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1961 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 6th place Eastern Conference 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Defensive LineTom Dahms
BackfieldBabe Dimancheff
Offensive LineBrad Ecklund
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1961NMinnesota Vikings38-13WSioux Falls, SDHoward Wood Field4954
Fri8/11/1961HGreen Bay Packers7-30LDallas, TXCotton Bowl30000
Sat8/26/1961NNew York Giants10-28LAlbuquerque, NMUniversity Stadium21520
Fri9/1/1961NBaltimore Colts35-24WNorman, OKOklahoma Memorial Stadium19000
Sat9/9/1961ASan Francisco 49ers7-24LSacramento, CAHughes Stadium22130
Sun9/17/1961HPittsburgh Steelers27-24WDallas, TXCotton Bowl23500
Sun9/24/1961HMinnesota Vikings21-7WDallas, TXCotton Bowl12992
Sun10/1/1961ACleveland Browns7-25LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium43638
Sun10/8/1961AMinnesota Vikings28-0WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium33070
Sun10/15/1961HNew York Giants10-31LDallas, TXCotton Bowl41500
Sun10/22/1961HPhiladelphia Eagles7-43LDallas, TXCotton Bowl25000
Sun10/29/1961ANew York Giants17-16WNew York, NYYankee Stadium60284
Sun11/5/1961HSt. Louis Cardinals17-31LDallas, TXCotton Bowl20500
Sun11/12/1961APittsburgh Steelers7-37LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17519
Sun11/19/1961HWashington Redskins28-28TDallas, TXCotton Bowl17500
Sun11/26/1961APhiladelphia Eagles13-35LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field60127
Sun12/3/1961HCleveland Browns17-38LDallas, TXCotton Bowl23500
Sun12/10/1961ASt. Louis Cardinals13-31LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium15384
Sun12/17/1961AWashington Redskins24-34LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium21451
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
33Gene Babb336'321627Austin149
20Bob Bercich206'119825Michigan State66
36Dick Bielski366'122429Maryland1414
44Don Bishop446'220927Los Angeles CC1414
87Nate Borden876'023430Indiana1414
77Byron Bradfute776'324324Abilene Christian; Southern Mississippi50
82Frank Clarke826'021127Wisconsin; Trinidad State JC; Colorado1414
53Mike Connelly536'324226Washington State; Pasadena CC; Utah State1414
62Andy Cvercko626'024224Northwestern1110
88Sonny Davis886'221923Baylor20
83Jim Doran836'220134Iowa State1414
34Merrill Douglas346'020425Utah60
30Mike Dowdle306'222624Texas146
45L.G. Dupre455'1119029Baylor100
63Mike Falls636'124027Minnesota1414
32Tom Franckhauser326'019524Purdue64
79Ken Frost796'424523Tennessee140
75Bob Fry756'423531Kentucky1414
71Charlie Granger716'224023Southern University87
61Allen Green616'221623Mississippi140
21Glynn Gregory216'220022Southern Methodist144
64Bob Grottkau646'422824Oregon130
40Jimmy Harris406'117827Oklahoma116
78Don Healy786'325925Maryland1414
72Bill Herchman726'224628Tyler JC; Texas Tech1414
67John Houser676'323926Redlands147
54Chuck Howley546'322825West Virginia1313
81Billy Howton816'219131Rice1414
11Buddy Humphrey116'119826Baylor20
14Eddie LeBaron145'816631Pacific1410
74Bob Lilly746'425622Texas Christian1414
41Warren Livingston415'1018523Arizona88
35J.W. Lockett356'222924Central Oklahoma127
31Amos Marsh316'021822Oregon State147
70Bob McCreary706'525622Wake Forest94
42Don McIlhenny426'019727Southern Methodist30
17Don Meredith176'220223Southern Methodist84
42Dicky Moegle426'019027Rice1414
80Lee Murchison806'320523Pacific140
56Jack Patera566'123428Oregon10
43Don Perkins435'1020023New Mexico1414
50Jerry Tubbs506'222126Oklahoma1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bob Lilly113TTexas Christianfrom CLE
E.J. Holub216CTexas Tech
Stew Barber330GPenn State
Sonny Davis444EBaylor
Art Gilmore786BOregon State
Don Talbert8100TTexasFuture
Glynn Gregory9114BSouthern Methodist
Norris Stevenson11142BMissouri
Lowndes Shingler12156QBClemson
Don Goodman13170BFlorida
Billy Shaw14184TGeorgia Tech
Julius Varnado15198TSan Francisco State
Jerry Steffen16212BColorado
Everett Cloud17226BMaryland
Randy Williams18240BIndiana
Lynn Hoyem19254CLong Beach State
Jerry Morgan20268BNorthern Iowa
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals54545276
Opponents Totals811198595
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals239100130941625.047427
Opponents Totals254122120125938362
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Frank Clarke90000054
Dick Bielski31010100.06966.7046
Allen Green01919100.051533.3034
Don Perkins50000030
Billy Howton40000024
Amos Marsh30000018
Jim Doran20000012
J.W. Lockett20000012
Don Meredith1000006
Team Totals292929100.0112445.80236
Opponents Totals49444989.8142850.00380
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Dick Bielski6966.70/03/32/31/30/0
Cornell Green51533.32/31/42/30/40/1
Team Totals112445.82/33/74/61/70/1
Opponents Totals142850.04/57/81/40/22/10
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Perkins2008154.1474
Amos Marsh843794.5711
J.W. Lockett662804.2210
Don Meredith221768.0281
Eddie LeBaron20723.6210
L.G. Dupre16603.8120
Merrill Douglas5244.860
Billy Howton199.090
Don McIlhenny242.040
Team Totals41618194.4716
Opponents Totals45421614.868t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Eddie LeBaron23612050.810017417.414.580t145.9166.81189165266.7
Don Meredith1829451.67711616.412.45694.9116.016147101463.0
Buddy Humphrey2150.01168.016.01600.000.0001677.1
J.W. Lockett200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals42221550.918029186.913.680t235.5276.4257266164.9
Opponents Totals32616851.513326358.115.778216.4257.722204243168.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Howton5678514.0534
Frank Clarke4191922.480t9
Don Perkins322989.3381
Dick Bielski2637714.5283
Amos Marsh211899.0462
J.W. Lockett151147.6262
Jim Doran1315311.8292
L.G. Dupre6498.2170
Glynn Gregory33010.0130
Don McIlhenny166.060
Merrill Douglas1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals215291813.680t23
Opponents Totals168263515.77821
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Bishop817221.5570
Bob Bercich34816.0280
Jerry Tubbs33311.0330
Dicky Moegle23115.5250
Jimmy Harris2136.5120
Tom Franckhauser12323.0230
Glynn Gregory12121.0210
Mike Dowdle11414.0140
Don Healy11111.0110
Chuck Howley155.050
Warren Livingston133.030
Ken Frost100.000
Team Totals2537415.0570
Opponents Totals2758921.8101t6
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Allen Green61223636.753136193198332.5
Team Totals61223636.753136193198333.1
Opponents Totals43195645.5600120103183342.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Amos Marsh143715.1190
Warren Livingston60203.3120
L.G. Dupre2042.040
Don Perkins1288.080
Team Totals2351034.5190
Opponents Totals172719311.4780
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Amos Marsh2666725.7790
Don Perkins2244320.1300
L.G. Dupre611018.3240
J.W. Lockett44611.5210
Gene Babb23417.0190
Mike Dowdle23316.5190
Merrill Douglas11212.0120
Jim Doran100.000
Team Totals64134521.0790
Opponents Totals4397822.790t0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gene Babb0010100
Don Bishop00011130
Frank Clarke101100
Jim Doran1101100
Mike Dowdle0002200
L.G. Dupre210100
Ken Frost0001100
Glynn Gregory0001100
Jimmy Harris0002200
Don Healy0005500
Bill Herchman0001100
John Houser0010100
Billy Howton110140
Eddie LeBaron720210
Bob Lilly0001100
Warren Livingston120200
J.W. Lockett730310
Amos Marsh1230300
Don Meredith9505-250
Dicky Moegle0001100
Lee Murchison0010100
Don Perkins5404240
Jerry Tubbs0002280
Team Totals4621251843610
Opponents Totals30181221330
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