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1976 Dallas Cowboys

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11-3-0, NFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.5, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -2.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 296 points (21.1/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 194 points (13.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 102 points (7.3/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-3.8.

Coach: Tom Landry (11-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Myers
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roger Staubach* 34 7 14 208 for 369, 2,715 yards, 14 td, 11 int, & 43 rushes for 184 yards and 3 td Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
RB Doug Dennison 25 2 10 153 rushes for 542 yards, 6 td, & 8 catches for 67 yards and 0 td
FB Scott Laidlaw 23 1 7 94 rushes for 424 yards, 3 td, & 38 catches for 325 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 356th pick / 1975
WR Drew Pearson*+ 25 3 14 58 catches for 806 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 20 yards and 0 td
WR Golden Richards 26 3 9 19 catches for 414 yards, 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
TE Billy Joe DuPree* 26 3 14 42 catches for 680 yards, 2 td, & 7 rushes for 50 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
LT Ralph Neely 33 11 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
LG Herbert Scott 23 1 10 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
C John Fitzgerald 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
RG Blaine Nye* 30 8 14 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
RT Rayfield Wright* 31 9 14 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Jethro Pugh 32 11 13 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Larry Cole 30 8 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
RDE Harvey Martin* 26 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
LLB Bob Breunig 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
MLB Lee Roy Jordan 35 13 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB D.D. Lewis 31 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
LCB Benny Barnes 25 4 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Mel Renfro 35 12 9 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
SS Charlie Waters* 28 6 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
FS Cliff Harris*+ 28 6 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 25 2 0 18 of 23 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Danny White 24 Rook 0 70 punts for a 38.4 average, 2 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
PR Butch Johnson 22 Rook 2 45 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
KR Butch Johnson 22 Rook 2 28 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Benny Barnes 25 LCB 14 14 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 4 7
53 Bob Breunig 23 LLB 14 14 226 6-7 Arizona St. 7/4/1953 1 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
63 Larry Cole 30 RDT 14 8 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
21 Doug Dennison 25 RB 14 10 202 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 12/18/1951 2 6
67 Pat Donovan 23 14 0 253 6-5 Stanford 7/1/1953 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
89 Billy Joe DuPree* 26 TE 14 14 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
52 Jim Eidson 22 9 0 264 6-3 Mississippi St. 5/10/1954 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 55th pick / 1976
62 John Fitzgerald 28 C 14 14 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 5 7 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
77 Bill Gregory 27 rdt 14 7 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 5 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
43 Cliff Harris*+ 28 FS 14 12 188 6-0 Ouachita Baptist 11/12/1948 6 13
58 Mike Hegman 23 14 0 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
56 Thomas Henderson 23 14 0 221 6-2 Langston 3/1/1953 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1975
1 Efren Herrera 25 K 14 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 2 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
42 Randy Hughes 23 db 14 2 209 6-4 Oklahoma 4/3/1953 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 96th pick / 1975
37 Jim Jensen 23 14 0 230 6-3 Iowa 11/28/1953 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 40th pick / 1976
86 Butch Johnson 22 KR 14 2 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
72 Too Tall Jones 25 LDE 14 14 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
55 Lee Roy Jordan 35 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 13 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
25 Aaron Kyle 22 db 14 0 185 5-11 Wyoming 4/6/1954 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
35 Scott Laidlaw 23 FB 13 7 206 6-0 Stanford 2/17/1953 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 356th pick / 1975
66 Burton Lawless 23 g 14 4 253 6-4 Florida 11/1/1953 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 44th pick / 1975
50 D.D. Lewis 31 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 8 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
79 Harvey Martin* 26 RDE 14 14 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 3 12 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
73 Ralph Neely 33 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 11 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
44 Robert Newhouse 26 fb 14 7 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
61 Blaine Nye* 30 RG 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 3/29/1946 8 9 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
88 Drew Pearson*+ 25 WR 14 14 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 3 11
26 Preston Pearson 31 rb 10 2 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 9 6 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
75 Jethro Pugh 32 LDT 13 13 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 11 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
64 Tom Rafferty 22 13 0 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
82 Beasley Reece 22 10 0 193 6-1 North Texas 3/18/1954 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 264th pick / 1976
20 Mel Renfro 35 RCB 9 9 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 12 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
83 Golden Richards 26 WR 11 9 181 6-1 Hawaii,BYU 12/31/1950 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
87 Jay Saldi 22 te 13 3 225 6-3 South Carolina 10/8/1954 Rook 0
78 Greg Schaum 22 12 0 246 6-4 Michigan St. 1/1/1954 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 186th pick / 1976
68 Herbert Scott 23 LG 14 10 254 6-2 Virginia Union 1/18/1953 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
12 Roger Staubach* 34 QB 14 14 197 6-3 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Navy 2/5/1942 7 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
46 Mark Washington 29 rcb 13 5 188 5-10 Morgan St. 12/28/1947 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 335th pick / 1970
41 Charlie Waters* 28 SS 14 14 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 6 10 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
11 Danny White 24 P 14 0 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White 23 14 0 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
70 Rayfield Wright* 31 RT 14 14 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 9 11 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
30 Charley Young 24 rb 11 2 213 6-1 North Carolina St. 10/13/1952 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 22nd pick / 1974
Team Total 26.1 14 223.4 6-2.5 3.7