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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.7, Offense: 7.0, Defense: 3.7, SoS: -4.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 445 points (31.8/g), 1st of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 239 points (17.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 206 points (14.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.4-2.6.

Coach: Tom Landry (10-3-1)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Don Meredith* 28 6 13 177 for 344, 2,805 yards, 24 td, 12 int, & 38 rushes for 242 yards and 5 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
HB Dan Reeves 22 1 14 175 rushes for 757 yards, 8 td, & 41 catches for 557 yards and 8 td
FB Don Perkins* 28 5 14 186 rushes for 726 yards, 8 td, & 23 catches for 231 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FL Pete Gent 24 2 10 27 catches for 474 yards, 1 td
SE Bob Hayes*+ 24 1 14 64 catches for 1,232 yards, 13 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
TE Pettis Norman 27 4 14 12 catches for 144 yards, 0 td Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
LT Jim Boeke 28 6 10 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
LG Tony Liscio 26 3 14 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
C Dave Manders* 25 2 14
RG Leon Donohue 27 4 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 29th / 225th pick / 1962
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 118th pick / 1961
RT Ralph Neely 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Willie Townes 23 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1966
LDT Jim Colvin 29 6 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
RDT Bob Lilly*+ 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE George Andrie* 26 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Chuck Howley*+ 30 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
MLB Lee Roy Jordan 25 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB Dave Edwards 27 3 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
LCB Cornell Green*+ 26 4 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Warren Livingston 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Mike Gaechter 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Mel Renfro* 25 2 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Danny Villanueva 29 6 0 17 of 31 field goals & 56 of 56 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 29 6 0 65 punts for a 39.2 average, 1 blocked
PR Mel Renfro* 25 2 8 21 punt returns for a 5.9 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
KR Walt Garrison 22 Rook 0 20 kick returns for a 22.2 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
66 George Andrie* 26 RDE 14 14 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 4 11 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
68 Jim Boeke 28 LT 10 10 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 6 5 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
82 Frank Clarke 32 14 1 215 6-1 Colorado 2/7/1934 9 5 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 61st pick / 1956
77 Jim Colvin 29 LDT 14 14 252 6-3 Houston 11/30/1937 6 9 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
53 Mike Connelly 31 14 0 247 6-4 Washington St.,Utah St. 10/16/1935 6 4 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 141st pick / 1959
45 Dick Daniels 22 4 0 180 5-9 Pacific (OR) 10/19/1944 Rook 2
26 Buddy Dial 29 se 10 3 194 6-1 Rice 1/17/1937 7 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1959
62 Leon Donohue 27 RG 14 14 245 6-4 San Jose St. 3/25/1939 4 7 Oakland Raiders / 29th / 225th pick / 1962
San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 118th pick / 1961
52 Dave Edwards 27 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 3 9 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
27 Mike Gaechter 26 LS 14 14 190 6-0 Oregon 1/9/1940 4 7
32 Walt Garrison 22 KR 14 0 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 7/23/1944 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
35 Pete Gent 24 FL 14 10 205 6-4 Michigan St. 8/23/1942 2 6
34 Cornell Green*+ 26 LCB 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 4 16
22 Bob Hayes*+ 24 SE 14 14 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 1 16 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
56 Harold Hays 27 14 0 225 6-2 Southern Miss 9/24/1939 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 186th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 26th / 207th pick / 1962
54 Chuck Howley*+ 30 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 8 14 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
23 Mike Johnson 23 14 0 184 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1943 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 14th / 125th pick / 1966
55 Lee Roy Jordan 25 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
74 Bob Lilly*+ 27 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 5 14 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
72 Tony Liscio 26 LG 14 14 264 6-5 Tulsa 7/2/1940 3 12 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
41 Warren Livingston 28 RCB 14 14 192 5-10 Arizona 7/5/1938 5 7
25 Obert Logan 25 rs 14 6 180 5-10 Trinity (TX) 12/6/1941 1 4
51 Dave Manders* 25 C 14 14 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 2 10
17 Don Meredith* 28 QB 13 13 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 6 16 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
14 Craig Morton 23 6 0 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely 23 RT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 1 12 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
76 John Niland 22 13 4 245 6-3 Iowa 2/29/1944 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
84 Pettis Norman 27 TE 14 14 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 4 2 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
43 Don Perkins* 28 FB 14 14 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 5 10 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
75 Jethro Pugh 22 14 0 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
30 Dan Reeves 22 HB 14 14 200 6-1 South Carolina 1/19/1944 1 15
20 Mel Renfro* 25 PR 11 8 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
13 Jerry Rhome 24 qb 7 1 190 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 3/6/1942 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 172nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 25th / 195th pick / 1964
70 Bill Sandeman 24 8 0 252 6-6 Pacific 11/30/1942 Rook 3
46 Les Shy 22 11 0 206 6-1 Long Beach St. 4/5/1944 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 173rd pick / 1966
24 J.D. Smith 34 14 0 205 6-1 North Carolina A&T 7/19/1932 10 0 Chicago Bears / 15th / 179th pick / 1955
79 Larry Stephens 28 lde 14 6 250 6-3 Texas 9/24/1938 6 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1960
71 Willie Townes 23 LDE 13 8 260 6-4 Indiana,Tulsa 7/21/1943 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1966
50 Jerry Tubbs 31 4 0 221 6-2 Oklahoma 1/23/1935 9 4 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1957
11 Danny Villanueva 29 K 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 6 6
57 Malcolm Walker 23 5 0 250 6-4 Rice 5/24/1943 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 10th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 19th pick / 1965
65 John Wilbur 23 8 0 251 6-3 Stanford 5/21/1943 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
Team Total 26.0 14 222.8 6-2.1 3.3