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1980 Dallas Cowboys

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12-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.0, Offense: 7.8, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 454 points (28.4/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 311 points (19.4/g), 13th.
 Differential of 143 points (8.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.4-4.6.

Coach: Tom Landry (12-4-0)
 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 Danny White 28 4 16 260 for 436, 3,287 yards, 28 td, 25 int, & 27 rushes for 114 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
RB Tony Dorsett 26 3 15 278 rushes for 1,185 yards, 11 td, & 34 catches for 263 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Robert Newhouse 30 8 10 118 rushes for 451 yards, 6 td, & 8 catches for 75 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
WR Tony Hill 24 3 13 60 catches for 1,055 yards, 8 td, & 4 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
WR Drew Pearson 29 7 15 43 catches for 568 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 30 yards and 0 td
TE Billy Joe DuPree 30 7 16 29 catches for 312 yards, 7 td, & 4 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
LT Pat Donovan* 27 5 16 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
LG Herbert Scott*+ 27 5 16 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
C John Fitzgerald 32 9 14 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
RG Tom Rafferty 26 4 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RT Jim Cooper 25 3 15 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 29 6 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Larry Cole 34 12 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
RDT Randy White* 27 5 16 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Harvey Martin 30 7 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
LLB Mike Hegman 27 4 16 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Bob Breunig* 27 5 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
RLB D.D. Lewis 35 12 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
LCB Steve Wilson 23 1 11 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Aaron Mitchell 24 1 15 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 55th pick / 1979
SS Charlie Waters 32 10 16 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
FS Dennis Thurman 24 2 16 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 27 3 0 11 of 17 field goals & 59 of 60 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P Danny White 28 4 16 71 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
PR James Jones 22 Rook 0 54 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 80th pick / 1980
KR James Jones 22 Rook 0 32 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 80th pick / 1980

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Benny Barnes 29 lcb 11 6 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 8 3
76 Larry Bethea 24 11 0 251 6-2 Michigan St. 7/21/1956 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 28th pick / 1978
53 Bob Breunig* 27 MLB 16 16 226 6-7 Arizona St. 7/4/1953 5 12 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
59 Guy Brown 25 16 0 223 6-4 Houston 6/1/1955 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1977
18 Glenn Carano 25 3 0 201 6-3 UNLV 11/18/1955 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1977
47 Dextor Clinkscale 22 16 0 192 5-11 South Carolina St. 4/13/1958 Rook 1
63 Larry Cole 34 LDT 16 16 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 12 8 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
61 Jim Cooper 25 RT 15 15 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
84 Doug Cosbie 24 16 0 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
51 Anthony Dickerson 23 16 0 220 6-2 SMU 6/9/1957 Rook 2
67 Pat Donovan* 27 LT 16 16 253 6-5 Stanford 7/1/1953 5 12 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
33 Tony Dorsett 26 RB 15 15 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 3 13 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
89 Billy Joe DuPree 30 TE 16 16 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 7 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
78 John Dutton 29 16 0 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 6 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
62 John Fitzgerald 32 C 14 14 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 9 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
71 Andy Frederick 26 t 16 1 257 6-6 New Mexico 7/25/1954 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1977
58 Mike Hegman 27 LLB 16 16 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 4 9 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
80 Tony Hill 24 WR 16 13 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 3 12 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
14 Gary Hogeboom 22 2 0 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
42 Randy Hughes 27 5 0 209 6-4 Oklahoma 4/3/1953 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 96th pick / 1975
40 Eric Hurt 23 4 0 171 5-11 San Jose St. 6/11/1957 Rook 0
57 Bruce Huther 26 15 0 221 6-1 New Hampshire 7/23/1954 3 1
86 Butch Johnson 26 wr 16 1 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 4 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
23 James Jones 22 KR 16 0 200 5-10 Mississippi St. 12/6/1958 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 80th pick / 1980
72 Too Tall Jones 29 LDE 16 16 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
50 D.D. Lewis 35 RLB 16 16 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 12 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
79 Harvey Martin 30 RDE 16 16 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 7 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
34 Aaron Mitchell 24 RCB 15 15 196 6-1 Morris Brown,UNLV 12/15/1956 1 7 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 55th pick / 1979
44 Robert Newhouse 30 FB 16 10 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 8 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
30 Timmy Newsome 22 rb 16 1 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
88 Drew Pearson 29 WR 16 15 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 7 7
26 Preston Pearson 35 11 0 205 6-1 Illinois 1/17/1945 13 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 298th pick / 1967
65 Kurt Petersen 23 16 0 264 6-4 Missouri 6/17/1957 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
64 Tom Rafferty 26 RG 16 16 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 4 9 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
56 Bill Roe 22 16 0 233 6-3 Colorado 2/6/1958 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1980
87 Jay Saldi 26 te 16 3 225 6-3 South Carolina 10/8/1954 4 4
68 Herbert Scott*+ 27 LG 16 16 254 6-2 Virginia Union 1/18/1953 5 18 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
1 Rafael Septien 27 K 16 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 3 4 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
52 Robert Shaw 24 c 14 2 245 6-4 Tennessee 10/15/1956 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 27th pick / 1979
46 Roland Solomon 24 10 0 193 6-0 Utah 2/6/1956 Rook 1
20 Ron Springs 24 fb 15 6 213 6-0 Ohio St. 11/4/1956 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
77 Bruce Thornton 22 13 0 263 6-5 Illinois 2/14/1958 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 219th pick / 1979
32 Dennis Thurman 24 FS 16 16 176 5-11 USC 4/13/1956 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
41 Charlie Waters 32 SS 16 16 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 10 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
66 Norm Wells 23 3 0 261 6-5 Northwestern 9/8/1957 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 330th pick / 1980
11 Danny White 28 P 16 16 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White* 27 RDT 16 16 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 5 11 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
45 Steve Wilson 23 LCB 16 11 195 5-10 Howard 8/24/1957 1 6
Team Total 26.3 16 222.9 6-2.4 3.8