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1960 Dallas Cowboys

1960 Dallas Cowboys

MILESTONES

  • Landry Hired - Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne sign N.Y. Giants defensive assistant Tom Landry to a personal services contract on Dec. 27, 1959, with the intention of naming him head coach once they are awarded an expansion franchise by the NFL.
  • NFL Franchise - Clint Murchison, Jr., and Bedford Wynne were awarded an expansion franchise in the NFL at the annual league meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. The Cowboys were to play as a "swing" team, playing every other team one time during the first season, although listed in the Western Conference standing (January 28)
  • Cowboys Stocked - A player pool was set up in the league meeting in Los Angeles, with each of 12 NFL teams freezing 25 names on its roster and the Cowboys allowed to pick three from each team for a total of 36 veterans. Dallas, once given the list, had to select its 36 players within 24 hours (March 13)
  • Training Starts - Rookies report to first Cowboys camp at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon (July 19).

SCHEDULE

DATE W/L SCORE OPPONENT ATT
9/24 L 28-35 PITTSBURGH 30,000
9/30 L 25-27 PHILADELPHIA 18,500
10/9 L 14-26 @Washington 21,142
10/16 L 7-48 CLEVELAND 28,500
10/23 L 10-12 @St. Louis 23,128
10/30 L 7-45 BALTIMORE 25,500
11/6 L 13-38 LOS ANGELES 16,000
11/13 L 7-41 @Green Bay 32,294
11/20 L 14-26 SAN FRANCISCO 10,000
11/27 L 7-17 @Chicago 39,951
12/4 T 31-31 @New York 55,033
12/11 L 14-23 @Detroit 43,272

 

ROSTER/STARTERS

OFFENSE DEFENSE
WR Fred Dugan LE Nate Borden
LT Bob Fry LT Don Healy
LG Duane Putnam RT Ed Husmann
C John Houser RE John Gonzaga
RG Buzz Guy (7) LLB Wayne Hansen
  Mike Falls (5) MLB Jerry Tubbs
RT Paul Dickson (8) RLB Gene Cronin
  Dick Klein (4) LCB Tom Franckhauser
TE Jim Doran (9) RCB Don Bishop
  Dick Bielski (3) SS Bob Bercich (6)
WR Bill Howton (7)   Fred Doeling(3)
  Frank Clarke (3)   Gary Wisener(3)
QB Eddie LeBaron FS Bill Butler
RB Don McIlhenny (7)    
  L.G. Dupre (5)    
FB Walt Kowalczyk (7)    
  Gene Babb (5)    

 

STATISTICS

Team

TEAM STATISTICS DALLAS OPP
FIRST DOWNS 180 216
Rushings 57 106
Passing 105 97
Penalty 18 13
3rd Down - Made/Att 39/144 60/150
3rd Down Efficiency 27.1 40
4th Down - Made/Att 8/10 3/7
TOTAL NET YARDS 3,153 4,372
Avg. Per Game 279.7 333.1
Total Plays 698 858
Avg. Per Play 4.5 5.1
NET YARDS RUSHING 1,049 2,242
Avg. Per Game 87.4 186.8
Total Rushes 311 445
Avg. Per Rush 3.4 5.0
NET YARDS PASSING 2,104 2,130
Avg. Per Game 175.3 177.5
Sacked/Yards Lost 33/284 20/173
Gross Yards 2,388 2,303
Attempts/Completions 354/163 393/159
Pct. Of Completions 46.0 40.0
Had Intercepted 33 15
PUNTS/AVERAGE 60/41.8 50/41.3
Net Punting Average 35.4 34.6
PUNT RET./AVG 24/8.0 18/4.6
KICKOFF RET./AVG 66/18.8 30/30.5
INT./AVG. RET. 15/6.5 33/11.8
PENALTIES/YARDS 62/600 72/672
FUMBLES/BALL LOST 21/17 21/11
TOUCHDOWNS 25 47
Rushing 6 24
Passing 17 20
Returns 2 3
EXTRA POINTS/ATT. 21/23 43/44
FIELD GOALS/ATT. 6/13 17/24

 

Offense

PASSING ATT COMP YDS PCT AVG
ATT
TD PCT
TD
INT PCT
INT
LG SKS/YDS RTNG
LeBaron 225 111 1,736 49.3 7.72 12 5.3 25 11.1 76t 26/205 53.5
Meredith 68 29 281 42.6 4.13 2 2.9 5 7.4 23 3/40 34.0
Heinrich 61 23 371 37.7 6.08 3 4.9 3 4.9 64 4/39 54.7
COWBOYS 354 163 2,388 46.0 6.75 17 4.8 33 9.3 76t 33/284 45.7
OPPONENTS 293 145 2,130 49.5 7.33 20 6.8 15 5.1 70 20/173 75.0
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Dupre 104 362 3.5 18 3
McIlhenny 96 321 3.3 21 1
Kowalczyk 50 156 3.1 34 1
Babb 39 115 2.9 12 0
LeBaron 16 94 5.9 23 1
Heinrich 2 3 1.5 3 0
Meredith 3 4 0.8 8 0
Clarke 1 -6 -6.0 -6 0
COWBOYS 331 1,049 3.4 34 6
OPPONENTS 445 2,242 5.0 75t 24
RECEIVING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Doran 31 554 17.9 75t 3
Dugan 29 461 15.9 49 1
Howton 23 363 15.8 41 4
Dupre 21 216 10.3 36 2
McIlhenny 15 120 8.0 64t 1
Kowalczyk 14 143 10.2 23 1
Babb 13 140 10.8 27t 1
Clarke 9 290 32.2 76t 3
Bielski 4 38 9.5 15 1
Mathews 3 44 14.7 20 0
Lewis 1 19 19.0 19 0
COWBOYS 163 2,388 14.7 76t 17
OPPONENTS 159 2,303 14.5 70t 20

 

Defense

INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Bishop 3 13 4.3 13 0
Franckhauser 3 11 3.7 9 0
Bercich 2 27 13.5 23 0
Hansen 2 14 7.0 14 0
Patera 1 21 21.0 21 0
Tubbs 1 5 5.0 5 0
Braatz 1 4 4.0 4 0
Cronin 1 2 2.0 2 0
Butler 1 0 0.0 0 0
COWBOYS 15 100 6.7 23 0
OPPONENTS 33 366 11.1 43t 2

 

Special teams

PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB IN20 LG BL NET
Sherer 57 2,420 42.5 4 15 67 0 39.5
LeBaron 3 97 32.3 0 0 48 0 31.3
COWBOYS 60 2,517 42.0 4 15 67 0 39.2
OPPONENTS 50 2,068 41.2 1 20 60 0 37.1
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Butler 13 6 131 10.1 46 0
Mooty 8 4 37 4.6 8 0
Franckhauser 3 2 24 8.0 17 0
Dupre 0 1 0 0 0 0
COWBOYS 24 13 192 8.0 46 0
OPPONENTS 18 16 83 4.6 25 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Butler 20 399 19.2 60 0
Franckhauser 25 509 20.5 46 0
Mooty 10 205 20.5 13 0
Babb 3 46 15.3 20 0
Dupre 2 44 22.0 22 0
Dowdle 2 22 11.0 17 0
Putnam 1 13 13.0 13 0
Bielski 1 4 4.0 4 0
Kowalczyk 1 0 0.0 0 0
Sherer 1 0 0.0 0 0
COWBOYS 66 1,242 18.8 60 0
OPPONENTS 32 811 25.3 90t 1

 

Scoring

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 OT TOTAL
COWBOYS 30 51 27 69 0 177
OPPONENTS 68 148 65 88 0 369
FIELD GOALS 7-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Cone 1-2 1-2 2-4 2-4 0-1
COWBOYS 1-2 1-2 2-4 2-4 0-1
OPPONENTS 6-8 11-12 0-2 0-2 0-0
SCORING TD RUSH TD PASS TD RUSH
(not offense)
FG PAT S TOTAL PTS
Cone 0 0 0 6/13 21/23 0 39
Dupre 3 2 0 0/0 0/0 0 30
Howton 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0 24
Doran 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
Clarke 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
Kowalczyk 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 12
McIlhenny 1 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 12
Babb 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
Dugan 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
LeBaron 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
Bielski 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
COWBOYS 6 17 0 6/13 21/23 0 177
OPPONENTS 22 20 3 17/24 43/44 2 369