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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Eddie LeBaron* 32 10 6 95 for 166, 1,436 yards, 16 td, 9 int, & 6 rushes for -1 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
HB Don Perkins*+ 24 1 14 222 rushes for 945 yards, 7 td, & 13 catches for 104 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FB Amos Marsh 23 1 14 144 rushes for 802 yards, 6 td, & 35 catches for 467 yards and 2 td
FL Frank Clarke 28 5 12 47 catches for 1,043 yards, 14 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
SE Billy Howton 32 10 14 49 catches for 706 yards, 6 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
TE Lee Folkins 23 1 11 39 catches for 536 yards, 6 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
LT Bob Fry 32 9 14 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Andy Cvercko 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1959
C Mike Connelly 27 2 15 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
RG Dale Memmelaar 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
RT Monte Clark 25 3 10 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Lilly* 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
LDT Guy Reese 23 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 83rd pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 200th pick / 1962
RDT John Meyers 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 25th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 31st pick / 1962
RDE George Andrie 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Mike Dowdle 25 2 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 179th pick / 1960
MLB Jerry Tubbs* 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
RLB Chuck Howley 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
LCB Mike Gaechter 22 Rook 9 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Don Bishop* 28 4 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LS Jerry Norton 31 8 14 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
RS Dick Nolan 30 8 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
 Special Teams Starters
K Sam Baker 33 9 0 14 of 27 field goals & 50 of 51 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
P Sam Baker 33 9 0 57 punts for a 45.4 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
PR J.W. Lockett 25 1 0 8 punt returns for a 5.6 average and 0 td
KR Amos Marsh 23 1 14 29 kick returns for a 25.0 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
66 George Andrie 22 RDE 14 14 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
38 Sam Baker 33 K 14 0 217 6-2 Oregon St. 11/12/1929 9 7 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
44 Don Bishop* 28 RCB 14 14 209 6-2 Los Angeles CC 7/1/1934 4 9
77 Clyde Brock 22 14 0 268 6-5 Utah St. 8/30/1940 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1962
22 Amos Bullocks 23 11 0 202 6-1 Southern Illinois 2/7/1939 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 20th / 270th pick / 1962
73 Monte Clark 25 RT 14 10 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
82 Frank Clarke 28 FL 12 12 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 5 13 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
53 Mike Connelly 27 C 14 15 247 6-4 Washington St.,Utah St. 10/16/1935 2 8 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
62 Andy Cvercko 25 LG 14 14 243 6-1 Northwestern 11/6/1937 2 8 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1959
89 Donnie Davis 22 11 2 225 6-3 Southern 9/18/1940 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 74th pick / 1962
30 Mike Dowdle 25 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Texas 12/6/1937 2 6 San Francisco 49ers / 15th / 179th pick / 1960
83 Lee Folkins 23 TE 14 11 215 6-5 Washington 7/4/1939 1 7 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
79 Ken Frost 24 dt 3 3 242 6-4 Tennessee 11/17/1938 1 1
75 Bob Fry 32 LT 14 14 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 9 8 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
27 Mike Gaechter 22 LCB 14 9 190 6-0 Oregon 1/9/1940 Rook 5
34 Cornell Green 22 db 14 3 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 Rook 2
21 Glynn Gregory 23 6 2 195 6-2 SMU 7/6/1939 1 1 Dallas Texans / 13th / 102nd pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 114th pick / 1961
54 Chuck Howley 26 RLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 4 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
81 Billy Howton 32 SE 14 14 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 10 9 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
51 Lynn Hoyem 23 14 0 244 6-4 Long Beach St. 6/27/1939 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 29th / 226th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 254th pick / 1961
60 Joe Bob Isbell 22 9 0 243 6-1 Houston 7/7/1940 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 20th / 159th pick / 1962
14 Eddie LeBaron* 32 QB 14 6 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 10 8 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
74 Bob Lilly* 23 LDE 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 1 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
41 Warren Livingston 24 3 3 192 5-10 Arizona 7/5/1938 1 2
35 J.W. Lockett 25 PR 14 0 226 6-2 Central Oklahoma 3/23/1937 1 1
56 Bob Long 28 8 0 232 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1934 7 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
31 Amos Marsh 23 FB 14 14 218 6-0 Oregon St. 5/7/1939 1 14
70 Dale Memmelaar 25 RG 14 14 247 6-2 Wyoming 1/15/1937 3 8 Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
17 Don Meredith 24 QB 13 8 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 2 9 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
78 John Meyers 22 RDT 14 14 276 6-6 Washington 1/16/1940 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 25th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 31st pick / 1962
23 Dick Nolan 30 RS 11 11 185 6-1 Maryland 3/26/1932 8 5 New York Giants / 4th / 41st pick / 1954
84 Pettis Norman 23 14 0 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 Rook 0 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
25 Jerry Norton 31 LS 14 14 195 5-11 SMU 5/17/1931 8 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 81st pick / 1954
43 Don Perkins*+ 24 HB 14 14 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
68 Guy Reese 23 LDT 14 14 258 6-5 SMU 9/22/1939 Rook 6 Dallas Texans / 11th / 83rd pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 200th pick / 1962
71 Don Talbert 23 t 14 4 255 6-5 Texas 3/1/1939 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
50 Jerry Tubbs* 27 MLB 14 14 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 5 8 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.3 14 225.3 6-2.5 2.7