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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)

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 Don Meredith 25 3 12 167 for 310, 2,381 yards, 17 td, 18 int, & 41 rushes for 185 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
HB Amos Marsh 24 2 9 99 rushes for 483 yards, 5 td, & 26 catches for 224 yards and 0 td
FB Don Perkins* 25 2 10 149 rushes for 614 yards, 7 td, & 14 catches for 84 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FL Frank Clarke 29 6 14 43 catches for 833 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 12 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
SE Billy Howton 33 11 6 33 catches for 514 yards, 3 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
TE Lee Folkins* 24 2 13 31 catches for 407 yards, 4 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
LT Bob Fry 33 10 14 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Jim Ray Smith 31 7 7 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
C Mike Connelly 28 3 14 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
RG Dale Memmelaar 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
RT Ed Nutting 24 2 7 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 15th / 114th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Lilly 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
LDT Guy Reese 24 1 14 Dallas Texans / 11th / 83rd pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 200th pick / 1962
RDT John Meyers 23 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 25th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 31st pick / 1962
RDE George Andrie 23 1 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Chuck Howley 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
MLB Jerry Tubbs 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
RLB Lee Roy Jordan 22 Rook 7 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
LCB Cornell Green 23 1 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Don Bishop 29 5 13 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Mike Gaechter 23 1 10 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Warren Livingston 25 2 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Sam Baker* 34 10 0 9 of 20 field goals & 38 of 38 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
P Sam Baker* 34 10 0 71 punts for a 44.2 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
PR Jim Stiger 22 Rook 3 14 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
KR Amos Bullocks 24 1 3 19 kick returns for a 23.8 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 20th / 270th pick / 1962

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 23 RDE 12 10 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
38 Sam Baker* 34 K 14 0 217 6-2 Oregon St. 11/12/1929 10 7 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
80 Gary Barnes 24 wr 12 3 200 6-4 Clemson 9/13/1939 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 41st pick / 1962
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1962
44 Don Bishop 29 RCB 13 13 209 6-2 Los Angeles CC 7/1/1934 5 6
77 Clyde Brock 23 4 0 268 6-5 Utah St. 8/30/1940 1 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1962
22 Amos Bullocks 24 KR 14 3 202 6-1 Southern Illinois 2/7/1939 1 4 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 76th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 20th / 270th pick / 1962
82 Frank Clarke 29 FL 14 14 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 6 10 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
53 Mike Connelly 28 C 14 14 247 6-4 Washington St.,Utah St. 10/16/1935 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
52 Dave Edwards 24 rlb 14 6 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 Rook 4 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
83 Lee Folkins* 24 TE 13 13 215 6-5 Washington 7/4/1939 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 82nd pick / 1961
75 Bob Fry 33 LT 14 14 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 10 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
27 Mike Gaechter 23 LS 14 10 190 6-0 Oregon 1/9/1940 1 5
34 Cornell Green 23 LCB 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 1 8
33 Wendell Hayes 23 1 1 220 6-1 Humboldt St. 8/5/1940 Rook 0
56 Harold Hays 24 14 0 225 6-2 Southern Miss 9/24/1939 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 186th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 26th / 207th pick / 1962
54 Chuck Howley 27 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 5 7 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
81 Billy Howton 33 SE 11 6 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 11 6 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
51 Lynn Hoyem 24 lg 14 6 244 6-4 Long Beach St. 6/27/1939 1 3 Denver Broncos / 29th / 226th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 254th pick / 1961
60 Joe Bob Isbell 23 8 0 243 6-1 Houston 7/7/1940 1 3 Houston Oilers / 20th / 159th pick / 1962
55 Lee Roy Jordan 22 RLB 7 7 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
14 Eddie LeBaron 33 qb 13 2 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 11 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
74 Bob Lilly 24 LDE 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 2 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
72 Tony Liscio 23 lt 7 5 264 6-5 Tulsa 7/2/1940 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
41 Warren Livingston 25 RS 14 14 192 5-10 Arizona 7/5/1938 2 6
31 Amos Marsh 24 HB 14 9 218 6-0 Oregon St. 5/7/1939 2 7
70 Dale Memmelaar 26 RG 14 14 247 6-2 Wyoming 1/15/1937 4 6 Chicago Cardinals / 21st / 242nd pick / 1959
17 Don Meredith 25 QB 14 12 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 3 11 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
78 John Meyers 23 RDT 14 7 276 6-6 Washington 1/16/1940 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 25th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 31st pick / 1962
84 Pettis Norman 24 se 14 6 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 1 4 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
76 Ed Nutting 24 RT 14 7 246 6-4 Georgia Tech 2/8/1939 2 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 15th / 114th pick / 1961
20 Jerry Overton 22 10 0 190 6-2 Utah 1/24/1941 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 202nd pick / 1963
43 Don Perkins* 25 FB 11 10 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 2 6 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
62 Lance Poimbeouf 23 1 0 225 6-3 La-Lafayette 11/10/1940 Rook 2
68 Guy Reese 24 LDT 14 14 258 6-5 SMU 9/22/1939 1 6 Dallas Texans / 11th / 83rd pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 15th / 200th pick / 1962
42 Jimmy Ridlon 29 db 7 4 181 6-1 Syracuse 7/11/1934 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 39th pick / 1957
65 Ray Schoenke 22 9 2 250 6-4 SMU 9/10/1941 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 73rd pick / 1963
Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 146th pick / 1963
64 Jim Ray Smith 31 LG 8 7 241 6-3 Baylor 2/27/1932 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 64th pick / 1954
79 Larry Stephens 25 LDE 14 10 250 6-3 Texas 9/24/1938 3 5 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1960
40 Jim Stiger 22 14 3 204 5-11 Washington 1/7/1941 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
50 Jerry Tubbs 28 MLB 14 14 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 6 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
Team Total 25.5 14 224.5 6-2.4 2.8