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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: -0.8, 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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Danny White* 30 6 9 156 for 247, 2,079 yards, 16 td, 12 int, & 17 rushes for 91 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
RB Tony Dorsett* 28 5 9 177 rushes for 745 yards, 5 td, & 24 catches for 179 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Ron Springs 26 3 9 59 rushes for 243 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 163 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
WR Tony Hill 26 5 8 35 catches for 526 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 22 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
WR Drew Pearson 31 9 8 26 catches for 382 yards, 3 td
TE Doug Cosbie 26 3 9 30 catches for 441 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -2 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
LT Pat Donovan* 29 7 9 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
LG Howard Richards 23 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1981
C Tom Rafferty 28 6 9 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Kurt Petersen 25 2 9 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
RT Jim Cooper 27 5 9 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones*+ 31 8 9 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT John Dutton 31 8 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
RDT Randy White*+ 29 7 9 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Harvey Martin 32 9 9 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
LLB Mike Hegman 29 6 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Bob Breunig* 29 7 9 1.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
RLB Guy Brown 27 5 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1977
LCB Everson Walls* 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dennis Thurman 26 4 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
SS Benny Barnes 31 10 9 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Michael Downs 23 1 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 29 5 0 10 of 14 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P Danny White* 30 6 9 37 punts for a 41.7 average, 0 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
PR Ron Fellows 24 1 0 25 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
KR Ron Fellows 24 1 0 16 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Brian Baldinger 22 4 0 278 6-4 Duke 1/7/1960 Rook 1
31 Benny Barnes 31 SS 9 9 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 10 6
76 Larry Bethea 26 8 0 251 6-2 Michigan St. 7/21/1956 4 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 28th pick / 1978
53 Bob Breunig* 29 MLB 9 9 226 6-7 Arizona St. 7/4/1953 7 11 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
59 Guy Brown 27 RLB 9 8 223 6-4 Houston 6/1/1955 5 6 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 108th pick / 1977
18 Glenn Carano 27 7 0 201 6-3 UNLV 11/18/1955 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1977
47 Dextor Clinkscale 24 9 0 192 5-11 South Carolina St. 4/13/1958 2 1
61 Jim Cooper 27 RT 9 9 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
84 Doug Cosbie 26 TE 9 9 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
51 Anthony Dickerson 25 lb 9 1 220 6-2 SMU 6/9/1957 2 3
83 Doug Donley 23 6 0 175 6-0 Ohio St. 2/6/1959 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1981
67 Pat Donovan* 29 LT 9 9 253 6-5 Stanford 7/1/1953 7 12 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
33 Tony Dorsett* 28 RB 9 9 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 5 14 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
26 Michael Downs 23 FS 9 9 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 1 7
89 Billy Joe DuPree 32 te 9 1 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 9 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
78 John Dutton 31 LDT 9 9 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
27 Ron Fellows 24 KR 9 0 178 6-0 Missouri 11/7/1958 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
58 Mike Hegman 29 LLB 9 9 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
25 Rod Hill 23 9 0 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
80 Tony Hill 26 WR 9 8 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 5 10 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
14 Gary Hogeboom 24 4 0 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
34 Monty Hunter 23 9 0 202 6-0 Salem 1/21/1959 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1982
86 Butch Johnson 28 wr 9 1 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 6 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
23 James Jones 24 5 0 200 5-10 Mississippi St. 12/6/1958 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 80th pick / 1980
72 Too Tall Jones*+ 31 LDE 9 9 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 8 18 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
57 Angelo King 24 9 0 224 6-1 South Carolina St. 2/10/1958 1 1
79 Harvey Martin 32 RDE 9 9 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 9 14 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
44 Robert Newhouse 32 9 0 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 10 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
30 Timmy Newsome 24 9 0 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
88 Drew Pearson 31 WR 9 8 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 9 7
22 George Peoples 22 8 0 211 6-0 Auburn 8/25/1960 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1982
65 Kurt Petersen 25 RG 9 9 264 6-4 Missouri 6/17/1957 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
75 Phil Pozderac 23 7 0 277 6-9 Notre Dame 12/19/1959 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
64 Tom Rafferty 28 C 9 9 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 6 9 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
70 Howard Richards 23 LG 8 8 263 6-6 Missouri 8/7/1959 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1981
50 Jeff Rohrer 24 8 0 228 6-3 Yale 12/25/1958 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
87 Jay Saldi 28 5 0 225 6-3 South Carolina 10/8/1954 6 0
68 Herbert Scott 29 g 6 1 254 6-2 Virginia Union 1/18/1953 7 2 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
1 Rafael Septien 29 K 9 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 5 4 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
60 Don Smerek 25 7 0 255 6-7 Nevada 12/20/1957 1 1
55 Danny Spradlin 23 9 0 235 6-1 Tennessee 3/3/1959 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1981
20 Ron Springs 26 FB 9 9 213 6-0 Ohio St. 11/4/1956 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
32 Dennis Thurman 26 RCB 9 9 176 5-11 USC 4/13/1956 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
63 Glen Titensor 24 4 0 263 6-4 UCLA,BYU 2/21/1958 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
24 Everson Walls* 23 LCB 9 9 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 1 14
11 Danny White* 30 P 9 9 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 6 18 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White*+ 29 RDT 9 9 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 7 17 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
73 Steve Wright 23 9 0 271 6-6 Northern Iowa 4/8/1959 1 1
Team Total 26.4 9 224.4 6-2.5 3.9