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1964 Dallas Cowboys

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5-8-1, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.4, Offense: -6.2, Defense: 0.8, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 250 points (17.9/g), 12th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (20.6/g), 4th.
 Differential of -39 points (-2.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-8.2.

Coach: Tom Landry (5-8-1)

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 250 3704 893 4.1 43 19 22 230 192 404 2013 10 24 4.3 119 421 1691 15 4.0 89
Team Defense 289 3750 861 4.4 38 20 19 211 172 377 2246 22 18 5.3 121 439 1504 6 3.4 71
Lg Rank Offense 12 14 12 10 11 6 13 14 11 14 9 8 4 8
Lg Rank Defense 4 2 6 4 2 5 4 9 7 5 8 2 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 12 boxscore L 0-1 St. Louis Cardinals 6 16 14 275 151 124 3 14 271 199 72 2
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 Washington Redskins 24 18 19 335 155 180 4 12 207 148 59 2
3 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-2 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 23 19 320 170 150 2 16 291 160 131
4 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-3 @ Cleveland Browns 6 27 17 239 107 132 1 18 367 251 116 2
5 Sun October 11 boxscore T 1-3-1 New York Giants 13 13 27 463 245 218 6 9 128 33 95 2
6 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-4-1 Cleveland Browns 16 20 20 332 236 96 5 12 264 69 195 3
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 2-4-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 31 13 18 276 130 146 1 17 264 145 119 4
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 24 10 19 271 142 129 4 19 263 168 95 4
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-4-1 @ New York Giants 31 21 14 242 161 81 3 20 301 249 52 5
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 14 17 14 223 152 71 1 13 300 148 152 2
11 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-6-1 @ Washington Redskins 16 28 11 196 60 136 5 16 366 307 59 3
12 Sun November 29 boxscore L 4-7-1 Green Bay Packers 21 45 8 132 54 78 6 17 246 130 116 2
13 Sun December 6 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 24 13 132 73 59 1 16 257 92 165 2
14 Sun December 13 boxscore W 5-8-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 17 268 177 91 1 12 225 147 78 5

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 26 QB 12 10 5-4-1 158 323 48.9% 2143 9 2.8 16 5.0 49 6.6 5.0 13.6 178.6 59.1
12 John Roach 31 qb 9 4 0-4-0 32 68 47.1% 349 1 1.5 6 8.8 37 5.1 1.5 10.9 38.8 30.8
18 Billy Lothridge 22 P 14 0 2 9 22.2% 24 0 0.0 2 22.2 13 2.7 -7.3 12.0 1.7 0.0
37 Perry Lee Dunn 23 14 2 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
82 Frank Clarke+ 30 FL 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
40 Jim Stiger 23 HB 14 8 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 25.9 14 5-8-1 192 404 47.5% 2516 10 2.5 24 5.9 49 6.2 4.0 13.1 179.7 51.1 0 0
Opp Total 14 172 377 45.6% 2571 22 5.8 18 4.8 6.8 5.84 14.9 183.6 68.1 45 325 5.3 4.4 10.7

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 26 FB 13 13 174 768 6 59 4.4 59.1 13.4 15 155 10.3 0 37 1.2 11.9 923 6 4
31 Amos Marsh 25 hb 12 5 100 401 2 28 4.0 33.4 8.3 15 131 8.7 0 32 1.3 10.9 532 2 2
40 Jim Stiger 23 HB 14 8 68 280 1 64 4.1 20.0 4.9 9 85 9.4 1 31 0.6 6.1 365 2 0
17 Don Meredith 26 QB 12 10 32 81 4 17 2.5 6.8 2.7 81 4 16
37 Perry Lee Dunn 23 14 2 26 103 1 14 4.0 7.4 1.9 2 30 15.0 0 18 0.1 2.1 133 1 1
82 Frank Clarke+ 30 FL 14 14 10 46 0 21 4.6 3.3 0.7 65 973 15.0 5 49 4.6 69.5 1019 5 1
12 John Roach 31 qb 9 4 8 9 0 11 1.1 1.0 0.9 9 0 5
18 Billy Lothridge 22 P 14 0 2 -6 1 2 -3.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 1 1
80 Lee Folkins 25 14 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 5 41 8.2 0 11 0.4 2.9 50 0 0
25 Tommy McDonald 30 SE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 612 13.3 2 48 3.3 43.7 612 2 1
84 Pettis Norman 25 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 311 13.0 2 37 1.7 22.2 311 2 1
26 Buddy Dial 27 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 178 16.2 0 41 1.1 17.8 178 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 421 1691 15 64 4.0 120.8 30.1 192 2516 13.1 10 49 13.7 179.7 4207 25 38
Opp Total 14 439 1504 6 3.4 107.4 31.4 172 2246 13.1 22 12.3 160.4 3750 28 26

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
20 Mel Renfro* 23 KR/PR/RS 14 14 32 418 1 69 13.1 40 1017 0 65 25.4 1435
27 Mike Gaechter 24 db 11 4 5 24 0 16 4.8 1 31 0 31 31.0 55
37 Perry Lee Dunn 23 14 2 2 33 0 18 16.5 166
25 Tommy McDonald 30 SE 14 14 2 17 0 9 8.5 629
22 Amos Bullocks 25 1 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
80 Lee Folkins 25 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 50
31 Amos Marsh 25 hb 12 5 1 2 0 2 2.0 534
40 Jim Stiger 23 HB 14 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 365
Team Total 25.9 14 40 459 1 69 11.5 46 1102 0 65 24.0 5768
Opp Total 14 19 52 0 2.7 50 1090 0 21.8

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
18 Billy Lothridge 22 P 14 0 62 2501 75 1 40.3
30 Dick Van Raaphorst 22 K 14 0 9 6 3 2 6 4 9 2 2 29 14 48.3%% 29 28 96.6%%
80 Lee Folkins 25 14 0 15 497 48 0 33.1
54 Chuck Howley 28 LLB 12 9 1 37 37 0 37.0
Team Total 25.9 14 9 6 3 2 6 4 9 2 2 29 14 48.3%% 29 28 96.6%% 78 3035 75 1 38.9
Opp Total 14 29 17 58.6%% 34 32 94.1%% 80 3480 43.5

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
17 Don Meredith 26 QB 12 10 0 16 3 0 0
20 Mel Renfro* 23 KR/PR/RS 14 14 7 110 1 39 0 0 4 2 0 0
43 Don Perkins 26 FB 13 13 0 4 2 0 0
42 Jimmy Ridlon 30 LS 14 10 4 121 1 74 0 0 0 2 63 1
12 John Roach 31 qb 9 4 0 5 1 0 0
50 Jerry Tubbs 29 MLB 13 13 2 27 0 26 0 0 0 3 0 0
37 Perry Lee Dunn 23 14 2 0 1 3 0 0
55 Lee Roy Jordan 23 RLB 12 12 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0
74 Bob Lilly*+ 25 RDT 14 14 0 1 3 4 0
41 Warren Livingston 26 rcb 14 7 1 27 0 27 0 0 0 2 17 1
44 Don Bishop 30 RCB 14 7 0 0 2 0 0
82 Frank Clarke+ 30 FL 14 14 0 1 1 0 0
53 Mike Connelly 29 C 14 14 0 0 2 3 0
52 Dave Edwards 25 lb 14 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Chuck Howley 28 LLB 12 9 2 27 0 21 0
67 Jake Kupp 23 LG 14 10 0 0 2 0 0
18 Billy Lothridge 22 P 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
31 Amos Marsh 25 hb 12 5 0 2 0 0 0
84 Pettis Norman 25 TE 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
77 Jim Colvin 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
80 Lee Folkins 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 Bob Fry 34 rt 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
60 Joe Bob Isbell 24 lg/RG 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
25 Tommy McDonald 30 SE 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
65 Ray Schoenke 23 rg/RT 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
79 Larry Stephens 26 RDE 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 18 316 2 74 0 0 38 39 87 2
Opp Total 14 68 26 6 1

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
30 Dick Van Raaphorst 22 K 14 0 28 14 70
43 Don Perkins 26 FB 13 13 6 6 36
82 Frank Clarke+ 30 FL 14 14 5 5 30
17 Don Meredith 26 QB 12 10 4 4 24
31 Amos Marsh 25 hb 12 5 2 2 12
25 Tommy McDonald 30 SE 14 14 2 2 12
84 Pettis Norman 25 TE 14 13 2 2 12
20 Mel Renfro* 23 KR/PR/RS 14 14 1 1 2 12
42 Jimmy Ridlon 30 LS 14 10 1 1 2 12
40 Jim Stiger 23 HB 14 8 1 1 2 12
37 Perry Lee Dunn 23 14 2 1 1 6
41 Warren Livingston 26 rcb 14 7 1 1 6
18 Billy Lothridge 22 P 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 15 10 1 2 2 30 28 14 250
Opp Total 14 6 22 2 4 32 17 1 289

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-12 STL L, 6-16 1 14 pass Frank Clarke 14 yard pass from Don Meredith
2 1964-09-20 WAS W, 24-18 2 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
3 1964-09-20 WAS W, 24-18 2 3 rush Don Perkins 3 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
4 1964-09-20 WAS W, 24-18 4 39 interception Mel Renfro 39 yard interception return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
5 1964-09-27 @ PIT L, 17-23 2 7 pass Frank Clarke 7 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
6 1964-09-27 @ PIT L, 17-23 4 2 rush Don Meredith 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
7 1964-10-04 @ CLE L, 6-27 2 5 pass Pettis Norman 5 yard pass from John Roach
8 1964-10-11 NYG T, 13-13 3 10 rush Don Meredith 10 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
9 1964-10-18 CLE L, 16-20 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
10 1964-10-25 @ STL W, 31-13 1 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
11 1964-10-25 @ STL W, 31-13 2 18 pass Frank Clarke 18 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
12 1964-10-25 @ STL W, 31-13 4 10 rush Amos Marsh 10 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
13 1964-10-25 @ STL W, 31-13 4 24 rush Amos Marsh 24 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
14 1964-11-01 @ CHI W, 24-10 1 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
15 1964-11-01 @ CHI W, 24-10 2 31 pass Jim Stiger 31 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
16 1964-11-01 @ CHI W, 24-10 4 1 rush Don Meredith 1 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
17 1964-11-08 @ NYG W, 31-21 1 74 interception Jimmy Ridlon 74 yard interception return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
18 1964-11-08 @ NYG W, 31-21 1 14 pass Frank Clarke 14 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
19 1964-11-08 @ NYG W, 31-21 2 48 pass Tommy McDonald 48 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
20 1964-11-08 @ NYG W, 31-21 4 8 pass Frank Clarke 8 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
21 1964-11-15 PHI L, 14-17 3 3 rush Don Meredith 3 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
22 1964-11-15 PHI L, 14-17 4 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
23 1964-11-22 @ WAS L, 16-28 4 2 rush Jim Stiger 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
24 1964-11-29 GNB L, 21-45 2 69 punt Mel Renfro 69 yard punt return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
25 1964-11-29 GNB L, 21-45 2 2 rush Billy Lothridge 2 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
26 1964-11-29 GNB L, 21-45 4 17 fumble Warren Livingston 17 yard fumble return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
27 1964-12-06 @ PHI L, 14-24 1 63 fumble Jimmy Ridlon 63 yard fumble return (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
28 1964-12-06 @ PHI L, 14-24 3 12 pass Tommy McDonald 12 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
29 1964-12-13 PIT W, 17-14 1 8 pass Pettis Norman 8 yard pass from Don Meredith (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)
30 1964-12-13 PIT W, 17-14 4 3 rush Perry Lee Dunn 3 yard rush (Dick Van Raaphorst kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-12 STL W, 16-6 2 40 pass Sonny Randle 40 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
2 1964-09-20 WAS L, 18-24 4 29 pass J.W. Lockett 29 yard pass from George Izo (Jim Martin kick)
3 1964-09-27 @ PIT W, 23-17 2 32 pass Gary Ballman 32 yard pass from Ed Brown
4 1964-09-27 @ PIT W, 23-17 3 21 pass Jim Kelly 21 yard pass from Ed Brown (Mike Clark kick)
5 1964-09-27 @ PIT W, 23-17 3 4 pass Phil King 4 yard pass from Ed Brown (Mike Clark kick)
6 1964-10-04 @ CLE W, 27-6 1 7 pass Ernie Green 7 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
7 1964-10-04 @ CLE W, 27-6 3 40 pass Paul Warfield 40 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
8 1964-10-04 @ CLE W, 27-6 4 38 pass Gary Collins 38 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1964-10-11 NYG T, 13-13 2 2 rush Frank Gifford 2 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
10 1964-10-11 NYG T, 13-13 2 12 pass Joe Morrison 12 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle
11 1964-10-18 CLE W, 20-16 1 1 rush Ernie Green 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1964-10-18 CLE W, 20-16 4 54 interception Bernie Parrish 54 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
13 1964-10-25 @ STL L, 13-31 4 3 pass Sonny Randle 3 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
14 1964-11-01 @ CHI L, 10-24 4 1 rush Joe Marconi 1 yard rush (Bob Jencks kick)
15 1964-11-08 @ NYG L, 21-31 2 40 pass Frank Gifford 40 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
16 1964-11-08 @ NYG L, 21-31 3 6 pass Frank Gifford 6 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Don Chandler kick)
17 1964-11-08 @ NYG L, 21-31 4 2 rush Alex Webster 2 yard rush (Andy Stynchula kick)
18 1964-11-15 PHI W, 17-14 1 29 pass Pete Retzlaff 29 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
19 1964-11-15 PHI W, 17-14 4 38 pass Pete Retzlaff 38 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
20 1964-11-22 @ WAS W, 28-16 1 6 interception John Reger 6 yard interception return (Jim Martin kick)
21 1964-11-22 @ WAS W, 28-16 2 1 rush Sonny Jurgensen 1 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
22 1964-11-22 @ WAS W, 28-16 3 59 pass Angelo Coia 59 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Jim Martin kick)
23 1964-11-22 @ WAS W, 28-16 4 35 interception Paul Krause 35 yard interception return (Jim Martin kick)
24 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 1 6 pass Boyd Dowler 6 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
25 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 2 60 fumble Henry Jordan 60 yard fumble return (Paul Hornung kick)
26 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 3 14 pass Jim Taylor 14 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
27 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 3 1 rush Bart Starr 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
28 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 4 27 pass Tom Moore 27 yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick)
29 1964-11-29 GNB W, 45-21 4 29 fumble Lionel Aldridge 29 yard fumble return (Paul Hornung kick)
30 1964-12-06 @ PHI W, 24-14 2 11 pass Ron Goodwin 11 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Sam Baker kick)
31 1964-12-06 @ PHI W, 24-14 4 31 pass Pete Retzlaff 31 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Sam Baker kick)
32 1964-12-06 @ PHI W, 24-14 4 24 interception Joe Scarpati 24 yard interception return (Sam Baker kick)
33 1964-12-13 PIT L, 14-17 3 3 pass Dick Hoak 3 yard pass from Ed Brown (Mike Clark kick)
34 1964-12-13 PIT L, 14-17 4 36 pass Gary Ballman 36 yard pass from Ed Brown (Mike Clark kick)