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1963 Dallas Cowboys

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4-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.0, Offense: -0.5, Defense: -4.5, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 305 points (21.8/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 378 points (27.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -73 points (-5.2/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Tom Landry (4-10-0)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)

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 305 4263 838 5.1 36 15 11 248 200 375 2468 20 21 5.9 132 420 1795 18 4.3 105
Team Defense 378 5325 878 6.1 37 11 13 266 202 403 3231 31 26 7.6 139 455 2094 12 4.6 114
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 6 6 8 9 9 8 6 10 8 6 2 4
Lg Rank Defense 10 13 6 11 11 10 13 12 3 14 10 14 4 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 14 boxscore L 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 7 34 16 254 143 111 1 20 339 133 206 1
2 Sun September 22 boxscore L 0-2 Cleveland Browns 24 41 19 307 189 118 3 19 453 188 265 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 0-3 @ Washington Redskins 17 21 22 349 185 164 3 19 273 150 123 2
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-4 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 24 11 203 129 74 1 20 385 193 192 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 1-4 Detroit Lions 17 14 10 236 63 173 3 16 359 254 105 3
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 1-5 @ New York Giants 21 37 19 317 257 60 2 22 360 273 87 1
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 1-6 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 21 27 22 416 290 126 3 19 484 370 114 3
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 2-6 Washington Redskins 35 20 17 221 124 97 3 23 468 318 150 7
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 2-7 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 31 31 532 419 113 3 23 394 239 155 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 3-7 Philadelphia Eagles 27 20 25 448 297 151 2 16 340 264 76 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore L 3-8 @ Cleveland Browns 17 27 13 207 82 125 4 14 337 162 175 5
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 3-9 New York Giants 27 34 18 296 70 226 5 15 264 191 73 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 3-10 Pittsburgh Steelers 19 24 15 263 112 151 1 19 426 215 211 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 4-10 @ St. Louis Cardinals 28 24 10 214 108 106 2 21 443 281 162 4

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
17 Don Meredith 25 QB 14 12 4-9-0 167 310 53.9% 2381 17 5.5 18 5.8 55 7.7 6.2 14.3 170.1 73.1 1 1
14 Eddie LeBaron 33 qb 13 2 0-1-0 33 65 50.8% 418 3 4.6 3 4.6 75 6.4 5.3 12.7 32.2 67.3
Team Total 25.5 14 4-10-0 200 375 53.3% 2799 20 5.3 21 5.6 75 7.5 6.0 14.0 199.9 72.1 1 1
Opp Total 14 202 403 50.1% 3392 31 7.7 26 6.5 8.4 7.05 16.8 242.3 77.7 20 161 7.6 6.3 4.7

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
43 Don Perkins* 25 FB 11 10 149 614 7 19 4.1 55.8 13.5 14 84 6.0 0 19 1.3 7.6 698 7 0
31 Amos Marsh 24 HB 14 9 99 483 5 41 4.9 34.5 7.1 26 224 8.6 0 35 1.9 16.0 707 5 6
22 Amos Bullocks 24 KR 14 3 96 341 2 17 3.6 24.4 6.9 7 70 10.0 0 22 0.5 5.0 411 2 4
17 Don Meredith 25 QB 14 12 41 185 3 26 4.5 13.2 2.9 185 3 7
40 Jim Stiger 22 PR 14 3 31 140 1 14 4.5 10.0 2.2 13 131 10.1 0 42 0.9 9.4 271 1 4
14 Eddie LeBaron 33 qb 13 2 2 5 0 4 2.5 0.4 0.2 5 0 0
82 Frank Clarke 29 FL 14 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 0.9 0.1 43 833 19.4 10 75 3.1 59.5 845 10 3
38 Sam Baker* 34 K/P 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 1.1 0.1 15 0 0
81 Billy Howton 33 SE 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 514 15.6 3 44 3.0 46.7 514 3 0
83 Lee Folkins* 24 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 407 13.1 4 35 2.4 31.3 407 4 2
84 Pettis Norman 24 se 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 341 18.9 3 49 1.3 24.4 341 3 0
80 Gary Barnes 24 wr 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 195 13.0 0 27 1.3 16.3 195 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 420 1795 18 41 4.3 128.2 30.0 200 2799 14.0 20 75 14.3 199.9 4594 38 29
Opp Total 14 455 2094 12 4.6 149.6 32.5 202 3231 16.0 31 14.4 230.8 5325 43 23

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
40 Jim Stiger 22 PR 14 3 14 141 0 45 10.1 18 432 0 66 24.0 844
22 Amos Bullocks 24 KR 14 3 19 453 0 56 23.8 864
31 Amos Marsh 24 HB 14 9 9 167 0 31 18.6 874
20 Jerry Overton 22 10 0 5 32 0 14 6.4 32
27 Mike Gaechter 23 LS 14 10 2 2 0 2 1.0 2
33 Wendell Hayes 23 1 1 2 48 0 25 24.0 48
54 Chuck Howley 27 LLB 14 14 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
84 Pettis Norman 24 se 14 6 1 0 0 0 0.0 341
Team Total 25.5 14 23 177 0 45 7.7 48 1100 0 66 22.9 5871
Opp Total 14 36 177 0 4.9 47 1125 0 23.9

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
38 Sam Baker* 34 K/P 14 0 3 2 6 3 1 1 7 2 3 1 20 9 45.0%% 38 38 100.0%% 71 3138 64 0 44.2
Team Total 25.5 14 3 2 6 3 1 1 7 2 3 1 20 9 45.0%% 38 38 100.0%% 71 3138 64 0 44.2
Opp Total 14 33 15 45.5%% 48 45 93.8%% 50 2160 43.2

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
31 Amos Marsh 24 HB 14 9 0 6 4 0 0
17 Don Meredith 25 QB 14 12 0 7 2 0 0
34 Cornell Green 23 LCB 14 14 7 211 0 55 0 0 0 1 20 1
27 Mike Gaechter 23 LS 14 10 3 140 0 86 0 0 2 1 0 0
40 Jim Stiger 22 PR 14 3 0 4 2 0 0
44 Don Bishop 29 RCB 13 13 5 45 0 31 0
22 Amos Bullocks 24 KR 14 3 0 4 0 0 0
54 Chuck Howley 27 LLB 14 14 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0
55 Lee Roy Jordan 22 RLB 7 7 3 41 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 Warren Livingston 25 RS 14 14 3 31 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Frank Clarke 29 FL 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
83 Lee Folkins* 24 TE 13 13 0 2 1 0 0
66 George Andrie 23 RDE 12 10 0 0 2 0 0
52 Dave Edwards 24 rlb 14 6 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Ed Nutting 24 RT 14 7 0 0 2 0 0
50 Jerry Tubbs 28 MLB 14 14 2 61 0 44 0
53 Mike Connelly 28 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Fry 33 LT/rt 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
74 Bob Lilly 24 LDE/rdt 14 14 0 0 1 42 1
72 Tony Liscio 23 lt 7 5 0 0 1 3 0
70 Dale Memmelaar 26 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
20 Jerry Overton 22 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 14 26 549 0 86 0 0 29 25 65 2
Opp Total 14 43 23 12

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
38 Sam Baker* 34 K/P 14 0 38 9 65
82 Frank Clarke 29 FL 14 14 10 10 60
43 Don Perkins* 25 FB 11 10 7 7 42
31 Amos Marsh 24 HB 14 9 5 5 30
83 Lee Folkins* 24 TE 13 13 4 4 24
81 Billy Howton 33 SE 11 6 3 3 18
17 Don Meredith 25 QB 14 12 3 3 18
84 Pettis Norman 24 se 14 6 3 3 18
22 Amos Bullocks 24 KR 14 3 2 2 12
34 Cornell Green 23 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
74 Bob Lilly 24 LDE/rdt 14 14 1 1 6
40 Jim Stiger 22 PR 14 3 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 14 18 20 2 40 38 9 305
Opp Total 14 12 31 1 4 45 15 378

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-14 STL L, 7-34 2 15 pass Pettis Norman 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
2 1963-09-22 CLE L, 24-41 1 19 rush Don Perkins 19 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
3 1963-09-22 CLE L, 24-41 2 23 pass Frank Clarke 23 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
4 1963-09-22 CLE L, 24-41 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
5 1963-09-29 @ WAS L, 17-21 2 1 rush Amos Marsh 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
6 1963-09-29 @ WAS L, 17-21 3 44 pass Billy Howton 44 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
7 1963-10-06 @ PHI L, 21-24 2 4 rush Amos Bullocks 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
8 1963-10-06 @ PHI L, 21-24 4 4 rush Amos Marsh 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
9 1963-10-06 @ PHI L, 21-24 4 1 rush Amos Bullocks 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
10 1963-10-13 DET W, 17-14 2 11 pass Frank Clarke 11 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
11 1963-10-13 DET W, 17-14 4 41 rush Amos Marsh 41 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
12 1963-10-20 @ NYG L, 21-37 1 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
13 1963-10-20 @ NYG L, 21-37 2 75 pass Frank Clarke 75 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
14 1963-10-20 @ NYG L, 21-37 2 11 pass Lee Folkins 11 yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Sam Baker kick)
15 1963-10-27 @ PIT L, 21-27 1 5 pass Frank Clarke 5 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
16 1963-10-27 @ PIT L, 21-27 2 35 pass Lee Folkins 35 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
17 1963-10-27 @ PIT L, 21-27 3 13 pass Billy Howton 13 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
18 1963-11-03 WAS W, 35-20 1 1 pass Lee Folkins 1 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
19 1963-11-03 WAS W, 35-20 2 13 pass Frank Clarke 13 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
20 1963-11-03 WAS W, 35-20 3 1 pass Lee Folkins 1 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
21 1963-11-03 WAS W, 35-20 4 7 rush Jim Stiger 7 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
22 1963-11-03 WAS W, 35-20 4 12 pass Frank Clarke 12 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
23 1963-11-10 @ SFO L, 24-31 1 15 pass Frank Clarke 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
24 1963-11-10 @ SFO L, 24-31 2 24 pass Frank Clarke 24 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
25 1963-11-10 @ SFO L, 24-31 2 15 pass Billy Howton 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
26 1963-11-17 PHI W, 27-20 1 1 pass Pettis Norman 1 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
27 1963-11-17 PHI W, 27-20 2 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
28 1963-11-17 PHI W, 27-20 3 14 pass Frank Clarke 14 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
29 1963-11-24 @ CLE L, 17-27 2 20 rush Amos Marsh 20 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
30 1963-11-24 @ CLE L, 17-27 4 20 fumble Cornell Green 20 yard fumble return (Sam Baker kick)
31 1963-12-01 NYG L, 27-34 1 5 rush Don Perkins 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
32 1963-12-01 NYG L, 27-34 1 6 rush Don Perkins 6 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
33 1963-12-01 NYG L, 27-34 2 3 rush Amos Marsh 3 yard rush
34 1963-12-01 NYG L, 27-34 2 4 rush Don Perkins 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
35 1963-12-08 PIT L, 19-24 1 2 rush Don Meredith 2 yard rush
36 1963-12-08 PIT L, 19-24 3 4 rush Don Meredith 4 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
37 1963-12-15 @ STL W, 28-24 2 1 rush Don Meredith 1 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
38 1963-12-15 @ STL W, 28-24 2 42 fumble Bob Lilly 42 yard fumble return (Sam Baker kick)
39 1963-12-15 @ STL W, 28-24 4 12 pass Pettis Norman 12 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)
40 1963-12-15 @ STL W, 28-24 4 25 pass Frank Clarke 25 yard pass from Don Meredith (Sam Baker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1963-09-14 STL W, 34-7 2 1 rush Joe Childress 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1963-09-14 STL W, 34-7 2 58 interception Jimmy Hill 58 yard interception return (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1963-09-14 STL W, 34-7 3 4 pass Bobby Joe Conrad 4 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1963-09-14 STL W, 34-7 4 1 rush Charley Johnson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1963-09-22 CLE W, 41-24 1 17 pass Gary Collins 17 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
6 1963-09-22 CLE W, 41-24 1 7 rush Frank Ryan 7 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
7 1963-09-22 CLE W, 41-24 2 71 rush Jim Brown 71 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
8 1963-09-22 CLE W, 41-24 4 4 pass Gary Collins 4 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1963-09-22 CLE W, 41-24 4 62 rush Jim Brown 62 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
10 1963-09-29 @ WAS W, 21-17 1 78 interception Jim Steffen 78 yard interception return (Bob Khayat kick)
11 1963-09-29 @ WAS W, 21-17 3 1 rush Dick James 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
12 1963-09-29 @ WAS W, 21-17 4 1 rush Jim Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bob Khayat kick)
13 1963-10-06 @ PHI W, 24-21 2 80 pass Timmy Brown 80 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
14 1963-10-06 @ PHI W, 24-21 2 2 rush Timmy Brown 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
15 1963-10-06 @ PHI W, 24-21 3 6 pass Clarence Peaks 6 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
16 1963-10-13 DET L, 14-17 4 30 pass Gail Cogdill 30 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
17 1963-10-13 DET L, 14-17 4 70 pass Gail Cogdill 70 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1963-10-20 @ NYG W, 37-21 1 12 pass Phil King 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
19 1963-10-20 @ NYG W, 37-21 2 25 pass Joe Walton 25 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
20 1963-10-20 @ NYG W, 37-21 3 13 pass Phil King 13 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle
21 1963-10-20 @ NYG W, 37-21 3 28 pass Del Shofner 28 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
22 1963-10-20 @ NYG W, 37-21 4 82 interception Dick Lynch 82 yard interception return (Don Chandler kick)
23 1963-10-27 @ PIT W, 27-21 2 83 pass Buddy Dial 83 yard pass from Ed Brown
24 1963-10-27 @ PIT W, 27-21 3 25 pass Buddy Dial 25 yard pass from Ed Brown (Tom Tracy kick)
25 1963-10-27 @ PIT W, 27-21 4 14 pass Buddy Dial 14 yard pass from Ed Brown (Tom Tracy kick)
26 1963-10-27 @ PIT W, 27-21 4 85 pass Red Mack 85 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
27 1963-11-03 WAS L, 20-35 2 41 pass Fred Dugan 41 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
28 1963-11-03 WAS L, 20-35 4 19 pass Fred Dugan 19 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bob Khayat kick)
29 1963-11-10 @ SFO W, 31-24 1 27 pass Don Lisbon 27 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Tommy Davis kick)
30 1963-11-10 @ SFO W, 31-24 3 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
31 1963-11-10 @ SFO W, 31-24 3 46 pass Don Lisbon 46 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Tommy Davis kick)
32 1963-11-10 @ SFO W, 31-24 4 20 pass Bernie Casey 20 yard pass from Lamar McHan (Tommy Davis kick)
33 1963-11-17 PHI L, 20-27 1 23 pass Tommy McDonald 23 yard pass from King Hill
34 1963-11-17 PHI L, 20-27 3 24 pass Timmy Brown 24 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
35 1963-11-17 PHI L, 20-27 4 16 pass Pete Retzlaff 16 yard pass from King Hill (Mike Clark kick)
36 1963-11-24 @ CLE W, 27-17 1 11 pass Gary Collins 11 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
37 1963-11-24 @ CLE W, 27-17 4 36 interception Ross Fichtner 36 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
38 1963-11-24 @ CLE W, 27-17 4 16 pass Gary Collins 16 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
39 1963-12-01 NYG W, 34-27 1 0 fumble Jerry Hillebrand 0 yard fumble return (Don Chandler kick)
40 1963-12-01 NYG W, 34-27 2 9 pass Frank Gifford 9 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
41 1963-12-01 NYG W, 34-27 3 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
42 1963-12-01 NYG W, 34-27 4 17 pass Del Shofner 17 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
43 1963-12-08 PIT W, 24-19 2 55 pass Buddy Dial 55 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
44 1963-12-08 PIT W, 24-19 2 28 pass Preston Carpenter 28 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
45 1963-12-08 PIT W, 24-19 4 24 rush Theron Sapp 24 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
46 1963-12-15 @ STL L, 24-28 2 62 pass Sonny Randle 62 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
47 1963-12-15 @ STL L, 24-28 2 16 pass Bill Triplett 16 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
48 1963-12-15 @ STL L, 24-28 3 35 rush Larry Wilson 35 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)