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1986 Dallas Cowboys

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7-9-0, NFC East Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.1, Offense: 3.0, Defense: -0.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 346 points (21.6/g), 14th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 337 points (21.1/g), 18th.
 Differential of 9 points (0.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

Coach: Tom Landry (7-9-0)
 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 346 5474 1054 5.2 41 17 28 325 319 547 3505 21 24 5.8 199 447 1969 21 4.4 98
Team Defense 337 4985 1017 4.9 35 18 20 286 226 464 2785 21 17 5.4 148 500 2200 17 4.4 118
Lg Rank Offense 14 6 20 18 5 9 12 13 20 17 22 11 3 5
Lg Rank Defense 18 10 17 8 9 4 3 11 20 5 19 23 21 25

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 8 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 31 28 22 378 265 113 2 24 377 261 116 2
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 @ Detroit Lions 31 7 24 388 191 197 2 12 184 104 80 3
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 35 37 22 415 263 152 4 26 420 233 187 1
4 Mon September 29 boxscore W 3-1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 31 7 18 287 180 107 2 13 225 92 133 4
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 3-2 @ Denver Broncos 14 29 19 266 225 41 3 19 319 198 121 1
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 4-2 Washington Redskins 30 6 25 424 318 106 2 14 184 113 71 3
7 Sun October 19 boxscore W 5-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 14 17 389 253 136 2 19 317 100 217
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 6-2 St. Louis Cardinals 37 6 30 445 268 177 1 11 200 152 48 1
9 Sun November 2 boxscore L 6-3 @ New York Giants 14 17 25 408 306 102 3 14 245 46 199 3
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-4 Los Angeles Raiders 13 17 20 313 147 166 6 15 246 116 130 4
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 7-4 @ San Diego Chargers 24 21 20 254 153 101 1 19 307 242 65 2
12 Sun November 23 boxscore L 7-5 @ Washington Redskins 14 41 16 251 197 54 3 23 483 316 167 1
13 Thu November 27 boxscore L 7-6 Seattle Seahawks 14 31 22 328 201 127 1 24 415 214 201 1
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 7-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 29 14 224 140 84 2 21 418 212 206 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore L 7-8 Philadelphia Eagles 21 23 15 444 248 196 2 15 323 225 98 2
16 Sun December 21 boxscore L 7-9 Chicago Bears 10 24 16 260 150 110 5 17 322 161 161 6

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
16 Steve Pelluer 24 QB 16 9 3-6-0 215 378 56.9 2727 8 2.1 17 4.5 84 7.2 5.6 12.7 170.4 67.9 47 362 5.56 4.14 11.1 1 2
11 Danny White 34 qb 7 6 4-2-0 95 153 62.1 1157 12 7.8 5 3.3 63 7.6 7.7 12.2 165.3 97.9 10 98 6.50 6.59 6.1 1 2
10 Reggie Collier 25 qb 4 1 0-1-0 8 15 53.3 96 1 6.7 2 13.3 27 6.4 1.7 12.0 24.0 55.8 3 38 3.22 -0.67 16.7
82 Mike Renfro 31 WR 12 6 1 1 100.0 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 23.0 23.0 23.0 1.9 118.7 0 0 23.00 23.00 0.0
Team Total 26.8 16 7-9-0 319 547 58.3 4003 21 3.8 24 4.4 84 7.3 6.1 12.5 250.2 75.7 60 498 5.77 4.69 9.9 2 4
Opp Total 16 226 464 48.7 3149 21 4.5 17 3.7 6.8 6.04 13.9 196.8 70.8 53 364 5.4 4.7 10.3

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 32 RB 13 12 184 748 5 33 4.1 57.5 14.2 25 267 10.7 1 36 1.9 20.5 1015 6 5
34 Herschel Walker 24 rb 16 9 151 737 12 84 4.9 46.1 9.4 76 837 11.0 2 84 4.8 52.3 1574 14 5
16 Steve Pelluer 24 QB 16 9 41 255 1 21 6.2 15.9 2.6 255 1 9
30 Timmy Newsome 28 FB 16 12 34 110 2 13 3.2 6.9 2.1 48 421 8.8 3 30 3.0 26.3 531 5 2
29 Robert Lavette 23 KR 16 0 10 6 0 5 0.6 0.4 0.6 5 31 6.2 1 9 0.3 1.9 37 1 3
11 Danny White 34 qb 7 6 8 16 1 10 2.0 2.3 1.1 16 1 6
46 Todd Fowler 24 16 0 6 5 0 2 0.8 0.3 0.4 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.2 24 0 1
10 Reggie Collier 25 qb 4 1 6 53 0 21 8.8 13.3 1.5 53 0 2
42 Darryl Clack 23 16 0 4 19 0 8 4.8 1.2 0.3 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.1 1.1 37 0 3
86 Mike Sherrard 23 wr 16 4 2 11 0 8 5.5 0.7 0.1 41 744 18.1 5 68 2.6 46.5 755 5 0
84 Doug Cosbie 30 TE 16 15 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.6 0.1 28 312 11.1 1 22 1.8 19.5 321 1 0
80 Tony Hill 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 770 15.7 3 63 3.1 48.1 770 3 1
82 Mike Renfro 31 WR 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 325 14.8 3 30 1.8 27.1 325 3 0
87 Gordon Banks 28 PR/wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 202 11.9 0 23 1.1 12.6 202 0 4
85 Thornton Chandler 23 te 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 57 9.5 2 15 0.4 3.8 57 2 1
Team Total 26.8 16 447 1969 21 84 4.4 123.1 27.9 319 4003 12.5 21 84 19.9 250.2 5972 42 44
Opp Total 16 500 2200 17 4.4 137.5 31.3 226 2785 12.3 21 14.1 174.1 4985 38 29

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 23 KR 16 0 18 92 0 28 5.1 36 699 0 37 19.4 828
87 Gordon Banks 28 PR/wr 16 5 27 160 0 20 5.9 1 56 0 56 56.0 418
42 Darryl Clack 23 16 0 19 421 0 51 22.2 458
30 Timmy Newsome 28 FB 16 12 2 32 0 18 16.0 563
23 Johnny Holloway 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
71 Mark Tuinei 26 LT 16 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 46 252 0 28 5.5 59 1208 0 56 20.5 7432
Opp Total 16 41 301 0 7.3 66 1358 0 20.6

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 24 P 16 0 86 3498 58 1 40.7
1 Rafael Septien 33 K 16 0 5 4 7 6 7 4 2 1 21 15 71.4% 43 43 100.0%
Team Total 26.8 16 5 4 7 6 7 4 2 1 21 15 71.4% 43 43 100.0% 86 3498 58 1 40.7
Opp Total 16 30 16 53.3% 41 39 95.1% 87 3619 41.6

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
40 Bill Bates 25 SS 15 15 2.5 87 0
77 Jim Jeffcoat 25 RDE 16 16 14.0 1 0 2 8 0 65 0
55 Steve DeOssie 24 16 0 7 0
16 Steve Pelluer 24 QB 16 9 0 9 3 0 0
72 Too Tall Jones 35 LDE 16 16 5.5 0 0 3 0 0
54 Randy White 33 RDT 16 16 6.5 0 0 2 0 0
26 Michael Downs 27 FS 16 16 1.0 6 54 0 31 0 0 0 1 17 0
87 Gordon Banks 28 PR/wr 16 5 0 4 3 0 0
33 Tony Dorsett 32 RB 13 12 0 5 2 0 0
27 Ron Fellows 28 RCB 16 16 5 46 1 34 0 0 0 2 2 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 25 MLB 16 16 5.0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Herschel Walker 24 rb 16 9 0 5 2 0 0
11 Danny White 34 qb 7 6 0 6 1 -2 0
29 Robert Lavette 23 KR 16 0 0 3 3 0 0
59 Jesse Penn 24 15 0 2.5 0 0 3 12 0
78 John Dutton 35 LDT 16 16 5.0
60 Don Smerek 29 11 0 4.5
71 Mark Tuinei 26 LT 16 11 0 1 3 0 0
42 Darryl Clack 23 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
30 Timmy Newsome 28 FB 16 12 0 2 1 0 0
50 Jeff Rohrer 28 RLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Everson Walls 27 LCB 16 16 3 46 0 24 0
99 Kevin Brooks 23 9 0 2.5
36 Vince Albritton 24 db 16 1 0 0 2 0 0
10 Reggie Collier 25 qb 4 1 0 2 0 0 0
46 Todd Fowler 24 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Johnny Holloway 23 16 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
53 Garth Jax 23 16 0 1 0
70 Howard Richards 27 g 9 2 0 0 2 0 0
66 Jesse Baker 29 3 0 1.0
85 Thornton Chandler 23 te 15 1 0 1 0 0 0
58 Mike Hegman 33 LLB 16 16 1.0
45 Manny Hendrix 22 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Tony Hill 30 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
64 Tom Rafferty 32 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
22 Victor Scott 24 5 0 1 31 0 31 0
63 Glen Titensor 28 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.8 16 53.0 17 183 1 34 0 1 44 41 37 0 160 0
Opp Total 16 60 29 11 2

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 33 K 16 0 43 15 88
34 Herschel Walker 24 rb 16 9 12 2 14 84
33 Tony Dorsett 32 RB 13 12 5 1 6 36
30 Timmy Newsome 28 FB 16 12 2 3 5 30
86 Mike Sherrard 23 wr 16 4 5 5 30
80 Tony Hill 30 WR 16 16 3 3 18
82 Mike Renfro 31 WR 12 6 3 3 18
85 Thornton Chandler 23 te 15 1 2 2 12
84 Doug Cosbie 30 TE 16 15 1 1 6
27 Ron Fellows 28 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
29 Robert Lavette 23 KR 16 0 1 1 6
16 Steve Pelluer 24 QB 16 9 1 1 6
11 Danny White 34 qb 7 6 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 16 21 21 1 43 43 15 346
Opp Total 16 17 21 1 2 39 16 2 337