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1976 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special Assistant-Research and DevelopmentErmal Allen
Special Teams/Tight EndsMike Ditka
Offensive BacksEd Hughes
Offensive LineJim Myers
Quarterbacks/Wide ReceiversDan Reeves
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/12/1976HPhiladelphia Eagles27-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium53540
Sat7/31/1976AOakland Raiders14-17LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum52391
Sat8/7/1976ALos Angeles Rams14-26LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60158
Sun9/19/1976ANew Orleans Saints24-6WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61413
Sat8/14/1976HDenver Broncos9-13LIrving, TXTexas Stadium54567
Sun9/26/1976HBaltimore Colts30-27WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63725
Sun10/3/1976ASeattle Seahawks28-13WSeattle, WAKingdome62027
Sat8/21/1976NDetroit Lions36-16WMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl30340
Sun10/10/1976ANew York Giants24-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium76042
Sat8/28/1976HPittsburgh Steelers20-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64264
Sun10/17/1976ASt. Louis Cardinals17-21LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50317
Sat9/4/1976HHouston Oilers26-20WOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium58844
Sun10/24/1976HChicago Bears31-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium60790
Sun10/31/1976AWashington Redskins20-7WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55004
Sun11/7/1976HNew York Giants9-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium58230
Mon11/15/1976HBuffalo Bills17-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium51779
Sun11/21/1976AAtlanta Falcons10-17LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium54992
Thu11/25/1976HSt. Louis Cardinals19-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62498
Sun12/5/1976APhiladelphia Eagles26-7WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium55072
Sun12/12/1976HWashington Redskins14-27LIrving, TXTexas Stadium59916
Sun12/19/1976HLos Angeles Rams12-14LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62436NFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31Benny BarnesLCB6'119025Contra Costa JC; Stanford1414
53Bob BreunigLLB6'223623Arizona State1414
63Larry ColeRDT6'424530Air Force; Houston; Hawaii148
21Doug DennisonRB6'020525Kutztown1410
67Pat DonovanOT6'526023Stanford140
89Billy Joe DuPreeTE6'422526Michigan State1414
52Jim EidsonOG6'326422Mississippi State90
62John FitzgeraldC6'525528Boston College1414
77Bill GregoryLDT-RDT6'525727Wisconsin147
43Cliff HarrisRS6'018828Ouachita Baptist1412
58Mike HegmanLB6'122723Alabama A&M; Tennessee State140
56Thomas HendersonLB6'222023Langston140
1Efren HerreraK5'919025UCLA140
42Randy HughesRS6'420723Oklahoma142
37Jim JensenRB6'323023Iowa140
86Butch JohnsonWR6'118722UC Riverside142
72Ed JonesLDE6'927725Tennessee State1414
55Lee Roy JordanMLB6'121935Alabama1414
25Aaron KyleRCB5'1118522Wyoming141
35Scott LaidlawRB6'020523Stanford137
66Burton LawlessLOG6'425523Florida144
50D.D. LewisRLB6'221831Mississippi State1414
69Harvey MartinRDE6'526026Texas A&M-Commerce1414
73Ralph NeelyLOT6'526533Oklahoma1414
44Robert NewhouseRB5'1021926Houston147
61Blaine NyeROG6'425530Stanford1414
88Drew PearsonWR6'018225Tulsa1414
26Preston PearsonRB6'119031Illinois102
75Jethro PughLDT6'625832Elizabeth City State1313
64Tom RaffertyOG6'326222Penn State130
82Beasley ReeceWR6'118622North Texas100
20Mel RenfroRCB6'019135Oregon98
83Golden RichardsWR6'018126Brigham Young; Hawaii119
87Jay SaldiTE6'322722South Carolina133
78Greg SchaumDT6'424522Michigan State120
68Herbert ScottLOG6'226023Virginia Union1410
12Roger StaubachQB6'219834New Mexico Military Institute JC; Navy1414
46Mark WashingtonRCB5'1118729Morgan State135
41Charlie WatersLS6'220028Clemson1414
11Danny WhiteQB-P6'319524Arizona State140
54Randy WhiteLB6'426023Maryland140
70Rayfield WrightROT6'724231Fort Valley State1414
30Charley YoungRB6'122024North Carolina State112
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Aaron Kyle127DBWyoming
Jim Jensen240RBIowafrom NYG
Jim Eidson255GMississippi State
Duke Fergerson373WRSan Diego Statefrom SF
John Smith375RBBoise Statefrom DEN
Butch Johnson387WRCalifornia-Riverside
Tom Rafferty4119GPenn State
Wally Pesuit5151OTKentucky
Greg McGuire6181TIndiana
Greg Schaum7186DTMichigan Statefrom SD
Dave Williams7208RBColorado
Henry Laws8236DBSouth Carolina
Beasley Reece9264DBNorth Texas
Leroy Cook10290DEAlabama
Cornelius Greene11317QBOhio State
Charles McShane12346LBCalifornia Lutheran
Mark Driscoll13374QBColorado State
Larry Mushinskie14402TENebraska
Dale Curry15430LBUCLA
Rich Costanzo16458TNebraska
Stan Woodfill17486KOregon
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals491176565
Opponents Totals17583485
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals269111140189822044.591464.394761
Opponents Totals246113111228121338.081650.071643
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Efren Herrera03434100.0182378.3088
Drew Pearson70000042
Doug Dennison60000036
Scott Laidlaw40000024
Robert Newhouse30000018
Preston Pearson30000018
Golden Richards30000018
Roger Staubach30000018
Billy Joe DuPree20000012
Butch Johnson20000012
Charley Young1000006
Thomas Henderson0000012
Aaron Kyle0000012
Team Totals343434100.0182378.32296
Opponents Totals25232592.071258.30194
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Efren Herrera182378.31/18/86/83/50/1
Team Totals182378.31/18/86/83/50/1
Opponents Totals71258.31/15/51/20/30/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Doug Dennison1535423.5146
Robert Newhouse1164503.924t3
Scott Laidlaw944244.5283
Preston Pearson682333.4211
Charley Young482084.3240
Roger Staubach431844.3183
Billy Joe DuPree7507.1130
Drew Pearson22010.0110
Jay Saldi11919.0190
Danny White6172.8140
Team Totals53821474.02816
Opponents Totals48418213.835t12
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roger Staubach36920856.415027157.413.153143.8113.029215250079.9
Danny White201365.0521310.716.456210.0210.011519894.4
Drew Pearson11100.003939.039.039t1100.000.00039158.3
Team Totals39022256.915529677.613.456174.4133.330230273781.9
Opponents Totals39118747.818822365.712.054t123.1164.144327190958.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Drew Pearson5880613.940t6
Billy Joe DuPree4268016.238t2
Scott Laidlaw383258.6261
Preston Pearson2331613.7302
Golden Richards1941421.8563
Robert Newhouse15865.7160
Charley Young1113412.225t1
Doug Dennison8678.4330
Butch Johnson58416.843t2
Benny Barnes14343.0430
Beasley Reece166.060
Jay Saldi166.060
Team Totals222296713.45617
Opponents Totals187223612.054t12
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Mark Washington44912.3220
Cliff Harris33210.7290
Mel Renfro3237.7230
Charlie Waters362.050
Benny Barnes12323.0230
Randy Hughes100.000
Harvey Martin100.000
Team Totals161338.3290
Opponents Totals1315511.937t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Danny White70269038.45421213252219830.5
Efren Herrera24924.52700204924.5
Team Totals74273937.05421215252224730.4
Opponents Totals95368038.75821416489291130.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Butch Johnson451148910.9550
Charlie Waters0100
Team Totals451248910.9550
Opponents Totals2892529.0590
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Butch Johnson2869324.8740
Jim Jensen1331324.1350
Jay Saldi199.090
Thomas Henderson01212L0
Team Totals42102724.5740
Opponents Totals62127520.6350
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bob Breunig0003300
Larry Cole0001100
Doug Dennison310100
Billy Joe DuPree200000
John Fitzgerald0010100
Mike Hegman0001100
Randy Hughes0002200
Butch Johnson520200
Ed Jones0001100
Lee Roy Jordan0001100
Scott Laidlaw500000
D.D. Lewis0001100
Robert Newhouse200000
Drew Pearson120201
Preston Pearson110100
Beasley Reece100000
Roger Staubach410100
Charlie Waters111200
Randy White0001100
Charley Young110100
Team Totals261610122201
Opponents Totals32121516310
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