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1977 Dallas Cowboys

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12-2-0, NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.8, Offense: 7.6, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 345 points (24.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (15.1/g), 8th.
 Differential of 133 points (9.5/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: Tom Landry (12-2-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Reeves
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 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 Roger Staubach* 35 8 14 210 for 361, 2,620 yards, 18 td, 9 int, & 51 rushes for 171 yards and 3 td Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
RB Tony Dorsett 23 Rook 4 208 rushes for 1,007 yards, 12 td, & 29 catches for 273 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Robert Newhouse 27 5 14 180 rushes for 721 yards, 3 td, & 16 catches for 106 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
WR Drew Pearson*+ 26 4 14 48 catches for 870 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td
WR Golden Richards 27 4 13 17 catches for 225 yards, 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
TE Billy Joe DuPree* 27 4 14 28 catches for 347 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
LT Ralph Neely 34 12 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
LG Herbert Scott 24 2 10 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
C John Fitzgerald 29 6 12 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
RG Tom Rafferty 23 1 14 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RT Pat Donovan 24 2 14 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 26 3 14 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Jethro Pugh 33 12 12 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Randy White* 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Harvey Martin*+ 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
LLB Thomas Henderson 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1975
MLB Bob Breunig 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
RLB D.D. Lewis 32 9 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
LCB Benny Barnes 26 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Aaron Kyle 23 1 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
SS Charlie Waters* 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
FS Cliff Harris*+ 29 7 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera*+ 26 3 0 18 of 29 field goals & 39 of 41 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Danny White 25 1 0 80 punts for a 39.6 average, 1 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
PR Butch Johnson 23 1 0 50 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
KR Butch Johnson 23 1 0 22 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Benny Barnes 26 LCB 14 14 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 5 6
53 Bob Breunig 24 MLB 14 14 226 6-7 Arizona St. 7/4/1953 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
36 Larry Brinson 23 14 0 214 6-2 Florida 6/6/1954 Rook 0
59 Guy Brown 22 lb 14 0 223 6-4 Houston 6/1/1955 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1977
63 Larry Cole 31 12 0 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 9 3 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
61 Jim Cooper 22 14 0 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
21 Doug Dennison 26 8 0 202 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 12/18/1951 3 1
67 Pat Donovan 24 RT 14 14 253 6-5 Stanford 7/1/1953 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
33 Tony Dorsett 23 RB 14 4 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 Rook 16 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
89 Billy Joe DuPree* 27 TE 14 14 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
62 John Fitzgerald 29 C 12 12 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
71 Andy Frederick 23 13 0 257 6-6 New Mexico 7/25/1954 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1977
77 Bill Gregory 28 13 2 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
43 Cliff Harris*+ 29 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Ouachita Baptist 11/12/1948 7 13
58 Mike Hegman 24 lb 14 1 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
56 Thomas Henderson 24 LLB 14 14 221 6-2 Langston 3/1/1953 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1975
1 Efren Herrera*+ 26 K 14 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 3 4 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
80 Tony Hill 21 14 0 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
42 Randy Hughes 24 13 0 209 6-4 Oklahoma 4/3/1953 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 96th pick / 1975
57 Bruce Huther 23 14 0 221 6-1 New Hampshire 7/23/1954 Rook 4
86 Butch Johnson 23 KR 14 0 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
72 Too Tall Jones 26 LDE 14 14 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 3 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
25 Aaron Kyle 23 RCB 14 10 185 5-11 Wyoming 4/6/1954 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1976
35 Scott Laidlaw 24 14 0 206 6-0 Stanford 2/17/1953 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 356th pick / 1975
66 Burton Lawless 24 g 14 6 253 6-4 Florida 11/1/1953 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 44th pick / 1975
50 D.D. Lewis 32 RLB 14 13 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 9 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
79 Harvey Martin*+ 27 RDE 14 14 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 4 13 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
73 Ralph Neely 34 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 12 8 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
44 Robert Newhouse 27 FB 14 14 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
88 Drew Pearson*+ 26 WR 14 14 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 4 14
26 Preston Pearson 32 RB 14 10 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 10 12 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
75 Jethro Pugh 33 LDT 12 12 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 12 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
64 Tom Rafferty 23 RG 14 14 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
20 Mel Renfro 36 11 0 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 13 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
83 Golden Richards 27 WR 14 13 181 6-1 Hawaii,BYU 12/31/1950 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
87 Jay Saldi 23 14 1 225 6-3 South Carolina 10/8/1954 1 2
68 Herbert Scott 24 LG 11 10 254 6-2 Virginia Union 1/18/1953 2 6 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
65 Dave Stalls 22 11 0 250 6-5 Northern Colorado 9/19/1955 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 191st pick / 1977
12 Roger Staubach* 35 QB 14 14 197 6-3 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Navy 2/5/1942 8 17 Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
46 Mark Washington 30 db 13 4 188 5-10 Morgan St. 12/28/1947 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 335th pick / 1970
41 Charlie Waters* 29 SS 14 14 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 7 10 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
11 Danny White 25 P 14 0 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White* 24 RDT 14 14 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
70 Rayfield Wright 32 2 0 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 10 3 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
Team Total 26.4 14 222.8 6-2.6 3.9