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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)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Troy Aikman 23 Rook 11 155 for 293, 1,749 yards, 9 td, 18 int, & 38 rushes for 302 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989
RB Paul Palmer 25 2 8 112 rushes for 446 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 93 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987
FB Daryl Johnston 23 Rook 10 67 rushes for 212 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 133 yards and 3 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1989
WR Kelvin Martin 24 2 11 46 catches for 644 yards, 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
WR Derrick Shepard 25 2 8 18 catches for 268 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td
TE Steve Folsom 31 8 16 28 catches for 265 yards, 2 td Miami Dolphins / 10th / 261st pick / 1981
LT Mark Tuinei 29 6 16
LG Nate Newton 28 3 16
C Tom Rafferty 35 13 8 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
RG Crawford Ker 27 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
RT Kevin Gogan 25 2 13 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Too Tall Jones 38 15 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
LDT Dean Hamel 28 4 13 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 12th / 309th pick / 1985
RDT Willie Broughton 25 4 14 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 88th pick / 1985
RDE Jim Jeffcoat 28 6 16 11.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
LLB Jack Del Rio 26 4 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1985
MLB Eugene Lockhart 28 5 16 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
RLB Ken Norton 23 1 13 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 41st pick / 1988
LCB Everson Walls 30 8 14
RCB Robert Williams 27 2 11
SS Vince Albritton 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
FS Ray Horton 29 6 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Roger Ruzek 29 2 0 5 of 11 field goals & 14 of 15 extra points
P Mike Saxon 27 4 0 79 punts for a 40.9 average, 2 blocked Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
PR Derrick Shepard 25 2 8 24 punt returns for a 6.7 average and 0 td
KR James Dixon 22 Rook 7 47 kick returns for a 25.1 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
8 Troy Aikman 23 QB 11 11 219 6-4 Oklahoma,UCLA 11/21/1966 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989
36 Vince Albritton 27 SS 16 16 215 6-2 Washington 7/23/1962 5 6
87 Ray Alexander 27 2 0 195 6-4 Florida A&M 1/8/1962 5 0
81 Scott Ankrom 23 10 0 194 6-1 TCU 1/4/1966 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 308th pick / 1989
40 Bill Bates 28 16 0 204 6-1 Tennessee 6/6/1961 6 1
79 Willie Broughton 25 LDT 16 14 285 6-5 Miami (FL) 9/9/1964 4 5 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 88th pick / 1985
33 Eric Brown 22 1 0 177 5-11 Savannah St. 4/12/1967 Rook 0
82 Cornell Burbage 24 wr 10 1 186 5-10 Kentucky 2/22/1965 2 1
57 Ron Burton 25 lb 6 3 250 6-1 North Carolina 5/2/1964 2 1
75 Jon Carter 24 13 0 273 6-4 Pittsburgh 3/12/1965 Rook 1 New York Giants / 5th / 118th pick / 1988
89 Thornton Chandler 26 6 0 243 6-5 Florida A&M,Alabama 11/27/1963 3 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 140th pick / 1986
42 Darryl Clack 26 rb 8 1 219 5-10 Arizona St. 10/29/1963 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1986
59 Garry Cobb 32 3 0 227 6-2 USC 3/16/1957 10 0 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 247th pick / 1979
55 Jack Del Rio 26 LLB 14 12 246 6-4 USC 4/4/1963 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1985
86 James Dixon 22 KR 16 7 181 5-9 Houston 2/2/1967 Rook 4
53 Onzy Elam 25 1 0 225 6-2 Tennessee St. 12/1/1964 2 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 75th pick / 1987
85 Steve Folsom 31 TE 16 16 235 6-5 Long Beach St.,Utah 3/21/1958 8 2 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 261st pick / 1981
80 Bernard Ford 23 wr 10 1 168 5-9 Marion Military Institute,Central Florida 2/27/1966 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 65th pick / 1988
38 Ron Francis 25 db 15 4 201 5-9 Baylor 4/7/1964 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1987
66 Kevin Gogan 25 RT 13 13 317 6-7 Washington 11/2/1964 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1987
60 Dean Hamel 28 LDT 16 13 279 6-3 Tulsa 7/7/1961 4 5 Washington Redskins / 12th / 309th pick / 1985
50 Steve Hendrickson 23 4 0 250 6-0 California 8/30/1966 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 167th pick / 1989
45 Manny Hendrix 25 db 16 3 180 5-10 Utah 10/20/1964 3 2
30 Issiac Holt 27 9 0 200 6-2 Alcorn St. 10/4/1962 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 30th pick / 1985
20 Ray Horton 29 FS 16 16 189 5-10 Washington 4/12/1960 6 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1983
99 David Howard 28 11 0 232 6-2 Oregon St.,Long Beach St. 12/8/1961 4 1 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 67th pick / 1984 Supp
88 Michael Irvin 23 wr 6 6 207 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/5/1966 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 11th pick / 1988
32 Tim Jackson 24 1 0 192 5-11 Kansas St.,Nebraska 11/7/1965 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 224th pick / 1989
77 Jim Jeffcoat 28 RDE 16 16 274 6-5 Arizona St. 4/1/1961 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1983
84 Keith Jennings 23 10 0 262 6-4 Clemson 5/19/1966 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 113th pick / 1989
48 Daryl Johnston 23 FB 16 10 238 6-2 Syracuse 2/10/1966 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1989
72 Too Tall Jones 38 LDE 16 10 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 15 4 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
68 Crawford Ker 27 RG 16 16 288 6-3 Florida 5/5/1962 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1985
15 Babe Laufenberg 30 3 0 198 6-2 Stanford,Missouri,Indiana 12/5/1959 3 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 168th pick / 1983
97 Kevin Lilly 26 1 0 265 6-4 Tulsa 5/14/1963 1 0
56 Eugene Lockhart 28 MLB 16 16 234 6-2 Houston 3/8/1961 5 11 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 152nd pick / 1984
83 Kelvin Martin 24 WR 11 11 163 5-9 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 2 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 95th pick / 1987
61 Nate Newton 28 LG 16 16 318 6-3 Florida A&M 12/20/1961 3 5
73 Danny Noonan 24 lde 7 5 270 6-4 Nebraska 7/14/1965 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1987
51 Ken Norton 23 RLB 13 13 254 6-2 UCLA 9/29/1966 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 41st pick / 1988
26 Paul Palmer 25 RB 9 8 184 5-9 Temple 10/14/1964 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 19th pick / 1987
64 Tom Rafferty 35 C 12 8 256 6-3 Penn St. 8/2/1954 13 3 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 119th pick / 1976
9 Roger Ruzek 29 K 9 0 195 6-1 Weber St. 12/17/1960 2 0
39 Broderick Sargent 27 fb 14 5 215 5-10 Baylor 9/16/1962 3 1
4 Mike Saxon 27 P 16 0 205 6-3 San Diego St. 7/10/1962 4 2 Detroit Lions / 11th / 300th pick / 1984
35 Kevin Scott 26 rb 3 1 181 5-9 Stanford 10/24/1963 1 0
94 Randy Shannon 23 lb 16 4 221 6-0 Miami (FL) 2/24/1966 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 280th pick / 1989
87 Derrick Shepard 25 PR 11 8 186 5-10 Oklahoma 1/22/1964 2 2
67 Sean Smith 24 2 0 280 6-4 Grambling St. 3/27/1965 2 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 101st pick / 1987
54 Jesse Solomon 26 lb 11 1 240 6-0 Florida St. 11/4/1963 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 318th pick / 1986
70 Mark Stepnoski 22 c 16 4 269 6-2 Pittsburgh 1/20/1967 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 57th pick / 1989
28 Curtis Stewart 26 2 0 208 5-11 Auburn 6/4/1963 Rook 0
25 Junior Tautalatasi 27 13 0 207 5-10 Washington St. 3/24/1962 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 261st pick / 1986
98 Ken Tippins 23 6 0 235 6-1 Middle Tenn. St. 7/22/1966 Rook 0
62 Tony Tolbert 22 lde 16 5 268 6-6 Texas-El Paso 12/29/1967 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 85th pick / 1989
71 Mark Tuinei 29 LT 16 16 302 6-5 UCLA,Hawaii 3/31/1960 6 5
34 Herschel Walker 27 rb 5 5 225 6-1 Georgia 3/3/1962 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 114th pick / 1985
24 Everson Walls 30 LCB 16 14 194 6-1 Grambling St. 12/28/1959 8 5
3 Steve Walsh 23 qb 8 5 207 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/1/1966 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989 Supp
65 Bob White 26 c 8 4 272 6-5 Rhode Island 4/9/1963 2 1 New York Jets / 7th / 189th pick / 1986
78 Dave Widell 24 c 15 2 303 6-7 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 94th pick / 1988
23 Robert Williams 27 RCB 13 11 190 5-10 Baylor 10/2/1962 2 4
6 Luis Zendejas 28 7 0 175 5-9 Arizona St. 10/22/1961 2 1
76 Jeff Zimmerman 26 g 16 1 320 6-3 Florida 1/10/1963 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 68th pick / 1987
Team Total 26.0 16 230.7 6-1.6 2.9