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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Don Meredith* 30 8 13 171 for 309, 2,500 yards, 21 td, 12 int, & 22 rushes for 123 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
HB Craig Baynham 24 1 8 103 rushes for 438 yards, 5 td, & 29 catches for 380 yards and 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 176th pick / 1966
FB Don Perkins* 30 7 14 191 rushes for 836 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 180 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
FL Lance Rentzel 25 3 14 54 catches for 1,009 yards, 6 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 6th / 48th pick / 1965
SE Bob Hayes+ 26 3 14 53 catches for 909 yards, 10 td, & 4 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
TE Pettis Norman 29 6 13 18 catches for 204 yards, 1 td, & 4 rushes for 51 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
LT Tony Liscio 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
LG John Niland* 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
C Malcolm Walker 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 10th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 19th pick / 1965
RG John Wilbur 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
RT Ralph Neely+ 25 3 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Cole 22 Rook 10 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
LDT Jethro Pugh 24 3 13 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Bob Lilly*+ 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE George Andrie* 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Chuck Howley*+ 32 10 14 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
MLB Lee Roy Jordan* 27 5 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB Dave Edwards 29 5 14 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
LCB Cornell Green 28 6 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Mike Johnson 25 2 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 14th / 125th pick / 1966
LS Mike Gaechter 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Mel Renfro* 27 4 8 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Clark 28 5 0 17 of 29 field goals & 54 of 54 extra points
P Ron Widby 23 Rook 0 59 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
PR Bob Hayes+ 26 3 14 15 punt returns for a 20.8 average and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
KR Craig Baynham 24 1 8 23 kick returns for a 25.7 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 176th pick / 1966

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
66 George Andrie* 28 RDE 14 14 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 6 10 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
46 Craig Baynham 24 HB 14 8 204 6-1 Georgia Tech 7/24/1944 1 9 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 176th pick / 1966
60 Jackie Burkett 32 3 0 230 6-4 Auburn 12/16/1936 7 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 12th pick / 1959
83 Mike Clark 28 K 14 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 11/7/1940 5 4
37 Phil Clark 23 12 0 208 6-3 Northwestern 4/28/1945 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1967
63 Larry Cole 22 LDE 14 10 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 Rook 7 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
21 Dick Daniels 24 RS 14 6 180 5-9 Pacific (OR) 10/19/1944 2 5
77 Ron East 25 14 1 250 6-4 Montana St.,Oregon St. 8/26/1943 1 4
52 Dave Edwards 29 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 5 7 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
27 Mike Gaechter 28 LS 14 14 190 6-0 Oregon 1/9/1940 6 7
32 Walt Garrison 24 14 2 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 7/23/1944 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
35 Pete Gent 26 10 1 205 6-4 Michigan St. 8/23/1942 4 3
34 Cornell Green 28 LCB 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 6 14
22 Bob Hayes+ 26 PR 14 14 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 3 14 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
24 Dennis Homan 22 10 0 181 6-1 Alabama 1/9/1946 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1968
54 Chuck Howley*+ 32 LLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 10 15 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
23 Mike Johnson 25 RCB 14 14 184 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1943 2 8 Oakland Raiders / 14th / 125th pick / 1966
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 27 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 5 11 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
50 D.D. Lewis 23 14 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
74 Bob Lilly*+ 29 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 7 13 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
72 Tony Liscio 28 LT 14 14 264 6-5 Tulsa 7/2/1940 5 8 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
51 Dave Manders 27 14 0 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 4 4
80 Dave McDaniels 23 4 0 200 6-4 Miss. Valley St. 4/9/1945 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 45th pick / 1968
17 Don Meredith* 30 QB 13 13 210 6-3 SMU 4/10/1938 8 14 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1960
14 Craig Morton 25 qb 13 1 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely+ 25 RT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 3 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
76 John Niland* 24 LG 14 14 245 6-3 Iowa 2/29/1944 2 10 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
84 Pettis Norman 29 TE 13 13 222 6-3 Johnson C. Smith 1/4/1939 6 3 Dallas Texans / 16th / 123rd pick / 1962
61 Blaine Nye 22 13 0 251 6-4 Stanford 3/29/1946 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
43 Don Perkins* 30 FB 14 14 204 5-10 New Mexico 3/4/1938 7 10 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 106th pick / 1960
75 Jethro Pugh 24 LDT 13 13 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 3 11 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
88 Sonny Randle 32 6 0 189 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1936 9 0 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
30 Dan Reeves 24 rb 4 4 200 6-1 South Carolina 1/19/1944 3 3
20 Mel Renfro* 27 RS 14 8 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
19 Lance Rentzel 25 FL 14 14 202 6-2 Oklahoma 10/14/1943 3 13 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 6th / 48th pick / 1965
13 Jerry Rhome 26 1 0 190 6-0 SMU,Tulsa 3/6/1942 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 172nd pick / 1964
New York Jets / 25th / 195th pick / 1964
25 Les Shy 24 14 0 206 6-1 Long Beach St. 4/5/1944 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 173rd pick / 1966
53 Dave Simmons 25 13 0 245 6-4 Georgia Tech 8/3/1943 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 26th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 40th pick / 1965
87 Andy Stynchula 29 5 0 252 6-3 Penn St. 1/7/1939 8 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1960
71 Willie Townes 25 de 5 4 260 6-4 Indiana,Tulsa 7/21/1943 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1966
57 Malcolm Walker 25 C 14 14 250 6-4 Rice 5/24/1943 2 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 10th pick / 1965
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 19th pick / 1965
12 Ron Widby 23 P 13 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 3/9/1945 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
65 John Wilbur 25 RG 14 14 251 6-3 Stanford 5/21/1943 2 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
67 Rayfield Wright 23 14 0 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
Team Total 26.0 14 222.3 6-2.5 3.5