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1980 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special Assistant-Research and DevelopmentErmal Allen
Special Teams/Tight EndsMike Ditka
Running BacksAl Lavan
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineJim Myers
Offensive Coordinator/Quaterbacks/Wide ReceiversDan Reeves
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
ConditioningBob Ward
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1980HGreen Bay Packers17-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54876
Sat8/16/1980ALos Angeles Rams19-16WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium63283
Sat8/23/1980HHouston Oilers20-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63658
Sat8/30/1980HPittsburgh Steelers10-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62795
Mon9/8/1980AWashington Redskins17-3WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sun9/14/1980ADenver Broncos20-41LDenver, COMile High Stadium74919
Sun9/21/1980HTampa Bay Buccaneers28-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62750
Sun9/28/1980AGreen Bay Packers28-7WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54776
Sun10/5/1980HNew York Giants24-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium59126
Sun10/12/1980HSan Francisco 49ers59-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63399
Sun10/19/1980APhiladelphia Eagles10-17LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70696
Sun10/26/1980HSan Diego Chargers42-31WIrving, TXTexas Stadium60639
Sun11/2/1980ASt. Louis Cardinals27-24WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50701
Sun11/9/1980ANew York Giants35-38LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68343
Sun11/16/1980HSt. Louis Cardinals31-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium52567
Sun11/23/1980HWashington Redskins14-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium58809
Thu11/27/1980HSeattle Seahawks51-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium57540
Sun12/7/1980AOakland Raiders19-13WOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum53194
Mon12/15/1980ALos Angeles Rams14-38LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium65154
Sun12/21/1980HPhiladelphia Eagles35-27WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62548
Sun12/28/1980HLos Angeles Rams34-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64533NFC Wild Card Playoff
Sun1/4/1981AAtlanta Falcons30-27WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium60022NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/11/1981APhiladelphia Eagles7-20LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70696NFC 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
31Benny BarnesLCB6'119029Contra Costa JC; Stanford116
76Larry BetheaDT6'525124Michigan State110
53Bob BreunigMLB6'223627Arizona State1616
59Guy BrownLB6'422325Houston160
18Glenn CaranoQB6'320125Nevada-Las Vegas30
47Dextor ClinkscaleS5'1119522South Carolina State160
63Larry ColeLDT6'424534Air Force; Houston; Hawaii1616
61Jim CooperROT6'526525Temple1515
84Doug CosbieTE6'623824Holy Cross; DeAnza JC; Santa Clara160
51Anthony DickersonLB6'222223Trinity Valley CC; Southern Methodist160
67Pat DonovanLOT6'526027Stanford1616
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118926Pittsburgh1515
89Billy Joe DuPreeTE6'422530Michigan State1616
78John DuttonDT6'726129Nebraska160
62John FitzgeraldC6'525532Boston College1414
71Andy FrederickOT6'626526New Mexico161
68Mike HegmanLLB6'122727Alabama A&M; Tennessee State1616
80Tony HillWR6'220324Stanford1613
14Gary HogeboomQB6'420822Central Michigan20
42Randy HughesFS6'420727Oklahoma50
40Eric HurtCB5'1117123San Jose State40
57Bruce HutherLB6'122026New Hampshire150
86Butch JohnsonWR6'118726UC Riverside161
72Ed JonesLDE6'927729Tennessee State1616
23James JonesRB5'1020322Mississippi State160
50D.D. LewisRLB6'221835Mississippi State1616
79Harvey MartinRDE6'526030Texas A&M-Commerce1616
34Aaron MitchellRCB6'119624Morris Brown; Canyons JC; Nevada-Las Vegas1515
44Robert NewhouseFB5'1021930Houston1610
30Timmy NewsomeFB6'123622Winston-Salem State161
88Drew PearsonWR6'018229Tulsa1615
26Preston PearsonRB6'119035Illinois110
65Kurt PetersenOG6'427023Missouri160
64Tom RaffertyROG6'326226Penn State1616
56Bill RoeLB6'323522Colorado160
87Jay SaldiTE6'322726South Carolina163
68Herbert ScottLOG6'226027Virginia Union1616
1Rafael SeptienK5'917127Louisiana-Lafayette160
52Robert ShawC6'426124Tennessee142
46Roland SolomonCB5'1118024Utah100
20Ron SpringsFB6'222524Coffeyville CC; Ohio State156
77Bruce ThorntonDE-DT6'526522Illinois130
32Dennis ThurmanFS5'1117824Southern California1616
41Charlie WatersSS6'220032Clemson1616
66Norm WellsOL6'526123Northwestern30
11Danny WhiteQB-P6'319528Arizona State1616
54Randy WhiteRDT6'426027Maryland1616
45Steve WilsonLCB5'1019523Howard1611
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bill Roe378LBColoradofrom CHB
James Jones380RBMississippi State
Kurt Petersen4105DEMissouri
Gary Hogeboom5133QBCentral Michigan
Timmy Newsome6162RBWinston-Salem State
Lester Brown7189RBClemson
Larry Savage8216LBMichigan State
Jackie Flowers9246WRFlorida State
Matthew Teague10273DEPrairie View A&MDeclared Ineligible
Gary Padjen11300LBArizona State
Norm Wells12330DENorthwestern
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals9615386119
Opponents Totals591304478
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals3371431712312024349.451145.5109908
Opponents Totals28698160288922240.171546.7106989
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rafael Septien0596098.3111764.7092
Tony Dorsett110000066
Tony Hill80000048
Billy Joe DuPree70000042
Ron Springs70000042
Robert Newhouse60000036
Drew Pearson60000036
Butch Johnson40000024
Timmy Newsome20000012
Preston Pearson20000012
Larry Cole1000006
Doug Cosbie1000006
John Dutton1000006
Mike Hegman1000006
Jay Saldi1000006
Dennis Thurman1000006
Danny White1000006
(Team)0000012
Team Totals60596098.3111764.71454
Opponents Totals383838100.0152853.60311
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rafael Septien111764.71/13/46/60/31/3
Team Totals111764.71/13/46/60/31/3
Opponents Totals152853.61/15/83/74/92/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett27811854.35611
Robert Newhouse1184513.829t6
Ron Springs893263.720t6
James Jones411353.390
Danny White271144.2481
Timmy Newsome25793.2232
Drew Pearson23015.0320
Tony Hill4276.8150
Billy Joe DuPree4194.8110
Preston Pearson362.020
Glenn Carano461.550
Team Totals59523784.05626
Opponents Totals46920694.46115
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Danny White43626059.615132877.512.658t286.4255.730252303580.7
Glenn Carano12541.77695.813.825216.700.01069100.3
Tony Dorsett100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals44926559.015933567.512.758t306.7255.631252310481.5
Opponents Totals48423147.722635687.415.469t214.3275.643358321063.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Hill60105517.658t8
Drew Pearson4356813.2306
Tony Dorsett342637.7270
Billy Joe DuPree2931210.8397
Jay Saldi2531112.4431
Preston Pearson2021310.7202
Butch Johnson1926313.829t4
Ron Springs1521214.158t1
Robert Newhouse8759.4180
James Jones5397.8160
Timmy Newsome44310.8160
Doug Cosbie2115.561
Danny White1-9-9.0-90
Team Totals265335612.758t30
Opponents Totals231356815.469t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Thurman511422.878t1
Charlie Waters57815.6290
Steve Wilson48220.5350
Aaron Mitchell35618.7560
Bob Breunig33411.3150
Anthony Dickerson24623.0340
Mike Hegman221.020
Larry Cole14343.043t1
John Dutton13838.038t1
Benny Barnes13030.0300
Team Totals2752319.478t3
Opponents Totals251797.2361
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Danny White71290340.95801117215246834.8
Team Totals71290340.95801117215246834.8
Opponents Totals76330343.5580612556262734.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones54454810.2520
Roland Solomon1088.080
Team Totals55455610.1520
Opponents Totals32102156.7530
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones3272022.5410
Timmy Newsome1229324.4360
Steve Wilson713919.9340
Eric Hurt47117.8240
Jay Saldi12323.0230
Doug Cosbie11313.0130
Charlie Waters100.000
Team Totals58125921.7410
Opponents Totals73156821.5530
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dextor Clinkscale0001100
Larry Cole0001100
Jim Cooper0010100
Doug Cosbie0002200
Anthony Dickerson0001100
Pat Donovan0020200
Tony Dorsett810100
Billy Joe DuPree110100
John Dutton0002200
Mike Hegman0001101
Bruce Huther0001100
Ed Jones0003300
James Jones500000
D.D. Lewis0003300
Robert Newhouse300000
Timmy Newsome0020200
Kurt Petersen0010100
Tom Rafferty0010160
Jay Saldi0010180
Rafael Septien00022180
Ron Springs100000
Dennis Thurman00022140
Charlie Waters0001100
Danny White8101-150
Team Totals2615112031311
Opponents Totals33201214261
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