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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 Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 177 3153 702 4.5 50 17 180 163 354 2104 17 33 5.4 105 312 1049 6 3.4 57 62 600 18
Opp. Stats 369 4372 762 5.7 26 11 216 146 293 2130 22 15 6.8 97 447 2242 20 5.0 106 72 671 13
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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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
3 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
8 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
10 Sun November 27 boxscore L 0-10 @ Chicago Bears 7 17 12 218 174 44 2 16 279 58 221 3
11 Sun December 4 boxscore T 0-10-1 @ New York Giants 31 31 19 328 258 70 2 19 327 213 114 3
12 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. 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 Yds 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. 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. 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 4880
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. 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. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk 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 21 10 36 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Fred Cone 34 K 12 0 21 23 6 13 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 23 6 13 177
Opp Total 12 20 22 1 2 44 45 17 25 2 369

Touchdown Log

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