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1972 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 10-4-0 .714
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Defensive BacksBobby Franklin
Offensive LineJim Myers
Offensive BacksDan Reeves
Receivers/Passing OffenseRay Renfro
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri7/28/1972ACollege All-Stars20-7WChicago, ILSoldier Field54162
Sat8/5/1972HHouston Oilers26-24WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65405
Sat8/12/1972ALos Angeles Rams27-13WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum66051
Sat8/19/1972ANew Orleans Saints30-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium81070
Sat8/26/1972HNew York Jets34-27WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65386
Sat9/2/1972AKansas City Chiefs10-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium79592
Sat9/9/1972HOakland Raiders16-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62607
Sun9/17/1972HPhiladelphia Eagles28-6WIrving, TXTexas Stadium55850
Sun9/24/1972ANew York Giants23-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62725
Sun10/1/1972AGreen Bay Packers13-16LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47103
Sun10/8/1972HPittsburgh Steelers17-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65682
Sun10/15/1972ABaltimore Colts21-0WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium58992
Sun10/22/1972AWashington Redskins20-24LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53039
Mon10/30/1972HDetroit Lions28-24WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65378
Sun11/5/1972ASan Diego Chargers34-28WSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54476
Sun11/12/1972HSt. Louis Cardinals33-24WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65218
Sun11/19/1972APhiladelphia Eagles28-7WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65720
Thu11/23/1972HSan Francisco 49ers10-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium65124
Sun12/3/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals27-6WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49787
Sat12/9/1972HWashington Redskins34-24WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65136
Sun12/17/1972HNew York Giants3-23LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64602
Sat12/23/1972ASan Francisco 49ers30-28WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun12/31/1972AWashington Redskins3-26LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53129NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
26Herb AdderleyLCB6'020033Michigan State137
19Lance AlworthWR6'018232Arkansas147
66George AndrieRDE6'725232Marquette30
53John BabineczRLB6'122222Villanova140
31Benny BarnesLCB6'119021Contra Costa JC; Stanford40
81Marv BatemanP-K6'421322Utah140
63Larry ColeLDE6'424526Air Force; Houston; Hawaii97
86Ralph ColemanRLB6'421622North Carolina A&T State10
89Mike DitkaTE6'322833Pittsburgh1414
52Dave EdwardsLLB6'322433Auburn1414
62John FitzgeraldC-LOG6'525524Boston College140
15Toni FritschK5'718827none140
84Jean FugettTE6'321921Amherst140
32Walt GarrisonRB6'020628Oklahoma State1414
34Cornell GreenSS6'421132Utah State1414
77Bill GregoryLDE-LDT-RDT6'525723Wisconsin131
43Cliff HarrisFS6'018824Ouachita Baptist1414
22Bob HayesWR6'018730Florida A&M126
35Calvin HillRB6'322825Yale1414
54Chuck HowleyRLB6'322836West Virginia1313
55Lee Roy JordanMLB6'121931Alabama1414
57Mike KellerLLB6'422023Michigan50
50D.D. LewisRLB-MLB6'221827Mississippi State121
74Bob LillyRDT6'425633Texas Christian1414
51Dave MandersC6'224731Michigan State1414
23Mike MontgomeryRB6'221023Kansas State120
14Craig MortonQB6'421329California1414
73Ralph NeelyLOT6'526529Oklahoma1313
44Robert NewhouseRB5'1021922Houston140
76John NilandLOG6'424728Iowa1414
61Blaine NyeROG6'425526Stanford1414
21Billy ParksWR6'118524Santa Monica JC; Long Beach State127
75Jethro PughLDT6'625828Elizabeth City State1414
30Dan ReevesQB-RB6'120128South Carolina140
20Mel RenfroRCB6'019131Oregon1413
88Ron SellersWR6'419525Florida State148
85Tody SmithLDE-RDE6'524824Michigan State; Southern California106
12Roger StaubachQB6'219830New Mexico Military Institute JC; Navy40
27Bill ThomasRB6'222523Boston College70
67Pat ToomayRDE6'624424Vanderbilt1414
87Billy TruaxTE6'523829Louisiana State60
71Rod WallaceLOT-ROG-ROT6'525523New Mexico141
46Mark WashingtonRCB5'1118725Morgan State101
41Charlie WatersLCB-RCB-SS-FS6'220024Clemson147
70Rayfield WrightROT6'724227Fort Valley State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bill Thomas126RBBoston College
Robert Newhouse235RBHoustonfrom NE
John Babinecz239LBVillanovafrom NYJ/OAK/NO
Charlie McKee252WRArizona
Mike Keller364LBMichiganfrom NE
Marv Bateman378KUtah
Tim Kearney483LBNorthern Michiganfrom DEN/NO
Robert West490WRSan Diego Statefrom NE
Chuck Zapiec493LBPenn Statefrom DET
Charles Bolden6156DBIowa
Ralph Coleman8208LBNorth Carolina A&T State
Roy Bell9234RBOklahoma
Dick Amman10260DEFlorida State
Lonnie Leonard11286DENorth Carolina A&T State
Jimmy Harris12312WROhio State
Jean Fugett13338TEAmherst
Alan Thompson14363RBWisconsin
Carlos Alvarez15390WRFlorida
Gordon Longmire16416QBUtah
Alphonso Cain17442DTBethune-Cookman
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals831017659
Opponents Totals25865079
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals256118126129120444.651145.590841
Opponents Totals21781113238020539.071546.759586
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Toni Fritsch03636100.0213658.3099
Walt Garrison100000060
Calvin Hill90000054
Ron Sellers50000030
Mike Montgomery30000018
Lance Alworth20000012
Craig Morton20000012
Mike Ditka1000006
Robert Newhouse1000006
John Niland1000006
Billy Parks1000006
Charlie Waters1000006
Mark Washington0000012
(Team)0000012
Team Totals363636100.0213658.32319
Opponents Totals28272896.4153444.10240
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Toni Fritsch213658.36/65/53/65/132/6
Team Totals213658.36/65/53/65/132/6
Opponents Totals153444.13/44/74/54/150/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Calvin Hill24510364.2266
Walt Garrison1677844.7417
Robert Newhouse281164.1191
Mike Montgomery35812.3101
Roger Staubach6457.5200
Craig Morton8263.312t2
Dan Reeves3144.7140
Ralph Neely11010.0100
Bob Hayes284.070
Lance Alworth122.020
Jean Fugett320.790
Team Totals49921244.34117
Opponents Totals42815153.534t7
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Craig Morton33918554.613323967.113.046154.4216.223179221765.9
Roger Staubach20945.09984.910.92100.0210.08593920.4
Calvin Hill3133.325518.355.055t133.300.00055121.5
Mike Montgomery3133.323110.331.03100.000.0003172.9
Dan Reeves200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals36719653.414825807.013.255t164.4236.331238234264.3
Opponents Totals38218749.017925086.613.494t184.7164.232268224068.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Calvin Hill433648.533t3
Walt Garrison3739010.526t3
Ron Sellers3165321.155t5
Billy Parks1829816.638t1
Mike Ditka1719811.6261
Bob Hayes1520013.3290
Lance Alworth1519513.0302
Mike Montgomery813116.4461
Jean Fugett79413.4290
Billy Truax44912.3180
Robert Newhouse188.080
Team Totals196258013.255t16
Opponents Totals187250813.494t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie Waters613222.0561
Cliff Harris34013.3230
Lee Roy Jordan2189.0120
Cornell Green210.510
D.D. Lewis11515.0150
Chuck Howley177.070
Mel Renfro100.000
Team Totals1621313.3561
Opponents Totals2330213.1451
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Marv Bateman51194938.26103441184836.2
Team Totals51194938.26103441184836.2
Opponents Totals65263640.6630713134236236.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Harris1916784.1210
Charlie Waters97566.2170
Team Totals28231344.8210
Opponents Totals1526412.7140
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Harris2661523.7440
Robert Newhouse1838221.2300
Bill Thomas25025.0300
Charlie Waters2189.0180
Mike Montgomery11515.0150
Jean Fugett100.000
Team Totals50108021.6440
Opponents Totals52127224.5550
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Herb Adderley0001150
John Babinecz0001100
Larry Cole0001100
Dave Edwards00011100
Jean Fugett0011200
Walt Garrison620200
Cliff Harris4123130
Bob Hayes100000
Calvin Hill700000
Chuck Howley0002200
Lee Roy Jordan0001100
D.D. Lewis100000
Bob Lilly0001100
Dave Manders0010100
Mike Montgomery1011541
Craig Morton410100
Ralph Neely0020200
Robert Newhouse100000
John Niland0020211
Jethro Pugh0001100
Mel Renfro0001130
Ron Sellers100000
Roger Staubach100000
Pat Toomay0001100
Mark Washington0002200
Team Totals2717101727862
Opponents Totals40172115362
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