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History

1963 DALLAS COWBOYS

MILESTONES

  • Shift to Kansas City - The rival Dallas Texans of the AFL announce they are moving the franchise to Kansas City (Feb. 8).
  • California Training Site - The Cowboys open training at California Lutheran College in Thousand Oaks, Calif. (July 12).
  • Howton Sets Record - Bill Howton broke Don Hutson's all-time receiving mark with a 14-yard catch at Washington. Hutson's record was 7,991 yards and the catch gave Howton an even 8,000 yards (Sept. 29)

SCHEDULE

Record: 4-10 Coach: Tom Landry

DATE W/L SCORE OPPONENT ATT
9/14 L 7-34 St. Louis 36,432
9/22 L 24-41 Cleveland 28,710
9/29 L 17-21 @ Washington 40,101
10/6 L 21-24 @ Philadelphia 60,671
10/13 W 17-14 Detroit 27,264
10/20 L 21-37 @ New York 62,889
10/27 L 21-27 @ Pittsburgh 19,047
11/3 W 35-20 Washington 18,838
11/10 L 24-31 @ San Francisco 29,563
11/17 W 27-20 Philadelphia 23,694
11/24 L 17-27 @ Cleveland 55,096
12/1 L 27-34 New York 29,653
12/8 L 19-24 Pittsburgh 24,136
12/15 W 28-24 @ St. Louis 12,695

 

ROSTER/STARTERS

OFFENSE DEFENSE
WR Bill Howton (6) LE Bob Lilly (7)
  Pettis Norman(5)   Larry Stephens (7)
  Gary Barnes (3) LT Guy Reese
LT Bob Fry (9) RT John Meyers (7)
  Tony Liscio (5)   Bob Lilly (7)
LG Jim Ray Smith (7) RE George Andrie (10)
  Lynn Hoyem (6)   Larry Stephens (3)
C Mike Connelly LLB Chuck Howley
RG Dale Memmelear MLB Jerry Tubbs
RT Ed Nutting (7) RLB Lee Roy Jordan (8)
  Bob Fry (5)   Dave Edwards (6)
TE Lee Folkins LCB Cornell Green
WR Frank Clarke RCB Don Bishop
QB Don Meredith SS Mike Gaechter (10)
RB Amos Marsh (9)   Jim Ridlon (4)
  Jim Stiger (3) FS Warren Livingston
FB Don Perkins (10)    
  Amos Bullocks (3)    

 

STATISTICS

TEAM

TEAM STATISTICS DALLAS OPP
FIRST DOWNS 248 266
Rushings 102 114
Passing 132 139
Penalty 11 13
3rd Down - Made/Att 62/169 69/171
3rd Down Efficiency 36.7 40.4
4th Down - Made/Att 6/10 16/20
TOTAL NET YARDS 4,263 5,325
Avg. Per Game 304.5 380.4
Total Plays 839 878
Avg. Per Play 5.1 6.1
NET YARDS RUSHING 1,795 2,094
Avg. Per Game 128.2 149.6
Total Rushes 420 455
Avg. Per Rush 4.3 4.6
NET YARDS PASSING 2,468 3,231
Sacked/Yards Lost 44/331 20/161
Gross Yards 2,799 3,392
Attempts/Completions 375/200 403/202
Pct. Of Completions 53.3 50.1
Had Intercepted 21 26
PUNTS/AVERAGE 71/44.2 52/41.5
Net Punting Average 40.6 37.8
PUNT RET./AVG 23/7.7 36/4.9
KICKOFF RET./AVG 48/22.9 46/24.5
INT./AVG. RET. 26/21.1 21/20.8
PENALTIES/YARDS 67/627 52/479
FUMBLES/BALL LOST 29/15 23/11
TOUCHDOWNS 40 48
Rushing 18 12
Passing 20 31
Returns 2 5
EXTRA POINTS/ATT. 38/40 45/48
FIELD GOALS/ATT. 9/20 15/32

 

OFFENSE

PASSING ATT COMP YDS PCT AVG ATT TD PCT TD INT PCT INT LG SKS/YDS RTNG
Meredith 310 167 2,381 53.9 7.68 17 5.5 18 5.8 55 35/260 73.2
LeBaron 65 33 418 50.8 6.43 3 4.6 3 4.6 75 9/71 67.4
COWBOYS 375 200 2,799 53.3 7.46 20 5.3 21 5.6 75 44/331 71.9
Opponents 403 202 3,392 50.1 8.42 31 7.7 26 6.5 85t 20/161 77.6
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Perkins 149 614 4.1 19t 7
Marsh 99 483 4.9 41t 5
Bullocks 96 341 3.6 17 2
Meredith 41 185 4.5 26 3
Stiger 31 140 4.5 4 1
Baker 1 15 15.0 15 0
Clarke 1 12 12.0 12 0
LeBaron 2 5 2.5 4 0
COWBOYS 420 1,795 4.3 41t 18
Opponents 455 2,094 4.6 71t 12
RECEIVING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Clarke 43 833 19.4 75t 10
Howton 33 514 15.6 44t 3
Folkins 31 407 13.1 35t 4
Marsh 26 224 8.6 35 0
Norman 18 341 18.9 49 3
Barnes 15 195 13.0 27 0
Perkins 14 84 6.0 20 0
Stiger 13 131 10.1 42 0
Bullocks 7 70 10.0 22 0
COWBOYS 200 2,799 14.0 75t 20
Opponents 202 3,392 16.8 85t 31

 

DEFENSE

INTERCEPTIONS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Green 7 211 34.5 55 0
Bishop 5 45 9.0 31 0
Gaechter 3 140 46.7 86 0
Jordan 3 41 13.6 23 0
Livingston 3 31 10.3 29 0
Tubbs 2 61 20.3 44 0
Howley 2 3 1.5 3 0
Edwards 1 17 17.0 17 0
COWBOYS 26 549 21.1 86 0
Opponents 21 437 20.8 82t 5

 

SPECIAL TEAMS

PUNTING NO YDS AVG TB IN20 LG BL NET
Baker 71 3,138 44.2 4 13 64 0 40.6
COWBOYS 71 3,138 44.2 4 13 64 0 40.6
Opponents 52 2,159 41.5 5 8 73 0 37.8
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Stiger 14 2 141 10.1 45 0
Overton 5 5 32 6.4 14 0
Gaechter 2 2 2 1.0 2 0
Howley 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
Norman 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
COWBOYS 23 9 175 7.9 45 0
Opponents 36 13 176 4.9 26 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO YDS AVG LG TD
Stiger 18 432 24.0 66 0
Hayes, W. 2 48 24.0 25 0
Bullocks 19 453 23.8 56 0
Marsh 9 167 18.6 31 0
COWBOYS 48 1,100 22.9 66 0
Opponents 46 1,125 24.5 46 0

 

SCORING

SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 OT T
COWBOYS 68 124 48 65 0 305
Opponents 58 114 88 118 0 378
FIELD GOALS 7-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+  
Baker 2-3 3-6 1-1 2-7 1-3  
COWBOYS 2-3 3-6 1-1 2-7 1-3  
Opponents 7-7 1-6 3-7 3-10 1-2  
SCORING TDR TDP TDRt FG PAT S TP
Baker 0 0 0 9/20 38/40 0 65
Clarke 0 10 0 0/0 0/0 0 60
Perkins 7 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 42
Marsh 5 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 35
Folkins 0 4 0 0/0 0/0 0 24
Howton 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
Meredith 3 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
Norman 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
Bullocks 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 12
Green 0 0 1a 0/0 0/0 0 6
Lilly 0 0 1b 0/0 0/0 0 6
Stiger 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
COWBOYS 18 20 2 9/20 38/40 0 305
Opponents 12 31 5* 15/32 45/48 0 378