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7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: -3.1, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -6.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 7th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 280 points (20.0/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 45 points (3.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-5.8.

Coach: Tom Landry (7-7-0)

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 27 5 11 141 for 305, 2,415 yards, 22 td, 13 int, & 35 rushes for 247 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
HB Perry Lee Dunn 24 1 7 54 rushes for 171 yards, 2 td, & 8 catches for 74 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 45th pick / 1964
FB Don Perkins 27 4 13 177 rushes for 690 yards, 0 td, & 14 catches for 142 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FL Buddy Dial 28 6 7 17 catches for 283 yards, 1 td New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
SE Bob Hayes* 23 Rook 13 46 catches for 1,003 yards, 12 td, & 4 rushes for -8 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
TE Frank Clarke 31 8 14 41 catches for 682 yards, 4 td, & 8 rushes for 58 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
LT Jim Boeke 27 5 14 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
LG Jake Kupp 24 1 14 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
C Dave Manders 24 1 14
RG Leon Donohue 26 3 14 Oakland Raiders / 29th / 225th pick / 1962
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 118th pick / 1961
RT Ralph Neely 22 Rook 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Maury Youmans 29 5 14 Chicago Bears / 9th / 105th pick / 1959
LDT Jim Colvin 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
RDT Bob Lilly*+ 26 4 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE George Andrie* 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Chuck Howley* 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
MLB Jerry Tubbs 30 8 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
RLB Dave Edwards 26 2 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
LCB Cornell Green* 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RCB Warren Livingston 27 4 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Obert Logan 24 Rook 9 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RS Mel Renfro* 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Danny Villanueva 28 5 0 16 of 27 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 28 5 0 60 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Mel Renfro* 24 1 14 24 punt returns for a 6.0 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
KR Mel Renfro* 24 1 14 21 kick returns for a 30.0 average and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964

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* 25 RDE 14 14 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
44 Don Bishop 31 14 0 209 6-2 Los Angeles CC 7/1/1934 7 0
68 Jim Boeke 27 LT 14 14 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
82 Frank Clarke 31 TE 14 14 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 8 8 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
77 Jim Colvin 28 LDT 14 14 252 6-3 Houston 11/30/1937 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
53 Mike Connelly 30 10 0 247 6-4 Washington St.,Utah St. 10/16/1935 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
26 Buddy Dial 28 FL 12 7 194 6-1 Rice 1/17/1937 6 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
62 Leon Donohue 26 RG 14 14 245 6-4 San Jose St. 3/25/1939 3 6 Oakland Raiders / 29th / 225th pick / 1962
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 118th pick / 1961
37 Perry Lee Dunn 24 HB 13 7 210 6-2 Mississippi 1/20/1941 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 45th pick / 1964
52 Dave Edwards 26 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 2 7 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
27 Mike Gaechter 25 ls 14 5 190 6-0 Oregon 1/9/1940 3 4
35 Pete Gent 23 fl 10 7 205 6-4 Michigan St. 8/23/1942 1 3
34 Cornell Green* 25 LCB 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 3 11
22 Bob Hayes* 23 SE 13 13 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 Rook 11 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
56 Harold Hays 26 14 0 225 6-2 Southern Miss 9/24/1939 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 186th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 26th / 207th pick / 1962
54 Chuck Howley* 29 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 7 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
64 Mitch Johnson 23 12 0 251 6-4 Los Angeles St.,UCLA 3/1/1942 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 229th pick / 1965
55 Lee Roy Jordan 24 13 0 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
67 Jake Kupp 24 LG 14 14 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
74 Bob Lilly*+ 26 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 4 12 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
41 Warren Livingston 27 RCB 14 14 192 5-10 Arizona 7/5/1938 4 7
25 Obert Logan 24 LS 14 9 180 5-10 Trinity (TX) 12/6/1941 Rook 6
51 Dave Manders 24 C 14 14 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 1 6
17 Don Meredith 27 QB 14 11 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 5 12 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
14 Craig Morton 22 qb 4 1 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely 22 RT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 Rook 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
84 Pettis Norman 26 14 1 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 3 1 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
43 Don Perkins 27 FB 13 13 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 4 8 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
86 Garry Porterfield 22 2 0 231 6-3 Tulsa 8/4/1943 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 17th / 131st pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 187th pick / 1965
75 Jethro Pugh 21 12 0 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
30 Dan Reeves 21 rb 13 4 200 6-1 South Carolina 1/19/1944 Rook 3
20 Mel Renfro* 24 KR 14 14 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 1 12 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
13 Jerry Rhome 23 qb 11 2 190 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 3/6/1942 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 172nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 25th / 195th pick / 1964
88 Colin Ridgway 28 3 0 211 6-5 Lamar 2/19/1937 Rook 0
24 J.D. Smith 33 fb 14 3 205 6-1 North Carolina A&T 7/19/1932 9 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
79 Larry Stephens 27 13 0 250 6-3 Texas 9/24/1938 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1960
40 Jim Stiger 24 5 1 204 5-11 Washington 1/7/1941 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
71 Don Talbert 26 14 0 255 6-5 Texas 3/1/1939 3 3 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
50 Jerry Tubbs 30 MLB 14 14 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 8 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
11 Danny Villanueva 28 K 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 5 6
33 Russell Wayt 23 9 0 235 6-4 Rice 10/6/1942 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 6th / 43rd pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 103rd pick / 1965
42 A.D. Whitfield 22 2 0 200 5-10 North Texas 9/2/1943 Rook 0
78 Maury Youmans 29 LDE 14 14 251 6-4 Syracuse 10/18/1936 5 6 Chicago Bears / 9th / 105th pick / 1959
Team Total 25.7 14 222.4 6-2.2 2.9