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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)

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 Roger Staubach 31 4 14 179 for 286, 2,428 yards, 23 td, 15 int, & 46 rushes for 250 yards and 3 td Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
RB Calvin Hill* 26 4 14 273 rushes for 1,142 yards, 6 td, & 32 catches for 290 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
FB Walt Garrison 29 7 8 105 rushes for 440 yards, 6 td, & 26 catches for 273 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
WR Bob Hayes 31 8 13 22 catches for 360 yards, 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
WR Otto Stowe 24 2 7 23 catches for 389 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 28 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1971
TE Billy Joe DuPree 23 Rook 14 29 catches for 392 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 2 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
LT Ralph Neely 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
LG John Niland* 29 7 13 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
C John Fitzgerald 25 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
RG Blaine Nye 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
RT Rayfield Wright*+ 28 6 12 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Cole 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
LDT Jethro Pugh 29 8 13 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Bob Lilly* 34 12 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE Pat Toomay 25 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
LLB Dave Edwards 34 10 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
MLB Lee Roy Jordan* 32 10 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB D.D. Lewis 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
LCB Charlie Waters 25 3 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
RCB Mel Renfro* 32 9 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
SS Cornell Green 33 11 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Cliff Harris 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Fritsch 28 2 0 18 of 28 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points
P Marv Bateman 23 1 0 55 punts for a 41.6 average, 2 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
PR Golden Richards 23 Rook 0 21 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
KR Drew Pearson 22 Rook 6 7 kick returns for a 22.1 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Jim Arneson 22 12 0 247 6-3 Arizona 1/7/1951 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 307th pick / 1973
53 John Babinecz 23 12 0 222 6-1 Villanova 7/27/1950 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1972
31 Benny Barnes 22 14 0 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 1 4
56 Rodrigo Barnes 23 14 0 215 6-1 Rice 2/10/1950 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 176th pick / 1973
81 Marv Bateman 23 P 13 0 213 6-4 Utah 4/5/1950 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
17 Mike Clark 33 4 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 11/7/1940 10 0
63 Larry Cole 27 LDE 14 14 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
89 Billy Joe DuPree 23 TE 14 14 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
52 Dave Edwards 34 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 10 8 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
62 John Fitzgerald 25 C 14 14 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
15 Toni Fritsch 28 K 13 0 190 5-7 none 7/10/1945 2 1
84 Jean Fugett 22 12 0 225 6-3 Amherst 12/16/1951 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 338th pick / 1972
32 Walt Garrison 29 FB 13 8 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 7/23/1944 7 9 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
34 Cornell Green 33 SS 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 11 7
77 Bill Gregory 24 14 1 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
43 Cliff Harris 25 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Ouachita Baptist 11/12/1948 3 7
22 Bob Hayes 31 WR 13 13 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 8 6 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
35 Calvin Hill* 26 RB 14 14 227 6-4 Yale 1/2/1947 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
54 Chuck Howley 37 1 0 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 15 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 32 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 10 14 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
50 D.D. Lewis 28 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 5 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
74 Bob Lilly* 34 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 12 10 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
51 Dave Manders 32 13 0 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 9 4
79 Harvey Martin 23 14 0 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
23 Mike Montgomery 24 9 2 210 6-2 Kansas St. 7/10/1949 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1971
14 Craig Morton 30 14 0 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 8 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely 30 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 8 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
44 Robert Newhouse 23 rb 14 6 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
76 John Niland* 29 LG 13 13 245 6-3 Iowa 2/29/1944 7 10 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
61 Blaine Nye 27 RG 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 3/29/1946 5 8 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
88 Drew Pearson 22 KR 14 6 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 Rook 6
33 Cyril Pinder 27 5 0 210 6-2 Illinois 11/13/1946 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 39th pick / 1968
75 Jethro Pugh 29 LDT 13 13 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 8 9 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
20 Mel Renfro* 32 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 9 15 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
83 Golden Richards 23 PR 12 0 181 6-1 Hawaii,BYU 12/31/1950 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
45 Larry Robinson 22 4 0 210 6-4 Ferrum,Tennessee 4/6/1951 Rook 0
12 Roger Staubach 31 QB 14 14 197 6-3 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Navy 2/5/1942 4 17 Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
82 Otto Stowe 24 WR 7 7 188 6-2 Iowa St. 2/25/1949 2 6 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 47th pick / 1971
40 Les Strayhorn 22 11 0 205 5-10 East Carolina 9/1/1951 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 438th pick / 1973
67 Pat Toomay 25 RDE 14 14 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
87 Billy Truax 30 2 0 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 9 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
71 Rodney Wallace 24 12 3 255 6-5 New Mexico 2/10/1949 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 259th pick / 1971
78 Bruce Walton 22 7 0 251 6-6 UCLA 6/14/1951 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 126th pick / 1973
46 Mark Washington 26 14 0 188 5-10 Morgan St. 12/28/1947 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 335th pick / 1970
41 Charlie Waters 25 LCB 14 14 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
70 Rayfield Wright*+ 28 RT 12 12 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 6 15 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
Team Total 26.8 14 222.3 6-2.4 4.4