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12-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL Capitol Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.8, Offense: 8.4, Defense: 5.5, SoS: -3.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 431 points (30.8/g), 1st of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 186 points (13.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 245 points (17.5/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.3-1.7.

Coach: Tom Landry (12-2-0)

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 431 5117 913 5.6 33 15 19 297 217 399 3026 25 18 7.0 143 480 2091 22 4.4 135
Team Defense 186 3633 848 4.3 41 15 18 202 220 428 2438 20 26 5.1 123 369 1195 2 3.2 61
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 7 11 1 5 1 3 7 3 4 2 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 2 4 4 6 2 14 11 10 3 6 1 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 59 13 29 542 381 161 15 257 189 68 4
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-0 Cleveland Browns 28 7 24 346 143 203 1 12 250 163 87 2
3 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 45 13 21 418 281 137 2 14 263 223 40 7
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 @ St. Louis Cardinals 27 10 22 297 103 194 1 14 251 173 78 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-0 Philadelphia Eagles 34 14 27 414 263 151 1 11 164 72 92 5
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-0 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 7 9 177 93 84 2 16 274 144 130 3
7 Mon October 28 boxscore L 6-1 Green Bay Packers 17 28 20 365 206 159 4 20 322 217 105 1
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 7-1 @ New Orleans Saints 17 3 22 405 220 185 7 13 243 184 59 4
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 7-2 New York Giants 21 27 24 349 250 99 5 13 293 181 112 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 @ Washington Redskins 44 24 24 515 295 220 2 13 289 207 82 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 9-2 @ Chicago Bears 34 3 26 343 230 113 2 9 147 80 67 3
12 Thu November 28 boxscore W 10-2 Washington Redskins 29 20 17 285 138 147 1 18 248 220 28 5
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 11-2 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 7 11 341 232 109 2 19 313 120 193 1
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 12-2 @ New York Giants 28 10 21 320 191 129 3 15 319 265 54 1
Playoffs
Division Sat December 21 boxscore L 12-3 @ Cleveland Browns 20 31 13 286 200 86 4 12 280 178 102 2

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* 30 QB 13 13 11-2-0 171 309 55.3% 2500 21 6.8 12 3.9 65 8.1 7.7 14.6 192.3 88.4 1 1
14 Craig Morton 25 qb 13 1 1-0-0 44 85 51.8% 752 4 4.7 6 7.1 53 8.8 6.6 17.1 57.8 68.4
30 Dan Reeves 24 rb 4 4 2 4 50.0% 43 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 10.8 10.8 21.5 10.8 88.5
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB/KR 14 8 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.0 14 12-2-0 217 399 54.4% 3295 25 6.3 18 4.5 65 8.3 7.5 15.2 235.4 83.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 220 428 51.4% 2838 20 4.7 26 6.1 6.6 4.83 12.9 202.7 62.8 51 400 5.1 3.5 10.6

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* 30 FB 14 14 191 836 4 28 4.4 59.7 13.6 17 180 10.6 2 24 1.2 12.9 1016 6 3
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB/KR 14 8 103 438 5 22 4.3 31.3 7.4 29 380 13.1 3 40 2.1 27.1 818 8 8
25 Les Shy 24 14 0 64 179 1 17 2.8 12.8 4.6 10 105 10.5 0 41 0.7 7.5 284 1 0
32 Walt Garrison 24 14 2 45 271 5 22 6.0 19.4 3.2 7 111 15.9 0 53 0.5 7.9 382 5 0
30 Dan Reeves 24 rb 4 4 40 178 4 25 4.5 44.5 10.0 7 84 12.0 1 21 1.8 21.0 262 5 0
17 Don Meredith* 30 QB 13 13 22 123 1 16 5.6 9.5 1.7 123 1 2
22 Bob Hayes+ 26 PR/SE 14 14 4 2 0 6 0.5 0.1 0.3 53 909 17.2 10 54 3.8 64.9 911 10 2
84 Pettis Norman 29 TE 13 13 4 51 0 26 12.8 3.9 0.3 18 204 11.3 1 34 1.4 15.7 255 1 1
14 Craig Morton 25 qb 13 1 4 28 2 12 7.0 2.2 0.3 28 2 1
35 Pete Gent 26 10 1 2 -5 0 0 -2.5 -0.5 0.2 16 194 12.1 0 22 1.6 19.4 189 0 0
67 Rayfield Wright 23 14 0 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 1 15 15.0 1 15 0.1 1.1 5 1 0
19 Lance Rentzel 25 FL 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 54 1009 18.7 6 65 3.9 72.1 1009 6 2
24 Dennis Homan 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 92 23.0 1 36 0.4 9.2 92 1 0
88 Sonny Randle 32 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.2 2.0 12 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 480 2091 22 28 4.4 149.4 34.3 217 3295 15.2 25 65 15.5 235.4 5386 47 21
Opp Total 14 369 1195 2 3.2 85.4 26.4 220 2438 11.1 20 15.7 174.1 3633 22 21

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
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB/KR 14 8 23 590 0 40 25.7 1408
22 Bob Hayes+ 26 PR/SE 14 14 15 312 2 90 20.8 1 20 0 20 20.0 1243
19 Lance Rentzel 25 FL 14 14 14 93 0 27 6.6 1102
21 Dick Daniels 24 rs 14 6 9 193 0 32 21.4 193
24 Dennis Homan 22 10 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2 21 0 21 10.5 113
73 Ralph Neely+ 25 RT 14 14 3 17 0 9 5.7 17
84 Pettis Norman 29 TE 13 13 1 0 0 0 0.0 255
Team Total 26.0 14 30 405 2 90 13.5 39 841 0 40 21.6 6632
Opp Total 14 25 127 0 5.1 68 1326 0 19.5

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
83 Mike Clark 28 K 14 0 6 6 8 7 6 1 6 2 3 1 29 17 58.6%% 54 54 100.0%%
12 Ron Widby 23 P 13 0 59 2415 84 0 40.9
Team Total 26.0 14 6 6 8 7 6 1 6 2 3 1 29 17 58.6%% 54 54 100.0%% 59 2415 84 0 40.9
Opp Total 14 22 9 40.9%% 23 21 91.3%% 77 3111 40.4

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
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB/KR 14 8 0 8 2 0 0
54 Chuck Howley*+ 32 LLB 14 14 6 115 1 58 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 27 MLB 14 14 3 17 0 7 0 0 0 2 9 0
27 Mike Gaechter 28 LS 14 14 3 23 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0
34 Cornell Green 28 LCB 14 14 4 74 1 55 0
23 Mike Johnson 25 RCB 14 14 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Mel Renfro* 27 RS 14 8 3 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 6 0
63 Larry Cole 22 LDE 14 10 1 5 1 5 0 0 0 2 21 1
21 Dick Daniels 24 rs 14 6 2 25 0 17 0 0 0 1 4 0
43 Don Perkins* 30 FB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
37 Phil Clark 23 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
22 Bob Hayes+ 26 PR/SE 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
17 Don Meredith* 30 QB 13 13 0 2 0 0 0
84 Pettis Norman 29 TE 13 13 0 1 1 0 0
19 Lance Rentzel 25 FL 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
66 George Andrie* 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 3 0
77 Ron East 25 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
32 Walt Garrison 24 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
74 Bob Lilly*+ 29 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 Tony Liscio 28 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
14 Craig Morton 25 qb 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
76 John Niland* 24 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
53 Dave Simmons 25 13 0 1 8 0 8 0
71 Willie Townes 25 de 5 4 0 0 1 20 1
57 Malcolm Walker 25 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
65 John Wilbur 25 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 26 275 3 58 0 0 21 21 63 2 1
Opp Total 14 34 21 6

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
83 Mike Clark 28 K 14 0 54 17 105
22 Bob Hayes+ 26 PR/SE 14 14 10 2 12 72
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB/KR 14 8 5 3 8 48
43 Don Perkins* 30 FB 14 14 4 2 6 36
19 Lance Rentzel 25 FL 14 14 6 6 36
32 Walt Garrison 24 14 2 5 5 30
30 Dan Reeves 24 rb 4 4 4 1 5 30
63 Larry Cole 22 LDE 14 10 1 1 2 12
14 Craig Morton 25 qb 13 1 2 2 12
34 Cornell Green 28 LCB 14 14 1 1 6
24 Dennis Homan 22 10 0 1 1 6
54 Chuck Howley*+ 32 LLB 14 14 1 1 6
17 Don Meredith* 30 QB 13 13 1 1 6
84 Pettis Norman 29 TE 13 13 1 1 6
25 Les Shy 24 14 0 1 1 6
71 Willie Townes 25 de 5 4 1 1 6
67 Rayfield Wright 23 14 0 1 1 6
75 Jethro Pugh 24 LDT 13 13 1 2
Team Total 26.0 14 22 25 2 2 3 54 54 17 1 431
Opp Total 14 2 20 1 21 9 186

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 1 50 pass Bob Hayes 50 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
2 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 2 1 rush Dan Reeves 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
3 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 2 23 pass Craig Baynham 23 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
4 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 2 35 interception Chuck Howley 35 yard interception return (Mike Clark kick)
5 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 3 2 rush Dan Reeves 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
6 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
7 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
8 1968-09-15 DET W, 59-13 4 36 pass Dennis Homan 36 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
9 1968-09-22 CLE W, 28-7 2 2 rush Craig Baynham 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
10 1968-09-22 CLE W, 28-7 2 20 fumble Willie Townes 20 yard fumble return (Mike Clark kick)
11 1968-09-22 CLE W, 28-7 3 4 rush Dan Reeves 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
12 1968-09-22 CLE W, 28-7 4 1 rush Dan Reeves 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
13 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 1 2 pass Dan Reeves 2 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
14 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 2 11 pass Lance Rentzel 11 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
15 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 3 44 pass Bob Hayes 44 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
16 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 3 10 pass Don Perkins 10 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
17 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 4 8 pass Lance Rentzel 8 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
18 1968-09-29 @ PHI W, 45-13 4 4 rush Craig Morton 4 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
19 1968-10-06 @ STL W, 27-10 1 7 pass Don Perkins 7 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
20 1968-10-06 @ STL W, 27-10 4 17 rush Les Shy 17 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
21 1968-10-06 @ STL W, 27-10 4 2 rush Don Meredith 2 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
22 1968-10-13 PHI W, 34-14 1 9 pass Pettis Norman 9 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
23 1968-10-13 PHI W, 34-14 2 15 pass Rayfield Wright 15 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
24 1968-10-13 PHI W, 34-14 3 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
25 1968-10-13 PHI W, 34-14 4 22 rush Craig Baynham 22 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
26 1968-10-20 @ MIN W, 20-7 3 15 rush Craig Baynham 15 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
27 1968-10-20 @ MIN W, 20-7 4 55 interception Cornell Green 55 yard interception return (Mike Clark kick)
28 1968-10-28 GNB L, 17-28 1 18 pass Bob Hayes 18 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
29 1968-10-28 GNB L, 17-28 4 27 pass Craig Baynham 27 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
30 1968-11-03 @ NOR W, 17-3 2 54 pass Bob Hayes 54 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
31 1968-11-03 @ NOR W, 17-3 4 13 pass Bob Hayes 13 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
32 1968-11-10 NYG L, 21-27 2 9 pass Bob Hayes 9 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
33 1968-11-10 NYG L, 21-27 2 20 pass Lance Rentzel 20 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
34 1968-11-10 NYG L, 21-27 3 1 rush Craig Baynham 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
35 1968-11-17 @ WAS W, 44-24 1 35 pass Bob Hayes 35 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
36 1968-11-17 @ WAS W, 44-24 3 14 pass Lance Rentzel 14 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
37 1968-11-17 @ WAS W, 44-24 3 9 pass Lance Rentzel 9 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
38 1968-11-17 @ WAS W, 44-24 4 28 rush Don Perkins 28 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
39 1968-11-17 @ WAS W, 44-24 4 21 fumble Larry Cole 21 yard fumble return (Mike Clark kick)
40 1968-11-24 @ CHI W, 34-3 1 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
41 1968-11-24 @ CHI W, 34-3 1 15 pass Bob Hayes 15 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
42 1968-11-24 @ CHI W, 34-3 2 1 rush Don Perkins 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
43 1968-11-24 @ CHI W, 34-3 4 14 rush Walt Garrison 14 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
44 1968-11-28 WAS W, 29-20 2 1 rush Craig Baynham 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
45 1968-11-28 WAS W, 29-20 2 9 rush Don Perkins 9 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
46 1968-11-28 WAS W, 29-20 4 5 interception Larry Cole 5 yard interception return (Mike Clark kick)
47 1968-12-08 PIT W, 28-7 1 5 pass Craig Baynham 5 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
48 1968-12-08 PIT W, 28-7 2 90 punt Bob Hayes 90 yard punt return (Mike Clark kick)
49 1968-12-08 PIT W, 28-7 2 53 pass Bob Hayes 53 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
50 1968-12-08 PIT W, 28-7 4 65 pass Lance Rentzel 65 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
51 1968-12-15 @ NYG W, 28-10 2 13 pass Bob Hayes 13 yard pass from Craig Morton (Mike Clark kick)
52 1968-12-15 @ NYG W, 28-10 3 63 punt Bob Hayes 63 yard punt return (Mike Clark kick)
53 1968-12-15 @ NYG W, 28-10 3 1 rush Craig Morton 1 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
54 1968-12-15 @ NYG W, 28-10 4 8 rush Walt Garrison 8 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 DET L, 13-59 1 45 pass Mel Farr 45 yard pass from Greg Landry
2 1968-09-15 DET L, 13-59 3 80 pass Earl McCullouch 80 yard pass from Greg Landry (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1968-09-22 CLE L, 7-28 2 55 pass Paul Warfield 55 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1968-09-29 @ PHI L, 13-45 2 18 pass Gary Ballman 18 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
5 1968-10-06 @ STL L, 10-27 3 2 pass Jackie Smith 2 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1968-10-13 PHI L, 14-34 3 58 pass John Mallory 58 yard pass from Sam Baker (Sam Baker kick)
7 1968-10-13 PHI L, 14-34 4 4 pass Mike Ditka 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
8 1968-10-20 @ MIN L, 7-20 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
9 1968-10-28 GNB W, 28-17 2 26 pass Carroll Dale 26 yard pass from Bart Starr (Errol Mann kick)
10 1968-10-28 GNB W, 28-17 3 3 pass Marv Fleming 3 yard pass from Bart Starr (Errol Mann kick)
11 1968-10-28 GNB W, 28-17 3 32 pass Marv Fleming 32 yard pass from Bart Starr (Errol Mann kick)
12 1968-10-28 GNB W, 28-17 4 5 pass Boyd Dowler 5 yard pass from Bart Starr (Errol Mann kick)
13 1968-11-10 NYG W, 27-21 1 22 rush Fran Tarkenton 22 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1968-11-10 NYG W, 27-21 2 5 pass Joe Morrison 5 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
15 1968-11-10 NYG W, 27-21 3 60 pass Homer Jones 60 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
16 1968-11-17 @ WAS L, 24-44 2 35 pass Charley Taylor 35 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
17 1968-11-17 @ WAS L, 24-44 3 11 pass Charley Taylor 11 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
18 1968-11-17 @ WAS L, 24-44 4 30 interception Chris Hanburger 30 yard interception return (Charlie Gogolak kick)
19 1968-11-28 WAS L, 20-29 2 29 pass Charley Taylor 29 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Charlie Gogolak kick)
20 1968-11-28 WAS L, 20-29 3 11 pass Jerry Smith 11 yard pass from Jim Ninowski (Charlie Gogolak kick)
21 1968-11-28 WAS L, 20-29 4 4 pass Pat Richter 4 yard pass from Jim Ninowski
22 1968-12-08 PIT L, 7-28 2 37 pass John Hilton 37 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
23 1968-12-15 @ NYG L, 10-28 4 46 pass Aaron Thomas 46 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)