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1989 Dallas Cowboys

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1-15-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.4, Offense: -7.6, Defense: -2.8, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 204 points (12.8/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (24.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of -189 points (-11.8/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 2.8-13.2.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (1-15-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: David Shula
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Wannstedt
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave Campo (Defensive Assistant) and Butch Davis (Defensive Line)

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

Team Info

Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones
Head Coach/Player Personnel Jimmy Johnson
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 204 4294 898 4.8 42 15 23 246 266 513 2885 14 27 5.3 145 355 1409 7 4.0 78
Team Defense 393 5556 1060 5.2 17 10 22 321 301 488 3565 21 7 6.9 183 543 1991 17 3.7 116
Lg Rank Offense 28 27 25 15 27 14 27 24 25 26 27 24 27 15
Lg Rank Defense 24 20 28 26 21 9 20 14 28 24 27 18 21 6

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-1 @ New Orleans Saints 0 28 10 174 154 20 2 26 344 145 199 1
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 21 27 18 349 241 108 3 23 333 243 90
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-3 Washington Redskins 7 30 10 190 156 34 4 20 373 208 165 1
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-4 New York Giants 13 30 12 288 201 87 2 20 342 205 137 5
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-5 @ Green Bay Packers 13 31 12 213 168 45 2 28 502 313 189 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-6 San Francisco 49ers 14 31 19 330 270 60 3 17 318 172 146 1
7 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-7 @ Kansas City Chiefs 28 36 14 282 166 116 1 26 423 221 202
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 0-8 Phoenix Cardinals 10 19 18 309 264 45 3 17 300 142 158
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 1-8 @ Washington Redskins 13 3 17 262 114 148 20 346 296 50 2
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 1-9 @ Phoenix Cardinals 20 24 21 444 367 77 4 15 385 316 69
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 1-10 Miami Dolphins 14 17 28 428 261 167 2 18 303 238 65 1
12 Thu November 23 boxscore L 1-11 Philadelphia Eagles 0 27 10 191 68 123 5 22 381 243 138 1
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 1-12 Los Angeles Rams 31 35 20 303 165 138 4 20 403 325 78 3
14 Sun December 10 boxscore L 1-13 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 20 14 194 107 87 1 19 280 158 122
15 Sat December 16 boxscore L 1-14 @ New York Giants 0 15 7 108 67 41 1 14 273 133 140
16 Sun December 24 boxscore L 1-15 Green Bay Packers 10 20 16 229 116 113 5 16 250 207 43 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
8 Troy Aikman 23 QB 11 11 0-11-0 155 293 52.9 1749 9 3.1 18 6.1 75 6.0 3.8 11.3 159.0 55.7 19 155 5.11 3.09 6.1
3 Steve Walsh 23 qb 8 5 1-4-0 110 219 50.2 1371 5 2.3 9 4.1 46 6.3 4.9 12.5 171.4 60.5 11 84 5.60 4.27 4.8
4 Mike Saxon 27 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 4.0 4.0 4.0 0.3 83.3 0 0 4.00 4.00 0.0
Team Total 26.0 16 1-15-0 266 513 51.9 3124 14 2.7 27 5.3 75 6.1 4.3 11.7 195.3 57.8 30 239 5.31 3.59 5.5 0 0
Opp Total 16 301 488 61.7 3748 21 4.3 7 1.4 7.7 7.90 12.5 234.3 93.9 29 183 6.9 7.1 5.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
26 Paul Palmer 25 RB 9 8 112 446 2 63 4.0 49.6 12.4 17 93 5.5 0 13 1.9 10.3 539 2 3
34 Herschel Walker 27 rb 5 5 81 246 2 20 3.0 49.2 16.2 22 261 11.9 1 52 4.4 52.2 507 3 2
48 Daryl Johnston 23 FB 16 10 67 212 0 13 3.2 13.3 4.2 16 133 8.3 3 28 1.0 8.3 345 3 3
8 Troy Aikman 23 QB 11 11 38 302 0 25 7.9 27.5 3.5 1 -13 -13.0 0 -13 0.1 -1.2 289 0 6
39 Broderick Sargent 27 fb 14 5 20 87 1 43 4.4 6.2 1.4 6 50 8.3 0 21 0.4 3.6 137 1 1
42 Darryl Clack 26 rb 8 1 14 40 2 17 2.9 5.0 1.8 4 69 17.3 0 44 0.5 8.6 109 2 1
25 Junior Tautalatasi 27 13 0 6 15 0 6 2.5 1.2 0.5 17 157 9.2 0 23 1.3 12.1 172 0 3
3 Steve Walsh 23 qb 8 5 6 16 0 14 2.7 2.0 0.8 16 0 3
86 James Dixon 22 KR/wr 16 7 3 30 0 13 10.0 1.9 0.2 24 477 19.9 2 75 1.5 29.8 507 2 4
87 Derrick Shepard 25 PR/WR 11 8 3 12 0 12 4.0 1.1 0.3 18 268 14.9 1 37 1.6 24.4 280 1 1
35 Kevin Scott 26 rb 3 1 2 -4 0 -1 -2.0 -1.3 0.7 9 63 7.0 0 12 3.0 21.0 59 0 0
88 Michael Irvin 23 wr 6 6 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.0 0.2 26 378 14.5 2 65 4.3 63.0 384 2 0
40 Bill Bates 28 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
4 Mike Saxon 27 P 16 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
83 Kelvin Martin 24 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 644 14.0 2 46 4.2 58.5 644 2 0
85 Steve Folsom 31 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 265 9.5 2 26 1.8 16.6 265 2 0
82 Cornell Burbage 24 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 134 7.9 0 15 1.7 13.4 134 0 0
80 Bernard Ford 23 wr 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 78 11.1 1 21 0.7 7.8 78 1 0
84 Keith Jennings 23 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 47 7.8 0 14 0.6 4.7 47 0 0
87 Ray Alexander 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.5 8.0 16 0 0
9 Roger Ruzek 29 K 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 4 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 355 1409 7 63 4.0 88.1 22.2 266 3124 11.7 14 75 16.6 195.3 4533 21 29
Opp Total 16 543 1991 17 3.7 124.4 33.9 301 3565 11.8 21 18.8 222.8 5556 38 22

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
86 James Dixon 22 KR/wr 16 7 47 1181 1 97 25.1 1688
87 Derrick Shepard 25 PR/WR 11 8 24 160 0 17 6.7 19 394 0 32 20.7 834
82 Cornell Burbage 24 wr 10 1 3 5 0 5 1.7 3 55 0 22 18.3 194
83 Kelvin Martin 24 WR 11 11 4 32 0 12 8.0 676
42 Darryl Clack 26 rb 8 1 3 56 0 24 18.7 165
81 Scott Ankrom 23 10 0 2 6 0 5 3.0 6
89 Thornton Chandler 26 6 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
39 Broderick Sargent 27 fb 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 137
25 Junior Tautalatasi 27 13 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 181
Team Total 26.0 16 31 197 0 17 6.4 77 1709 1 97 22.2 6439
Opp Total 16 38 334 1 8.8 46 853 0 18.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 27 P 16 0 79 3233 56 2 40.9
9 Roger Ruzek 29 K 9 0 1 1 1 1 4 2 4 1 1 11 5 45.5% 15 14 93.3% 1 28 28 0 28.0
6 Luis Zendejas 28 k 7 0 1 1 1 1 5 3 2 9 5 55.6% 10 10 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 16 1 1 2 2 5 3 9 4 3 20 10 50.0% 25 24 96.0% 80 3261 56 2 40.8
Opp Total 16 35 28 80.0% 44 43 97.7% 73 2913 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 28 RDE 16 16 11.5 0 0 3 77 1 100 0
79 Willie Broughton 25 ldt/RDT 16 14 3.0 92 0
51 Ken Norton 23 RLB 13 13 2.5 1 0 0 0 0 87 0
55 Jack Del Rio 26 LLB 14 12 0 0 2 57 1 58 0
62 Tony Tolbert 22 lde 16 5 2.0 52 0
54 Jesse Solomon 26 lb 11 1 43 0
40 Bill Bates 28 16 0 1 18 0 18 0 34 0
98 Ken Tippins 23 6 0 6 0
8 Troy Aikman 23 QB 11 11 0 6 3 0 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 28 MLB 16 16 2.0 2 14 0 12 0 0 0 2 40 1
86 James Dixon 22 KR/wr 16 7 0 4 1 0 0
25 Junior Tautalatasi 27 13 0 0 3 2 1 0
3 Steve Walsh 23 qb 8 5 0 3 2 -14 0
60 Dean Hamel 28 LDT/rdt 16 13 3.5
48 Daryl Johnston 23 FB 16 10 0 3 0 0 0
26 Paul Palmer 25 RB 9 8 0 3 0 0 0
70 Mark Stepnoski 22 c 16 4 0 0 3 0 0
36 Vince Albritton 27 SS 16 16 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Scott Ankrom 23 10 0 0 1 1 0 0
42 Darryl Clack 26 rb 8 1 0 1 1 0 0
20 Ray Horton 29 FS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
34 Herschel Walker 27 rb 5 5 0 2 0 0 0
45 Manny Hendrix 25 db 16 3 0.5 0 0 1 0 0
57 Ron Burton 25 lb 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
38 Ron Francis 25 db 15 4 1 2 0 2 0
88 Michael Irvin 23 wr 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
72 Too Tall Jones 38 LDE 16 10 1.0
73 Danny Noonan 24 lde 7 5 1.0
9 Roger Ruzek 29 K 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
39 Broderick Sargent 27 fb 14 5 0 1 0 0 0
87 Derrick Shepard 25 PR/WR 11 8 0 1 0 0 0
65 Bob White 26 c 8 4 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 16 28.0 7 37 0 18 0 1 29 24 161 3 472 0
Opp Total 16 30 22 12 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
9 Roger Ruzek 29 K 9 0 14 5 29
6 Luis Zendejas 28 k 7 0 10 5 25
86 James Dixon 22 KR/wr 16 7 2 1 3 18
48 Daryl Johnston 23 FB 16 10 3 3 18
34 Herschel Walker 27 rb 5 5 2 1 3 18
42 Darryl Clack 26 rb 8 1 2 2 12
85 Steve Folsom 31 TE 16 16 2 2 12
88 Michael Irvin 23 wr 6 6 2 2 12
83 Kelvin Martin 24 WR 11 11 2 2 12
26 Paul Palmer 25 RB 9 8 2 2 12
55 Jack Del Rio 26 LLB 14 12 1 1 6
80 Bernard Ford 23 wr 10 1 1 1 6
77 Jim Jeffcoat 28 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
56 Eugene Lockhart 28 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
39 Broderick Sargent 27 fb 14 5 1 1 6
87 Derrick Shepard 25 PR/WR 11 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 16 7 14 1 3 25 24 10 204
Opp Total 16 17 21 1 1 3 43 28 1 393