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1962 Dallas Cowboys

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5-8-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.0, Offense: 4.5, Defense: -8.5, SoS: -3.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 398 points (28.4/g), 2nd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 402 points (28.7/g), 13th.
 Differential of -4 points (-0.3/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-7.1.

Coach: Tom Landry (5-8-1)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: Northern Michigan University (Marquette, Michigan)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 398 4912 844 5.8 36 19 9 246 200 380 2872 31 17 7.0 136 434 2040 16 4.7 101
Team Defense 402 5184 853 6.1 36 16 15 274 233 437 3674 33 20 7.9 166 387 1510 17 3.9 93
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 5 11 7 7 7 2 3 3 6 3 6 2
Lg Rank Defense 13 13 12 8 12 12 14 12 11 13 3 4 7 5

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 Sun September 16 boxscore T 0-0-1 Washington Redskins 35 35 22 483 341 142 3 17 286 211 75 2
2 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-1-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 30 19 351 225 126 2 22 354 144 210 1
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 1-1-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 27 17 13 403 226 177 1 15 274 234 40 2
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 10 19 12 239 138 101 2 12 231 169 62 2
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 2-2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 41 19 13 354 199 155 1 21 328 250 78 2
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-2-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 42 27 19 402 295 107 3 21 373 250 123 4
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-3-1 St. Louis Cardinals 24 28 20 379 178 201 4 14 349 239 110 5
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-3-1 @ Washington Redskins 38 10 21 388 164 224 1 17 293 225 68 3
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-4-1 New York Giants 10 41 16 262 173 89 4 22 446 340 106 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-5-1 Chicago Bears 33 34 14 301 144 157 1 28 504 437 67 2
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 4-6-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 28 19 300 208 92 4 22 453 313 140 2
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 5-6-1 Cleveland Browns 45 21 28 398 181 217 1 18 295 234 61 2
13 Sun December 9 boxscore L 5-7-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20 52 14 274 188 86 5 22 527 310 217 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 5-8-1 @ New York Giants 31 41 16 378 212 166 4 23 471 318 153 4

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
17 Don Meredith 24 qb 13 8 3-5-1 105 212 49.5 1679 15 7.1 8 3.8 69 7.9 7.6 16.0 129.2 84.2
14 Eddie LeBaron* 32 QB 14 6 2-3-0 95 166 57.2 1436 16 9.6 9 5.4 85 8.7 8.1 15.1 102.6 95.4
38 Sam Baker 33 K/P 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.3 14 5-8-1 200 380 52.6 3115 31 8.2 17 4.5 85 8.2 7.8 15.6 222.5 88.7 0 0
Opp Total 14 233 437 53.3 3904 33 7.6 20 4.6 8.9 8.38 16.8 278.9 89.8 29 230 7.9 7.4 6.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
43 Don Perkins*+ 24 HB 14 0 222 945 7 35 4.3 67.5 15.9 13 104 8.0 0 21 0.9 7.4 1049 7 2
31 Amos Marsh 23 FB/KR 14 0 144 802 6 70 5.6 57.3 10.3 35 467 13.3 2 85 2.5 33.4 1269 8 6
22 Amos Bullocks 23 11 0 33 196 2 73 5.9 17.8 3.0 3 46 15.3 1 22 0.3 4.2 242 3 3
17 Don Meredith 24 qb 13 8 21 74 0 14 3.5 5.7 1.6 74 0 10
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 8 24 1 7 3.0 1.7 0.6 7 78 11.1 2 29 0.5 5.6 102 3 4
14 Eddie LeBaron* 32 QB 14 6 6 -1 0 3 -0.2 -0.1 0.4 -1 0 1
81 Billy Howton 32 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 706 14.4 6 69 3.5 50.4 706 6 0
82 Frank Clarke 28 FL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 1043 22.2 14 66 3.9 86.9 1043 14 2
83 Lee Folkins 23 TE 14 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 536 13.7 6 52 2.8 38.3 536 6 0
21 Glynn Gregory 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 70 23.3 0 44 0.5 11.7 70 0 0
89 Donnie Davis 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 31 15.5 0 24 0.2 2.8 31 0 0
84 Pettis Norman 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 34 17.0 0 29 0.1 2.4 34 0 1
Team Total 25.3 14 434 2040 16 73 4.7 145.7 31.0 200 3115 15.6 31 85 14.3 222.5 5155 47 32
Opp Total 14 387 1510 17 3.9 107.9 27.6 233 3674 15.8 33 16.6 262.4 5184 50 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
31 Amos Marsh 23 FB/KR 14 0 3 4 0 3 1.3 29 725 1 101 25.0 1998
22 Amos Bullocks 23 11 0 14 265 0 62 18.9 507
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 8 45 0 17 5.6 6 130 0 31 21.7 277
27 Mike Gaechter 22 LCB 14 9 6 32 0 15 5.3 1 16 0 16 16.0 48
89 Donnie Davis 22 11 0 4 66 0 23 16.5 97
84 Pettis Norman 23 14 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 39
62 Andy Cvercko 25 LG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
70 Dale Memmelaar 25 RG 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
71 Don Talbert 23 t 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 17 81 0 17 4.8 59 1207 1 101 20.5 6443
Opp Total 14 28 190 0 6.8 63 1604 1 25.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
38 Sam Baker 33 K/P 14 0 4 4 2 1 10 5 5 3 6 1 27 14 51.9% 51 50 98.0% 57 2589 72 0 45.4
Team Total 25.3 14 4 4 2 1 10 5 5 3 6 1 27 14 51.9% 51 50 98.0% 57 2589 72 0 45.4
Opp Total 14 25 13 52.0% 52 49 94.2% 63 2558 40.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
17 Don Meredith 24 qb 13 8 0 10 2 0 0
44 Don Bishop* 28 RCB 14 0 6 134 0 44 0 0 0 2 84 1
22 Amos Bullocks 23 11 0 0 3 4 0 0
27 Mike Gaechter 22 LCB 14 9 5 136 1 100 0 0 2 0 0 0
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 0 4 3 0 0
31 Amos Marsh 23 FB/KR 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
25 Jerry Norton 31 LS 14 0 2 21 0 21 0 0 0 4 11 0
50 Jerry Tubbs* 27 MLB 14 0 4 35 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Mike Dowdle 25 LLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
54 Chuck Howley 26 RLB 14 0 2 33 0 21 0 0 0 1 0 0
66 George Andrie 22 RDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
82 Frank Clarke 28 FL 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
70 Dale Memmelaar 25 RG 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Pettis Norman 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
43 Don Perkins*+ 24 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
62 Andy Cvercko 25 LG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Fry 32 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Eddie LeBaron* 32 QB 14 6 0 1 0 0 0
74 Bob Lilly* 23 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 John Meyers 22 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Dick Nolan 30 RS 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Guy Reese 23 LDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.3 14 20 366 1 100 0 0 32 29 95 1
Opp Total 14 30 33 17 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
38 Sam Baker 33 K/P 14 0 50 14 92
82 Frank Clarke 28 FL 12 0 14 14 84
31 Amos Marsh 23 FB/KR 14 0 6 2 1 9 54
43 Don Perkins*+ 24 HB 14 0 7 7 42
83 Lee Folkins 23 TE 14 11 6 6 36
81 Billy Howton 32 SE 14 0 6 6 36
22 Amos Bullocks 23 11 0 2 1 3 18
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 1 2 3 18
44 Don Bishop* 28 RCB 14 0 1 1 6
27 Mike Gaechter 22 LCB 14 9 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 14 16 31 1 1 1 1 51 50 14 392
Opp Total 14 17 33 1 1 49 13 1 402