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1991 Dallas Cowboys

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.4, Offense: 3.7, Defense: 0.8, SoS: 2.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 342 points (21.4/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (19.4/g), 17th.
 Differential of 32 points (2.0/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: Jimmy Johnson (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Norv Turner
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Wannstedt
 Other Notable Asst.: Dave Campo (Defensive Backs) and Butch Davis (Defensive Line)

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: St. Edward's University (Austin, Texas)

Team Info

Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones Owner serves as team's de facto General Manager
Head Coach/Player Personnel Jimmy Johnson
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 342 5101 971 5.3 24 12 24 304 305 500 3390 16 12 6.3 191 433 1711 15 4.0 89
Team Defense 310 5066 963 5.3 23 11 16 299 320 540 3495 17 12 6.2 180 400 1571 11 3.9 103
Lg Rank Offense 7 9 5 4 8 14 8 14 4 7 16 13 12 14
Lg Rank Defense 17 17 25 21 18 25 23 11 22 20 7 8 12 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cleveland Browns 26 14 25 395 265 130 15 275 243 32
2 Mon September 9 boxscore L 1-1 Washington Redskins 31 33 19 349 224 125 2 20 332 192 140 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles 0 24 8 90 45 45 4 16 262 207 55 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-2 @ Phoenix Cardinals 17 9 11 320 139 181 1 20 322 220 102 1
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-2 New York Giants 21 16 20 327 269 58 1 26 487 368 119 3
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-2 @ Green Bay Packers 20 17 25 411 287 124 15 259 199 60 3
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals 35 23 19 376 264 112 2 17 352 178 174 3
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 5-3 @ Detroit Lions 10 34 22 415 341 74 4 13 208 136 72
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-3 Phoenix Cardinals 27 7 22 286 165 121 2 16 239 130 109 3
11 Sun November 10 boxscore L OT 6-4 @ Houston Oilers 23 26 21 291 241 50 1 33 583 425 158 1
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 6-5 @ New York Giants 9 22 14 243 142 101 2 21 315 177 138 1
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 7-5 @ Washington Redskins 24 21 23 399 277 122 1 15 262 212 50 1
14 Thu November 28 boxscore W 8-5 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 10 20 297 181 116 17 199 134 65 1
15 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-5 New Orleans Saints 23 14 20 301 184 117 22 328 229 99 1
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 10-5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 25 13 11 210 138 72 16 240 129 111 2
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-5 Atlanta Falcons 31 27 24 391 228 163 4 17 403 316 87 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sun December 29 boxscore W 12-5 @ Chicago Bears 17 13 15 288 180 108 26 372 222 150 3
Division Sun January 5 boxscore L 12-6 @ Detroit Lions 6 38 16 276 179 97 4 23 421 337 84

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
8 Troy Aikman* 25 QB 12 12 7-5-0 237 363 65.3% 2754 11 3.0 10 2.8 61 7.6 7.0 11.6 229.5 86.7 32 224 6.41 5.82 8.1 2 2
7 Steve Beuerlein 26 qb 8 4 4-0-0 68 137 49.6% 909 5 3.6 2 1.5 66 6.6 6.7 13.4 113.6 77.2 6 49 6.01 6.08 4.2 2 2
Team Total 25.8 16 11-5-0 305 500 61.0% 3663 16 3.2 12 2.4 66 7.3 6.9 12.0 228.9 84.1 38 273 6.30 5.89 7.1 4 4
Opp Total 16 320 540 59.3% 3646 17 3.1 12 2.2 6.8 6.38 11.4 227.9 80.8 23 151 6.2 5.9 4.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
22 Emmitt Smith* 22 RB 16 16 365 1563 12 75 4.3 97.7 22.8 49 258 5.3 1 14 3.1 16.1 1821 13 8
48 Daryl Johnston 25 FB 16 14 17 54 0 10 3.2 3.4 1.1 28 244 8.7 1 22 1.8 15.3 298 1 0
8 Troy Aikman* 25 QB 12 12 16 5 1 9 0.3 0.4 1.3 1 -6 -6.0 0 -6 0.1 -0.5 -1 1 4
46 Ricky Blake 24 2 0 15 80 1 30 5.3 40.0 7.5 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.5 2.5 85 1 0
34 Tommie Agee 27 16 0 9 20 1 8 2.2 1.3 0.6 7 43 6.1 0 9 0.4 2.7 63 1 0
7 Steve Beuerlein 26 qb 8 4 7 -14 0 -1 -2.0 -1.8 0.9 -14 0 0
81 Alexander Wright 24 KR/wr 16 5 2 -1 0 3 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 10 170 17.0 0 53 0.6 10.6 169 0 0
27 Curvin Richards 23 2 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 2.0 1.0 4 0 0
88 Michael Irvin*+ 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 93 1523 16.4 8 66 5.8 95.2 1523 8 3
84 Jay Novacek* 29 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 59 664 11.3 4 49 3.7 41.5 664 4 3
80 Alvin Harper 23 wr 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 326 16.3 1 39 1.3 21.7 326 1 0
83 Kelvin Martin 26 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 243 15.2 0 27 1.0 15.2 243 0 2
87 Alfredo Roberts 26 WR 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 136 8.5 1 21 1.0 8.5 136 1 0
89 Robert Awalt 27 te 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 57 11.4 0 20 0.4 4.8 57 0 1
Team Total 25.8 16 433 1711 15 75 4.0 106.9 27.1 305 3663 12.0 16 66 19.1 228.9 5374 31 23
Opp Total 16 400 1571 11 3.9 98.2 25.0 320 3495 10.9 17 20.0 218.4 5066 28 23

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
83 Kelvin Martin 26 PR 16 0 21 244 1 85 11.6 3 47 0 25 15.7 534
81 Alexander Wright 24 KR/wr 16 5 21 514 1 102 24.5 683
21 James Dixon 24 7 0 18 398 0 39 22.1 398
82 Derrick Shepard 27 6 0 6 57 0 14 9.5 3 54 0 21 18.0 111
29 Kenneth Gant 24 db 16 1 6 114 0 30 19.0 114
20 Ray Horton 31 FS 16 16 1 8 0 8 8.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 8
59 Darrick Brownlow 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 29 309 1 85 10.7 52 1127 1 102 21.7 6810
Opp Total 16 28 231 0 8.3 69 1169 1 16.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
1 Ken Willis 25 K 16 0 2 2 6 6 11 9 13 6 7 4 39 27 69.2%% 37 37 100.0%%
4 Mike Saxon 29 P 16 0 57 2426 64 0 42.6
Team Total 25.8 16 2 2 6 6 11 9 13 6 7 4 39 27 69.2%% 37 37 100.0%% 57 2426 64 0 42.6
Opp Total 16 39 29 74.4%% 32 31 96.9%% 61 2367 38.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
55 Jack Del Rio 28 MLB 16 16 1 0 1 0 0 130 0
37 James Washington 26 SS 16 16 2 9 0 9 0 113 0
51 Ken Norton 25 LLB 16 16 94 0
92 Tony Tolbert 24 LDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 1 0 0 73 0
77 Jim Jeffcoat 30 RDE 16 16 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 70 0
57 Vinson Smith 26 RLB 13 12 71 0
24 Larry Brown 22 RCB 16 13 2 31 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0 68 0
75 Tony Casillas 28 LDT 16 16 2.5 1 0 1 0 0 61 0
67 Russell Maryland 22 RDT 16 7 4.5 3 0 0 0 0 33 0
97 Jimmie Jones 25 rdt 16 6 2.0 0 0 2 15 0 33 0
40 Bill Bates 30 16 0 1 0 2 0 0 33 0
58 Dixon Edwards 23 lb 11 1 1 36 1 36 0 18 0
29 Kenneth Gant 24 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 0
96 Danny Stubbs 26 9 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0
22 Emmitt Smith* 22 RB 16 16 0 8 1 0 0
59 Darrick Brownlow 23 16 0 4 0
20 Ray Horton 31 FS 16 16 1 65 1 65 0 0 1 3 37 1
8 Troy Aikman* 25 QB 12 12 0 4 0 0 0
30 Issiac Holt 29 LCB 15 15 4 2 0 2 0
88 Michael Irvin*+ 25 WR 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
78 Leon Lett 23 5 0 2 0
84 Jay Novacek* 29 TE 16 12 0 3 1 0 0
83 Kelvin Martin 26 PR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
23 Robert Williams 29 db 16 2 1.0 1 24 0 24 0
89 Robert Awalt 27 te 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
21 James Dixon 24 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Nate Newton 30 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
73 Danny Noonan 26 dt 15 3 1.0
79 Erik Williams 23 t 11 3 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 23.0 12 167 2 65 0 8 23 19 52 1 825 0 1
Opp Total 16 38 23 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Ken Willis 25 K 16 0 37 27 118
22 Emmitt Smith* 22 RB 16 16 12 1 13 78
88 Michael Irvin*+ 25 WR 16 16 8 8 48
84 Jay Novacek* 29 TE 16 12 4 4 24
20 Ray Horton 31 FS 16 16 1 1 2 12
34 Tommie Agee 27 16 0 1 1 6
8 Troy Aikman* 25 QB 12 12 1 1 6
46 Ricky Blake 24 2 0 1 1 6
58 Dixon Edwards 23 lb 11 1 1 1 6
80 Alvin Harper 23 wr 15 5 1 1 6
48 Daryl Johnston 25 FB 16 14 1 1 6
83 Kelvin Martin 26 PR 16 0 1 1 6
87 Alfredo Roberts 26 WR 16 10 1 1 6
23 Robert Williams 29 db 16 2 1 1 6
81 Alexander Wright 24 KR/wr 16 5 1 1 6
45 Manny Hendrix 27 db 16 3 1 2
Team Total 25.8 16 15 16 1 1 1 2 1 37 37 27 1 342
Opp Total 16 11 17 1 2 31 29 310

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ CLE W, 26-14 2 3 pass Jay Novacek 3 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
2 1991-09-01 @ CLE W, 26-14 2 4 pass Michael Irvin 4 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
3 1991-09-09 WAS L, 31-33 1 3 pass Jay Novacek 3 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
4 1991-09-09 WAS L, 31-33 1 75 rush Emmitt Smith 75 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
5 1991-09-09 WAS L, 31-33 2 5 pass Emmitt Smith 5 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
6 1991-09-09 WAS L, 31-33 4 6 pass Michael Irvin 6 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
7 1991-09-22 @ PHO W, 17-9 1 60 rush Emmitt Smith 60 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
8 1991-09-22 @ PHO W, 17-9 1 12 rush Emmitt Smith 12 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
9 1991-09-29 NYG W, 21-16 2 3 rush Emmitt Smith 3 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
10 1991-09-29 NYG W, 21-16 3 20 fumble Ray Horton 20 yard fumble return (Ken Willis kick)
11 1991-09-29 NYG W, 21-16 4 23 pass Michael Irvin 23 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
12 1991-10-06 @ GNB W, 20-17 2 65 interception Ray Horton 65 yard interception return (Ken Willis kick)
13 1991-10-06 @ GNB W, 20-17 2 13 pass Jay Novacek 13 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
14 1991-10-13 CIN W, 35-23 2 2 rush Troy Aikman 2 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
15 1991-10-13 CIN W, 35-23 2 30 rush Ricky Blake 30 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
16 1991-10-13 CIN W, 35-23 2 26 pass Jay Novacek 26 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
17 1991-10-13 CIN W, 35-23 4 2 rush Emmitt Smith 2 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
18 1991-10-13 CIN W, 35-23 4 36 interception Dixon Edwards 36 yard interception return (Ken Willis kick)
19 1991-10-27 @ DET L, 10-34 2 1 pass Alfredo Roberts 1 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
20 1991-11-03 PHO W, 27-7 1 3 rush Emmitt Smith 3 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
21 1991-11-03 PHO W, 27-7 3 1 rush Emmitt Smith 1 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
22 1991-11-03 PHO W, 27-7 4 3 rush Emmitt Smith 3 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
23 1991-11-10 @ HOU L, 23-26 1 18 blocked punt Robert Williams 18 yard blocked punt return (Ken Willis kick)
24 1991-11-10 @ HOU L, 23-26 4 10 pass Michael Irvin 10 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
25 1991-11-24 @ WAS W, 24-21 2 32 rush Emmitt Smith 32 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
26 1991-11-24 @ WAS W, 24-21 2 34 pass Alvin Harper 34 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Ken Willis kick)
27 1991-11-24 @ WAS W, 24-21 4 24 pass Michael Irvin 24 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
28 1991-11-28 PIT W, 20-10 1 6 rush Emmitt Smith 6 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
29 1991-11-28 PIT W, 20-10 4 66 pass Michael Irvin 66 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
30 1991-12-08 NOR W, 23-14 1 1 pass Daryl Johnston 1 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
31 1991-12-08 NOR W, 23-14 4 4 rush Tommie Agee 4 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
32 1991-12-15 @ PHI W, 25-13 4 85 punt Kelvin Martin 85 yard punt return (Ken Willis kick)
33 1991-12-15 @ PHI W, 25-13 4 4 pass Michael Irvin 4 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
34 1991-12-22 ATL W, 31-27 1 58 pass Michael Irvin 58 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
35 1991-12-22 ATL W, 31-27 1 4 rush Emmitt Smith 4 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
36 1991-12-22 ATL W, 31-27 1 102 kickoff Alexander Wright 102 yard kickoff return (Ken Willis kick)
37 1991-12-22 ATL W, 31-27 4 6 rush Emmitt Smith 6 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 @ CLE L, 14-26 1 1 rush Kevin Mack 1 yard rush (Matt Stover kick)
2 1991-09-01 @ CLE L, 14-26 3 62 pass Webster Slaughter 62 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
3 1991-09-09 WAS W, 33-31 1 3 pass Jimmie Johnson 3 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
4 1991-09-09 WAS W, 33-31 2 37 pass Art Monk 37 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
5 1991-09-09 WAS W, 33-31 4 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
6 1991-09-15 PHI W, 24-0 1 11 pass Fred Barnett 11 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Roger Ruzek kick)
7 1991-09-15 PHI W, 24-0 2 1 rush Robert Drummond 1 yard rush (Roger Ruzek kick)
8 1991-09-15 PHI W, 24-0 4 6 pass Keith Byars 6 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Roger Ruzek kick)
9 1991-09-29 NYG L, 16-21 4 19 pass Stephen Baker 19 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Matt Bahr kick)
10 1991-10-06 @ GNB L, 17-20 3 82 kickoff Charles Wilson 82 yard kickoff return (Chris Jacke kick)
11 1991-10-06 @ GNB L, 17-20 4 13 pass Sterling Sharpe 13 yard pass from Blair Kiel (Chris Jacke kick)
12 1991-10-13 CIN L, 23-35 1 3 rush James Brooks 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
13 1991-10-13 CIN L, 23-35 3 75 rush Harold Green 75 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
14 1991-10-27 @ DET W, 34-10 2 55 blocked field goal William White 55 yard blocked field goal return (Eddie Murray kick)
15 1991-10-27 @ DET W, 34-10 3 26 pass Willie Green 26 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick)
16 1991-10-27 @ DET W, 34-10 4 10 pass Barry Sanders 10 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Eddie Murray kick)
17 1991-10-27 @ DET W, 34-10 4 96 interception Ray Crockett 96 yard interception return (Eddie Murray kick)
18 1991-11-03 PHO L, 7-27 2 1 rush Johnny Johnson 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
19 1991-11-10 @ HOU W, 26-23 2 1 rush Allen Pinkett 1 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
20 1991-11-10 @ HOU W, 26-23 4 4 rush Lorenzo White 4 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
21 1991-11-17 @ NYG W, 22-9 2 1 rush Rodney Hampton 1 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
22 1991-11-17 @ NYG W, 22-9 4 35 pass Mark Ingram 35 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler
23 1991-11-24 @ WAS L, 21-24 1 31 interception Martin Mayhew 31 yard interception return (Chip Lohmiller kick)
24 1991-11-24 @ WAS L, 21-24 4 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
25 1991-11-24 @ WAS L, 21-24 4 29 pass Ricky Sanders 29 yard pass from Mark Rypien (Chip Lohmiller kick)
26 1991-11-28 PIT L, 10-20 4 3 rush Warren Williams 3 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
27 1991-12-08 NOR L, 14-23 2 8 pass Eric Martin 8 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1991-12-08 NOR L, 14-23 3 4 pass Gill Fenerty 4 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1991-12-15 @ PHI L, 13-25 2 31 pass Maurice Johnson 31 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Roger Ruzek kick)
30 1991-12-22 ATL L, 27-31 1 67 pass Michael Haynes 67 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
31 1991-12-22 ATL L, 27-31 1 28 pass Andre Rison 28 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
32 1991-12-22 ATL L, 27-31 3 43 pass Michael Haynes 43 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)