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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.8, Offense: 6.8, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 382 points (27.3/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 203 points (14.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of 179 points (12.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-2.6.

Coach: Tom Landry (10-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Myers
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 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 382 4751 906 5.2 28 12 15 281 192 321 2333 26 16 6.4 127 542 2418 17 4.5 139
Team Defense 203 3466 827 4.2 41 23 19 208 187 352 1995 15 18 5.1 106 435 1471 5 3.4 83
Lg Rank Offense 2 4 5 4 3 15 7 1 11 2 5 5 4 4
Lg Rank Defense 7 5 3 1 5 17 16 13 11 13 2 3 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Bears 20 17 17 272 84 188 3 12 202 30 172 6
2 Mon September 24 boxscore W 2-0 New Orleans Saints 40 3 24 355 186 169 1 17 236 98 138 2
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-0 St. Louis Cardinals 45 10 31 578 328 250 2 17 290 246 44 4
4 Mon October 8 boxscore L 3-1 @ Washington Redskins 7 14 20 269 87 182 1 13 174 103 71 1
5 Sun October 14 boxscore L 3-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 31 37 17 264 150 114 5 16 383 279 104 3
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-2 New York Giants 45 28 22 360 126 234 1 21 335 219 116 2
7 Sun October 28 boxscore L 4-3 @ Philadelphia Eagles 16 30 27 362 232 130 4 19 272 203 69
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 5-3 Cincinnati Bengals 38 10 17 300 181 119 1 16 271 146 125 4
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 6-3 @ New York Giants 23 10 14 195 54 141 2 18 267 186 81 6
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 31 10 16 393 107 286 3 12 251 133 118 2
11 Thu November 22 boxscore L 7-4 Miami Dolphins 7 14 16 267 136 131 1 16 260 103 157 1
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 8-4 @ Denver Broncos 22 10 14 263 189 74 12 229 147 82 3
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 9-4 Washington Redskins 27 7 22 414 221 193 3 9 155 96 59 3
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 10-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 30 3 24 459 252 207 1 10 141 6 135 4
Playoffs
Division Sun December 23 boxscore W 11-4 Los Angeles Rams 27 16 15 298 136 162 4 11 192 99 93 3
ConfChamp Sun December 30 boxscore L 11-5 Minnesota Vikings 10 27 9 153 63 90 6 20 306 103 203 4

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
12 Roger Staubach 31 QB 14 14 10-4-0 179 286 62.6% 2428 23 8.0 15 5.2 53 8.5 7.7 13.6 173.4 94.6 43 269 6.56 5.91 13.1 0 1
14 Craig Morton 30 14 0 13 32 40.6% 174 3 9.4 1 3.1 53 5.4 5.9 13.4 12.4 76.8 0 0 5.44 5.91 0.0
32 Walt Garrison 29 FB 13 8 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
35 Calvin Hill* 26 RB 14 14 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 10-4-0 192 321 59.8% 2602 26 8.1 16 5.0 53 8.1 7.5 13.6 185.9 91.9 43 269 6.41 5.86 11.8 0 1
Opp Total 14 187 352 53.1% 2301 15 4.3 18 5.1 6.5 5.09 12.3 164.4 66.5 40 306 5.1 3.8 10.2

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
35 Calvin Hill* 26 RB 14 14 273 1142 6 21 4.2 81.6 19.5 32 290 9.1 0 29 2.3 20.7 1432 6 7
32 Walt Garrison 29 FB 13 8 105 440 6 33 4.2 33.8 8.1 26 273 10.5 2 53 2.0 21.0 713 8 3
44 Robert Newhouse 23 rb 14 6 84 436 1 54 5.2 31.1 6.0 9 87 9.7 1 38 0.6 6.2 523 2 3
12 Roger Staubach 31 QB 14 14 46 250 3 18 5.4 17.9 3.3 250 3 5
33 Cyril Pinder 27 5 0 12 15 0 5 1.3 3.0 2.4 15 0 0
40 Les Strayhorn 22 11 0 11 62 1 24 5.6 5.6 1.0 62 1 2
82 Otto Stowe 24 WR 7 7 3 28 0 14 9.3 4.0 0.4 23 389 16.9 6 45 3.3 55.6 417 6 0
89 Billy Joe DuPree 23 TE 14 14 2 2 0 6 1.0 0.1 0.1 29 392 13.5 5 40 2.1 28.0 394 5 0
45 Larry Robinson 22 4 0 2 17 0 11 8.5 4.3 0.5 17 0 1
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -1.1 0.1 14 164 11.7 3 32 1.6 18.2 154 3 0
84 Jean Fugett 22 12 0 1 34 0 34 34.0 2.8 0.1 9 168 18.7 3 48 0.8 14.0 202 3 0
83 Golden Richards 23 PR 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 6 91 15.2 1 53 0.5 7.6 93 1 1
14 Craig Morton 30 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
22 Bob Hayes 31 WR 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 360 16.4 3 47 1.7 27.7 360 3 0
88 Drew Pearson 22 KR/wr 14 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 388 17.6 2 40 1.6 27.7 388 2 1
Team Total 26.8 14 542 2418 17 54 4.5 172.7 38.7 192 2602 13.6 26 53 13.7 185.9 5020 43 25
Opp Total 14 435 1471 5 3.4 105.1 31.1 187 1995 10.7 15 13.4 142.5 3466 20 44

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
83 Golden Richards 23 PR 12 0 21 139 0 46 6.6 3 44 0 20 14.7 276
43 Cliff Harris 25 FS 14 14 3 20 0 12 6.7 6 148 0 33 24.7 168
88 Drew Pearson 22 KR/wr 14 6 2 13 0 13 6.5 7 155 0 26 22.1 556
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 2 2 0 3 1.0 6 175 0 63 29.2 331
45 Larry Robinson 22 4 0 4 86 0 28 21.5 103
44 Robert Newhouse 23 rb 14 6 3 62 0 26 20.7 585
40 Les Strayhorn 22 11 0 2 44 0 25 22.0 106
78 Bruce Walton 22 7 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
46 Mark Washington 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 28 174 0 46 6.2 33 725 0 63 22.0 5919
Opp Total 14 29 156 1 5.4 53 1320 0 24.9

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
15 Toni Fritsch 28 K 13 0 10 10 7 6 6 2 3 2 28 18 64.3%% 43 43 100.0%%
81 Marv Bateman 23 P 13 0 1 1 100.0%% 55 2290 62 2 41.6
17 Mike Clark 33 k 4 0 1 1 1 2 1 50.0%% 2 1 50.0%%
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 4 158 48 0 39.5
Team Total 26.8 14 10 10 8 6 7 3 3 2 30 19 63.3%% 46 45 97.8%% 59 2448 62 2 41.5
Opp Total 14 30 14 46.7%% 23 23 100.0%% 70 2758 39.4

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
35 Calvin Hill* 26 RB 14 14 0 7 3 0 0
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 32 MLB 14 14 6 78 1 31 0 0 1 0 0 0
12 Roger Staubach 31 QB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
41 Charlie Waters 25 LCB 14 14 5 112 0 44 0 0 0 1 15 0
32 Walt Garrison 29 FB 13 8 0 3 1 0 0
44 Robert Newhouse 23 rb 14 6 0 3 1 0 0
75 Jethro Pugh 29 LDT 13 13 0 0 4 35 0
20 Mel Renfro* 32 RCB 14 14 2 65 1 35 0 0 0 2 0 0
63 Larry Cole 27 LDE 14 14 0 0 3 8 0
52 Dave Edwards 34 LLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
62 John Fitzgerald 25 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
43 Cliff Harris 25 FS 14 14 2 9 0 5 0
50 D.D. Lewis 28 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 4 0
74 Bob Lilly* 34 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 6 0
14 Craig Morton 30 14 0 0 1 1 -12 0
88 Drew Pearson 22 KR/wr 14 6 0 1 1 28 0
45 Larry Robinson 22 4 0 0 1 1 0 0
40 Les Strayhorn 22 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
67 Pat Toomay 25 RDE 14 14 1 35 0 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Mark Washington 26 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Jim Arneson 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Benny Barnes 22 14 0 1 1 0 1 0 2
56 Rodrigo Barnes 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Billy Joe DuPree 23 TE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jean Fugett 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Cornell Green 33 SS 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
79 Harvey Martin 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
73 Ralph Neely 30 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
61 Blaine Nye 27 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
83 Golden Richards 23 PR 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 18 300 2 44 0 0 25 37 84 0 2
Opp Total 14 43 44 21

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
15 Toni Fritsch 28 K 13 0 43 18 97
32 Walt Garrison 29 FB 13 8 6 2 8 48
35 Calvin Hill* 26 RB 14 14 6 6 36
82 Otto Stowe 24 WR 7 7 6 6 36
89 Billy Joe DuPree 23 TE 14 14 5 5 30
84 Jean Fugett 22 12 0 3 3 18
22 Bob Hayes 31 WR 13 13 3 3 18
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 3 3 18
12 Roger Staubach 31 QB 14 14 3 3 18
44 Robert Newhouse 23 rb 14 6 1 1 2 12
88 Drew Pearson 22 KR/wr 14 6 2 2 12
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 32 MLB 14 14 1 1 6
50 D.D. Lewis 28 RLB 14 14 1 1 6
20 Mel Renfro* 32 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
83 Golden Richards 23 PR 12 0 1 1 6
40 Les Strayhorn 22 11 0 1 1 6
31 Benny Barnes 22 14 0 2 4
17 Mike Clark 33 k 4 0 1 1 4
81 Marv Bateman 23 P 13 0 1 1
Team Total 26.8 14 17 26 2 1 46 45 19 2 382
Opp Total 14 5 15 1 1 23 14 203

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 @ CHI W, 20-17 2 21 pass Otto Stowe 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
2 1973-09-16 @ CHI W, 20-17 2 18 pass Bob Hayes 18 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
3 1973-09-24 NOR W, 40-3 1 7 rush Calvin Hill 7 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
4 1973-09-24 NOR W, 40-3 3 3 rush Robert Newhouse 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1973-09-24 NOR W, 40-3 3 2 pass Robert Newhouse 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1973-09-24 NOR W, 40-3 3 7 pass Mike Montgomery 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
7 1973-09-24 NOR W, 40-3 4 1 rush Les Strayhorn 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
8 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 1 8 pass Billy Joe DuPree 8 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 1 19 rush Calvin Hill 19 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 2 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 3 2 pass Billy Joe DuPree 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 4 53 pass Golden Richards 53 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1973-09-30 STL W, 45-10 4 1 pass Billy Joe DuPree 1 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1973-10-08 @ WAS L, 7-14 2 15 pass Otto Stowe 15 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1973-10-14 @ RAM L, 31-37 1 30 interception Mel Renfro 30 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1973-10-14 @ RAM L, 31-37 2 8 rush Calvin Hill 8 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
17 1973-10-14 @ RAM L, 31-37 3 6 pass Otto Stowe 6 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1973-10-14 @ RAM L, 31-37 4 10 pass Otto Stowe 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 1 6 rush Calvin Hill 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 2 6 rush Walt Garrison 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 3 13 pass Mike Montgomery 13 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
22 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
23 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 4 21 pass Billy Joe DuPree 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
24 1973-10-21 NYG W, 45-28 4 0 fumble D.D. Lewis 0 yard fumble return (Marv Bateman kick)
25 1973-10-28 @ PHI L, 16-30 2 8 pass Otto Stowe 8 yard pass from Roger Staubach
26 1973-10-28 @ PHI L, 16-30 2 14 pass Otto Stowe 14 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mike Clark kick)
27 1973-11-04 CIN W, 38-10 1 31 interception Lee Roy Jordan 31 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1973-11-04 CIN W, 38-10 1 39 pass Bob Hayes 39 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
29 1973-11-04 CIN W, 38-10 2 32 pass Mike Montgomery 32 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
30 1973-11-04 CIN W, 38-10 4 3 rush Walt Garrison 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
31 1973-11-04 CIN W, 38-10 4 4 pass Billy Joe DuPree 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
32 1973-11-11 @ NYG W, 23-10 2 4 pass Walt Garrison 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
33 1973-11-11 @ NYG W, 23-10 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1973-11-18 PHI W, 31-10 2 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
35 1973-11-18 PHI W, 31-10 2 2 pass Walt Garrison 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
36 1973-11-18 PHI W, 31-10 3 28 pass Bob Hayes 28 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
37 1973-11-18 PHI W, 31-10 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
38 1973-11-22 MIA L, 7-14 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
39 1973-12-02 @ DEN W, 22-10 1 6 pass Jean Fugett 6 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
40 1973-12-02 @ DEN W, 22-10 4 27 pass Jean Fugett 27 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
41 1973-12-09 WAS W, 27-7 3 5 rush Roger Staubach 5 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
42 1973-12-09 WAS W, 27-7 3 1 rush Calvin Hill 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
43 1973-12-09 WAS W, 27-7 4 2 rush Calvin Hill 2 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
44 1973-12-16 @ STL W, 30-3 2 28 pass Drew Pearson 28 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
45 1973-12-16 @ STL W, 30-3 3 48 pass Jean Fugett 48 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
46 1973-12-16 @ STL W, 30-3 4 17 pass Drew Pearson 17 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1973-09-16 @ CHI L, 17-20 3 59 punt Ike Hill 59 yard punt return (Mac Percival kick)
2 1973-09-16 @ CHI L, 17-20 4 15 rush Carl Garrett 15 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
3 1973-09-30 STL L, 10-45 4 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1973-10-08 @ WAS W, 14-7 4 1 pass Charley Taylor 1 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
5 1973-10-08 @ WAS W, 14-7 4 26 interception Brig Owens 26 yard interception return (Curt Knight kick)
6 1973-10-14 @ RAM W, 37-31 1 63 pass Harold Jackson 63 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
7 1973-10-14 @ RAM W, 37-31 1 16 pass Harold Jackson 16 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
8 1973-10-14 @ RAM W, 37-31 2 67 pass Harold Jackson 67 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
9 1973-10-14 @ RAM W, 37-31 2 36 pass Harold Jackson 36 yard pass from John Hadl (David Ray kick)
10 1973-10-21 NYG L, 28-45 2 4 pass Bob Tucker 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1973-10-21 NYG L, 28-45 3 23 pass Bob Grim 23 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1973-10-21 NYG L, 28-45 4 11 pass Vince Clements 11 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1973-10-21 NYG L, 28-45 4 31 pass Bob Tucker 31 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1973-10-28 @ PHI W, 30-16 1 6 pass Harold Carmichael 6 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1973-10-28 @ PHI W, 30-16 2 1 rush Roman Gabriel 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
16 1973-10-28 @ PHI W, 30-16 2 10 pass Harold Carmichael 10 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
17 1973-11-04 CIN L, 10-38 3 50 pass Isaac Curtis 50 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
18 1973-11-11 @ NYG L, 10-23 2 1 rush Ron Johnson 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
19 1973-11-18 PHI L, 10-31 2 80 pass Charle Young 80 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
20 1973-11-22 MIA W, 14-7 1 1 rush Larry Csonka 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1973-11-22 MIA W, 14-7 1 45 pass Paul Warfield 45 yard pass from Bob Griese (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1973-12-02 @ DEN L, 10-22 4 16 pass Riley Odoms 16 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Turner kick)
23 1973-12-09 WAS L, 7-27 4 12 blocked punt Ken Stone 12 yard blocked punt return (Curt Knight kick)