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1975 Dallas Cowboys

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 350 points (25.0/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 268 points (19.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of 82 points (5.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

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 350 5025 986 5.1 35 18 14 288 207 376 2593 19 17 6.2 142 571 2432 17 4.3 132
Team Defense 268 3739 888 4.2 44 19 21 234 162 373 2040 19 25 4.9 113 474 1699 13 3.6 100
Lg Rank Offense 8 3 12 16 5 15 4 7 7 6 6 5 10 4
Lg Rank Defense 9 5 2 6 5 11 8 20 6 8 7 4 6 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 21 boxscore W 1-0 Los Angeles Rams 18 7 18 277 80 197 1 11 148 20 128 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W OT 2-0 St. Louis Cardinals 37 31 28 448 288 160 2 19 432 314 118 3
3 Mon October 6 boxscore W 3-0 @ Detroit Lions 36 10 14 344 250 94 2 16 210 27 183 3
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-0 @ New York Giants 13 7 14 262 66 196 1 10 173 77 96 5
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 4-1 Green Bay Packers 17 19 20 374 168 206 5 14 291 149 142 3
6 Sun October 26 boxscore W 5-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 20 17 21 378 300 78 1 13 267 156 111 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore L OT 5-2 @ Washington Redskins 24 30 22 385 213 172 3 29 403 301 102 6
8 Mon November 10 boxscore L 5-3 Kansas City Chiefs 31 34 26 436 232 204 7 21 296 132 164 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-3 @ New England Patriots 34 31 16 336 165 171 2 20 324 225 99 4
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-3 Philadelphia Eagles 27 17 22 351 146 205 2 23 327 216 111 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 8-3 New York Giants 14 3 19 389 208 181 2 11 158 84 74 3
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 8-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 31 28 373 255 118 3 22 368 199 169 1
13 Sat December 13 boxscore W 9-4 Washington Redskins 31 10 19 343 136 207 2 12 222 141 81 4
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 10-4 @ New York Jets 31 21 21 329 86 243 2 13 120 -1 121 2
Playoffs
Division Sun December 28 boxscore W 11-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 14 19 356 225 131 1 12 215 100 115 1
ConfChamp Sun January 4 boxscore W 12-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 37 7 24 441 246 195 1 9 118 96 22 3
SuperBowl Sun January 18 boxscore L 12-5 N Pittsburgh Steelers 17 21 14 270 162 108 3 13 339 190 149

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* 33 QB 13 13 9-4-0 198 348 56.9% 2666 17 4.9 16 4.6 62 7.7 6.6 13.5 205.1 78.5 36 213 6.39 5.40 9.4 3 4
19 Clint Longley 23 qb 4 1 1-0-0 7 23 30.4% 102 1 4.3 1 4.3 23 4.4 3.3 14.6 25.5 42.3 3 29 2.81 1.85 11.5
9 Mitch Hoopes 22 P 14 0 1 3 33.3% 21 0 0.0 0 0.0 21 7.0 7.0 21.0 1.5 59.0 0 0 7.00 7.00 0.0
44 Robert Newhouse 25 FB 14 13 1 2 50.0% 46 1 50.0 0 0.0 46 23.0 33.0 46.0 3.3 135.4 0 0 23.00 33.00 0.0
Team Total 25.9 14 10-4-0 207 376 55.1% 2835 19 5.1 17 4.5 62 7.5 6.5 13.7 202.5 77.4 39 242 6.25 5.32 9.4 3 4
Opp Total 14 162 373 43.4% 2328 19 5.1 25 6.7 6.2 4.24 14.4 166.3 53.3 41 288 4.9 3.1 9.9

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
44 Robert Newhouse 25 FB 14 13 209 930 2 29 4.4 66.4 14.9 34 275 8.1 0 23 2.4 19.6 1205 2 5
26 Preston Pearson 30 KR/RB 14 10 133 509 2 32 3.8 36.4 9.5 27 351 13.0 2 49 1.9 25.1 860 4 1
21 Doug Dennison 24 rb 13 3 111 383 7 27 3.5 29.5 8.5 2 5 2.5 0 4 0.2 0.4 388 7 1
12 Roger Staubach* 33 QB 13 13 55 316 4 17 5.7 24.3 4.2 316 4 5
30 Charley Young 23 12 2 50 225 2 29 4.5 18.8 4.2 18 184 10.2 1 42 1.5 15.3 409 3 1
83 Golden Richards 25 PR/WR 14 13 3 18 0 11 6.0 1.3 0.2 21 451 21.5 4 62 1.5 32.2 469 4 3
35 Scott Laidlaw 22 8 0 3 10 0 10 3.3 1.3 0.4 11 100 9.1 0 25 1.4 12.5 110 0 1
19 Clint Longley 23 qb 4 1 3 12 0 7 4.0 3.0 0.8 12 0 0
88 Drew Pearson 24 WR 14 14 1 11 0 11 11.0 0.8 0.1 46 822 17.9 8 46 3.3 58.7 833 8 1
84 Jean Fugett 24 TE 14 9 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 38 488 12.8 3 54 2.7 34.9 490 3 0
89 Billy Joe DuPree 25 te 14 6 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.2 0.1 9 138 15.3 1 28 0.6 9.9 141 1 0
9 Mitch Hoopes 22 P 14 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 13 0 0
53 Bob Breunig 22 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.1 2.1 21 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 571 2432 17 32 4.3 173.7 40.8 207 2835 13.7 19 62 14.8 202.5 5267 36 25
Opp Total 14 474 1699 13 3.6 121.4 33.9 162 2040 12.6 19 11.6 145.7 3739 32 43

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 25 PR/WR 14 13 28 288 1 43 10.3 757
26 Preston Pearson 30 KR/RB 14 10 16 391 0 42 24.4 1251
45 Rolly Woolsey 22 14 0 4 25 0 15 6.3 12 247 0 29 20.6 272
21 Doug Dennison 24 rb 13 3 13 262 0 27 20.2 650
56 Thomas Henderson 22 13 0 4 130 1 97 32.5 130
30 Charley Young 23 12 2 3 54 0 29 18.0 463
53 Bob Breunig 22 10 0 2 13 0 7 6.5 34
81 Percy Howard 23 8 0 2 51 0 31 25.5 51
58 Cal Peterson 23 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
41 Charlie Waters 27 SS 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 32 313 1 43 9.8 54 1158 1 97 21.4 6738
Opp Total 14 37 261 0 7.1 66 1578 0 23.9

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 30 K 14 0 2 2 14 13 9 4 9 3 1 35 22 62.9%% 40 38 95.0%%
9 Mitch Hoopes 22 P 14 0 68 2676 55 1 39.4
Team Total 25.9 14 2 2 14 13 9 4 9 3 1 35 22 62.9%% 40 38 95.0%% 68 2676 55 1 39.4
Opp Total 14 18 13 72.2%% 32 31 96.9%% 82 3247 39.6

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
55 Lee Roy Jordan 34 MLB 14 14 6 80 0 38 0 0 1 2 0 0
43 Cliff Harris* 27 FS 14 14 3 58 1 27 0 0 0 3 0 0
12 Roger Staubach* 33 QB 13 13 0 5 1 -2 0
46 Mark Washington 28 LCB 14 14 4 26 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Robert Newhouse 25 FB 14 13 0 5 0 0 0
45 Rolly Woolsey 22 14 0 0 4 1 0 0
42 Randy Hughes 22 14 0 2 33 1 33 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Mel Renfro 34 RCB 11 11 4 70 0 22 0
83 Golden Richards 25 PR/WR 14 13 0 3 1 0 0
41 Charlie Waters 27 SS 14 14 3 55 1 35 0
77 Bill Gregory 26 rdt 14 7 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
56 Thomas Henderson 22 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
72 Too Tall Jones 24 LDE 14 14 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Scott Laidlaw 22 8 0 0 1 1 10 0
50 D.D. Lewis 30 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 38 0
54 Randy White 22 dt 14 1 0 0 2 0 0
53 Bob Breunig 22 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Kyle Davis 23 14 0 0 1 0 -13 0
21 Doug Dennison 24 rb 13 3 0 1 0 0 0
67 Pat Donovan 22 t 13 1 0 0 1 0 0
52 Dave Edwards 36 LLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
9 Mitch Hoopes 22 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Drew Pearson 24 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
26 Preston Pearson 30 KR/RB 14 10 0 1 0 0 0
58 Cal Peterson 23 14 0 1 19 0 19 0
75 Jethro Pugh 31 LDT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
30 Charley Young 23 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.9 14 25 346 3 38 0 0 25 25 33 0
Opp Total 14 39 43 24

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 30 K 14 0 38 22 104
88 Drew Pearson 24 WR 14 14 8 8 48
21 Doug Dennison 24 rb 13 3 7 7 42
83 Golden Richards 25 PR/WR 14 13 4 1 5 30
26 Preston Pearson 30 KR/RB 14 10 2 2 4 24
12 Roger Staubach* 33 QB 13 13 4 4 24
84 Jean Fugett 24 TE 14 9 3 3 18
30 Charley Young 23 12 2 2 1 3 18
44 Robert Newhouse 25 FB 14 13 2 2 12
89 Billy Joe DuPree 25 te 14 6 1 1 6
43 Cliff Harris* 27 FS 14 14 1 1 6
56 Thomas Henderson 22 13 0 1 1 6
42 Randy Hughes 22 14 0 1 1 6
41 Charlie Waters 27 SS 14 14 1 1 6
Team Total 25.9 14 17 19 1 1 3 41 38 22 350
Opp Total 14 13 19 1 31 13 268

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 RAM W, 18-7 2 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush
2 1975-09-28 STL W, 37-31 2 1 pass Jean Fugett 1 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
3 1975-09-28 STL W, 37-31 3 12 pass Drew Pearson 12 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
4 1975-09-28 STL W, 37-31 3 1 rush Charley Young 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
5 1975-09-28 STL W, 37-31 3 97 kickoff Thomas Henderson 97 yard kickoff return (Toni Fritsch kick)
6 1975-09-28 STL W, 37-31 5 3 pass Billy Joe DuPree 3 yard pass from Roger Staubach
7 1975-10-06 @ DET W, 36-10 3 1 rush Charley Young 1 yard rush
8 1975-10-06 @ DET W, 36-10 4 42 pass Charley Young 42 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1975-10-06 @ DET W, 36-10 4 46 pass Drew Pearson 46 yard pass from Robert Newhouse (Toni Fritsch kick)
10 1975-10-06 @ DET W, 36-10 4 37 pass Drew Pearson 37 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
11 1975-10-12 @ NYG W, 13-7 4 4 pass Jean Fugett 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1975-10-19 GNB L, 17-19 3 1 rush Robert Newhouse 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1975-10-19 GNB L, 17-19 3 3 rush Doug Dennison 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
14 1975-10-26 @ PHI W, 20-17 2 43 punt Golden Richards 43 yard punt return (Toni Fritsch kick)
15 1975-10-26 @ PHI W, 20-17 4 21 pass Drew Pearson 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
16 1975-11-02 @ WAS L, 24-30 2 12 pass Preston Pearson 12 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
17 1975-11-02 @ WAS L, 24-30 2 10 pass Drew Pearson 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
18 1975-11-02 @ WAS L, 24-30 4 27 interception Cliff Harris 27 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
19 1975-11-10 KAN L, 31-34 2 9 rush Roger Staubach 9 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
20 1975-11-10 KAN L, 31-34 2 15 pass Golden Richards 15 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
21 1975-11-10 KAN L, 31-34 3 47 pass Golden Richards 47 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
22 1975-11-10 KAN L, 31-34 3 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
23 1975-11-16 @ NWE W, 34-31 1 33 pass Drew Pearson 33 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
24 1975-11-16 @ NWE W, 34-31 2 31 pass Drew Pearson 31 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
25 1975-11-16 @ NWE W, 34-31 3 6 rush Doug Dennison 6 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
26 1975-11-16 @ NWE W, 34-31 4 41 pass Golden Richards 41 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
27 1975-11-23 PHI W, 27-17 2 5 rush Preston Pearson 5 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
28 1975-11-23 PHI W, 27-17 2 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
29 1975-11-23 PHI W, 27-17 4 5 rush Doug Dennison 5 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
30 1975-11-30 NYG W, 14-3 1 54 pass Jean Fugett 54 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
31 1975-11-30 NYG W, 14-3 1 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
32 1975-12-07 @ STL L, 17-31 3 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
33 1975-12-07 @ STL L, 17-31 4 1 rush Preston Pearson 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
34 1975-12-13 WAS W, 31-10 2 57 pass Golden Richards 57 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
35 1975-12-13 WAS W, 31-10 2 4 rush Roger Staubach 4 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
36 1975-12-13 WAS W, 31-10 4 5 pass Preston Pearson 5 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
37 1975-12-13 WAS W, 31-10 4 20 interception Charlie Waters 20 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)
38 1975-12-21 @ NYJ W, 31-21 2 3 rush Robert Newhouse 3 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
39 1975-12-21 @ NYJ W, 31-21 2 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Toni Fritsch kick)
40 1975-12-21 @ NYJ W, 31-21 3 10 pass Drew Pearson 10 yard pass from Clint Longley (Toni Fritsch kick)
41 1975-12-21 @ NYJ W, 31-21 4 33 interception Randy Hughes 33 yard interception return (Toni Fritsch kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 RAM L, 7-18 4 4 rush Ron Jaworski 4 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
2 1975-09-28 STL L, 31-37 3 23 pass Mel Gray 23 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
3 1975-09-28 STL L, 31-37 3 80 pass Earl Thomas 80 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
4 1975-09-28 STL L, 31-37 4 35 pass Jackie Smith 35 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
5 1975-09-28 STL L, 31-37 4 37 pass Mel Gray 37 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
6 1975-10-06 @ DET L, 10-36 3 7 pass Dexter Bussey 7 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
7 1975-10-12 @ NYG L, 7-13 3 5 rush Doug Kotar 5 yard rush (George Hunt kick)
8 1975-10-19 GNB W, 19-17 3 26 rush Willard Harrell 26 yard rush
9 1975-10-19 GNB W, 19-17 4 26 pass Rich McGeorge 26 yard pass from John Hadl (Joe Danelo kick)
10 1975-10-26 @ PHI L, 17-20 1 1 pass Harold Carmichael 1 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)
11 1975-10-26 @ PHI L, 17-20 2 18 pass Harold Carmichael 18 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Horst Muhlmann kick)
12 1975-11-02 @ WAS W, 30-24 2 46 pass Frank Grant 46 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
13 1975-11-02 @ WAS W, 30-24 3 2 pass Charley Taylor 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
14 1975-11-02 @ WAS W, 30-24 4 7 pass Jerry Smith 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
15 1975-11-02 @ WAS W, 30-24 5 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush
16 1975-11-10 KAN W, 34-31 2 0 fumble John Matuszak 0 yard fumble return (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1975-11-10 KAN W, 34-31 2 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
18 1975-11-10 KAN W, 34-31 2 11 rush Ed Podolak 11 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
19 1975-11-10 KAN W, 34-31 4 5 pass Ed Podolak 5 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1975-11-16 @ NWE L, 31-34 2 1 rush Jim Plunkett 1 yard rush (John Smith kick)
21 1975-11-16 @ NWE L, 31-34 3 37 pass Russ Francis 37 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
22 1975-11-16 @ NWE L, 31-34 4 13 pass Darryl Stingley 13 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
23 1975-11-16 @ NWE L, 31-34 4 5 pass Darryl Stingley 5 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (John Smith kick)
24 1975-11-23 PHI L, 17-27 4 13 rush James McAlister 13 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
25 1975-11-23 PHI L, 17-27 4 1 rush Po James 1 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
26 1975-12-07 @ STL W, 31-17 1 30 pass Terry Metcalf 30 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
27 1975-12-07 @ STL W, 31-17 1 49 pass Mel Gray 49 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
28 1975-12-07 @ STL W, 31-17 2 1 rush Steve Jones 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
29 1975-12-07 @ STL W, 31-17 2 6 pass Mel Gray 6 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1975-12-13 WAS L, 10-31 1 14 pass Frank Grant 14 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
31 1975-12-21 @ NYJ L, 21-31 1 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
32 1975-12-21 @ NYJ L, 21-31 1 8 rush Carl Garrett 8 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
33 1975-12-21 @ NYJ L, 21-31 4 7 rush Bob Gresham 7 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)