxscore L 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 35 17 395 323 72 4 20 475 353 122 1
2 Fri September 30 boxscore L 0-2 Philadelphia Eagles 25 27 18 339 185 154 5 16 301 139 162 5
2 Sun October 9 boxscore L 0-3 @ Washington Redskins 14 26 22 331 275 56 4 13 362 213 149 1
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 0-4 Cleveland Browns 7 48 8 167 79 88 6 18 282 82 200 1
5 Sun October 23 boxscore L 0-5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 10 12 9 175 124 51 2 17 306 80 226 3
6 Sun October 30 boxscore L 0-6 Baltimore Colts 7 45 9 147 64 83 6 23 493 276 217 1
7 Sun November 6 boxscore L 0-7 Los Angeles Rams 13 38 15 225 61 164 4 20 500 219 281 1
7 Sun November 13 boxscore L 0-8 @ Green Bay Packers 7 41 14 260 161 99 5 20 391 226 165 2
9 Sun November 20 boxscore L 0-9 San Francisco 49ers 14 26 13 282 228 54 7 17 313 141 172 2
9 Sun November 27 boxscore L 0-10 @ Chicago Bears 7 17 12 218 174 44 2 16 279 58 221 3
10 Sun December 4 boxscore T 0-10-1 @ New York Giants 31 31 19 328 258 70 2 19 327 213 114 3
11 Sun December 11 boxscore L 0-11-1 @ Detroit Lions 14 23 24 286 172 114 3 17 343 130 213 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Eddie LeBaron 30 QB 11 10 0-9-1 111 225 49.3% 1736 12 5.3 25 11.1 76 7.7 3.8 15.6 157.8 53.5 1 0
17 Don Meredith 22 qb 6 1 0-1-0 29 68 42.6% 281 2 2.9 5 7.4 23 4.1 1.4 9.7 46.8 34.0
11 Don Heinrich 30 qb 12 1 0-1-0 23 61 37.7% 371 3 4.9 3 4.9 64 6.1 4.9 16.1 30.9 54.7
Team Total 26.7 12 0-11-1 163 354 46.0% 2388 17 4.8 33 9.3 76 6.7 3.5 14.7 199.0 45.7 1 0
Opp Total 12 146 293 49.8% 2305 22 7.5 15 5.1 7.9 7.06 15.8 192.1 80.1 22 175 6.8 6.0 7.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
45 L.G. Dupre 28 hb 11 5 104 362 3 18 3.5 32.9 9.5 21 216 10.3 2 36 1.9 19.6 578 5 5
42 Don McIlhenny 26 HB 11 7 96 321 1 21 3.3 29.2 8.7 15 120 8.0 1 64 1.4 10.9 441 2 0
35 Walt Kowalczyk 25 FB 12 7 50 156 1 34 3.1 13.0 4.2 14 143 10.2 1 23 1.2 11.9 299 2 2
33 Gene Babb 26 fb 10 5 39 115 0 12 2.9 11.5 3.9 13 140 10.8 1 27 1.3 14.0 255 1 0
14 Eddie LeBaron 30 QB 11 10 17 94 1 23 5.5 8.5 1.5 94 1 4
17 Don Meredith 22 qb 6 1 3 4 0 8 1.3 0.7 0.5 4 0 2
11 Don Heinrich 30 qb 12 1 2 3 0 3 1.5 0.3 0.2 3 0 0
82 Frank Clarke 26 8 3 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.8 0.1 9 290 32.2 3 76 1.1 36.3 284 3 0
83 Jim Doran* 33 TE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 554 17.9 3 75 2.6 46.2 554 3 0
89 Fred Dugan 27 SE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 461 15.9 1 49 2.4 38.4 461 1 1
81 Billy Howton 30 FL 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 363 15.8 4 41 2.1 33.0 363 4 0
36 Dick Bielski 28 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 38 9.5 1 15 0.3 3.2 38 1 0
25 Ray Mathews 31 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 44 14.7 0 20 0.5 7.3 44 0 0
23 Woodley Lewis 35 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.2 3.2 19 0 0
Team Total 26.7 12 312 1049 6 34 3.4 87.4 26.0 163 2388 14.7 17 76 13.6 199.0 3437 23 22
Opp Total 12 447 2242 20 5.0 186.8 37.3 146 2130 14.6 22 12.2 177.5 4372 42 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
22 Bill Butler 23 PR/RS 12 12 13 131 0 46 10.1 20 399 0 60 20.0 530
32 Tom Franckhauser 23 KR/LCB 12 12 2 7 0 5 3.5 26 526 0 46 20.2 533
24 Jim Mooty 23 7 0 8 37 0 12 4.6 12 210 0 43 17.5 247
33 Gene Babb 26 fb 10 5 3 46 0 20 15.3 301
30 Mike Dowdle 23 2 0 2 22 0 17 11.0 22
45 L.G. Dupre 28 hb 11 5 2 44 0 22 22.0 622
36 Dick Bielski 28 12 3 1 4 0 4 4.0 42
35 Walt Kowalczyk 25 FB 12 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 299
61 Duane Putnam 32 LG 12 12 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
86 Dave Sherer 23 P 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.7 12 23 175 0 46 7.6 69 1264 0 60 18.3 4876
Opp Total 12 19 90 0 4.7 31 803 1 25.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
86 Dave Sherer 23 P 11 0 57 2420 67 1 42.5
31 Fred Cone 34 K 12 0 2 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 1 13 6 46.2%% 23 21 91.3%%
14 Eddie LeBaron 30 QB 11 10 3 99 34 0 33.0
Team Total 26.7 12 2 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 1 13 6 46.2%% 23 21 91.3%% 60 2519 67 1 42.0
Opp Total 12 25 17 68.0%% 45 44 97.8%% 50 2105 42.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
32 Tom Franckhauser 23 KR/LCB 12 12 3 11 0 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
45 L.G. Dupre 28 hb 11 5 0 5 0 0 0
14 Eddie LeBaron 30 QB 11 10 0 4 1 0 0
22 Bill Butler 23 PR/RS 12 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
44 Don Bishop 26 RCB 12 12 3 13 0 13 0
52 Wayne Hansen 32 LLB 12 12 2 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Don Healy 24 LDT 12 12 0 0 3 0 0
20 Bob Bercich 24 LS 12 6 2 27 0 23 0
87 Nate Borden 28 LDE 12 13 0 0 2 0 0
85 Gene Cronin 27 RLB 11 11 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Walt Kowalczyk 25 FB 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
17 Don Meredith 22 qb 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
24 Jim Mooty 23 7 0 0 2 0 0 0
51 Tom Braatz 27 12 1 1 4 0 4 0
71 Paul Dickson 23 RT 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
89 Fred Dugan 27 SE 12 12 0 1 0 0 0
63 Mike Falls 26 rg 11 5 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Fry 30 LT 12 12 0 0 1 4 0
72 Bill Herchman 27 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Billy Howton 30 FL 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
42 Don McIlhenny 26 HB 11 7 0 0 1 0 0
56 Jack Patera 27 3 3 1 21 0 21 0
50 Jerry Tubbs 25 MLB 12 12 1 5 0 5 0
Team Total 26.7 12 15 97 0 23 0 0 22 16 4 0
Opp Total 12 36 21 10 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Fred Cone 34 K 12 0 21 6 39
45 L.G. Dupre 28 hb 11 5 3 2 5 30
81 Billy Howton 30 FL 11 7 4 4 24
82 Frank Clarke 26 8 3 3 3 18
83 Jim Doran* 33 TE 12 9 3 3 18
35 Walt Kowalczyk 25 FB 12 7 1 1 2 12
42 Don McIlhenny 26 HB 11 7 1 1 2 12
33 Gene Babb 26 fb 10 5 1 1 6
36 Dick Bielski 28 12 3 1 1 6
89 Fred Dugan 27 SE 12 12 1 1 6
14 Eddie LeBaron 30 QB 11 10 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 12 6 17 23 21 6 177
Opp Total 12 20 22 1 2 44 17 2 369

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-24 PIT L, 28-35 1 75 pass Jim Doran 75 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
2 1960-09-24 PIT L, 28-35 1 7 pass Fred Dugan 7 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
3 1960-09-24 PIT L, 28-35 2 5 rush Don McIlhenny 5 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
4 1960-09-24 PIT L, 28-35 3 54 pass Jim Doran 54 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
5 1960-09-30 PHI L, 25-27 3 75 pass Frank Clarke 75 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron
6 1960-09-30 PHI L, 25-27 4 1 rush Eddie LeBaron 1 yard rush
7 1960-09-30 PHI L, 25-27 4 27 pass Gene Babb 27 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
8 1960-10-09 @ WAS L, 14-26 2 32 pass Frank Clarke 32 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
9 1960-10-09 @ WAS L, 14-26 4 1 pass Dick Bielski 1 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
10 1960-10-16 CLE L, 7-48 4 12 pass Billy Howton 12 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Fred Cone kick)
11 1960-10-23 @ STL L, 10-12 4 3 rush L.G. Dupre 3 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
12 1960-10-30 BAL L, 7-45 3 5 pass Billy Howton 5 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Fred Cone kick)
13 1960-11-06 RAM L, 13-38 2 21 rush Walt Kowalczyk 21 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
14 1960-11-13 @ GNB L, 7-41 4 14 pass Walt Kowalczyk 14 yard pass from Don Meredith (Fred Cone kick)
15 1960-11-20 SFO L, 14-26 2 16 pass Jim Doran 16 yard pass from Don Meredith (Fred Cone kick)
16 1960-11-20 SFO L, 14-26 4 76 pass Frank Clarke 76 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
17 1960-11-27 @ CHI L, 7-17 3 64 pass Don McIlhenny 64 yard pass from Don Heinrich (Fred Cone kick)
18 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 1 5 rush L.G. Dupre 5 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
19 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 2 21 pass L.G. Dupre 21 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
20 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 4 23 pass L.G. Dupre 23 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
21 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 4 11 pass Billy Howton 11 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)
22 1960-12-11 @ DET L, 14-23 2 1 rush L.G. Dupre 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
23 1960-12-11 @ DET L, 14-23 4 31 pass Billy Howton 31 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Fred Cone kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1960-09-24 PIT W, 35-28 1 28 pass Preston Carpenter 28 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
2 1960-09-24 PIT W, 35-28 2 6 pass Jimmy Orr 6 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
3 1960-09-24 PIT W, 35-28 3 70 pass Buddy Dial 70 yard pass from Tom Tracy (Bobby Layne kick)
4 1960-09-24 PIT W, 35-28 3 49 pass Preston Carpenter 49 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
5 1960-09-24 PIT W, 35-28 4 65 pass Tom Tracy 65 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Bobby Layne kick)
6 1960-09-30 PHI W, 27-25 2 16 pass Tommy McDonald 16 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick)
7 1960-09-30 PHI W, 27-25 4 10 rush Billy Ray Barnes 10 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
8 1960-09-30 PHI W, 27-25 4 23 rush Billy Ray Barnes 23 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
9 1960-10-09 @ WAS W, 26-14 2 7 pass Dick James 7 yard pass from Ralph Guglielmi (Bob Khayat kick)
10 1960-10-09 @ WAS W, 26-14 4 1 rush Johnny Olszewski 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
11 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 1 46 pass Bobby Mitchell 46 yard pass from Milt Plum (Sam Baker kick)
12 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 2 5 rush Jim Brown 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
13 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 2 30 rush Bobby Mitchell 30 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
14 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 2 34 interception Larry Stephens 34 yard interception return (Sam Baker kick)
15 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 3 90 kickoff Bobby Mitchell 90 yard kickoff return (Sam Baker kick)
16 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 3 6 pass Gern Nagler 6 yard pass from Milt Plum (Sam Baker kick)
17 1960-10-16 CLE W, 48-7 4 5 rush Jamie Caleb 5 yard rush
18 1960-10-23 @ STL W, 12-10 2 9 rush John David Crow 9 yard rush (Bobby Joe Conrad kick)
19 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 1 68 pass Raymond Berry 68 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
20 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 2 52 pass Raymond Berry 52 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
21 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 2 70 pass Raymond Berry 70 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
22 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 2 20 pass Lenny Moore 20 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Steve Myhra kick)
23 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 3 2 rush Billy Pricer 2 yard rush (Steve Myhra kick)
24 1960-10-30 BAL W, 45-7 4 7 pass Jerry Richardson 7 yard pass from Ray Brown (Steve Myhra kick)
25 1960-11-06 RAM W, 38-13 1 61 pass Red Phillips 61 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
26 1960-11-06 RAM W, 38-13 2 6 rush Joe Marconi 6 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
27 1960-11-06 RAM W, 38-13 2 5 pass Red Phillips 5 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Danny Villanueva kick)
28 1960-11-06 RAM W, 38-13 3 75 rush Joe Marconi 75 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
29 1960-11-06 RAM W, 38-13 4 40 pass Carroll Dale 40 yard pass from Billy Wade (Danny Villanueva kick)
30 1960-11-13 @ GNB W, 41-7 1 28 rush Jim Taylor 28 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
31 1960-11-13 @ GNB W, 41-7 2 4 rush Jim Taylor 4 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
32 1960-11-13 @ GNB W, 41-7 2 43 interception Ray Nitschke 43 yard interception return (Paul Hornung kick)
33 1960-11-13 @ GNB W, 41-7 3 23 rush Jim Taylor 23 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
34 1960-11-13 @ GNB W, 41-7 4 4 rush Paul Hornung 4 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
35 1960-11-20 SFO W, 26-14 4 20 rush C.R. Roberts 20 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
36 1960-11-20 SFO W, 26-14 4 14 rush J.D. Smith 14 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
37 1960-11-27 @ CHI W, 17-7 1 5 rush Rick Casares 5 yard rush (John Aveni kick)
38 1960-11-27 @ CHI W, 17-7 2 20 pass Johnny Morris 20 yard pass from Ed Brown (John Aveni kick)
39 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 1 10 pass Mel Triplett 10 yard pass from George Shaw (Pat Summerall kick)
40 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 1 1 rush Joe Morrison 1 yard rush (Pat Summerall kick)
41 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 2 28 pass Kyle Rote 28 yard pass from George Shaw (Pat Summerall kick)
42 1960-12-04 @ NYG T, 31-31 4 26 pass Bob Schnelker 26 yard pass from Lee Grosscup (Pat Summerall kick)
43 1960-12-11 @ DET W, 23-14 2 43 rush Nick Pietrosante 43 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
44 1960-12-11 @ DET W, 23-14 2 40 rush Nick Pietrosante 40 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
45 1960-12-11 @ DET W, 23-14 3 7 pass Gail Cogdill 7 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Jim Martin kick)