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1985 Dallas Cowboys

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.2, Offense: 0.6, Defense: -0.3, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (20.8/g), 14th.
 Differential of 24 points (1.5/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-7.3.

Coach: Tom Landry (10-6-0)
 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
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 357 5602 1093 5.1 41 16 33 336 344 587 3861 27 25 6.1 208 462 1741 11 3.8 95
Team Defense 333 5608 1076 5.2 48 15 21 312 279 549 3755 20 33 6.1 193 465 1853 18 4.0 98
Lg Rank Offense 11 8 19 11 9 3 3 6 21 10 16 17 23 22
Lg Rank Defense 14 20 2 17 15 25 26 12 2 19 10 11 17 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 9 boxscore W 1-0 Washington Redskins 44 14 19 319 206 113 1 24 369 249 120 7
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-1 @ Detroit Lions 21 26 33 554 452 102 5 13 200 128 72 1
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-1 Cleveland Browns 20 7 20 343 212 131 2 15 297 169 128 3
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-1 @ Houston Oilers 17 10 16 339 183 156 13 214 133 81 5
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 @ New York Giants 30 29 27 423 317 106 4 19 473 403 70 5
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 13 18 374 241 133 2 14 315 231 84 3
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 5-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 14 16 22 310 163 147 4 22 402 347 55 1
8 Sun October 27 boxscore W 6-2 Atlanta Falcons 24 10 28 461 352 109 4 18 253 91 162 4
9 Mon November 4 boxscore L 6-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 10 21 18 248 159 89 3 19 286 237 49
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-3 @ Washington Redskins 13 7 14 338 219 119 15 267 143 124 3
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 7-4 Chicago Bears 0 44 12 171 119 52 5 18 378 162 216 1
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 8-4 Philadelphia Eagles 34 17 28 377 234 143 1 20 402 277 125 3
13 Thu November 28 boxscore W 9-4 St. Louis Cardinals 35 17 23 393 277 116 1 24 365 281 84 3
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-5 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24 50 20 260 196 64 4 31 570 296 274 2
15 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-5 New York Giants 28 21 13 273 172 101 1 25 396 296 100 4
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 10-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 16 31 25 419 359 60 4 22 421 312 109 3
Playoffs
Division Sat January 4 boxscore L 10-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 0 20 15 243 182 61 6 15 316 47 269 2

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 33 QB 14 14 10-4-0 267 450 59.3 3157 21 4.7 17 3.8 56 7.0 6.2 11.8 225.5 80.6 30 257 6.04 5.32 6.3 1 2
14 Gary Hogeboom 27 qb 16 2 0-2-0 70 126 55.6 978 5 4.0 7 5.6 58 7.8 6.1 14.0 61.1 70.8 14 118 6.14 4.61 10.0
16 Steve Pelluer 23 2 0 5 8 62.5 47 0 0.0 0 0.0 28 5.9 5.9 9.4 23.5 78.6 0 0 5.88 5.88 0.0
23 James Jones 27 rb 16 2 1 2 50.0 12 1 50.0 1 50.0 12 6.0 -6.5 12.0 0.8 68.7 0 0 6.00 -6.50 0.0
80 Tony Hill* 29 WR 15 14 1 1 100.0 42 0 0.0 0 0.0 42 42.0 42.0 42.0 2.8 118.7 0 0 42.00 42.00 0.0
Team Total 26.4 16 10-6-0 344 587 58.6 4236 27 4.6 25 4.3 58 7.2 6.2 12.3 264.8 78.6 44 375 6.12 5.19 7.0 1 2
Opp Total 16 279 549 50.8 4214 20 3.6 33 6.0 7.7 5.70 15.1 263.4 63.5 62 459 6.1 4.4 10.1

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 31 RB 16 16 305 1307 7 60 4.3 81.7 19.1 46 449 9.8 3 56 2.9 28.1 1756 10 7
30 Timmy Newsome 27 FB 14 14 88 252 2 15 2.9 18.0 6.3 46 361 7.8 1 24 3.3 25.8 613 3 2
11 Danny White 33 QB 14 14 22 44 1 21 2.0 3.1 1.6 1 12 12.0 1 12 0.1 0.9 56 2 6
29 Robert Lavette 22 KR 12 0 13 34 0 10 2.6 2.8 1.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 42 0 0
38 John Williams 25 8 0 13 40 0 9 3.1 5.0 1.6 40 0 3
14 Gary Hogeboom 27 qb 16 2 8 48 1 15 6.0 3.0 0.5 48 1 0
46 Todd Fowler 23 te 8 0 7 25 0 6 3.6 3.1 0.9 5 24 4.8 0 10 0.6 3.0 49 0 0
16 Steve Pelluer 23 2 0 3 -2 0 1 -0.7 -1.0 1.5 -2 0 0
80 Tony Hill* 29 WR 15 14 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 74 1113 15.0 7 53 4.9 74.2 1107 7 2
23 James Jones 27 rb 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 24 179 7.5 0 35 1.5 11.2 179 0 0
87 Gordon Banks 27 2 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.5 0.5 -1 0 0
84 Doug Cosbie* 29 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 793 12.4 6 42 4.0 49.6 793 6 2
82 Mike Renfro 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 60 955 15.9 8 58 3.8 59.7 955 8 3
81 Karl Powe 23 wr 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 237 16.9 0 34 0.9 15.8 237 0 1
85 Fred Cornwell 24 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 77 12.8 1 32 0.4 4.8 77 1 0
83 Leon Gonzalez 22 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 13 0.3 2.5 28 0 1
Team Total 26.4 16 462 1741 11 60 3.8 108.8 28.9 344 4236 12.3 27 58 21.5 264.8 5977 38 29
Opp Total 16 465 1853 18 4.0 115.8 29.1 279 3755 13.5 20 17.4 234.7 5608 38 24

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
29 Robert Lavette 22 KR 12 0 34 682 0 34 20.1 724
40 Bill Bates 24 PR 16 2 22 152 0 21 6.9 152
83 Leon Gonzalez 22 11 0 15 58 0 13 3.9 86
86 Kenny Duckett 26 3 0 9 173 0 25 19.2 173
23 James Jones 27 rb 16 2 9 161 0 26 17.9 340
38 John Williams 25 8 0 6 129 0 30 21.5 169
87 Gordon Banks 27 2 0 3 27 0 28 9.0 26
46 Todd Fowler 23 te 8 0 3 48 0 20 16.0 97
81 Karl Powe 23 wr 15 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 254
Team Total 26.4 16 40 237 0 28 5.9 62 1210 0 34 19.5 7424
Opp Total 16 44 289 0 6.6 68 1310 0 19.3

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
4 Mike Saxon 23 P 16 0 81 3396 57 1 41.9
1 Rafael Septien 32 K 16 0 1 1 5 5 11 8 9 4 2 1 28 19 67.9% 43 42 97.7%
11 Danny White 33 QB 14 14 1 43 43 0 43.0
Team Total 26.4 16 1 1 5 5 11 8 9 4 2 1 28 19 67.9% 43 42 97.7% 82 3439 57 1 41.9
Opp Total 16 27 18 66.7% 40 37 92.5% 78 3221 41.3

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
77 Jim Jeffcoat 24 RDE 16 16 12.0 1 65 1 65 0 1 0 2 0 0 77 0
40 Bill Bates 24 PR 16 2 1.0 4 15 0 8 0 51 0
72 Too Tall Jones 34 LDE 16 16 13.0
55 Steve DeOssie 23 16 0 6 0
54 Randy White*+ 32 RDT 16 16 10.5
33 Tony Dorsett 31 RB 16 16 0 7 3 0 0
24 Everson Walls* 26 LCB 16 16 9 31 0 19 0 0 0 1 4 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 24 MLB 16 15 3.5 1 19 1 19 0 0 0 4 17 0
11 Danny White 33 QB 14 14 0 6 2 -6 0
58 Mike Hegman 32 LLB 16 15 5.5 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Dextor Clinkscale 27 SS 16 16 2.0 3 16 0 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Michael Downs 26 FS 16 16 0.5 3 11 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
22 Victor Scott 23 db 16 3 3.0 2 26 1 26 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Dennis Thurman 29 db 16 3 1.0 5 21 1 21 0
78 John Dutton 34 LDT 16 15 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
38 John Williams 25 8 0 0 3 2 0 0
27 Ron Fellows 27 RCB 13 11 4 52 0 29 0
82 Mike Renfro 30 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
99 Kevin Brooks 22 11 0 2.0
84 Doug Cosbie* 29 TE 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
86 Kenny Duckett 26 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
80 Tony Hill* 29 WR 15 14 0 2 0 0 0
30 Timmy Newsome 27 FB 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
64 Tom Rafferty 31 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
60 Don Smerek 28 dt 10 1 2.0
50 Jeff Rohrer 27 RLB 15 12 1.5
83 Leon Gonzalez 22 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Jesse Penn 23 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
65 Kurt Petersen 28 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
81 Karl Powe 23 wr 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
97 David Ponder 23 4 0 0.5
Team Total 26.4 16 62.0 33 263 4 65 0 1 29 27 15 0 134 0
Opp Total 16 44 24 9 1

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 32 K 16 0 42 19 99
33 Tony Dorsett 31 RB 16 16 7 3 10 60
82 Mike Renfro 30 WR 16 16 8 8 48
80 Tony Hill* 29 WR 15 14 7 7 42
84 Doug Cosbie* 29 TE 16 16 6 6 36
30 Timmy Newsome 27 FB 14 14 2 1 3 18
11 Danny White 33 QB 14 14 1 1 2 12
85 Fred Cornwell 24 te 16 1 1 1 6
14 Gary Hogeboom 27 qb 16 2 1 1 6
77 Jim Jeffcoat 24 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
56 Eugene Lockhart 24 MLB 16 15 1 1 6
59 Jesse Penn 23 16 1 1 1 6
22 Victor Scott 23 db 16 3 1 1 6
32 Dennis Thurman 29 db 16 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.4 16 11 27 4 1 43 42 19 357
Opp Total 16 18 20 2 37 18 1 333