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1972 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Defensive Backs Bobby Franklin
Offensive Line Jim Myers
Offensive Backs Dan Reeves
Receivers/Passing Offense Ray Renfro
Defensive Backs Gene Stallings
Defensive Line Ernie Stautner
Linebackers Jerry Tubbs
Day Date Opponent Score Location Venue Attendance Notes
Fri 7/28/1972 A College All-Stars 20-7 W Chicago, IL Soldier Field 54162
Sat 8/5/1972 H Houston Oilers 26-24 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65405
Sat 8/12/1972 A Los Angeles Rams 27-13 W Los Angeles, CA Memorial Coliseum 66051
Sat 8/19/1972 A New Orleans Saints 30-7 W New Orleans, LA Tulane Stadium 81070
Sat 8/26/1972 H New York Jets 34-27 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65386
Sat 9/2/1972 A Kansas City Chiefs 10-20 L Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium 79592
Sat 9/9/1972 H Oakland Raiders 16-10 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 62607
Sun 9/17/1972 H Philadelphia Eagles 28-6 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 55850
Sun 9/24/1972 A New York Giants 23-14 W New York, NY Yankee Stadium 62725
Sun 10/1/1972 A Green Bay Packers 13-16 L Milwaukee, WI County Stadium 47103
Sun 10/8/1972 H Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65682
Sun 10/15/1972 A Baltimore Colts 21-0 W Baltimore, MD Memorial Stadium 58992
Sun 10/22/1972 A Washington Redskins 20-24 L Washington, DC RFK Stadium 53039
Mon 10/30/1972 H Detroit Lions 28-24 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65378
Sun 11/5/1972 A San Diego Chargers 34-28 W San Diego, CA San Diego Stadium 54476
Sun 11/12/1972 H St. Louis Cardinals 33-24 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65218
Sun 11/19/1972 A Philadelphia Eagles 28-7 W Philadelphia, PA Veterans Stadium 65720
Thu 11/23/1972 H San Francisco 49ers 10-31 L Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65124
Sun 12/3/1972 A St. Louis Cardinals 27-6 W St. Louis, MO Busch Memorial Stadium 49787
Sat 12/9/1972 H Washington Redskins 34-24 W Irving, TX Texas Stadium 65136
Sun 12/17/1972 H New York Giants 3-23 L Irving, TX Texas Stadium 64602
Sat 12/23/1972 A San Francisco 49ers 30-28 W San Francisco, CA Candlestick Park 61214 NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun 12/31/1972 A Washington Redskins 3-26 L Washington, DC RFK Stadium 53129 NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
No Player Pos Ht Wt Age College GP GS
26 Herb Adderley LCB 6'0 200 33 Michigan State 13 7
19 Lance Alworth WR 6'0 182 32 Arkansas 14 7
66 George Andrie RDE 6'7 252 32 Marquette 3 0
53 John Babinecz RLB 6'1 222 22 Villanova 14 0
31 Benny Barnes LCB 6'1 190 21 Contra Costa JC; Stanford 4 0
81 Marv Bateman P-K 6'4 213 22 Utah 14 0
63 Larry Cole LDE 6'4 245 26 Air Force; Houston; Hawaii 9 7
86 Ralph Coleman RLB 6'4 216 22 North Carolina A&T State 1 0
89 Mike Ditka TE 6'3 228 33 Pittsburgh 14 14
52 Dave Edwards LLB 6'3 224 33 Auburn 14 14
62 John Fitzgerald C-LOG 6'5 255 24 Boston College 14 0
15 Toni Fritsch K 5'7 188 27 none 14 0
84 Jean Fugett TE 6'3 219 21 Amherst 14 0
32 Walt Garrison RB 6'0 206 28 Oklahoma State 14 14
34 Cornell Green SS 6'4 211 32 Utah State 14 14
77 Bill Gregory LDE-LDT-RDT 6'5 257 23 Wisconsin 13 1
43 Cliff Harris FS 6'0 188 24 Ouachita Baptist 14 14
22 Bob Hayes WR 6'0 187 30 Florida A&M 12 6
35 Calvin Hill RB 6'3 228 25 Yale 14 14
54 Chuck Howley RLB 6'3 228 36 West Virginia 13 13
55 Lee Roy Jordan MLB 6'1 219 31 Alabama 14 14
57 Mike Keller LLB 6'4 220 23 Michigan 5 0
50 D.D. Lewis RLB-MLB 6'2 218 27 Mississippi State 12 1
74 Bob Lilly RDT 6'4 256 33 Texas Christian 14 14
51 Dave Manders C 6'2 247 31 Michigan State 14 14
23 Mike Montgomery RB 6'2 210 23 Kansas State 12 0
14 Craig Morton QB 6'4 213 29 California 14 14
73 Ralph Neely LOT 6'5 265 29 Oklahoma 13 13
44 Robert Newhouse RB 5'10 219 22 Houston 14 0
76 John Niland LOG 6'4 247 28 Iowa 14 14
61 Blaine Nye ROG 6'4 255 26 Stanford 14 14
21 Billy Parks WR 6'1 185 24 Santa Monica JC; Long Beach State 12 7
75 Jethro Pugh LDT 6'6 258 28 Elizabeth City State 14 14
30 Dan Reeves QB-RB 6'1 201 28 South Carolina 14 0
20 Mel Renfro RCB 6'0 191 31 Oregon 14 13
88 Ron Sellers WR 6'4 195 25 Florida State 14 8
85 Tody Smith LDERDE 6'5 248 24 Michigan State; Southern California 10 6
12 Roger Staubach QB 6'2 198 30 New Mexico Military Institute JC; Navy 4 0
27 Bill Thomas RB 6'2 225 23 Boston College 7 0
67 Pat Toomay RDE 6'6 244 24 Vanderbilt 14 14
87 Billy Truax TE 6'5 238 29 Louisiana State 6 0
71 Rod Wallace LOT-ROG-ROT 6'5 255 23 New Mexico 14 1
46 Mark Washington RCB 5'11 187 25 Morgan State 10 1
41 Charlie Waters LCB-RCB-SS-RS 6'2 200 24 Clemson 14 7
70 Rayfield Wright ROT 6'7 242 27 Fort Valley State 14 14
DRAFT LIST Round Overall Pos College Notes
Bill Thomas 1 26 RB Boston College
Robert Newhouse 2 35 RB Houston from NE
John Babinecz 2 39 LB Villanova from NYJ/OAK/NO
Charlie McKee 2 52 WR Arizona
Mike Keller 3 64 LB Michigan from NE
Marv Bateman 3 78 K Utah
Tim Kearney 4 83 LB Northern Michigan from DEN/NO
Robert West 4 90 WR San Diego State from NE
Chuck Zapiec 4 93 LB Penn State from DET
Charles Bolden 6 156 DB Iowa
Ralph Coleman 8 208 LB North Carolina A&T State
Roy Bell 9 234 RB Oklahoma
Dick Amman 10 260 DE Florida State
Lonnie Leonard 11 286 DE North Carolina A&T State
Jimmy Harris 12 312 WR Ohio State
Jean Fugett 13 338 TE Amherst
Alan Thompson 14 363 RB Wisconsin
Carlos Alvarez 15 390 WR Florida
Gordon Longmire 16 416 QB Utah
Alphonso Cain 17 442 DT Bethune-Cookman
SCORING BY QUARTERS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Team Totals 83 101 76 59
Opponents Totals 25 86 50 79
TEAM STATS TOP 1ST DOWNS Rush Pass Pen 3RD DOWN Att Pct 4TH DOWN Att Pct PEN YDS
Team Totals 256 118 126 12 91 204 44.6 5 11 45.5 90 841
Opponents Totals 217 81 113 23 80 205 39.0 7 15 46.7 59 586
SCORING TD X1 X1A PCT FG FGA PCT SAF PTS
Toni Fritsch 0 36 36 100.0 21 36 58.3 0 99
Walt Garrison 10 0 0 0 0 0 60
Calvin Hill 9 0 0 0 0 0 54
Ron Sellers 5 0 0 0 0 0 30
Mike Montgomery 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
Lance Alworth 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Craig Morton 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Mike Ditka 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Robert Newhouse 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
John Niland 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Billy Parks 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Charlie Waters 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Mark Washington 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
(Team) 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Team Totals 36 36 36 100.0 21 36 58.3 2 319
Opponents Totals 28 27 28 96.4 15 34 44.1 0 240
FIELD GOALS MADE ATT PCT 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
Toni Fritsch 21 36 58.3 6/6 5/5 3/6 5/13 2/6
Team Totals 21 36 58.3 6/6 5/5 3/6 5/13 2/6
Opponents Totals 15 34 44.1 3/4 4/7 4/5 4/15 0/3
RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
Calvin Hill 245 1036 4.2 26 6
Walt Garrison 167 784 4.7 41 7
Robert Newhouse 28 116 4.1 19 1
Mike Montgomery 35 81 2.3 10 1
Roger Staubach 6 45 7.5 20 0
Craig Morton 8 26 3.3 12t 2
Dan Reeves 3 14 4.7 14 0
Ralph Neely 1 10 10.0 10 0
Bob Hayes 2 8 4.0 7 0
Lance Alworth 1 2 2.0 2 0
Jean Fugett 3 2 0.7 9 0
Team Totals 499 2124 4.3 41 17
Opponents Totals 428 1515 3.5 34t 7
PASSING ATT COM PCT INC YDS Y/ATT Y/COM LG TD TD% INT INT% TS YL NYP RTG
Craig Morton 339 185 54.6 133 2396 7.1 13.0 46 15 4.4 21 6.2 23 179 2217 65.9
Roger Staubach 20 9 45.0 9 98 4.9 10.9 21 0 0.0 2 10.0 8 59 39 20.4
Calvin Hill 3 1 33.3 2 55 18.3 55.0 55t 1 33.3 0 0.0 0 0 55 121.5
Mike Montgomery 3 1 33.3 2 31 10.3 31.0 31 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 31 72.9
Dan Reeves 2 0 0.0 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6
Team Totals 367 196 53.4 148 2580 7.0 13.2 55t 16 4.4 23 6.3 31 238 2342 64.3
Opponents Totals 382 187 49.0 179 2508 6.6 13.4 94t 18 4.7 16 4.2 32 268 2240 68.5
RECEIVING REC YDS AVG LG TD
Calvin Hill 43 364 8.5 33t 3
Walt Garrison 37 390 10.5 26t 3
Ron Sellers 31 653 21.1 55t 5
Billy Parks 18 298 16.6 38t 1
Mike Ditka 17 198 11.6 26 1
Bob Hayes 15 200 13.3 29 0
Lance Alworth 15 195 13.0 30 2
Mike Montgomery 8 131 16.4 46 1
Jean Fugett 7 94 13.4 29 0
Billy Truax 4 49 12.3 18 0
Robert Newhouse 1 8 8.0 8 0
Team Totals 196 2580 13.2 55t 16
Opponents Totals 187 2508 13.4 94t 18
INTERCEPTIONS INT YDS AVG LG TD
Charlie Waters 6 132 22.0 56 1
Cliff Harris 3 40 13.3 23 0
Lee Roy Jordan 2 18 9.0 12 0
Cornell Green 2 1 0.5 1 0
D.D. Lewis 1 15 15.0 15 0
Chuck Howley 1 7 7.0 7 0
Mel Renfro 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 16 213 13.3 56 1
Opponents Totals 23 302 13.1 45 1
PUNTING NO YDS AVG LG BL TB I20 RYDS NYDS NET
Marv Bateman 51 1949 38.2 61 0 3 4 41 1848 36.2
Team Totals 51 1949 38.2 61 0 3 4 41 1848 36.2
Opponents Totals 65 2636 40.6 63 0 7 13 134 2362 36.3
PUNT RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Cliff Harris 19 16 78 4.1 21 0
Charlie Waters 9 7 56 6.2 17 0
Team Totals 28 23 134 4.8 21 0
Opponents Totals 15 26 41 2.7 14 0
KICKOFF RETURNS NO FC YDS AVG LG TD
Cliff Harris 26 615 23.7 44 0
Robert Newhouse 18 382 21.2 30 0
Bill Thomas 2 50 25.0 30 0
Charlie Waters 2 18 9.0 18 0
Mike Montgomery 1 15 15.0 15 0
Jean Fugett 1 0 0.0 0 0
Team Totals 50 1080 21.6 44 0
Opponents Totals 52 1272 24.5 55 0
FUMBLES NO LOST OWN OPP REC YDS TD
Herb Adderley 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
John Babinecz 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Larry Cole 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dave Edwards 0 0 0 1 1 10 0
Jean Fugett 0 0 1 1 2 0 0
Walt Garrison 6 2 0 2 0 0
Cliff Harris 4 1 2 3 13 0
Bob Hayes 1 0 0 0 0 0
Calvin Hill 7 0 0 0 0 0
Chuck Howley 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Lee Roy Jordan 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
D.D. Lewis 1 0 0 0 0 0
Bob Lilly 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Dave Manders 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Mike Montgomery 1 0 1 1 54 1
Craig Morton 4 1 0 1 0 0
Ralph Neely 0 0 2 0 2 0 0
Robert Newhouse 1 0 0 0 0 0
John Niland 0 0 2 0 2 1 1
Jethro Pugh 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Mel Renfro 0 0 0 1 1 3 0
Ron Sellers 1 0 0 0 0 0
Roger Staubach 1 0 0 0 0 0
Pat Toomay 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Mark Washington 0 0 0 2 2 0 0
Team Totals 27 17 10 17 27 86 2
Opponents Totals 40 17 21 15 36 2
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