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1961 Dallas Cowboys

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4-9-1, NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.4, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -6.4, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 236 points (16.9/g), 13th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 380 points (27.1/g), 12th.
 Differential of -144 points (-10.3/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Tom Landry (4-9-1)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Olaf College (Northfield, Minnesota)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Eddie LeBaron 31 9 10 120 for 236, 1,741 yards, 14 td, 16 int, & 20 rushes for 72 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
HB Don Perkins* 23 Rook 14 200 rushes for 815 yards, 4 td, & 32 catches for 298 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FB Amos Marsh 22 Rook 7 84 rushes for 379 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 189 yards and 2 td
FL Frank Clarke 27 4 14 41 catches for 919 yards, 9 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
SE Billy Howton 31 9 14 56 catches for 785 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
TE Dick Bielski* 29 6 14 26 catches for 377 yards, 3 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
LT Bob Fry 31 8 14 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Andy Cvercko 24 1 10 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1959
C Mike Connelly 26 1 14 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
RG Mike Falls 27 1 14 New York Giants / 20th / 237th pick / 1956
RT Charley Granger 23 Rook 7 Boston Patriots / 26th / 202nd pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Lilly 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
LDT Don Healy 25 3 14 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 37th pick / 1958
RDT Bill Herchman 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
RDE Nate Borden 29 6 14 Green Bay Packers / 25th / 293rd pick / 1955
LLB Chuck Howley 25 3 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
MLB Jerry Tubbs 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
RLB Gene Babb 27 4 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
LCB Warren Livingston 23 Rook 8 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Don Bishop 27 3 14 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Bob Bercich 25 1 6 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 15th / 179th pick / 1959
RS Dicky Moegle 27 6 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Allen Green 23 Rook 0 5 of 15 field goals & 19 of 19 extra points New York Giants / 8th / 109th pick / 1961
P Allen Green 23 Rook 0 61 punts for a 36.7 average, 1 blocked New York Giants / 8th / 109th pick / 1961
PR Amos Marsh 22 Rook 7 14 punt returns for a 5.1 average and 0 td
KR Amos Marsh 22 Rook 7 26 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Gene Babb 27 RLB 14 9 216 6-3 Austin 12/27/1934 4 4 San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
20 Bob Bercich 25 LS 6 6 198 6-1 Michigan St. 11/9/1936 1 3 New York Giants / 15th / 179th pick / 1959
36 Dick Bielski* 29 TE 14 14 224 6-1 Maryland 9/7/1932 6 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
44 Don Bishop 27 RCB 14 14 209 6-2 Los Angeles CC 7/1/1934 3 9
87 Nate Borden 29 RDE 14 14 234 6-0 Indiana 9/22/1932 6 5 Green Bay Packers / 25th / 293rd pick / 1955
77 Byron Bradfute 24 5 0 243 6-3 Southern Miss 12/12/1937 1 2
82 Frank Clarke 27 FL 14 14 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 4 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
53 Mike Connelly 26 C 14 14 247 6-4 Washington St.,Utah St. 10/16/1935 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
62 Andy Cvercko 24 LG 11 10 243 6-1 Northwestern 11/6/1937 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1959
88 Sonny Davis 23 2 0 219 6-2 Baylor 9/25/1938 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 4th / 29th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 44th pick / 1961
83 Jim Doran 34 14 0 201 6-2 Buena Vista,Iowa St. 8/11/1927 10 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 55th pick / 1951
34 Merrill Douglas 25 6 0 204 6-0 Utah 3/15/1936 3 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 65th pick / 1958
30 Mike Dowdle 24 llb 14 6 235 6-3 Texas 12/6/1937 1 4 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 179th pick / 1960
45 L.G. Dupre 29 10 0 190 5-11 Baylor 9/10/1932 6 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 27th pick / 1955
63 Mike Falls 27 RG 14 14 240 6-2 Minnesota 3/3/1934 1 6 New York Giants / 20th / 237th pick / 1956
32 Tom Franckhauser 24 db 6 4 195 6-0 Purdue 5/26/1937 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1959
79 Ken Frost 23 14 0 242 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1938 Rook 3
75 Bob Fry 31 LT 14 14 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 8 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
71 Charley Granger 23 RT 8 7 240 6-2 Southern 8/9/1938 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 26th / 202nd pick / 1961
61 Allen Green 23 K 14 0 216 6-2 Mississippi 2/15/1938 Rook 1 New York Giants / 8th / 109th pick / 1961
21 Glynn Gregory 22 14 0 195 6-2 SMU 7/6/1939 Rook 0 Dallas Texans / 13th / 102nd pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 114th pick / 1961
64 Bob Grottkau 24 13 0 228 6-4 Oregon 3/22/1937 2 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 46th pick / 1959
40 Jimmy Harris 27 db 11 4 178 6-1 Oklahoma 11/12/1934 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 50th pick / 1957
78 Don Healy 25 LDT 14 14 259 6-3 Maryland 8/28/1936 3 7 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 37th pick / 1958
72 Bill Herchman 28 RDT 14 14 246 6-2 Texas Tech 3/10/1933 5 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
67 John Houser 26 lg 14 7 238 6-3 Redlands 6/21/1935 4 3
54 Chuck Howley 25 LLB 13 13 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 3 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
81 Billy Howton 31 SE 14 14 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 9 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
11 Buddy Humphrey 26 2 0 198 6-1 Baylor 9/29/1935 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1959
14 Eddie LeBaron 31 QB 14 10 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 9 6 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
74 Bob Lilly 22 LDE 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
41 Warren Livingston 23 LCB 8 8 192 5-10 Arizona 7/5/1938 Rook 4
35 J.W. Lockett 24 fb 12 7 226 6-2 Central Oklahoma 3/23/1937 Rook 3
31 Amos Marsh 22 FB 14 7 218 6-0 Oregon St. 5/7/1939 Rook 4
70 Bob McCreary 22 t 9 4 256 6-5 Wake Forest 6/20/1939 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 65th pick / 1961
42 Don McIlhenny 27 3 0 197 6-0 SMU 11/22/1934 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 27th pick / 1956
17 Don Meredith 23 qb 8 4 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 1 5 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
47 Dicky Moegle 27 RS 14 14 195 6-0 Rice 9/14/1934 6 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 10th pick / 1955
80 Lee Murchison 23 14 0 205 6-3 Pacific 4/16/1938 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 70th pick / 1960
56 Jack Patera 28 1 0 234 6-1 Oregon 8/1/1933 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 44th pick / 1955
43 Don Perkins* 23 HB 14 14 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 Rook 8 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
50 Jerry Tubbs 26 MLB 14 14 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 4 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.7 14 218.9 6-1.7 2.9