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1982 Dallas Cowboys

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6-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.2, Offense: 5.2, Defense: 3.0, SoS: -0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 226 points (25.1/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 145 points (16.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 81 points (9.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 6.7-2.3.

Coach: Tom Landry (6-3-0)
 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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 226 3199 579 5.5 26 12 11 180 160 258 1886 16 14 6.7 99 296 1313 10 4.4 70
Team Defense 145 2753 581 4.7 25 10 11 162 152 289 1742 10 15 5.4 95 260 1011 5 3.9 56
Lg Rank Offense 5 5 23 26 6 23 9 4 18 4 9 5 10 1
Lg Rank Defense 3 11 7 11 9 18 11 8 7 9 9 13 2 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 13 boxscore L 0-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 28 36 28 436 341 95 4 23 388 241 147 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 7 19 379 246 133 2 19 311 249 62 1
3 Sun November 21 boxscore W 2-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 9 13 185 107 78 1 21 382 247 135 1
4 Thu November 25 boxscore W 3-1 Cleveland Browns 31 14 27 496 197 299 4 17 280 198 82 5
5 Sun December 5 boxscore W 4-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 10 22 362 202 160 2 15 275 209 66 3
6 Mon December 13 boxscore W 5-1 @ Houston Oilers 37 7 20 416 295 121 2 10 199 160 39 3
7 Sun December 19 boxscore W 6-1 New Orleans Saints 21 7 16 316 195 121 5 18 301 63 238 4
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 6-2 Philadelphia Eagles 20 24 17 245 136 109 4 16 236 153 83 4
9 Mon January 3 boxscore L 6-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 31 18 364 167 197 2 23 381 222 159 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 9 boxscore W 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30 17 29 456 277 179 3 8 218 113 105 3
Division Sun January 16 boxscore W 8-3 Green Bay Packers 37 26 24 375 266 109 2 21 466 308 158 5
ConfChamp Sat January 22 boxscore L 8-4 @ Washington Redskins 17 31 21 340 275 65 3 18 260 123 137

Passing

No. 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 Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
11 Danny White* 30 P/QB 9 9 6-3-0 156 247 63.2 2079 16 6.5 12 4.9 49 8.4 7.5 13.3 231.0 91.1 25 264 6.67 5.86 9.2 0 0
14 Gary Hogeboom 24 4 0 3 8 37.5 45 0 0.0 1 12.5 26 5.6 0.0 15.0 11.3 17.2 0 0 5.63 0.00 0.0
88 Drew Pearson 31 WR 9 8 1 2 50.0 26 0 0.0 1 50.0 26 13.0 -9.5 26.0 2.9 56.2 0 0 13.00 -9.50 0.0
33 Tony Dorsett* 28 RB 9 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.4 9 6-3-0 160 258 62.0 2150 16 6.2 14 5.4 49 8.3 7.1 13.4 238.9 86.5 25 264 6.66 5.57 8.8 0 0
Opp Total 9 152 289 52.6 2002 10 3.5 15 5.2 6.9 5.28 13.2 222.4 64.7 32 260 5.4 3.9 10.0

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. 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
33 Tony Dorsett* 28 RB 9 9 177 745 5 99 4.2 82.8 19.7 24 179 7.5 0 18 2.7 19.9 924 5 6
20 Ron Springs 26 FB 9 9 59 243 2 46 4.1 27.0 6.6 17 163 9.6 2 34 1.9 18.1 406 4 3
11 Danny White* 30 P/QB 9 9 17 91 0 21 5.4 10.1 1.9 91 0 10
30 Timmy Newsome 24 9 0 15 98 1 25 6.5 10.9 1.7 6 118 19.7 1 46 0.7 13.1 216 2 1
44 Robert Newhouse 32 9 0 14 79 1 27 5.6 8.8 1.6 79 1 0
22 George Peoples 22 8 0 7 22 0 7 3.1 2.8 0.9 22 0 0
14 Gary Hogeboom 24 4 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.8 0 0 2
80 Tony Hill 26 WR 9 8 1 22 0 22 22.0 2.4 0.1 35 526 15.0 1 47 3.9 58.4 548 1 0
84 Doug Cosbie 26 TE 9 9 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.2 0.1 30 441 14.7 4 45 3.3 49.0 439 4 0
86 Butch Johnson 28 wr 9 1 1 9 0 9 9.0 1.0 0.1 12 269 22.4 3 49 1.3 29.9 278 3 0
89 Billy Joe DuPree 32 te 9 1 1 6 1 6 6.0 0.7 0.1 7 41 5.9 2 12 0.8 4.6 47 3 0
88 Drew Pearson 31 WR 9 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 382 14.7 3 48 2.9 42.4 382 3 0
83 Doug Donley 23 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 23 11.5 0 12 0.3 3.8 23 0 2
87 Jay Saldi 28 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.6 8 0 0
Team Total 26.4 9 296 1313 10 99 4.4 145.9 32.9 160 2150 13.4 16 49 17.8 238.9 3463 26 29
Opp Total 9 260 1011 5 3.9 112.3 28.9 152 1742 11.5 10 16.9 193.6 2753 15 20

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
27 Ron Fellows 24 KR/PR 9 0 25 189 0 17 7.6 16 359 0 35 22.4 548
83 Doug Donley 23 6 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 8 151 0 33 18.9 188
30 Timmy Newsome 24 9 0 5 74 0 26 14.8 290
25 Rod Hill 23 9 0 4 39 0 26 9.8 39
23 James Jones 24 5 0 2 46 0 27 23.0 46
84 Doug Cosbie 26 TE 9 9 1 4 0 4 4.0 443
32 Dennis Thurman 26 RCB 9 9 1 17 0 17 17.0 17
Team Total 26.4 9 30 242 0 26 8.1 33 651 0 35 19.7 4356
Opp Total 9 21 118 0 5.6 41 936 0 22.8

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
1 Rafael Septien 29 K 9 0 1 1 3 3 4 3 4 2 2 1 14 10 71.4% 28 28 100.0%
11 Danny White* 30 P/QB 9 9 37 1542 56 0 41.7
Team Total 26.4 9 1 1 3 3 4 3 4 2 2 1 14 10 71.4% 28 28 100.0% 37 1542 56 0 41.7
Opp Total 9 15 9 60.0% 17 16 94.1% 49 2082 42.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
11 Danny White* 30 P/QB 9 9 0 10 2 0 0
72 Too Tall Jones*+ 31 LDE 9 9 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
79 Harvey Martin 32 RDE 9 9 8.0
24 Everson Walls* 23 LCB 9 9 7 61 0 37 0 0 1 0 0 0
33 Tony Dorsett* 28 RB 9 9 0 6 1 0 0
26 Michael Downs 23 FS 9 9 1.0 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 3 87 1
27 Ron Fellows 24 KR/PR 9 0 0 3 1 0 0
25 Rod Hill 23 9 0 0 1 3 0 0
20 Ron Springs 26 FB 9 9 0 3 1 0 0
32 Dennis Thurman 26 RCB 9 9 3 75 1 60 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Bob Breunig* 29 MLB 9 9 1.5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Anthony Dickerson 25 lb 9 1 2.5 1 4 0 4 0
54 Randy White*+ 29 RDT 9 9 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
31 Benny Barnes 31 SS 9 9 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
47 Dextor Clinkscale 24 9 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0
76 Larry Bethea 26 8 0 2.0
83 Doug Donley 23 6 0 0 2 0 0 0
78 John Dutton 31 LDT 9 9 2.0
14 Gary Hogeboom 24 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Monty Hunter 23 9 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Timmy Newsome 24 9 0 0 1 1 0 0
65 Kurt Petersen 25 RG 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
64 Tom Rafferty 28 C 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
58 Mike Hegman 29 LLB 9 9 1.5
61 Jim Cooper 27 RT 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
22 George Peoples 22 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Herbert Scott 29 g 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
60 Don Smerek 25 7 0 1.0
Team Total 26.4 9 32.0 15 163 1 60 0 0 29 26 87 1
Opp Total 9 25 20 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Rafael Septien 29 K 9 0 28 10 58
33 Tony Dorsett* 28 RB 9 9 5 5 30
84 Doug Cosbie 26 TE 9 9 4 4 24
20 Ron Springs 26 FB 9 9 2 2 4 24
89 Billy Joe DuPree 32 te 9 1 1 2 3 18
86 Butch Johnson 28 wr 9 1 3 3 18
88 Drew Pearson 31 WR 9 8 3 3 18
30 Timmy Newsome 24 9 0 1 1 2 12
26 Michael Downs 23 FS 9 9 1 1 6
80 Tony Hill 26 WR 9 8 1 1 6
44 Robert Newhouse 32 9 0 1 1 6
32 Dennis Thurman 26 RCB 9 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 9 10 16 1 1 28 28 10 226
Opp Total 9 5 10 1 1 16 9 145