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1988 Dallas Cowboys

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3-13-0, NFC East Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.1, Offense: -3.8, Defense: -2.3, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 265 points (16.6/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 381 points (23.8/g), 25th.
 Differential of -116 points (-7.2/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 4.8-11.2.

Coach: Tom Landry (3-13-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve Pelluer 26 4 14 245 for 435, 3,139 yards, 17 td, 19 int, & 51 rushes for 314 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
RB Herschel Walker* 26 2 16 361 rushes for 1,514 yards, 5 td, & 53 catches for 505 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
FB Timmy Newsome 30 8 8 32 rushes for 75 yards, 3 td, & 30 catches for 236 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
WR Ray Alexander 26 4 11 54 catches for 788 yards, 6 td
WR Michael Irvin 22 Rook 10 32 catches for 654 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 2 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 11th pick / 1988
TE Thornton Chandler 25 2 12 18 catches for 186 yards, 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 140th pick / 1986
LT Dave Widell 23 Rook 9 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 94th pick / 1988
LG Nate Newton 27 2 15
C Tom Rafferty 34 12 13 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Crawford Ker 26 3 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
RT Kevin Gogan 24 1 15 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 37 14 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Kevin Brooks 25 3 14 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
RDT Danny Noonan 23 1 16 7.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1987
RDE Jim Jeffcoat 27 5 15 6.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
LLB Ron Burton 24 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
MLB Eugene Lockhart 27 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
RLB Garry Cobb 31 9 14 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
LCB Everson Walls 29 7 16 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Robert Williams 26 1 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Bill Bates 27 5 16 0.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
FS Michael Downs 29 7 16 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roger Ruzek 28 1 0 12 of 22 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Mike Saxon 26 3 0 80 punts for a 40.9 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
PR Kelvin Martin 23 1 7 44 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
KR Darryl Clack 25 2 0 32 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
36 Vince Albritton 26 6 0 215 6-2 Washington 7/23/1962 4 0
87 Ray Alexander 26 WR 16 11 195 6-4 Florida A&M 1/8/1962 4 6
40 Bill Bates 27 SS 16 16 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 5 6
99 Kevin Brooks 25 LDT 15 14 277 6-6 Michigan 2/9/1963 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1985
62 Bob Brotzki 26 4 0 281 6-5 Syracuse 12/24/1962 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 9th / 228th pick / 1986
82 Cornell Burbage 23 10 0 186 5-10 Kentucky 2/22/1965 1 0
57 Ron Burton 24 LLB 16 15 250 6-1 North Carolina 5/2/1964 1 6
89 Thornton Chandler 25 TE 16 12 243 6-5 Florida A&M,Alabama 11/27/1963 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 140th pick / 1986
42 Darryl Clack 25 KR 15 0 219 5-10 Arizona St. 10/29/1963 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986
59 Garry Cobb 31 RLB 16 14 227 6-2 USC 3/16/1957 9 6 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
84 Doug Cosbie 32 te 11 4 236 6-6 Holy Cross,Santa Clara 3/27/1956 9 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1979
55 Steve DeOssie 26 lb 16 1 248 6-2 Boston Col. 11/22/1962 4 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1984
26 Michael Downs 29 FS 16 16 205 6-3 Rice 6/9/1959 7 6
81 Kelvin Edwards 24 wr 8 2 202 6-2 Liberty 7/19/1964 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1986
85 Steve Folsom 30 te 16 4 235 6-5 Long Beach St.,Utah 3/21/1958 7 1 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 261st pick / 1981
46 Todd Fowler 26 te 16 6 221 6-3 S.F. Austin 6/9/1962 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1984 Supp
38 Ron Francis 24 db 13 2 201 5-9 Baylor 4/7/1964 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1987
80 Everett Gay 24 16 0 209 6-2 Texas 10/23/1964 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 124th pick / 1987
66 Kevin Gogan 24 RT 15 15 317 6-7 Washington 11/2/1964 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
45 Manny Hendrix 24 16 0 180 5-10 Utah 10/20/1964 2 1
21 Mark Higgs 22 5 0 199 5-7 Kentucky 4/11/1966 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 205th pick / 1988
88 Michael Irvin 22 WR 14 10 207 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/5/1966 Rook 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 11th pick / 1988
53 Garth Jax 25 lb 16 2 250 6-2 Florida St. 9/16/1963 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 296th pick / 1986
77 Jim Jeffcoat 27 RDE 16 15 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 5 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
72 Too Tall Jones 37 LDE 16 16 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 14 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
68 Crawford Ker 26 RG 16 16 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
56 Eugene Lockhart 27 MLB 16 16 234 6-2 Houston 3/8/1961 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
83 Kelvin Martin 23 PR 16 7 163 5-9 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
30 Timmy Newsome 30 FB 9 8 232 6-1 Winston-Salem St. 5/17/1958 8 2 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 162nd pick / 1980
61 Nate Newton 27 LG 15 15 318 6-3 Florida A&M 12/20/1961 2 6
73 Danny Noonan 23 RDT 16 16 270 6-4 Nebraska 7/14/1965 1 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1987
51 Ken Norton 22 3 0 254 6-2 UCLA 9/29/1966 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 41st pick / 1988
62 Paul Oswald 24 1 0 273 6-3 Kansas 4/9/1964 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 289th pick / 1987
31 Billy Owens 23 16 0 207 6-1 Pittsburgh 12/2/1965 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 263rd pick / 1988
16 Steve Pelluer 26 QB 16 14 209 6-4 Washington 7/29/1962 4 10 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1984
64 Tom Rafferty 34 C 15 13 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 12 5 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
9 Roger Ruzek 28 K 14 0 195 6-1 Weber St. 12/17/1960 1 1
4 Mike Saxon 26 P 16 0 205 6-3 San Diego St. 7/10/1962 3 3 Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
52 Sean Scott 22 5 0 226 6-1 Maryland 4/10/1966 Rook 0
22 Victor Scott 26 2 0 200 6-0 Colorado 6/1/1962 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 40th pick / 1984
79 Daryle Smith 24 t 14 4 277 6-5 Tennessee 1/18/1964 1 3
19 Kevin Sweeney 25 qb 3 2 191 6-0 Fresno St. 11/16/1963 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 180th pick / 1987
63 Glen Titensor 30 g 10 1 263 6-4 UCLA,BYU 2/21/1958 7 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1981
71 Mark Tuinei 28 t 5 4 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 5 2
95 Mark Walen 25 dt 15 2 265 6-5 UCLA 3/10/1963 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 74th pick / 1986
34 Herschel Walker* 26 RB 16 16 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 2 12 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
24 Everson Walls 29 LCB 16 16 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 7 6
65 Bob White 25 c 12 3 272 6-5 Rhode Island 4/9/1963 1 2 New York Jets / 7th / 189th pick / 1986
11 Danny White 36 3 0 193 6-2 Arizona St. 2/9/1952 12 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1974
54 Randy White 35 dt 16 1 257 6-4 Maryland 1/15/1953 13 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 2nd pick / 1975
78 Dave Widell 23 LT 14 9 303 6-7 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 94th pick / 1988
23 Robert Williams 26 RCB 16 14 190 5-10 Baylor 10/2/1962 1 6
41 Charles Wright 24 3 0 178 5-9 Tulsa 4/5/1964 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 257th pick / 1987
6 Luis Zendejas 27 2 0 175 5-9 Arizona St. 10/22/1961 1 0
76 Jeff Zimmerman 25 1 0 320 6-3 Florida 1/10/1963 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 68th pick / 1987
Team Total 26.3 16 234.3 6-2.2 3.4