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1986 Dallas Cowboys

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in 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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve Pelluer 24 2 9 215 for 378, 2,727 yards, 8 td, 17 int, & 41 rushes for 255 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
RB Tony Dorsett 32 9 12 184 rushes for 748 yards, 5 td, & 25 catches for 267 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
FB Timmy Newsome 28 6 12 34 rushes for 110 yards, 2 td, & 48 catches for 421 yards and 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
WR Tony Hill 30 9 16 49 catches for 770 yards, 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
WR Mike Renfro 31 8 6 22 catches for 325 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
TE Doug Cosbie 30 7 15 28 catches for 312 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
LT Mark Tuinei 26 3 11 3 fumbles recovered
LG Glen Titensor 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
C Tom Rafferty 32 10 16 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Crawford Ker 24 1 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
RT Phil Pozderac 27 4 10 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 35 12 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT John Dutton 35 12 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
RDT Randy White 33 11 16 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Jim Jeffcoat 25 3 16 14.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
LLB Mike Hegman 33 10 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Eugene Lockhart 25 2 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
RLB Jeff Rohrer 28 4 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
LCB Everson Walls 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Ron Fellows 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
SS Bill Bates 25 3 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Michael Downs 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 33 9 0 15 of 21 field goals & 43 of 43 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P Mike Saxon 24 1 0 86 punts for a 40.7 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
PR Gordon Banks 28 6 5 27 punt returns for a 5.9 average and 0 td
KR Robert Lavette 23 1 0 36 kick returns for a 19.4 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 103rd pick / 1985

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
36 Vince Albritton 24 db 16 1 215 6-2 Washington 7/23/1962 2 2
66 Jesse Baker 29 3 0 269 6-5 Jacksonville St. 7/10/1957 7 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1979
62 Brian Baldinger 26 16 0 278 6-4 Duke 1/7/1960 4 1
87 Gordon Banks 28 PR 16 5 175 5-10 Stanford 3/12/1958 6 2
40 Bill Bates 25 SS 15 15 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 3 6
99 Kevin Brooks 23 9 0 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
85 Thornton Chandler 23 te 15 1 243 6-5 Florida A&M,Alabama 11/27/1963 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 140th pick / 1986
42 Darryl Clack 23 16 0 219 5-10 Arizona St. 10/29/1963 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986
10 Reggie Collier 25 qb 4 1 207 6-3 Southern Miss 5/14/1961 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1983
61 Jim Cooper 31 RT 12 9 262 6-5 Temple 9/28/1955 9 5 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 164th pick / 1977
84 Doug Cosbie 30 TE 16 15 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
55 Steve DeOssie 24 16 0 248 6-2 Boston Col. 11/22/1962 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1984
33 Tony Dorsett 32 RB 13 12 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
26 Michael Downs 27 FS 16 16 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 5 9
78 John Dutton 35 LDT 16 16 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 12 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
27 Ron Fellows 28 RCB 16 16 178 6-0 Missouri 11/7/1958 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1981
46 Todd Fowler 24 16 0 221 6-3 S.F. Austin 6/9/1962 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1984 Supp
44 Cornell Gowdy 23 3 0 196 6-1 Morgan St. 10/2/1963 Rook 0
58 Mike Hegman 33 LLB 16 16 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 10 7 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
45 Manny Hendrix 22 13 0 180 5-10 Utah 10/20/1964 Rook 1
80 Tony Hill 30 WR 16 16 199 6-2 Stanford 6/23/1956 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1977
23 Johnny Holloway 23 16 0 181 5-11 Northwestern,Kansas 11/8/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 185th pick / 1986
53 Garth Jax 23 16 0 250 6-2 Florida St. 9/16/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 296th pick / 1986
77 Jim Jeffcoat 25 RDE 16 16 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 3 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
72 Too Tall Jones 35 LDE 16 16 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 12 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
68 Crawford Ker 24 RG 16 16 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 1 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
29 Robert Lavette 23 KR 16 0 190 5-11 Georgia Tech 9/8/1963 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 103rd pick / 1985
56 Eugene Lockhart 25 MLB 16 16 234 6-2 Houston 3/8/1961 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
14 Paul McDonald 28 1 0 185 6-2 USC 2/23/1958 6 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 109th pick / 1980
30 Timmy Newsome 28 FB 16 12 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
67 Nate Newton 25 11 0 318 6-3 Florida A&M 12/20/1961 Rook 1
76 Bob Otto 24 4 0 251 6-6 Idaho St. 12/16/1962 Rook 0 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 248th pick / 1985
16 Steve Pelluer 24 QB 16 9 209 6-4 Washington 7/29/1962 2 10 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
59 Jesse Penn 24 15 0 220 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/6/1962 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 44th pick / 1985
73 Kurt Ploeger 24 3 0 259 6-5 Gustavus Adolphus 12/1/1962 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 144th pick / 1985
81 Karl Powe 24 1 0 175 6-2 Alabama St. 1/17/1962 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 178th pick / 1985
75 Phil Pozderac 27 RT 16 10 277 6-9 Notre Dame 12/19/1959 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
64 Tom Rafferty 32 C 16 16 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 10 9 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
82 Mike Renfro 31 WR 12 6 184 6-0 TCU 6/19/1955 8 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
70 Howard Richards 27 g 9 2 263 6-6 Missouri 8/7/1959 5 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 26th pick / 1981
50 Jeff Rohrer 28 RLB 16 16 228 6-3 Yale 12/25/1958 4 8 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
4 Mike Saxon 24 P 16 0 205 6-3 San Diego St. 7/10/1962 1 2 Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
22 Victor Scott 24 5 0 200 6-0 Colorado 6/1/1962 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 40th pick / 1984
1 Rafael Septien 33 K 16 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 9 4 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
86 Mike Sherrard 23 wr 16 4 185 6-1 UCLA 6/21/1963 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 1986
60 Don Smerek 29 11 0 255 6-7 Nevada-Reno 12/20/1957 5 1
63 Glen Titensor 28 LG 16 16 263 6-4 UCLA,BYU 2/21/1958 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
71 Mark Tuinei 26 LT 16 11 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 3 6
34 Herschel Walker 24 RB 16 9 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 Rook 12 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
24 Everson Walls 27 LCB 16 16 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 5 7
11 Danny White 34 qb 7 6 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 10 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White 33 RDT 16 16 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 11 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
Team Total 26.8 16 228.8 6-2.7 4.0