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2008 Cowboys-Related Odds

A benefit, I suppose, for having several online betting services as a sponsor is that I receive information about oddsmaking related to the Cowboys. Thanks to Bodog, below are as many odds as you will probably need for the Cowboys… at least for now.

Odds to win the 2009 Super Bowl XLIII
Dallas Cowboys 6/1

Odds to win the 2008 NFC Championship
Dallas Cowboys 9/5

Odds to win the NFC East Division
Dallas Cowboys 4/5

Win Totals
Dallas Cowboys Regular Season Wins
Over 10.5 -135
Under 10.5 +105

Dallas Cowboys Regular Season Home Wins
Over 6 -130
Under 6 Even

Dallas Cowboys Regular Season Away Wins
Over 4.5 -140
Under 4.5 +110

Miscellaneous Odds
Will Wade Phillips be the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for week 1 of the 2009 NFL season?
Yes -115
No -115

Player Performance Odds

Tony Romo Passing Yards
Over/Under 4000

Tony Romo Passing Touchdowns
Over/Under 30.5

Marion Barber Rushing Yards
Over/Under 1150

Marion Barber Total Touchdowns
Over/Under 12.5

Felix Jones Rushing Yards
Over/Under 460

Felix Jones Total Touchdowns
Over/Under 4

Terrell Owens Receiving Yards
Over/Under 1220

Terrell Owens Touchdowns
Over/Under 13

Terrell Owens Receptions
Over/Under 85

Patrick Crayton Receiving Yards
Over/Under 760

Patrick Crayton Touchdowns
Over/Under 6.5

Jason Witten Receiving Yards
Over/Under 1000

Jason Witten Touchdowns
Over/Under 6.5

Jason Witten Receptions
Over/Under 85

DeMarcus Ware Sacks
Over/Under 12.5

Greg Ellis Sacks
Over/Under 8

Adam Jones Interceptions
Over 3 Even
Under 3 -130

Ranking Terry Glenn in Dallas Cowboys Team History

Terry GlennThe Cowboys announced today that they have released Terry Glenn, who saw action in only one game in 2007 and played in the divisional playoff loss to the Giants. Here is a blurb:

The Cowboys have released the veteran wide receiver, team owner Jerry Jones announced during Friday’s afternoon practice here at training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

Jones said he met with Glenn and his agent, Jim Gould over the last few days, including conversations on Friday in attempt to figure out the best solution.

“We’ve been working for weeks with Terry’s representative, looking at how might structure something, as it pertains to the preseason, as well as going into the season,” Jones said. “At the end of the day, we’re waiving Terry this afternoon. We’re going on down the road and seeing where we are.”

However, Jones added the Cowboys might be interested in re-signing Glenn later in the preseason or closer to the start of the regular season.

None of this is a surprise, but this might be a good time to take a look at where Glenn stands in terms of team history.

Terry Glenn, 2003-2007

Career Receptions: 208 (Rank: 17th)

This ranks 17th in team history. Of the 16 players in front of him, six were running backs and four were tight ends. This means that only six wide receivers had more career receptions with the Cowboys. These players include Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Bob Hayes, Frank Clarke (who was also a tight end), and Kelvin Martin.

Receivers of note with fewer career receptions: Lance Rentzel, Terrell Owens (for now), Mike Renfro, Rocket Ismail, Joey Galloway, Keyshawn Johnson, and Butch Johnson.

Career Receptions Per Game: 3.9 (Rank: 6th)

The five players who averaged more receptions per game than Glenn include Owens (5.4), Irvin (4.7), Keyshawn Johnson (4.4), Jason Witten (4.4), and Rocket Ismail (4.1). Pearson only averaged 3.1 per game.

Career Receiving Yards: 3,337 (Rank: 12th)

Only five players in team history had more than 4,000 career receiving yards with the Cowboys. Glenn ranks just ahead of Martin (3,083) but behind Rentzel (3,521).

Career Receiving Yards Per Game: 63.0 (Rank: 4th)

Owens (81.8), Irvin (74.9), and Rentzel (66.4) averaged more yards per game. Still, this is a pretty impressive statistic.

Career Touchdowns: 20 (Rank: 12th)

Eighteen players in team history have had 16 or more career touchdowns with the Cowboys. Of these players, only two have exceeded that total in fewer games than Glenn, who played in 53 regular season games with the Cowboys. The two players include Owens (28 touchdowns in 31 games) and Billy Howton (17 touchdowns in 50 games).

Single Season Highlights

Glenn had two 1,000-yard seasons with the Cowboys in 2005 and 2006. He is one of ten players in team history to gain more than 1,000 yards in a season.

Intangibles: Pros

Glenn has been a dependable receiver, serving as a great deep threat since he arrived in Dallas in 2003.

Intangibles: Cons

Not many, other than that he was injured several times. He missed ten games in 2004 due to a foot injury, and he missed nearly all of 2007 with a knee injury.

Where Does He Rank?

My plugin does not allow me to create a poll where you can rank players, so I am going to try this one. I have included my own rankings of players, listing them by “Class” and including some receivers that I think fall within each class. Below, please vote for which “class” you think Terry Glenn belongs. We can save the debating about the others for the comments or for another blog entry.

A Class (top flight): Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, Terrell Owens, Bob Hayes

B Class (great players who were just a notch below the top-flight receivers): Tony Hill, Frank Clarke

C Class (had the talent to be a top-flight receiver but never quite got there): Lance Rentzel, Alvin Harper, Golden Richards

D Class (quality third options): Kevin Williams, Patrick Crayton, Kelvin Martin, Butch Johnson

E Class (free agents who accomplished more elsewhere): Rocket Ismail, Joey Galloway, Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Renfro, Billy Howton, Lance Alworth

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My vote: B Class.

Glenn has had the ability to break big plays, and he was a very dependable receiver when healthy. But he could not take over an entire game the way that the four listed as A Class could, so I would have to group him behind those players. Glenn was more consistent than Rentzel, who declined in productivity in this three years in Dallas. He was certainly a more constant threat than Harper or Richards, both of whom made memorable plays but did not have anywhere close the same number of catches as Glenn.

Ranking Terry Glenn in Dallas Cowboys Team History

Terry GlennThe Cowboys announced today that they have released Terry Glenn, who saw action in only one game in 2007 and played in the divisional playoff loss to the Giants. Here is a blurb:

The Cowboys have released the veteran wide receiver, team owner Jerry Jones announced during Friday’s afternoon practice here at training camp in Oxnard, Calif.

Jones said he met with Glenn and his agent, Jim Gould over the last few days, including conversations on Friday in attempt to figure out the best solution.

“We’ve been working for weeks with Terry’s representative, looking at how might structure something, as it pertains to the preseason, as well as going into the season,” Jones said. “At the end of the day, we’re waiving Terry this afternoon. We’re going on down the road and seeing where we are.”

However, Jones added the Cowboys might be interested in re-signing Glenn later in the preseason or closer to the start of the regular season.

None of this is a surprise, but this might be a good time to take a look at where Glenn stands in terms of team history.

Terry Glenn, 2003-2007

Career Receptions: 208 (Rank: 17th)

This ranks 17th in team history. Of the 16 players in front of him, six were running backs and four were tight ends. This means that only six wide receivers had more career receptions with the Cowboys. These players include Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, Tony Hill, Bob Hayes, Frank Clarke (who was also a tight end), and Kelvin Martin.

Receivers of note with fewer career receptions: Lance Rentzel, Terrell Owens (for now), Mike Renfro, Rocket Ismail, Joey Galloway, Keyshawn Johnson, and Butch Johnson.

Career Receptions Per Game: 3.9 (Rank: 6th)

The five players who averaged more receptions per game than Glenn include Owens (5.4), Irvin (4.7), Keyshawn Johnson (4.4), Jason Witten (4.4), and Rocket Ismail (4.1). Pearson only averaged 3.1 per game.

Career Receiving Yards: 3,337 (Rank: 12th)

Only five players in team history had more than 4,000 career receiving yards with the Cowboys. Glenn ranks just ahead of Martin (3,083) but behind Rentzel (3,521).

Career Receiving Yards Per Game: 63.0 (Rank: 4th)

Owens (81.8), Irvin (74.9), and Rentzel (66.4) averaged more yards per game. Still, this is a pretty impressive statistic.

Career Touchdowns: 20 (Rank: 12th)

Eighteen players in team history have had 16 or more career touchdowns with the Cowboys. Of these players, only two have exceeded that total in fewer games than Glenn, who played in 53 regular season games with the Cowboys. The two players include Owens (28 touchdowns in 31 games) and Billy Howton (17 touchdowns in 50 games).

Single Season Highlights

Glenn had two 1,000-yard seasons with the Cowboys in 2005 and 2006. He is one of ten players in team history to gain more than 1,000 yards in a season.

Intangibles: Pros

Glenn has been a dependable receiver, serving as a great deep threat since he arrived in Dallas in 2003.

Intangibles: Cons

Not many, other than that he was injured several times. He missed ten games in 2004 due to a foot injury, and he missed nearly all of 2007 with a knee injury.

Where Does He Rank?

My plugin does not allow me to create a poll where you can rank players, so I am going to try this one. I have included my own rankings of players, listing them by “Class” and including some receivers that I think fall within each class. Below, please vote for which “class” you think Terry Glenn belongs. We can save the debating about the others for the comments or for another blog entry.

A Class (top flight): Michael Irvin, Drew Pearson, Terrell Owens, Bob Hayes

B Class (great players who were just a notch below the top-flight receivers): Tony Hill, Frank Clarke

C Class (had the talent to be a top-flight receiver but never quite got there): Lance Rentzel, Alvin Harper, Golden Richards

D Class (quality third options): Kevin Williams, Patrick Crayton, Kelvin Martin, Butch Johnson

E Class (free agents who accomplished more elsewhere): Rocket Ismail, Joey Galloway, Keyshawn Johnson, Mike Renfro, Billy Howton, Lance Alworth

[Poll=71]

My vote: B Class.

Glenn has had the ability to break big plays, and he was a very dependable receiver when healthy. But he could not take over an entire game the way that the four listed as A Class could, so I would have to group him behind those players. Glenn was more consistent than Rentzel, who declined in productivity in this three years in Dallas. He was certainly a more constant threat than Harper or Richards, both of whom made memorable plays but did not have anywhere close the same number of catches as Glenn.

Trivia: 1960s Dallas Cowboys

Here are 10 trivia questions focusing on the Dallas Cowboys of the 1960s.

Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s: Receiving Statistics

Frank Clarke

This is part of a series of posts that provides an in-depth look at the Cowboys of the 1960s. Several will provide comprehensive statistics.

Bob Hayes is widely regarded as the best receiver in Cowboys history prior to the arrival of Drew Pearson, but Frank Clarke needs to be mentioned any time that this conversation arises. Clarke was, of course, the first player in team history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season, and his 14 touchdowns in 1962 remained the standard until 2007.

That said, the team’s passing game took off once Hayes arrived. In 1964, when the Cowboys featured such players as Clarke, Tommy McDonald, and Pettis Norman, Dallas averaged 179.71 yards per game. These number climbed to 237.93 yards per game in 1966 once the Cowboys had added Hayes, Pete Gent, and running back Dan Reeves. Lance Rentzel later emerged as a major target and became the third player in team history to gain more than 1,000 yards in a season.

Team Receiving Totals: 1960s
Year Rec. Yards Ave. TD Rec./Game Yds/Game
1960 163 2388 14.7 17 13.58 199.00
1961 219 2918 13.3 23 15.64 208.43
1962 200 3115 15.6 31 14.29 222.50
1963 200 2799 14 20 14.29 199.93
1964 192 2516 13.1 10 13.71 179.71
1965 167 2747 16.4 25 11.93 196.21
1966 214 3331 15.6 27 15.29 237.93
1967 210 3093 14.7 28 15.00 220.93
1968 220 3339 15.2 26 15.71 238.50
1969 189 3212 17 24 13.50 229.43
Total Combined Receptions, 1960s
Name Rec. Yards Ave. TD
Clarke, Frank 281 5214 18.6 50
Hayes, Bob 252 4888 19.4 49
Howton, Billy 161 2368 14.7 17
Rentzel, Lance 155 2965 19.1 26
Perkins, Don 146 1310 9 3
Norman, Pettis 118 1602 13.6 14
Reeves, Dan 114 1528 13.4 17
Marsh, Amos 97 1011 10.4 4
Folkins, Lee 75 984 13.1 10
Gent, Pete 68 989 14.5 4
McDonald, Tommy 46 612 13.3 2
Doran, Jim 44 707 16.1 5
Dial, Buddy 42 713 17 2
Baynham, Craig 32 393 12.3 3
Bielski, Dick 30 415 13.8 4
Dugan, Fred 29 461 15.9 1
Dupre, L.G. 27 265 9.8 2
Lockett, J.W. 26 192 7.4 4
Garrison, Walt 24 277 11.5 0
Stiger, Jim 22 216 9.8 1
Shy, Les 21 265 12.6 1
Hill, Calvin 20 232 11.6 0
Ditka, Mike 17 268 15.8 3
Homan, Dennis 16 332 20.8 1
McIlhenny, Don 16 126 7.9 1
Barnes, Gary 15 195 13.0 0
Kowalczyk, Walt 14 143 10.2 1
Babb, Gene 13 140 10.8 1
Bullocks, Amos 10 116 11.6 1
Dunn, Perry Lee 10 104 10.4 1
Gregory, Glynn 6 100 16.7 0
Smith, J.D. 6 13 2.2 1
Conrad, Bobby Joe 4 74 18.5 0
Renfro, Mel 4 65 16.3 0
Mathews, Ray 3 44 14.7 0
Davis, Donnie 2 31 15.5 0
Wright, Rayfield 2 27 13.5 1
Douglas, Merrill 1 -2 -2.0 0
Lewis, Woodley 1 19 19.0 0
Top Annual Receiving Totals
Year Name Rec. Yards Ave. TD
1964 Clarke, Frank 65 973 15.0 5
1966 Hayes, Bob 64 1232 19.3 13
1967 Rentzel, Lance 58 996 17.2 8
1961 Howton, Billy 56 785 14.0 4
1968 Rentzel, Lance 54 1009 18.7 6
1968 Hayes, Bob 53 909 17.2 10
1967 Hayes, Bob 49 998 20.4 10
1962 Howton, Billy 49 706 14.4 6
1962 Clarke, Frank 47 1043 22.2 14
1965 Hayes, Bob 46 1003 21.8 12
1964 McDonald, Tommy 46 612 13.3 2
1963 Clarke, Frank 43 833 19.4 10
1969 Rentzel, Lance 43 960 22.3 12
1961 Clarke, Frank 41 919 22.4 9
1965 Clarke, Frank 41 682 16.6 4
1966 Reeves, Dan 41 557 13.6 8
1969 Hayes, Bob 40 746 18.7 4
1962 Folkins, Lee 39 536 13.7 6
1967 Reeves, Dan 39 490 12.6 6
1962 Marsh, Amos 35 467 13.3 2
1963 Howton, Billy 33 514 15.6 3
1961 Perkins, Don 32 298 9.3 1
1960 Doran, Jim 31 554 17.9 3
1963 Folkins, Lee 31 407 13.1 4
1968 Baynham, Craig 29 380 13.1 3
1960 Dugan, Fred 29 461 15.9 1
1966 Gent, Pete 27 474 17.6 1
1961 Bielski, Dick 26 377 14.5 3
1966 Clarke, Frank 26 355 13.7 4
1963 Marsh, Amos 26 224 8.6 0
1964 Norman, Pettis 24 311 13.0 2
1960 Howton, Billy 23 363 15.8 4
1966 Perkins, Don 23 231 10.0 0
1960 Dupre, L.G. 21 216 10.3 2
1961 Marsh, Amos 21 189 9.0 2
1969 Hill, Calvin 20 232 11.6 0
1967 Norman, Pettis 20 220 11.0 2
1961 Lockett, J.W. 19 114 6.0 2
1963 Norman, Pettis 18 341 18.9 3
1968 Norman, Pettis 18 204 11.3 1
1967 Perkins, Don 18 116 6.4 0
1969 Reeves, Dan 18 187 10.4 1
1965 Dial, Buddy 17 283 16.6 1
1969 Ditka, Mike 17 268 15.8 3
1968 Perkins, Don 17 180 10.6 2
1965 Gent, Pete 16 233 14.6 2
1968 Gent, Pete 16 194 12.1 0
1963 Barnes, Gary 15 195 13.0 0
1964 Marsh, Amos 15 131 8.7 0
1960 McIlhenny, Don 15 120 8.0 1
1964 Perkins, Don 15 155 10.3 0
1966 Dial, Buddy 14 252 18.0 1
1960 Kowalczyk, Walt 14 143 10.2 1
1963 Perkins, Don 14 84 6.0 0
1965 Perkins, Don 14 142 10.1 0
1960 Babb, Gene 13 140 10.8 1
1961 Doran, Jim 13 153 11.8 2
1969 Garrison, Walt 13 131 10.1 0
1969 Norman, Pettis 13 238 18.3 3
1962 Perkins, Don 13 104 8.0 0
1963 Stiger, Jim 13 131 10.1 0
1969 Homan, Dennis 12 240 20.0 0
1966 Norman, Pettis 12 144 12.0 0
1964 Dial, Buddy 11 178 16.2 0
1965 Norman, Pettis 11 110 10.0 3
1968 Shy, Les 10 105 10.5 0
1960 Clarke, Frank 9 290 32.2 3
1967 Clarke, Frank 9 119 13.2 1
1967 Gent, Pete 9 88 9.8 1
1965 Reeves, Dan 9 210 23.3 1
1964 Stiger, Jim 9 85 9.4 1
1965 Dunn, Perry Lee 8 74 9.3 1
1969 Shy, Les 8 124 15.5 1
1963 Bullocks, Amos 7 70 10.0 0
1968 Garrison, Walt 7 111 15.9 0
1962 Lockett, J.W. 7 78 11.1 2
1968 Reeves, Dan 7 84 12.0 1
1961 Dupre, L.G. 6 49 8.2 0
1964 Folkins, Lee 5 41 8.2 0
1965 Smith, J.D. 5 10 2.0 1
1960 Bielski, Dick 4 38 9.5 1
1969 Conrad, Bobby Joe 4 74 18.5 0
1968 Homan, Dennis 4 92 23.0 1
1968 Randle, Sonny 4 56 14.0 1
1966 Renfro, Mel 4 65 16.3 0
1967 Baynham, Craig 3 13 4.3 0
1962 Bullocks, Amos 3 46 15.3 1
1961 Gregory, Glynn 3 30 10.0 0
1962 Gregory, Glynn 3 70 23.3 0
1960 Mathews, Ray 3 44 14.7 0
1967 Shy, Les 3 36 12.0 0
1962 Davis, Donnie 2 31 15.5 0
1964 Dunn, Perry Lee 2 30 15.0 0
1966 Garrison, Walt 2 18 9.0 0
1967 Garrison, Walt 2 17 8.5 0
1962 Norman, Pettis 2 34 17.0 0
1961 Douglas, Merrill 1 -2 -2.0 0
1960 Lewis, Woodley 1 19 19.0 0
1961 McIlhenny, Don 1 6 6.0
1966 Smith, J.D. 1 3 3.0 0
1969 Wright, Rayfield 1 12 12.0 0

Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s: Rushing Statistics



This is part of a series of posts that provides an in-depth look at the Cowboys of the 1960s. Several will provide comprehensive statistics.

Don PerkinsBy today’s standards, the Cowboys’ rushing statistics in the 1960s are hardly impressive. But for that era, the Cowboys were consistently one of the best running teams in the league, even though Dallas was in its first decade of existence. As you can see from the first table below, the Cowboys’ ranking in rushing yards climbed steadily, and the team finished first or second in the league in rushing yards during three of its four most competitive years between 1966 through 1969.

Don Perkins currently ranks 62nd on the all-time rushing list, with 6,217 yards on 1500 carries. At the time of his retirement following the 1968 season, however, Perkins ranked fifth on the all-time list, even though he had only played eight years. The other players ahead of him included Jim Brown (12,312 in 9 years); Jim Taylor (8,597 yards in 10 years); Joe Perry (8,378 in 14 years); and John Henry Johnson (6,803 in 13 years). So if anyone should want to question why Perkins is in the Ring of Honor, that gives a pretty good reason for it.

Team Rushing Totals: 1960s
Year Att. Yards Ave. TD Yds. Per Game NFL Rank
1960 312 1049 3.4 6 87.42 13/13
1961 427 1837 4.3 7 131.21 10/14
1962 434 2040 4.7 16 145.71 3/14
1963 420 1795 4.3 18 128.21 6/14
1964 421 1691 4.0 15 120.79 8/14
1965 405 1558 3.8 8 111.29 8/14
1966 471 2122 4.5 24 151.57 2/15
1967 477 1900 4.0 13 135.71 5/16
1968 480 2091 4.4 22 149.36 2/16
1969 532 2276 4.3 17 162.57 1/16
Total Combined Rushing Yards, 1960s
Name Att. Yards Ave. TD
Perkins, Don 1500 6217 4.1 42
Marsh, Amos 427 2065 4.8 14
Reeves, Dan 480 1813 3.8 23
Garrison, Walt 261 1297 5.0 8
Meredith, Don 242 1216 5.0 15
Hill, Calvin 204 942 4.6 8
Bullocks, Amos 129 537 4.2 4
Shy, Les 140 510 3.6 3
Baynham, Craig 109 442 4.1 6
Dupre, L.G. 120 422 3.5 3
Stiger, Jim 99 420 4.2 2
Lockett, J.W. 85 322 3.8 2
McIlhenny, Don 98 325 3.3 1
Smith, J.D. 93 302 3.2 3
Dunn, Perry Lee 80 274 3.4 3
Clarke, Frank 32 231 7.2 1
Morton, Craig 45 174 3.9 3
LeBaron, Eddie 45 170 3.8 1
Norman, Pettis 18 162 9.0 0
Kowalczyk, Walt 50 156 3.1 1
Babb, Gene 39 115 2.9 0
Staubach, Roger 15 60 4.0 1
Renfro, Mel 8 52 6.5 0
Rhome, Jerry 13 37 2.8 0
Douglas, Merrill 5 24 4.8 0
Welch, Claxton 6 21 3.5 0
Baker, Sam 1 15 15.0 0
Rentzel, Lance 2 11 5.5 0
Hayes, Bob 13 10 0.8 1
Folkins, Lee 1 9 9.0 0
Howton, Billy 1 9 9.0 0
Roach, John 8 9 1.1 0
Villanueva, Danny 2 8 4.0 0
Heinrich, Don 2 3 1.5 0
Whitfield, A.D. 1 0 0.0 0
Gent, Pete 2 -5 -2.5 0
Lothridge, Billy 2 -6 -3.0 1
Wright, Rayfield 1 -10 -10.0 0
Top Annual Rushing Totals
Year Name Att. Yards Ave. TD
1962 Perkins, Don 222 945 4.3 7
1969 Hill, Calvin 204 942 4.6 8
1968 Perkins, Don 191 836 4.4 4
1967 Perkins, Don 201 823 4.1 6
1969 Garrison, Walt 176 818 4.6 2
1961 Perkins, Don 200 815 4.1 4
1962 Marsh, Amos 144 802 5.6 6
1964 Perkins, Don 174 768 4.4 6
1966 Reeves, Dan 175 757 4.3 8
1966 Perkins, Don 186 726 3.9 8
1965 Perkins, Don 177 690 3.9 0
1963 Perkins, Don 149 614 4.1 7
1967 Reeves, Dan 173 603 3.5 5
1963 Marsh, Amos 99 483 4.9 5
1968 Baynham, Craig 103 438 4.3 5
1964 Marsh, Amos 100 401 4.0 2
1961 Marsh, Amos 84 379 4.5 1
1960 Dupre, L.G. 104 362 3.5 3
1963 Bullocks, Amos 96 341 3.6 2
1960 McIlhenny, Don 96 321 3.3 1
1961 Lockett, J.W. 77 298 3.9 1
1965 Smith, J.D. 86 295 3.4 2
1964 Stiger, Jim 68 280 4.1 1
1968 Garrison, Walt 45 271 6.0 5
1965 Meredith, Don 35 247 7.1 1
1966 Meredith, Don 38 242 6.4 5
1962 Bullocks, Amos 33 196 5.9 2
1963 Meredith, Don 41 185 4.5 3
1968 Shy, Les 64 179 2.8 1
1968 Reeves, Dan 40 178 4.5 4
1961 Meredith, Don 22 176 8.0 1
1969 Reeves, Dan 59 173 2.9 4
1965 Dunn, Perry Lee 54 171 3.2 2
1960 Kowalczyk, Walt 50 156 3.1 1
1969 Shy, Les 42 154 3.7 1
1967 Garrison, Walt 24 146 6.1 0
1963 Stiger, Jim 31 140 4.5 1
1968 Meredith, Don 22 123 5.6 1
1966 Shy, Les 17 118 6.9 1
1960 Babb, Gene 39 115 2.9 0
1964 Dunn, Perry Lee 26 103 4.0 1
1965 Reeves, Dan 33 102 3.1 2
1960 LeBaron, Eddie 17 94 5.5 1
1967 Norman, Pettis 9 91 10.1 0
1967 Meredith, Don 28 84 3.0 0
1964 Meredith, Don 32 81 2.5 4
1962 Meredith, Don 21 74 3.5 0
1961 LeBaron, Eddie 20 72 3.6 0
1967 Clarke, Frank 4 72 18.0 1
1966 Garrison, Walt 16 62 3.9 1
1969 Morton, Craig 16 62 3.9 1
1961 Dupre, L.G. 16 60 3.8 0
1969 Staubach, Roger 15 60 4.0 1
1967 Shy, Les 17 59 3.5 0
1965 Clarke, Frank 8 58 7.3 0
1966 Renfro, Mel 8 52 6.5 0
1968 Norman, Pettis 4 51 12.8 0
1966 Morton, Craig 7 50 7.1 0
1966 Clarke, Frank 8 49 6.1 0
1964 Clarke, Frank 10 46 4.6 0
1967 Morton, Craig 15 42 2.8 0
1966 Rhome, Jerry 7 37 5.3 0
1968 Morton, Craig 4 28 7.0 2
1961 Douglas, Merrill 5 24 4.8 0
1962 Lockett, J.W. 8 24 3.0 1
1966 Villanueva, Danny 1 23 23.0 0
1969 Welch, Claxton 6 21 3.5 0
1969 Norman, Pettis 5 20 4.0 0
1969 Hayes, Bob 4 17 4.3 0
1963 Baker, Sam 1 15 15.0 0
1963 Clarke, Frank 1 12 12.0 0
1965 Rhome, Jerry 4 11 2.8 0
1969 Rentzel, Lance 2 11 5.5 0
1961 Howton, Billy 1 9 9.0 0
1964 Roach, John 8 9 1.1 0
1964 Folkins, Lee 1 9 9.0 0
1966 Smith, J.D. 7 7 1.0 1
1967 Baynham, Craig 3 6 2.0 1
1963 LeBaron, Eddie 2 5 2.5 0
1960 Meredith, Don 3 4 1.3 0
1960 Heinrich, Don 2 3 1.5 0
1968 Hayes, Bob 4 2 0.5 0
1965 Whitfield, A.D. 1 0 0.0 0
1962 LeBaron, Eddie 6 -1 -0.2 0
1966 Hayes, Bob 1 -1 -1.0 0
1969 Baynham, Craig 3 -2 -0.7 0
1968 Gent, Pete 2 -5 -2.5 0
1960 Clarke, Frank 1 -6 -6.0 0
1964 Lothridge, Billy 2 -6 -3.0 1
1965 Hayes, Bob 4 -8 -2.0 1
1965 Morton, Craig 3 -8 -2.7 0
1968 Wright, Rayfield 1 -10 -10.0 0
1967 Rhome, Jerry 2 -11 -5.5 0
1967 Villanueva, Danny 1 -15 -15.0 0

Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s: Passing Statistics

This is part of a series of posts that will provide an in-depth look at the Cowboys of the 1960s. Several will provide comprehensive statistics.

Don MeredithIn looking at the passing statistics of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s, it is plainly obvious and not surprising that Don Meredith leads every major category in terms of single-season stats and in terms of stats for the entire decade. What is somewhat surprising is that Eddie LeBaron, who played on some pretty awful Dallas teams from 1960 to 1962, generally outperformed Craig Morton, who saw a significant amount of playing time in 1967 and 1968 and who started in 1969.

For some context, consider these facts:

The 1961 season was the last year that LeBaron served as the primary starter (10 of 14 games). The Cowboys finished 4-9-1 and finished with the following rankings on offense:

Passing Attempts: 3rd out of 14 teams (422)
Passing Yards: 6th out of 14 teams (2661)
Rushing Attempts: 10th out of 14 teams (416)
Rushing Yards: 10th out of 14 teams (1819)

In 1969, when Morton started 13 of 14 games, the Cowboys finished with these rankings:

Passing Attempts: 12th out of 16 teams (355)
Passing Yards: 4th out of 16 teams (2846)
Rushing Attempts: 1st out of 16 teams (532)
Rushing Yards: 1st out of 16 teams (2276)

Morton finished with a better passer rating during the decade, but also had a much better offensive line and all-around talent with which to work than LeBaron. Morton played four more seasons with Dallas during the 1970s, and though he had his best year with the club in 1970, his overall stats were not much better than what he compiled in the 1960s.

Below are total stats for the decade and top 10 performances by season in the various passing categories.


1960s: Career Passing Statistics

Years

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int. Rating
1960-68 Don Meredith 2308 1170 50.69% 17199 135 111 74.8
1960-63 Eddie LeBaron 692 359 51.88% 5331 45 53 67.2
1965-69 Craig
Morton
585 305 52.14% 4747 40 36 76.5
1965-67 Jerry Rhome 75 39 52.00% 496 1 3 60.8
1969 Roger
Staubach
47 23 48.94% 421 1 2 69.5
1960 Don Heinrich 61 23 37.70% 371 3 3 54.7
1965-69 Dan
Reeves
32 14 43.75% 370 2 4 68
1964 John
Roach
68 32 47.06% 349 1 6 30.8
1969 Calvin Hill 3 3 100.00% 137 2 0 158.3
1964 Billy Lothridge 9 2 22.22% 24 0 2 0
1961 Buddy Humphrey 2 1 50.00% 16 0 0 77.1
1962 Sam Baker 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6
1968 Craig Baynham 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6
1964 Frank Clarke 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6
1964 Perry Lee Dunn 2 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6
1961-62 J.W. Lockett 3 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6
1964 Jim Stiger 1 0 0.00% 0 0 0 39.6

1960s: Season Passing– Attempts


Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1964 Don Meredith 323 158 48.92% 2143 9 16
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1960 Eddie LeBaron 225 111 49.33% 1736 12 25
1962 Don Meredith 212 105 49.53% 1679 15 8

1960s: Season Passing– Completions

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1964 Don Meredith 323 158 48.92% 2143 9 16
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1960 Eddie LeBaron 225 111 49.33% 1736 12 25
1962 Don Meredith 212 105 49.53% 1679 15 8

1960s: Season Passing– Percentage (min. 100 att.)

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1962 Eddie LeBaron 166 95 57.23% 1436 16 9
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1961 Don Meredith 182 94 51.65% 1161 9 11
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1967 Craig Morton 137 69 50.36% 978 10 10

1960s: Season Passing– Yards

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1964 Don Meredith 323 158 48.92% 2143 9 16
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1960 Eddie LeBaron 225 111 49.33% 1736 12 25
1962 Don Meredith 212 105 49.53% 1679 15 8

1960s: Season Passing– TD

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1962 Eddie LeBaron 166 95 57.23% 1436 16 9
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16
1962 Don Meredith 212 105 49.53% 1679 15 8
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1960 Eddie LeBaron 225 111 49.33% 1736 12 25

Season Passing– Interceptions

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.
TD Int.
1960 Eddie LeBaron 225 111 49.33% 1736 12 25
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16
1964 Don Meredith 323 158 48.92% 2143 9 16
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12
1961 Don Meredith 182 94 51.65% 1161 9 11

Season Passing– Rating

Year

Name

Att.

Comp.

Pct.

Yds.

TD

Int.

Rating
1962 Eddie LeBaron 166 95 57.23% 1436 16 9 95.4
1968 Don Meredith 309 171 55.34% 2500 21 12 88.4
1966 Don Meredith 344 177 51.45% 2805 24 12 87.7
1969 Craig Morton 302 162 53.64% 2619 21 15 85.4
1962 Don Meredith 212 105 49.53% 1679 15 8 84.2
1965 Don Meredith 305 141 46.23% 2415 22 13 79.9
1963 Don Meredith 310 167 53.87% 2381 17 18 73.1
1967 Don Meredith 255 128 50.20% 1834 16 16 68.7
1967 Craig Morton 137 69 50.36% 978 10 10 67.7
1961 Eddie LeBaron 236 120 50.85% 1741 14 16 66.7

The First Official Dallas Cowboys Historian



Here is a trivia question that I bet nobody could answer: who was the first official historian of the Dallas Cowboys?

For the answer, check out this story from May 28, 1961:

Teen-Ager Named Cowboy Historian

May 28, 1961

Judith McKinna, a 16-year-old National Football League fan, Saturday was named official historian of the Dallas Cowboys.

Miss McKinna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McKinna, 6964 Bob-O-Links Drive, was appoitned by Gen. Mgr. Tex Schramm when he discovered she had a better set of scrapbooks on the team and the league than the club itself.

Here is an image of the article itself:

Dallas Cowboys historian

I am seriously considering a title change around here– Know Your Dallas Cowboys: The Search for Judith McKinna’s Scrapbook.

How’s that for obscurity?

What Happens to NFL Dynasties

DynastyAs we all know very well, the Cowboys are in the middle of an era the follows its dynasty of the 1990s. And as we all know, the time that has passed since the team’s last title in 1995 seems like an eternity.

The bad news: the time that elapses between dynasties and subsequent championships by the same franchise is usually longer than what we’ve experienced so far.

I’m making these points with the thought that the Patriots could begin to see a decline, given how difficult it would seem to be for New England to rebound for another title run next year (Gary Myers of the the New York Daily News predicts Dallas vs. Jacksonville in 2008). The Patriots certainly have enough talent in place to contend for a few more years, but when the magic is finally gone (i.e., Tom Brady is gone), history suggests that the Patriots could have a wait as long as the one for the Cowboys.

Here is a history of dynasties (and mini-dynasties), with a focus on what happened after the championship years. We’ll start with the 1950s, given that the league had fewer than 12 teams for most of the years prior to that.

1950s Cleveland Browns

The Title Years: After winning all four championships of the AAFC, Cleveland dominated much of the 1950s, winning titles in 1950, 1954, and 1955.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Quarterback Otto Graham retired after the 1955 championship, and with Tommy O’Connell as quarterback, Cleveland fell to 5-7 in 1956. The Browns returned to the title game in 1957, losing 59-14 to the Detroit Lions.

Rebuilding Years: The Browns picked up running back Jim Brown in 1957 and had a streak of 13 winning seasons after the losing effort in 1956. Led by Frank Ryan and coach Blanton Collier, Cleveland won another title in 1964. After going 7-7 in 1970 in their first year in the new AFC, the Browns had playoff seasons in 1971 and 1972.

What Happened to the Franchise? Although the Browns have had a number of playoff appearances during the Super Bowl era, Cleveland has never made the Super Bowl.

1950s Detroit Lions

The Title Years: Like the Browns, the Lions won three titles in the 1950s, including championships in 1952, 1953, and 1957.

What Ended Their Dynasty? The Lions rather infamously traded Bobby Layne to Pittsburgh during the 1958 season, prompting Layne to predict that Detroit would “not win for 50 years.”

Rebuilding Years: Detroit had four winning seasons in the decade that followed the 1957 titles, but the Lions had no playoff appearances. They did not return to the playoffs until 1970.

What Happened to the Franchise? In 1991, Detroit won its first playoff game since 1957, beating the pre-dynasty Cowboys. Running back Barry Sanders led Detroit to five playoff appearances in the 1990s, but the 1991 win over Dallas was the team’s only playoff victory in the decade.

1960s Green Bay Packers

The Title Years: The modern championships for Green Bay began before the Super Bowl era, as the Packers won in 1961, 1962, and 1965. The berths in Super Bowls I and II resulted from Green Bay’s NFL titles in 1966 and 1967.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Age and the retirement of Vince Lombardi finally ended the Packers’ run following the 1967 season.

Rebuilding Years: Green Bay had a short resurgence in the early 1970s with the emergence of running back John Brockington. However, between 1967 and 1993, Green Bay had only two playoff appearances.

What Happened to the Franchise? The emergence of quarterback Brett Favre revitalized the Packer franchise in the 1990s, and Favre led the Packers to a title in 1996. However, after losing Super Bowl XXXII to Denver in 1997, the Packers have not returned to the Super Bowl.

1970s Dallas Cowboys

The Title Years: Dallas won titles in 1971 and 1977 and appeared in three other Super Bowls during the decade.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Heartbreaking playoff losses in 1979 through 1983 kept the Cowboys from reaching the Super Bowl again during the Tom Landry era.

Rebuilding Years: The Cowboys declined rapidly during the mid- to late-1980s, reaching a nadir in 1988 and 1989 when the franchise managed a total of four wins in two seasons.

What Happened to the Franchise? See 1990s Cowboys.

1970s Miami Dolphins

The Title Years: The Dolphins rebounded from their loss to the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI by winning Super Bowls VII and VIII. Miami’s undefeated season in 1972 remains unprecedented.

What Ended Their Dynasty? After the Dolphins lost to the Oakland Raiders in the 1974 playoffs, running backs Larry Czonka and Jim Kiick, along with receiver Paul Warfield, left Miami for the World Football League.

Rebuilding Years: Although the Dolphins were competitive for the rest of the 1970s, they never seriously contended for another Super Bowl title.

What Happened to the Franchise? The Dolphins won the AFC twice in the 1980s but lost in Super Bowls XVII (vs. Washington) and XIX (vs. San Francisco). Since 1984, Miami has made the playoffs ten times and has appeared in two AFC Championships games, but the Dolphins have not returned to the Super Bowl.

1970s Pittsburgh Steelers

The Title Years: The Steelers emerged as the dominant franchise in the 1970s by winning titles in 1974, 1975, 1978, and 1979.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Pittsburgh was built from the ground up, and when the star players (Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, Lynn Swann, John Stallworth, Jack Lambert, Jack Ham, Joe Greene, Mel Blount, and so forth) started to decline, so did the franchise.

Rebuilding Years: Led by such quarterbacks as Mark Malone, Cliff Stoudt, and Bubby Brister, Pittsburgh made the playoffs four times in the 1980s, including an appearance in the AFC title game in 1984.

What Happened to the Franchise? With the hiring of head coach Bill Cowher in 1992, the Steelers became one of the more consistent winners in the NFL during the 1990s and 2000s. However, the franchise suffered a number of notable playoff losses, including a 27-17 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys in 1995. The misery ended for Steeler fans in 2005 when Pittsburgh won Super Bowl XL.

1980s Washington Redskins

The Title Years: Washington won two Super Bowls in the 1980s (1982 and 1987) and a third in 1991. The Redskins, though, lost in the biggest Super Bowl upset of the 1980s when they were beaten by the L.A. Raiders in 1983.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Joe Gibbs retired (for the first time) after the 1992 season, ending a remarkable run. Gibbs won Super Bowls win three different starting quarterbacks (Joe Theisman, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien) and also reached the NFC title game with a fourth quarterback (Jay Schroeder). After Gibbs retired, Washington’s good fortune with quarterbacks ended.

Rebuilding Years: With six head coaches in fifteen seasons, including a return of Joe Gibbs, the Redskins have struggled to win consistently. Between 1993 and 2004, Washington had one playoff appearance.

What Happened to the Franchise? The Redskins managed to make the playoffs in 2007, but Gibbs retired for a second time.

1980s San Francisco 49ers

The Title Years: San Francisco won four Super Bowl titles in the 1980s and added a fifth title in 1994.

What Ended Their Dynasty? The 49ers were contenders more often than not between 1981 and 1998. However, when quarterback Steve Young was forced to retire due to an injury suffered in 1999, the team’s fortunes sank.

Rebuilding Years: The 49ers rebounded in 2001 and 2002 to make the playoffs, but they were not serious Super Bowl contenders.

What Happened to the Franchise? Between 1999 and 2007, San Francisco has had seven losing seasons. It is still in a state of rebuilding.

1990s Dallas Cowboys

The Title Years: The Cowboys became the first franchise to win three Super Bowls in four seasons in 1992, 1993, and 1995.

What Ended Their Dynasty? Dallas was the first casualty of the system of free agency in the NFL, along with the new salary cap. In addition, architect Jimmy Johnson left (resigned/fired, depending) after the 1993 season, and replacement Barry Switzer could not maintain status quo after the team’s win in Super Bowl XXX.

Rebuilding Years: The Cowboys remained competitive for the rest of the 1990s, but then fell on hard times once the team’s stars finally retired.

What Happened to the Franchise? Dallas has had four losing seasons in the 2000s, but the Cowboys have reached the playoffs in three of the past five years. The 2007 squad recorded 13 wins, tying a franchise best.

1990s Denver Broncos

The Title Years: Denver stunned the Packers in Super Bowl XXXII and then won a second straight title by beating Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIII.

What Ended Their Dynasty? The retirement of quarterback John Elway ended the Broncos’ title runs for the most part.

Rebuilding Years: Denver has had some very good teams since 1998, including a 13-3 campaign in 2005. However, the success of the late 1990s has eluded the Broncos.

What Happened to the Franchise? Denver slumped to 9-7 in 2006 and 7-9 in 2007.

2000s New England Patriots

The Title Years: The Patriots equaled the Cowboys’ performance by winning three titles in four seasons, in 2001, 2003, and 2004.

What Might End Their Dynasty? New England has been outstanding in its ability to restock through the draft and through free agency. Some of their top players have left (Lawyer Milloy, Deon Branch), but they have been replaced very well. Nevertheless, the team’s defense features an aging linebacker corps, but these leaders appear to be the heart and soul of this team. Losing one or more of these players (Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel) to retirement could be damaging. The most significant loss, of course, would be Brady, but he is still young enough that it could be some time before his decline would end New England’s title hopes.

Cowboy Assistants with Prior Head Coaching Experience

Dave CampoOne of the big news items this week is that the Cowboys hired Dave Campo to serve as secondary coach. I’ve always wondered: how exactly could Campo have played defensive back at Central Connecticut State when he stands at somewhere around 5’4″?

Anyway, Campo’s defenses in the 1990s were solid, thanks largely to the unit’s speed and the presence of Deion Sanders. He has coached some great defensive backs (Bennie Blades at Miami, Kevin Smith at Dallas), so this move may turn out to be a good one.

Campo is one of only two men who served as assistant coaches for the Cowboys both before and after serving as an NFL head coach. The other was Dick Nolan, who left the Cowboys in 1968 to coach the 49ers and then the Saints, only to return to Dallas in 1982. Nolan has the distinction of coaching under both Tom Landry and Jimmy Johnson.

If the Cowboys also hire Dom Capers, he will become the eighth assistant in team history who had prior experience as a head coach.

Below are three lists: (1) assistant coaches who were head coaches prior to arriving in Dallas; (2) assistants who became head coaches after leaving Dallas; and (3) a complete list of assistant coaches in the history of the team.

Assistants Who Were Head Coaches Prior to Their Arrival in Dallas

Neill Armstrong (with Cowboys, 1982-89): Head Coach, Chicago Bears (1978-1981), 30-34 record.

Dave Campo (with Cowboys, 1989-2002, 2008-present): Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (2000-2002), 15-33 record.

Bruce Coslet (with Cowboys, 2002): Head Coach, New York Jets (1990-1993); Head Coach, Cincinnati Bengals (1996-2000); 44-77 record.

Sid Gillman (with Cowboys, 1972): Head Coach, L.A. Rams (1955-1959); Head Coach, L.A. Chargers (AFL) (1960); Head Coach, San Diego Chargers (AFL) (1961-1970); Head Coach, Houston Oilers (1973-1974); 122-99-7 record.

Red Hickey (with Cowboys, 1964-65): Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers (1959-1963), 27-27-1 record.

Dick Nolan (with Cowboys, 1962-1967, 1982-1990): Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers (1968-1975); Head Coach, New Orleans Saints (1978-1980); 69-82-5 record.

Chris Palmer (with Cowboys, 2005): Head Coach, Cleveland Browns (1999-2000), 5-27 record.

Assistants Who Became Head Coaches After Leaving Dallas

Raymond Berry (with Cowboys, 1968-69): Head Coach, New England Patriots (1984-1989), 48-39 record.

Dave Campo (with Cowboys, 1989-2002, 2008-present): Head Coach, Dallas Cowboys (2000-2002), 15-33 record.

Butch Davis (with Cowboys, 1989-1994): Head Coach, Cleveland Browns (2001-2004), 24-34 record.

Mike Ditka (with Cowboys, 1973-1981): Head Coach, Chicago Bears (1982-1992); Head Coach, New Orleans Saints (1997-1999); 121-95 record.

Sid Gillman (with Cowboys, 1972): Head Coach, L.A. Rams (1955-1959); Head Coach, L.A. Chargers (AFL) (1960); Head Coach, San Diego Chargers (AFL) (1961-1970); Head Coach, Houston Oilers (1973-1974); 122-99-7 record.

John Mackovic (with Cowboys, 1981-82): Head Coach, Kansas City Chiefs (1983-1986), 30-34 record.

Dick Nolan (with Cowboys, 1962-1967, 1982-1990): Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers (1968-1975); Head Coach, New Orleans Saints (1978-1980); 69-82-5 record.

Sean Payton (with Cowboys, 2003-2005): Head Coach, New Orleans Saints (2006-present)

Dan Reeves (with Cowboys, 1970-1972, 1974-1980): Head Coach, Denver Broncos (1981-1992); Head Coach, N.Y. Giants (1993-1997); Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons (1997-2003); 192-166-2 record.

Dave Shula (with Cowboys, 1989-1990): Head Coach, Cincinnati Bengals (1992-1996), 19-52 record.

Gene Stallings : (with Cowboys, 1972-85): Head Coach, St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1986-1989), 23-34-1 record.

Tony Sparano (with Cowboys, 2003-2007): Head Coach, Miami Dolphins (2008-present)

Norv Turner (with Cowboys, 1991-93): Head Coach, Washington Redskins (1994-2000); Head Coach, Oakland Raiders (2004-2005); Head Coach, San Diego Chargers (2007-present).

Dave Wannstedt (with Cowboys, 1989-92): Head Coach, Chicago Bears (1993-1998); Head Coach, Miami Dolphins (2000-2004); 82-87 record.

Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coaches

Hubbard Alexander: Receivers (1989-97)
Ermal Allen: Offensive Backfield (1962-69); Special Assistant (1970-79); Research and Development (1980-83)
Neill Armstrong: Research and Development (1982-89)
Joe Avezzano: Special Teams (1990-2000); Special Teams/Tight Ends (2001); Special Teams (2002)

Bill Bates: Special Teams/Defensive Assistant (1998-99); Defensive Backs (2000); Defensive Nickel Package/Assistant Special Teams (2001-02)
Jim Bates: Linebackers (1996-97); Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line (1998-99)
Raymond Berry: Offensive Ends (1968-69)
John Blake: Defensive Line (1993-95)
Craig Boiler: Defensive Tackles (1996-97)
Todd Bowles: Secondary (2005-07)
Joe Brodsky: Running Backs (1989-97)
Vincent Brown: Inside Linebackers (2006)

Dave Campo: Defensive Assistant (1989-90); Defensive Backs (1991-94); Defensive Coordinator (1995-99); Secondary (2008-present)
Maurice Carthon: Offensive Coordinator (2003-04)
Wes Chandler: Receivers (2000-02)
Bruce Coslet: Offensive Coordinator (2002)

Tom Dahms: Defensive Line (1960-62)
Butch Davis: Defensive Line (1989-92); Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (1993); Defensive Coordinator (1994)
Bruce DeHaven: Special Teams (2003-2006)
Babe Dimancheff: Backfield (1960-61)
Mike Ditka: Receivers/Tight Ends (1973-74); Special Teams/Tight Ends (1975-76, 1980); Special Teams/Receivers (1977-79, 1981)

Brad Ecklund: Offensive Line (1960-61); Defensive Line (1962-63)
Jim Eddy: Defensive Assistant (1993); Linebackers (1994-95)
George Edwards: Linebackers (1998-01)
Jim Erkenbeck: Offensive Line (1987-88)

Robert Ford: Tight Ends (1991-97)
Bobby Franklin: Defensive Backfield (1968-71); Special Teams (1972)

Jason Garrett: Offensive Coordinator (2007-present)
John Garrett: Tight Ends (2007-present)
Buddy Geis: Quarterbacks (1998-99); Offensive Nickel Package (2000)
Gary Gibbs: Linebackers (2002-05)
Sid Gillman: Special Assistant (1972)
Todd Grantham: Defensive Line (2008-present)

Paul Hackett: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Receivers (1986); Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (1987-88)
Todd Haley: Receivers (2004-2005); Receivers/Passing Game (2006)
Galen Hall: Running Backs (2002)
Tommy Hart: Defensive Ends (1996-97)
Red Hickey: Offensive Ends (1964-65)
Steve Hoffman: Kickers/Quality Control (1989-2004)
Hudson Houck: Offensive Line (1993-01, 2008-present)
Ed Hughes: Offensive Backfield (1973-74, 1976); Quarterbacks/Receivers (1975)

Jim Jeffcoat: Defensive Line Assistant (1998-99); Defensive Ends (2000-04)
Joe Juraszek: Strength and Conditioning (1997-present)

Freddie Kitchens: Tight Ends (2006)

Al Lavan: Running Backs (1980-88)
David Lee: Offensive Assistant/Quality Control (2003-04); Quarterbacks/Offensive Quality Control (2005); Offensive Quality Control (2006)
Alan Lowry: Special Teams (1982-86); Receivers (1987-88); Special Teams/Tight Ends (1989); Tight Ends (1990)
Anthony Lynn: Running Backs (2005-06)

Mike MacIntyre: Assistant Secondary (2003-04); Assistant Secondary/Defensive Quality Control (2005); Safeties (2006)
John Mackovic: Quarterbacks (1981-82)
John McNulty: Wide Receivers (2003)
Ron Meeks: Defensive Assistant (1991)
Les Miles: Tight Ends (1998-2000)
Jim Myers: Offensive Line (1962-72); Offensive Coordinator (1973-74); Offensive Coodinator/Offensive Line (1975-76); Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line (1977-86)

Dat Nguyen: Assistant Linebackers/Defensive Quality Control (2007)
Dick Nolan: Defensive Backfield (1962-67); Receivers (1982-85); Defensive Backs (1986-90)

Dwain Painter: Receivers (1998-99)
Chris Palmer: Quarterbacks (2006)
Paul Pasqualoni: Tight Ends (2005); Linebackers (2006-07)
Andre Patterson: Defensive Tackles (2000-02)
Sean Payton: Assistant Head Coach/Quarterbacks (2003-04); Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator (2005)
Skip Peete: Running Backs (2007)
Clancy Pendergast: Defensive Assistant/Quality Control (1996-99); Defensive Nickel Package (2000); Defensive Backs (2001-02)
Wes Phillips: Offensive Assistant/Offensive Quality Control (2007)

Bruce Read: Special Teams (2007)
Dan Reeves: Offensive Backfield (1970-72, 1975); Special Teams (1974); Quarterbacks/Receivers (1976); Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Backs (1977-79); Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks/Receivers (1980)
Jack Reilly: Quarterbacks (1997); Offensive Coordinator (2000-01)
Ray Renfro: Passing Offense (1968-72)
Jerry Rhome: Quarterbacks (1989)
Tommie Robinson: Offensive Assistant (1998-99); Special Teams Assistant (2000)
Kacy Rodgers: Defensive Tackles (2003-04); Defensive Line (2005-07)
Alvin Roy: Strength and Conditioning (1973-75)

Greg Seamon: Tight Ends (2002)
Clarence Shelmon: Running Backs (1998-2001)
Ray Sherman: Wide Receivers (2007)
Jim Shofner: Quarterbacks (1983-85)
Dave Shula: Offensive Coordinator (1989); Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (1990)
Bob Slowik: Defensive Assistant (1992)
Glenn Smith: Offensive Assistant (2000-01)
Mike Solari: Special Teams (1987-88)
Tony Sparano: Tight Ends (2003-04); Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line (2005); Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line/Running Game (2006); Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line (2007)
Ernie Stautner: Defensive Line (1966-72); Defensive Coordinator (1973-74); Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line (1975-88)
Brian Stewart: Defensive Coordinator (2007)

Jerry Tubbs: Linebackers (1966-88)
Norv Turner: Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (1991-93)

Frank Verducci: Offensive Line (2002)

Dave Wannstedt: Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (1989-92)
Bob Ward: Strength and Conditioning (1976-89)
George Warhop: Offensive Line (2003-04)
Wade Wilson: Quarterbacks (2000-02, 2007)
Tony Wise: Offensive Line (1989-92)
Mike Woicik: Strength and Conditioning (1990-96)

Ernie Zampese: Offensive Coordinator (1994-97)
Mike Zimmer: Defensive Assistant (1994); Defensive Backs (1995-99); Defensive Coordinator (2000-2006)