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1983 Dallas Cowboys

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12-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.5, Offense: 8.6, Defense: -0.1, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 479 points (29.9/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (22.5/g), 20th.
 Differential of 119 points (7.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.6-5.4.

Coach: Tom Landry (12-4-0)
 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 31 7 16 334 for 533, 3,980 yards, 29 td, 23 int, & 18 rushes for 31 yards and 4 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
RB Tony Dorsett* 29 6 16 289 rushes for 1,321 yards, 8 td, & 40 catches for 287 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Ron Springs 27 4 14 149 rushes for 541 yards, 7 td, & 73 catches for 589 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
WR Tony Hill 27 6 10 49 catches for 801 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
WR Drew Pearson 32 10 13 47 catches for 545 yards, 5 td, & 2 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td
TE Doug Cosbie* 27 4 16 46 catches for 588 yards, 6 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
LT Pat Donovan 30 8 15 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
LG Herbert Scott 30 8 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
C Tom Rafferty 29 7 15 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Kurt Petersen 26 3 14 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
RT Jim Cooper 28 6 15 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones* 32 9 16 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT John Dutton 32 9 16 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
RDT Randy White*+ 30 8 16 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Harvey Martin 33 10 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
LLB Mike Hegman 30 7 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Bob Breunig 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
RLB Anthony Dickerson 26 3 15 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
LCB Everson Walls*+ 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dennis Thurman 27 5 15 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
SS Dextor Clinkscale 25 3 15 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
FS Michael Downs 24 2 16 1.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 30 6 0 22 of 27 field goals & 57 of 59 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P John Warren 23 Rook 0 39 punts for a 39.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Rod Hill 24 1 0 30 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
KR Ron Fellows 25 2 0 43 kick returns for a 19.9 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Gary Allen 23 6 0 183 5-10 Hawaii 4/23/1960 1 1 Houston Oilers / 6th / 148th pick / 1982
62 Brian Baldinger 23 16 0 278 6-4 Duke 1/7/1960 1 1
40 Bill Bates 22 db 16 1 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 Rook 2
76 Larry Bethea 27 14 0 251 6-2 Michigan St. 7/21/1956 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 28th pick / 1978
53 Bob Breunig 30 MLB 16 16 226 6-7 Arizona St. 7/4/1953 8 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1975
18 Glenn Carano 28 16 0 201 6-3 UNLV 11/18/1955 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1977
47 Dextor Clinkscale 25 SS 15 15 192 5-11 South Carolina St. 4/13/1958 3 6
61 Jim Cooper 28 RT 16 15 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
84 Doug Cosbie* 27 TE 16 16 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
51 Anthony Dickerson 26 RLB 16 15 220 6-2 SMU 6/9/1957 3 7
83 Doug Donley 24 wr 11 1 175 6-0 Ohio St. 2/6/1959 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1981
67 Pat Donovan 30 LT 15 15 253 6-5 Stanford 7/1/1953 8 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 90th pick / 1975
33 Tony Dorsett* 29 RB 16 16 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 6 13 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
26 Michael Downs 24 FS 16 16 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 2 7
89 Billy Joe DuPree 33 te 16 5 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 10 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
78 John Dutton 32 LDT 16 16 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 9 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
27 Ron Fellows 25 KR 16 0 178 6-0 Missouri 11/7/1958 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
58 Mike Hegman 30 LLB 16 15 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 7 6 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
25 Rod Hill 24 PR 14 0 185 6-0 Kentucky St. 3/14/1959 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1982
80 Tony Hill 27 WR 12 10 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
14 Gary Hogeboom 25 6 0 205 6-4 Central Michigan 8/21/1958 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 133rd pick / 1980
55 Bruce Huther 29 lb 11 1 221 6-1 New Hampshire 7/23/1954 6 1
77 Jim Jeffcoat 22 16 0 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
86 Butch Johnson 29 wr 16 5 187 6-1 California-Riverside 5/28/1954 7 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 87th pick / 1976
72 Too Tall Jones* 32 LDE 16 16 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 9 12 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
57 Angelo King 25 lb 16 1 224 6-1 South Carolina St. 2/10/1958 2 1
79 Harvey Martin 33 RDE 16 16 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 10 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
52 Scott McLean 23 4 0 231 6-4 Florida St. 12/16/1960 Rook 0
35 Chuck McSwain 22 1 0 193 6-0 Clemson 2/21/1961 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 135th pick / 1983
3 Jim Miller 26 2 0 183 5-11 Mississippi 7/5/1957 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 65th pick / 1980
44 Robert Newhouse 33 16 0 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 11 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
30 Timmy Newsome 25 16 0 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
88 Drew Pearson 32 WR 14 13 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 10 6
65 Kurt Petersen 26 RG 14 14 264 6-4 Missouri 6/17/1957 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 105th pick / 1980
75 Phil Pozderac 24 t 16 2 277 6-9 Notre Dame 12/19/1959 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
64 Tom Rafferty 29 C 16 15 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
70 Howard Richards 24 g 16 2 263 6-6 Missouri 8/7/1959 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1981
50 Jeff Rohrer 25 lb 16 1 228 6-3 Yale 12/25/1958 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
66 Chris Schultz 23 5 0 277 6-8 Arizona 2/16/1960 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 189th pick / 1983
68 Herbert Scott 30 LG 16 16 254 6-2 Virginia Union 1/18/1953 8 9 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 330th pick / 1975
1 Rafael Septien 30 K 16 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 6 5 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
82 Cleo Simmons 23 11 0 225 6-2 Jackson St. 10/21/1960 Rook 0
60 Don Smerek 26 15 0 255 6-7 Nevada-Reno 12/20/1957 2 1
20 Ron Springs 27 FB 16 14 213 6-0 Ohio St. 11/4/1956 4 10 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 136th pick / 1979
32 Dennis Thurman 27 RCB 16 15 176 5-11 USC 4/13/1956 5 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 306th pick / 1978
63 Glen Titensor 25 g 15 1 263 6-4 UCLA,BYU 2/21/1958 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
71 Mark Tuinei 23 10 0 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 Rook 1
24 Everson Walls*+ 24 LCB 16 16 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 2 14
59 Mike Walter 23 15 0 240 6-3 Oregon 11/30/1960 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 50th pick / 1983
5 John Warren 23 P 9 0 207 6-0 Tennessee 11/8/1960 Rook 1
11 Danny White 31 QB 16 16 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 7 15 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White*+ 30 RDT 16 16 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 8 15 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
Team Total 26.7 16 226.0 6-2.6 4.1