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1984 Dallas Cowboys

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9-7-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.0, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 2.4, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 308 points (19.2/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 308 points (19.2/g), 9th.
 Differential of 0 points (0.0/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-8.0.

Coach: Tom Landry (9-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Harvey Bright
President/General Manager Tex Schramm
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 308 5320 1121 4.7 43 17 28 323 322 604 3606 19 26 5.5 202 469 1714 12 3.7 93
Team Defense 308 5036 1094 4.6 44 16 22 283 250 527 2810 23 28 4.8 155 510 2226 8 4.4 106
Lg Rank Offense 18 11 25 20 8 3 6 17 23 21 20 20 19 23
Lg Rank Defense 9 7 3 10 4 19 5 16 5 2 16 24 1 23

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 3 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 20 13 26 436 321 115 5 11 204 67 137 5
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 1-1 @ New York Giants 7 28 23 344 206 138 4 15 284 164 120 1
3 Sun September 16 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 23 17 21 447 352 95 20 299 243 56 3
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 20 6 19 300 200 100 1 15 204 77 127 4
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 4-1 @ Chicago Bears 23 14 17 313 254 59 26 400 117 283 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 4-2 St. Louis Cardinals 20 31 19 298 177 121 3 23 477 325 152
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 4-3 @ Washington Redskins 14 34 21 359 269 90 4 19 423 182 241 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W OT 5-3 New Orleans Saints 30 27 22 292 194 98 2 17 342 107 235 5
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 6-3 Indianapolis Colts 22 3 27 397 262 135 2 9 155 82 73 4
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-4 New York Giants 7 19 13 256 140 116 3 18 348 227 121 2
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24 17 16 250 134 116 2 25 435 357 78 6
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 7-5 @ Buffalo Bills 3 14 19 297 219 78 3 14 307 104 203 2
13 Thu November 22 boxscore W 8-5 New England Patriots 20 17 18 342 275 67 2 19 297 147 150 1
14 Sun December 2 boxscore W 9-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 26 10 16 286 96 190 6 13 173 135 38 4
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 9-6 Washington Redskins 28 30 25 387 281 106 4 22 299 148 151
16 Mon December 17 boxscore L 9-7 @ Miami Dolphins 21 28 21 316 226 90 2 17 389 328 61 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Gary Hogeboom 26 QB 16 10 6-4-0 195 367 53.1% 2366 7 1.9 14 3.8 68 6.4 5.1 12.1 147.9 63.7 26 211 5.48 4.24 6.6 1 2
11 Danny White 32 P/qb 14 6 3-3-0 126 233 54.1% 1580 11 4.7 11 4.7 66 6.8 5.6 12.5 112.9 71.5 22 178 5.50 4.42 8.6 1 2
82 Mike Renfro 29 WR 16 11 1 2 50.0% 49 1 50.0 0 0.0 49 24.5 34.5 49.0 3.1 135.4 0 0 24.50 34.50 0.0
33 Tony Dorsett 30 RB 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
20 Ron Springs 28 FB 16 12 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 26.3 16 9-7-0 322 604 53.3% 3995 19 3.1 26 4.3 68 6.6 5.3 12.4 249.7 66.6 48 389 5.53 4.32 7.4 2 4
Opp Total 16 250 527 47.4% 3200 23 4.4 28 5.3 6.1 4.55 12.8 200.0 59.3 57 390 4.8 3.4 9.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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 30 RB 16 16 302 1189 6 31 3.9 74.3 18.9 51 459 9.0 1 68 3.2 28.7 1648 7 12
20 Ron Springs 28 FB 16 12 68 197 1 16 2.9 12.3 4.3 46 454 9.9 3 57 2.9 28.4 651 4 1
30 Timmy Newsome 26 rb 15 4 66 268 5 30 4.1 17.9 4.4 26 263 10.1 0 29 1.7 17.5 531 5 3
14 Gary Hogeboom 26 QB 16 10 15 19 0 11 1.3 1.2 0.9 19 0 8
23 James Jones 26 9 0 8 13 0 6 1.6 1.4 0.9 7 57 8.1 1 19 0.8 6.3 70 1 0
11 Danny White 32 P/qb 14 6 6 21 0 8 3.5 1.5 0.4 21 0 2
83 Doug Donley 25 wr 15 9 2 5 0 6 2.5 0.3 0.1 32 473 14.8 2 49 2.1 31.5 478 2 0
80 Tony Hill 28 WR 11 11 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.6 0.1 58 864 14.9 5 66 5.3 78.5 871 5 0
86 Waddell Smith 29 2 0 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -2.5 0.5 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 2 0 0
84 Doug Cosbie* 28 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 789 13.2 4 36 3.8 49.3 789 4 1
82 Mike Renfro 29 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 583 16.7 2 60 2.2 36.4 583 2 0
85 Fred Cornwell 23 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 23 11.5 1 13 0.1 1.6 23 1 0
17 Harold Carmichael 35 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.5 3.5 7 0 0
86 Duriel Harris 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.2 1.8 9 0 0
81 Kirk Phillips 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.8 6 0 0
75 Phil Pozderac 25 LT/rt 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 16 469 1714 12 31 3.7 107.1 29.3 322 3995 12.4 19 68 20.1 249.7 5709 31 35
Opp Total 16 510 2226 8 4.4 139.1 31.9 250 2810 11.2 23 15.6 175.6 5036 31 35

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
31 Gary Allen 24 KR/PR 16 0 54 446 0 18 8.3 33 666 0 34 20.2 1112
35 Chuck McSwain 23 15 0 20 403 0 32 20.2 403
27 Ron Fellows 26 RCB 16 16 6 94 0 23 15.7 94
28 Norm Granger 23 15 0 2 6 0 5 3.0 6
89 Brian Salonen 23 16 0 2 30 0 22 15.0 30
Team Total 26.3 16 54 446 0 18 8.3 63 1199 0 34 19.0 7354
Opp Total 16 55 230 0 4.2 65 1310 0 20.2

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
11 Danny White 32 P/qb 14 6 82 3151 54 0 38.4
1 Rafael Septien 31 K 16 0 2 2 7 6 9 9 8 4 3 2 29 23 79.3%% 34 33 97.1%%
5 John Warren 24 p 3 0 21 799 48 0 38.0
3 Jim Miller 27 p 1 0 5 173 41 0 34.6
Team Total 26.3 16 2 2 7 6 9 9 8 4 3 2 29 23 79.3%% 34 33 97.1%% 108 4123 54 0 38.2
Opp Total 16 28 19 67.9%% 36 35 97.2%% 99 4237 42.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
77 Jim Jeffcoat 23 RDE 16 16 11.5 1 0 1 0 1 82 0
40 Bill Bates* 23 db 12 2 5.0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 52 0
55 Steve DeOssie 22 16 0 8 0
33 Tony Dorsett 30 RB 16 16 0 12 1 -21 0
26 Michael Downs 25 FS 16 16 3.5 7 126 1 27 0 0 0 2 28 0
54 Randy White*+ 31 RDT 16 16 12.5
14 Gary Hogeboom 26 QB 16 10 0 8 4 -3 0
72 Too Tall Jones 33 LDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Mike Hegman 31 LLB 16 16 3.5 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
27 Ron Fellows 26 RCB 16 16 3 3 0 3 0 0 3 1 12 0
32 Dennis Thurman 28 16 0 1.0 5 81 1 43 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Dextor Clinkscale 26 SS 15 15 1.0 3 32 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 23 mlb 15 8 2.5 1 32 0 32 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Anthony Dickerson 27 RLB 16 15 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Vince Albritton 22 16 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
31 Gary Allen 24 KR/PR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
30 Timmy Newsome 26 rb 15 4 0 3 0 0 0
22 Victor Scott 22 16 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Everson Walls 25 LCB 16 16 3 12 0 12 0
11 Danny White 32 P/qb 14 6 0 2 1 -3 0
78 John Dutton 33 LDT 16 16 2.5 1
35 Chuck McSwain 23 15 0 0 2 0 0 0
64 Tom Rafferty 30 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
50 Jeff Rohrer 26 16 0 0 1 1 5 0
84 Doug Cosbie* 28 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
28 Norm Granger 23 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Howard Richards 25 g 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
89 Brian Salonen 23 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Don Smerek 27 16 0 1.0
20 Ron Springs 28 FB 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
71 Mark Tuinei 24 16 0 1.0
Team Total 26.3 16 56.0 28 297 2 43 0 1 35 30 18 1 142 0 1
Opp Total 16 48 35 19

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Rafael Septien 31 K 16 0 33 23 102
33 Tony Dorsett 30 RB 16 16 6 1 7 42
80 Tony Hill 28 WR 11 11 5 5 30
30 Timmy Newsome 26 rb 15 4 5 5 30
84 Doug Cosbie* 28 TE 16 16 4 4 24
20 Ron Springs 28 FB 16 12 1 3 4 24
83 Doug Donley 25 wr 15 9 2 2 12
82 Mike Renfro 29 WR 16 11 2 2 12
85 Fred Cornwell 23 te 14 1 1 1 6
26 Michael Downs 25 FS 16 16 1 1 6
77 Jim Jeffcoat 23 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
23 James Jones 26 9 0 1 1 6
32 Dennis Thurman 28 16 0 1 1 6
78 John Dutton 33 LDT 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.3 16 12 19 1 2 34 33 23 1 308
Opp Total 16 8 23 1 4 35 19 308

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-03 @ RAM W, 20-13 2 19 pass Doug Cosbie 19 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
2 1984-09-03 @ RAM W, 20-13 4 7 rush Tony Dorsett 7 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
3 1984-09-09 @ NYG L, 7-28 3 2 pass Doug Cosbie 2 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
4 1984-09-16 PHI W, 23-17 2 25 pass Ron Springs 25 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
5 1984-09-16 PHI W, 23-17 3 49 pass Doug Donley 49 yard pass from Mike Renfro (Rafael Septien kick)
6 1984-09-23 GNB W, 20-6 1 1 rush Timmy Newsome 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
7 1984-09-23 GNB W, 20-6 4 7 rush Tony Dorsett 7 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
8 1984-09-30 @ CHI W, 23-14 1 68 pass Tony Dorsett 68 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
9 1984-09-30 @ CHI W, 23-14 2 2 rush Timmy Newsome 2 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
10 1984-10-07 STL L, 20-31 1 31 rush Tony Dorsett 31 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
11 1984-10-07 STL L, 20-31 4 10 pass Fred Cornwell 10 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
12 1984-10-14 @ WAS L, 14-34 1 29 rush Tony Dorsett 29 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
13 1984-10-14 @ WAS L, 14-34 4 6 rush Tony Dorsett 6 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
14 1984-10-21 NOR W, 30-27 4 3 rush Tony Dorsett 3 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
15 1984-10-21 NOR W, 30-27 4 12 pass Mike Renfro 12 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
16 1984-10-21 NOR W, 30-27 4 0 fumble Jim Jeffcoat 0 yard fumble return (Rafael Septien kick)
17 1984-10-28 IND W, 22-3 2 38 pass Tony Hill 38 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
18 1984-10-28 IND W, 22-3 2 5 pass Doug Cosbie 5 yard pass from Danny White
19 1984-11-04 NYG L, 7-19 2 30 pass Tony Hill 30 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
20 1984-11-11 @ STL W, 24-17 1 1 rush Ron Springs 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
21 1984-11-11 @ STL W, 24-17 2 8 pass James Jones 8 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
22 1984-11-11 @ STL W, 24-17 4 26 pass Ron Springs 26 yard pass from Gary Hogeboom (Rafael Septien kick)
23 1984-11-22 NWE W, 20-17 1 27 interception Michael Downs 27 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
24 1984-11-22 NWE W, 20-17 3 9 pass Tony Hill 9 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
25 1984-12-02 @ PHI W, 26-10 1 38 interception Dennis Thurman 38 yard interception return (Rafael Septien kick)
26 1984-12-02 @ PHI W, 26-10 3 57 pass Ron Springs 57 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
27 1984-12-02 @ PHI W, 26-10 3 8 rush Timmy Newsome 8 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
28 1984-12-09 WAS L, 28-30 1 6 pass Doug Donley 6 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
29 1984-12-09 WAS L, 28-30 2 2 pass Doug Cosbie 2 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
30 1984-12-09 WAS L, 28-30 2 60 pass Mike Renfro 60 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
31 1984-12-09 WAS L, 28-30 4 43 pass Tony Hill 43 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
32 1984-12-17 @ MIA L, 21-28 3 1 rush Timmy Newsome 1 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
33 1984-12-17 @ MIA L, 21-28 4 4 rush Timmy Newsome 4 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
34 1984-12-17 @ MIA L, 21-28 4 66 pass Tony Hill 66 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-03 @ RAM L, 13-20 1 2 rush Eric Dickerson 2 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
2 1984-09-09 @ NYG W, 28-7 1 62 pass Byron Williams 62 yard pass from Phil Simms (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
3 1984-09-09 @ NYG W, 28-7 1 16 pass Lionel Manuel 16 yard pass from Phil Simms (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
4 1984-09-09 @ NYG W, 28-7 2 81 fumble Andy Headen 81 yard fumble return (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
5 1984-09-09 @ NYG W, 28-7 3 18 pass Zeke Mowatt 18 yard pass from Phil Simms (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
6 1984-09-16 PHI L, 17-23 2 16 pass Mike Quick 16 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Paul McFadden kick)
7 1984-09-16 PHI L, 17-23 4 9 pass Mike Quick 9 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Paul McFadden kick)
8 1984-09-23 GNB L, 6-20 3 5 interception Robert Brown 5 yard interception return
9 1984-09-30 @ CHI L, 14-23 1 16 rush Jim McMahon 16 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
10 1984-09-30 @ CHI L, 14-23 2 20 rush Walter Payton 20 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1984-10-07 STL W, 31-20 1 20 pass Doug Marsh 20 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
12 1984-10-07 STL W, 31-20 2 3 rush Stump Mitchell 3 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
13 1984-10-07 STL W, 31-20 3 70 pass Roy Green 70 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
14 1984-10-07 STL W, 31-20 3 45 pass Roy Green 45 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
15 1984-10-14 @ WAS W, 34-14 1 49 interception Monte Coleman 49 yard interception return (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1984-10-14 @ WAS W, 34-14 2 8 pass Clint Didier 8 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1984-10-14 @ WAS W, 34-14 3 80 pass Calvin Muhammad 80 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1984-10-14 @ WAS W, 34-14 4 3 pass Clint Didier 3 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1984-10-21 NOR L, 27-30 2 36 pass Tyrone Young 36 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1984-10-21 NOR L, 27-30 2 62 rush Hokie Gajan 62 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1984-10-21 NOR L, 27-30 3 43 interception Dirt Winston 43 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1984-11-04 NYG W, 19-7 3 9 pass Lionel Manuel 9 yard pass from Phil Simms (Ali Haji-Sheikh kick)
23 1984-11-11 @ STL L, 17-24 2 15 pass Pat Tilley 15 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
24 1984-11-11 @ STL L, 17-24 3 1 pass Randy Love 1 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
25 1984-11-18 @ BUF W, 14-3 1 85 rush Greg Bell 85 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
26 1984-11-18 @ BUF W, 14-3 4 3 pass Greg Bell 3 yard pass from Joe Ferguson (Chuck Nelson kick)
27 1984-11-22 NWE L, 17-20 4 1 pass Derrick Ramsey 1 yard pass from Tony Eason (Tony Franklin kick)
28 1984-11-22 NWE L, 17-20 4 1 rush Tony Eason 1 yard rush (Tony Franklin kick)
29 1984-12-02 @ PHI L, 10-26 4 2 pass Vyto Kab 2 yard pass from Joe Pisarcik (Paul McFadden kick)
30 1984-12-09 WAS W, 30-28 3 32 interception Darrell Green 32 yard interception return (Mark Moseley kick)
31 1984-12-09 WAS W, 30-28 3 22 pass Calvin Muhammad 22 yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)
32 1984-12-09 WAS W, 30-28 4 1 rush John Riggins 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
33 1984-12-17 @ MIA W, 28-21 2 41 pass Mark Clayton 41 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
34 1984-12-17 @ MIA W, 28-21 3 3 pass Bruce Hardy 3 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
35 1984-12-17 @ MIA W, 28-21 4 39 pass Mark Clayton 39 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
36 1984-12-17 @ MIA W, 28-21 4 63 pass Mark Clayton 63 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)