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1998 Dallas Cowboys

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.5, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -3.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 381 points (23.8/g), 9th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 275 points (17.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 106 points (6.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.9-5.1.

Coach: Chan Gailey (10-6-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Campo

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas)

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 Troy Aikman 32 9 11 187 for 315, 2,330 yards, 12 td, 5 int, & 22 rushes for 69 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989
RB Emmitt Smith* 29 8 16 319 rushes for 1,332 yards, 13 td, & 27 catches for 175 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1990
FB Daryl Johnston 32 9 13 8 rushes for 17 yards, 0 td, & 18 catches for 60 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1989
WR Billy Davis 26 3 11 39 catches for 691 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td
WR Michael Irvin 32 10 15 74 catches for 1,057 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 11th pick / 1988
TE David LaFleur 24 1 13 20 catches for 176 yards, 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 22nd pick / 1997
LT Larry Allen*+ 27 4 16 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1994
LG Nate Newton* 37 12 16
C Clay Shiver 26 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 67th pick / 1996
RG Flozell Adams 23 Rook 12 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 38th pick / 1998
RT Erik Williams 30 7 15 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1991
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kavika Pittman 24 2 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1996
LDT Leon Lett* 30 7 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1991
RDT Chad Hennings 33 6 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 290th pick / 1988
RDE Greg Ellis 23 Rook 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 8th pick / 1998
LLB Randall Godfrey 25 2 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
MLB Fred Strickland 32 10 15 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1988
RLB Dexter Coakley 26 1 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 65th pick / 1997
LCB Kevin Smith 28 6 14 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1992
RCB Deion Sanders*+ 31 9 11 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
SS Darren Woodson* 29 6 15 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1992
FS Omar Stoutmire 24 1 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 224th pick / 1997
 Special Teams Starters
K Richie Cunningham 28 1 0 29 of 35 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points
P Toby Gowin 23 1 0 77 punts for a 43.4 average, 1 blocked
PR Deion Sanders*+ 31 9 11 24 punt returns for a 15.6 average and 2 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
KR Kevin Mathis 24 1 4 25 kick returns for a 24.8 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 Flozell Adams 23 RG 16 12 335 6-7 Michigan St. 5/18/1975 Rook 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 38th pick / 1998
8 Troy Aikman 32 QB 11 11 219 6-4 Oklahoma,UCLA 11/21/1966 9 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989
73 Larry Allen*+ 27 LT 16 16 325 6-3 Butte JC (CA),Sonoma St. 11/27/1971 4 15 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1994
96 Antonio Anderson 25 5 0 311 6-6 Syracuse 6/4/1973 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1997
29 Terry Billups 23 1 0 180 5-9 North Carolina 2/9/1975 Rook 0
86 Eric Bjornson 27 te 16 4 236 6-4 Washington 12/15/1971 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 110th pick / 1995
34 Larry Brown 29 4 0 186 5-11 TCU 11/30/1969 7 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 320th pick / 1991
83 Hayward Clay 25 te 3 2 260 6-3 Texas A&M 7/5/1973 2 0 St. Louis Rams / 6th / 201st pick / 1996
52 Dexter Coakley 26 RLB 16 16 236 5-10 Appalachian St. 10/20/1972 1 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 65th pick / 1997
3 Richie Cunningham 28 K 16 0 167 5-10 La-Lafayette 8/18/1970 1 4
87 Billy Davis 26 WR 16 11 205 6-1 Pittsburgh 7/6/1972 3 7
98 Greg Ellis 23 RDE 16 16 271 6-6 North Carolina 8/14/1975 Rook 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 8th pick / 1998
17 Jason Garrett 32 qb 8 5 200 6-2 Princeton,Columbia 3/28/1966 5 5
56 Randall Godfrey 25 LLB 16 16 245 6-2 Georgia 4/6/1973 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1996
4 Toby Gowin 23 P 16 0 167 5-10 North Texas 3/30/1975 1 2
54 Darren Hambrick 23 14 0 227 6-1 Florida,South Carolina 8/30/1975 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1998
70 Dale Hellestrae 36 16 0 282 6-5 SMU 7/11/1962 13 1 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 112th pick / 1985
58 Nate Hemsley 24 3 0 228 6-0 Syracuse 5/5/1974 1 0
95 Chad Hennings 33 RDT 16 16 287 6-6 Air Force 10/20/1965 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 290th pick / 1988
32 Tyrone Hughes 28 4 0 175 5-9 Nebraska 1/14/1970 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993
66 Tony Hutson 24 g 10 1 315 6-3 NE State (OK) 3/13/1974 1 1
88 Michael Irvin 32 WR 16 15 207 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/5/1966 10 11 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 11th pick / 1988
81 Patrick Jeffers 25 wr 8 1 217 6-3 Virginia 2/2/1973 2 3 Denver Broncos / 5th / 159th pick / 1996
48 Daryl Johnston 32 FB 16 13 238 6-2 Syracuse 2/10/1966 9 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 39th pick / 1989
63 Mike Kiselak 31 c 15 7 295 6-3 Maryland 3/9/1967 Rook 4
89 David LaFleur 24 TE 13 13 272 6-7 LSU 1/29/1974 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 22nd pick / 1997
78 Leon Lett* 30 LDT 16 15 290 6-6 Emporia St. 10/12/1968 7 10 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 173rd pick / 1991
23 Kevin Mathis 24 KR 13 4 185 5-9 Texas A&M-Commerce 4/29/1974 1 0
99 Hurvin McCormack 26 dt 16 1 281 6-5 Indiana 4/6/1972 4 3
67 Everett McIver 28 rg 6 6 318 6-5 Elizabeth City St. 8/5/1970 4 3
85 Ernie Mills 30 wr 11 1 192 5-11 Florida 10/28/1968 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1991
27 Singor Mobley 26 16 0 195 5-11 Washington St. 10/12/1972 1 1
94 Michael Myers 22 dt 16 1 300 6-2 Alabama 1/20/1976 Rook 2 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 100th pick / 1998
61 Nate Newton* 37 LG 16 16 318 6-3 Florida A&M 12/20/1961 12 10
82 Jeff Ogden 23 16 0 190 6-0 East. Washington 2/22/1975 Rook 1
97 Kavika Pittman 24 LDE 15 15 273 6-6 McNeese St. 10/9/1974 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1996
11 Mike Quinn 24 3 0 216 6-4 S.F. Austin 4/15/1974 1 0
43 Izell Reese 24 16 0 195 6-2 Ala-Birmingham 5/7/1974 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 188th pick / 1998
68 Oliver Ross 24 2 0 317 6-5 Iowa St. 9/27/1974 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 138th pick / 1998
21 Deion Sanders*+ 31 PR 11 11 195 6-1 Florida St. 8/9/1967 9 18 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 5th pick / 1989
50 Clay Shiver 26 C 14 9 283 6-2 Florida St. 12/7/1972 2 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 67th pick / 1996
93 Artie Smith 28 16 0 296 6-5 Louisiana Tech 5/15/1970 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 116th pick / 1993
22 Emmitt Smith* 29 RB 16 16 221 5-9 Florida 5/15/1969 8 12 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1990
26 Kevin Smith 28 LCB 14 14 183 5-11 Texas A&M 4/7/1970 6 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 17th pick / 1992
24 Omar Stoutmire 24 FS 16 12 205 5-11 Fresno St. 7/9/1974 1 5 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 224th pick / 1997
55 Fred Strickland 32 MLB 16 15 246 6-2 Purdue 8/15/1966 10 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1988
45 Nicky Sualua 23 16 0 260 5-11 Ohio St. 4/16/1975 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 129th pick / 1997
31 George Teague 27 fs 16 5 198 6-1 Alabama 2/18/1971 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 29th pick / 1993
59 Robert Thomas 24 16 0 270 6-1 Henderson St. 12/1/1974 Rook 0
42 Chris Warren 30 9 0 228 6-2 Virginia,Ferrum 1/24/1968 8 3 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 89th pick / 1990
30 Kenny Wheaton 23 db 15 1 195 5-10 Oregon 3/8/1975 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 94th pick / 1997
25 Charlie Williams 26 db 15 3 204 6-0 Bowling Green 2/2/1972 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 92nd pick / 1995
79 Erik Williams 30 RT 15 15 324 6-6 Central State (OH) 9/7/1968 7 8 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 70th pick / 1991
20 Sherman Williams 25 rb 16 2 198 5-8 Alabama 8/13/1973 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1995
28 Darren Woodson* 29 SS 16 15 219 6-1 Arizona St. 4/25/1969 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 37th pick / 1992
Team Total 27.0 16 241.5 6-1.8 3.7