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7-8-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.0, Offense: -0.2, Defense: -1.8, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 340 points (22.7/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 348 points (23.2/g), 18th.
 Differential of -8 points (-0.5/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-7.7.

Coach: Tom Landry (7-8-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Danny White 35 11 9 215 for 362, 2,617 yards, 12 td, 17 int, & 10 rushes for 14 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
RB Herschel Walker* 25 1 11 209 rushes for 891 yards, 7 td, & 60 catches for 715 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
FB Timmy Newsome 29 7 8 25 rushes for 121 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 274 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
WR Kelvin Edwards 23 1 9 34 catches for 521 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 61 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1986
WR Mike Renfro 32 9 11 46 catches for 662 yards, 4 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
TE Doug Cosbie 31 8 12 36 catches for 421 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
LT Mark Tuinei 27 4 8 1 fumble recovered
LG Nate Newton 26 1 11
C Tom Rafferty 33 11 12 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Crawford Ker 25 2 12 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
RT Kevin Gogan 23 Rook 10 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 36 13 14 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Kevin Brooks 24 2 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
RDT Randy White 34 12 14 6.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
RDE Jim Jeffcoat 26 4 12 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
LLB Mike Hegman 34 11 10 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
MLB Eugene Lockhart 26 3 9 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
RLB Jeff Rohrer 29 5 12 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
LCB Everson Walls 28 6 12 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Ron Francis 23 Rook 11 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1987
SS Bill Bates 26 4 11 3.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Michael Downs 28 6 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roger Ruzek 27 Rook 0 22 of 25 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Mike Saxon 25 2 0 68 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
PR Kelvin Martin 22 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 9.8 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
KR Darryl Clack 24 1 0 29 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
21 David Adams 23 3 0 168 5-6 Arizona 6/24/1964 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 12th / 309th pick / 1987
36 Vince Albritton 25 db 11 1 215 6-2 Washington 7/23/1962 3 1
10 Jimmy Armstrong 25 db 2 2 166 5-8 Appalachian St. 6/18/1962 Rook 1
62 Brian Baldinger 27 3 0 278 6-4 Duke 1/7/1960 5 0
87 Gordon Banks 29 wr 5 4 175 5-10 Stanford 3/12/1958 7 2
80 Rod Barksdale 25 wr 12 1 189 6-1 Arizona 9/8/1962 1 2
40 Bill Bates 26 SS 12 11 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 4 6
28 Alvin Blount 22 rb 2 2 197 5-9 Maryland 2/12/1965 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 235th pick / 1987
84 Rich Borresen 23 te 3 3 252 6-5 Northwestern 3/16/1964 Rook 0
1 Kerry Brady 24 1 0 205 6-1 Hawaii 8/27/1963 Rook 0
99 Kevin Brooks 24 LDT 13 12 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 2 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
15 Cornell Burbage 22 wr 3 2 186 5-10 Kentucky 2/22/1965 Rook 2
73 Dave Burnette 26 1 0 278 6-6 Central Arkansas,Arkansas 3/24/1961 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 12th / 312th pick / 1985
57 Ron Burton 23 lb 12 2 250 6-1 North Carolina 5/2/1964 Rook 2
79 Sal Cesario 24 t 3 3 255 6-4 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 7/4/1963 Rook 2 New York Jets / 12th / 328th pick / 1986
89 Thornton Chandler 24 te 12 1 243 6-5 Florida A&M,Alabama 11/27/1963 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 140th pick / 1986
77 Steve Cisowski 24 t 3 3 275 6-5 Santa Clara 1/16/1963 Rook 2 New York Giants / 8th / 214th pick / 1986
42 Darryl Clack 24 KR 12 0 219 5-10 Arizona St. 10/29/1963 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986
41 Anthony Coleman 23 3 0 185 6-0 Baylor 8/20/1964 Rook 0
84 Doug Cosbie 31 TE 12 12 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 8 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
44 Vince Courville 28 2 0 170 5-9 Texas Southern,Rice 12/5/1959 Rook 0
55 Steve DeOssie 25 lb 11 2 248 6-2 Boston Col. 11/22/1962 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1984
33 Tony Dorsett 33 rb 12 6 192 5-11 Pittsburgh 4/7/1954 10 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1977
26 Michael Downs 28 FS 12 12 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 6 6
52 Chris Duliban 24 lb 3 3 216 6-2 Texas 1/9/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 307th pick / 1986
78 John Dutton 36 dt 4 1 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 13 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
71 Mike Dwyer 24 dt 3 3 280 6-3 Rhode Island,Massachusetts 6/13/1963 Rook 2
81 Kelvin Edwards 23 WR 13 9 202 6-2 Liberty 7/19/1964 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1986
55 Harry Flaherty 26 2 0 232 6-1 Holy Cross 12/25/1961 Rook 0
85 Steve Folsom 29 9 0 235 6-5 Long Beach St.,Utah 3/21/1958 6 0 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 261st pick / 1981
46 Todd Fowler 25 te 12 1 221 6-3 S.F. Austin 6/9/1962 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1984 Supp
38 Ron Francis 23 RCB 11 11 201 5-9 Baylor 4/7/1964 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1987
66 Kevin Gogan 23 RT 11 10 317 6-7 Washington 11/2/1964 Rook 5 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
29 Alex Green 22 db 3 3 194 6-1 Indiana 11/3/1965 Rook 1
27 Tommy Haynes 24 db 3 3 190 6-0 USC 2/6/1963 Rook 2
58 Mike Hegman 34 LLB 10 10 227 6-1 Alabama A&M,Tennessee St. 1/17/1953 11 5 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1975
45 Manny Hendrix 23 db 12 1 180 5-10 Utah 10/20/1964 1 1
85 Tim Hendrix 22 3 0 241 6-5 Tennessee 2/24/1965 Rook 0
31 Bill Hill 28 db 3 1 172 5-9 Rutgers 4/21/1959 Rook 1
52 Jeff Hurd 23 5 0 245 6-2 Kansas St. 5/25/1964 Rook 0
53 Garth Jax 24 3 0 250 6-2 Florida St. 9/16/1963 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 296th pick / 1986
77 Jim Jeffcoat 26 RDE 12 12 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
91 Walt Johnson 22 1 0 250 6-1 Pittsburgh 9/13/1965 Rook 0
51 Dale Jones 24 lb 3 3 234 6-1 Tennessee 3/8/1963 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 262nd pick / 1987
39 E.J. Jones 25 3 0 216 5-11 Kansas 2/1/1962 2 0
72 Too Tall Jones 36 LDE 15 14 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 13 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
68 Crawford Ker 25 RG 12 12 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 2 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
29 Robert Lavette 24 4 0 190 5-11 Georgia Tech 9/8/1963 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 103rd pick / 1985
64 George Lilja 29 5 0 264 6-4 Michigan 3/3/1958 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 104th pick / 1981
20 Bruce Livingston 24 3 0 169 5-10 Arkansas Tech 8/7/1963 Rook 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 26 MLB 9 9 234 6-2 Houston 3/8/1961 3 5 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
83 Kelvin Martin 22 PR 7 0 163 5-9 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
30 Timmy Newsome 29 FB 11 8 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
61 Nate Newton 26 LG 11 11 318 6-3 Florida A&M 12/20/1961 1 6
73 Danny Noonan 22 11 0 270 6-4 Nebraska 7/14/1965 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1987
16 Steve Pelluer 25 qb 12 4 209 6-4 Washington 7/29/1962 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
59 Jesse Penn 25 lb 11 1 220 6-3 Virginia Tech 9/6/1962 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 44th pick / 1985
92 Ray Perkins 23 de 2 1 242 6-5 Virginia 9/25/1964 Rook 1
75 Phil Pozderac 28 t 2 2 277 6-9 Notre Dame 12/19/1959 5 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 137th pick / 1982
64 Tom Rafferty 33 C 12 12 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 11 6 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
82 Mike Renfro 32 WR 14 11 184 6-0 TCU 6/19/1955 9 6 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1978
50 Jeff Rohrer 29 RLB 12 12 228 6-3 Yale 12/25/1958 5 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1982
9 Roger Ruzek 27 K 12 0 195 6-1 Weber St. 12/17/1960 Rook 5
8 Buzz Sawyer 25 3 0 201 6-1 Texas A&M,Baylor 11/18/1962 Rook 0
4 Mike Saxon 25 P 12 0 205 6-3 San Diego St. 7/10/1962 2 2 Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
47 Chuck Scott 24 2 0 198 6-2 Vanderbilt 5/24/1963 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1985
22 Victor Scott 25 6 0 200 6-0 Colorado 6/1/1962 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 40th pick / 1984
67 Joe Shearin 27 1 0 254 6-4 Texas 4/16/1960 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 181st pick / 1982
63 Jon Shields 23 1 0 293 6-5 Portland St. 4/30/1964 Rook 0
53 Victor Simmons 23 3 0 230 6-2 Central State (OH) 5/9/1964 Rook 0
60 Don Smerek 30 dt 8 3 255 6-7 Nevada 12/20/1957 6 2
79 Daryle Smith 23 lt 9 7 277 6-5 Tennessee 1/18/1964 Rook 4
18 Loren Snyder 24 2 0 207 6-4 Northern Colorado 11/28/1963 Rook 0
80 Sebron Spivey 23 wr 2 1 180 5-11 Southern Illinois 8/2/1964 Rook 0
51 Russ Swan 24 lb 5 3 223 6-4 Virginia 3/30/1963 Rook 1
19 Kevin Sweeney 24 qb 3 2 191 6-0 Fresno St. 11/16/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 180th pick / 1987
59 Kirk Timmer 24 1 0 242 6-3 Montana St. 12/18/1963 Rook 0 New York Jets / 11th / 300th pick / 1987
71 Mark Tuinei 27 LT 8 8 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 4 4
95 Mark Walen 24 9 0 265 6-5 UCLA 3/10/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 74th pick / 1986
67 Gary Walker 24 1 0 283 6-3 Boston Univ. 12/15/1963 Rook 0 Indianapolis Colts / 5th / 124th pick / 1986
34 Herschel Walker* 25 RB 12 11 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 1 13 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
24 Everson Walls 28 LCB 12 12 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 6 6
94 Randy Watts 24 5 0 275 6-6 East Carolina,Catawba 6/22/1963 Rook 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 244th pick / 1987
70 Bob White 24 c 4 3 272 6-5 Rhode Island 4/9/1963 Rook 2 New York Jets / 7th / 189th pick / 1986
11 Danny White 35 QB 11 9 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 11 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
37 Gerald White 23 rb 3 3 223 5-11 Michigan 12/9/1964 Rook 0
54 Randy White 34 RDT 15 14 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 12 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
23 Robert Williams 25 db 11 3 190 5-10 Baylor 10/2/1962 Rook 2
6 Luis Zendejas 26 2 0 175 5-9 Arizona St. 10/22/1961 Rook 1
62 Mike Zentic 24 c 3 3 255 6-3 NW Missouri St.,Oklahoma St. 11/22/1963 Rook 2
76 Jeff Zimmerman 24 g 11 1 320 6-3 Florida 1/10/1963 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 68th pick / 1987
Team Total 25.6 15 229.7 6-2.0 2.3