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1983 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special Assistant-Research and DevelopmentErmal Allen
Research and DevelopmentNeill Armstrong
Running BacksAl Lavan
Special TeamsAlan Lowry
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineJim Myers
ReceiversDick Nolan
QuarterbacksJim Shofner
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
ConditioningBob Ward
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1983HMiami Dolphins20-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium46826
Mon8/15/1983ALos Angeles Rams30-7WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium54268
Sat8/20/1983HPittsburgh Steelers7-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium62164
Sat8/27/1983HHouston Oilers34-31WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54363
Mon9/5/1983AWashington Redskins31-30WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sun9/11/1983ASt. Louis Cardinals34-17WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48532
Sun9/18/1983HNew York Giants28-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62347
Sun9/25/1983HNew Orleans Saints21-20WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62136
Sun10/2/1983AMinnesota Vikings37-24WMinneapolis, MNMetrodome60774
Sun10/9/1983HTampa Bay Buccaneers27-24WOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium63308
Sun10/16/1983HPhiladelphia Eagles37-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63070
Sun10/23/1983HLos Angeles Raiders38-40LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64991
Sun10/30/1983ANew York Giants38-20WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium76142
Sun11/6/1983APhiladelphia Eagles27-20WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium71236
Sun11/13/1983ASan Diego Chargers23-24LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium46192
Sun11/20/1983HKansas City Chiefs41-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64103
Thu11/24/1983HSt. Louis Cardinals35-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium60974
Sun12/4/1983ASeattle Seahawks35-10WSeattle, WAKingdome63532
Sun12/11/1983HWashington Redskins10-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium65074
Mon12/19/1983ASan Francisco 49ers17-42LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59957
Mon12/26/1983HLos Angeles Rams17-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium43521NFC Wild Card 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
31Gary AllenRB5'1017923Hawaii60
62Brian BaldingerC-OG6'427523Nassau JC; Duke160
40Bill BatesS6'120722Tennessee161
76Larry BetheaDT6'525127Michigan State140
53Bob BreunigMLB6'223630Arizona State1616
18Glenn CaranoQB6'320128Nevada-Las Vegas160
47Dextor ClinkscaleSS5'1119525South Carolina State1515
61Jim CooperROT6'526528Temple1615
84Doug CosbieTE6'623827Holy Cross; DeAnza JC; Santa Clara1616
51Anthony DickersonRLB6'222226Trinity Valley CC; Southern Methodist1615
83Doug DonleyWR6'018024Ohio State111
67Pat DonovanLOT6'526030Stanford1515
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118929Pittsburgh1616
26Michael DownsFS6'320024Rice1616
89Billy Joe DuPreeTE6'422533Michigan State165
78John DuttonLDT6'726132Nebraska1616
27Ron FellowsCB6'017325Butler CC; Missouri160
50Mike HegmanLLB6'122730Alabama A&M; Tennessee State1615
25Rod HillCB6'018424Kentucky State140
80Tony HillWR6'220327Stanford1210
14Gary HogeboomQB6'420825Central Michigan60
55Bruce HutherLB6'122029New Hampshire111
77Jim JeffcoatDE6'527722Arizona State160
86Butch JohnsonWR6'118729UC Riverside165
72Ed JonesLDE6'927732Tennessee State1616
57Angelo KingLB6'122225South Carolina State161
79Harvey MartinRDE6'526033Texas A&M-Commerce1616
52Scott McLeanLB6'423323Florida State40
35Chuck McSwainRB6'019122Clemson10
3Jim MillerP5'1118426Mississippi20
44Robert NewhouseRB5'1021933Houston160
30Timmy NewsomeRB6'123625Winston-Salem State160
88Drew PearsonWR6'018232Tulsa1413
65Kurt PetersenROG6'427026Missouri1414
75Phil PozderacOT6'928324Notre Dame162
64Tom RaffertyC6'326229Penn State1615
70Howard RichardsOG-OT6'626524Missouri162
50Jeff RohrerLB6'322725Yale161
66Chris SchultzOT6'828023Arizona50
68Herbert ScottLOG6'226030Virginia Union1616
1Rafael SeptienK5'917130Louisiana-Lafayette160
82Cleo SimmonsTE6'222523Jackson State110
60Don SmerekDT6'725626Nevada-Reno150
20Ron SpringsRB6'222527Coffeyville CC; Ohio State1614
32Dennis ThurmanRCB5'1117827Southern California1615
63Glen TitensorC-OG6'427025UCLA; Brigham Young151
71Mark TuineiDT6'529923UCLA; Hawaii100
24Everson WallsLCB6'119324Grambling State1616
59Mike WalterLB6'324023Oregon150
5John WarrenP6'020723Tennessee90
11Danny WhiteQB-P6'319531Arizona State1616
54Randy WhiteRDT6'426030Maryland1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Jeffcoat123DEArizona State
Mike Walter250DEOregon
Bryan Caldwell377DEArizona State
Chris Faulkner4108TEFlorida
Chuck McSwain5135RBClemson
Reggie Collier6162QBSouthern Mississippi
Chris Schultz7189TArizona
Lawrence Ricks8220RBMichigan
Al Gross9246DBArizona
Eric Moran10273TWashington
Dan Taylor11300TIdaho State
Lorenzo Bouier12331RBMaine
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals75154791683
Opponents Totals1208470860
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals33:08342109205289822843.04944.499847
Opponents Totals26:5228682181237922435.391752.9100873
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rafael Septien0575996.6222781.50123
Tony Dorsett90000054
Ron Springs80000048
Tony Hill70000042
Doug Cosbie60000036
Timmy Newsome60000036
Drew Pearson50000030
Danny White50000030
Butch Johnson30000018
Doug Donley20000012
Ron Fellows20000012
Gary Allen1000006
Dextor Clinkscale1000006
Michael Downs1000006
Billy Joe DuPree1000006
Mike Hegman1000006
Dennis Thurman1000006
Anthony Dickerson0000012
Team Totals59575996.6222781.51479
Opponents Totals424242100.0223073.30360
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rafael Septien222781.50/05/58/89/120/2
Team Totals222781.50/05/58/89/120/2
Opponents Totals223073.32/28/87/84/81/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett28913214.6778
Ron Springs1495413.619t7
Timmy Newsome441854.2202
Robert Newhouse9343.8220
Danny White18311.774
Drew Pearson2136.5100
Tony Hill122.020
Butch Johnson100.000
Gary Hogeboom6-10-1.7-10
Team Totals51921174.17721
Opponents Totals41014993.73212
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Danny White53333462.717639807.511.980t295.4234.337314366685.6
Gary Hogeboom171164.751619.514.62415.915.90016190.6
Ron Springs2150.01157.515.015t150.000.00015114.6
Tony Dorsett100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Drew Pearson100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals55434662.518341567.512.080t315.6254.537314384285.2
Opponents Totals55829953.623243657.814.683t274.8274.857437392875.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Springs735898.180t1
Tony Hill4980116.375t7
Drew Pearson4754511.6325
Doug Cosbie4658812.861t6
Butch Johnson4156113.7463
Tony Dorsett402877.2241
Doug Donley1837020.6472
Timmy Newsome1825013.952t4
Billy Joe DuPree1214211.8281
Danny White11515.015t1
Tom Rafferty188.080
Team Totals346415612.080t31
Opponents Totals299436514.683t27
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Thurman6498.2340
Ron Fellows513927.858t1
Michael Downs48020.0280
Everson Walls47017.5370
Dextor Clinkscale26834.068t1
Rod Hill2126.0120
Bill Bates12929.0290
Ed Jones11212.0120
Anthony Dickerson188.080
Bob Breunig100.000
Team Totals2746717.368t2
Opponents Totals2535814.348t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
John Warren39155139.854017283124832.0
Danny White38154340.650136233125032.1
Jim Miller517835.6430017210621.2
Team Totals83327239.4541414588260431.4
Opponents Totals84351541.85901023461285434.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rod Hill3022327.7370
Ron Fellows103757.5140
Gary Allen9115317.068t1
Doug Donley1011.010
Robert Newhouse1000.000
Team Totals5164619.068t1
Opponents Totals53958811.156t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Fellows43085519.9530
Rod Hill14024317.4400
Gary Allen8017822.3310
Doug Cosbie20178.5100
Timmy Newsome102828.0280
Chuck McSwain101717.0170
Ron Springs101313.0130
Bruce Huther1000.000
Bill Bates01000
Team Totals711135119.0530
Opponents Totals78180623.2660
SACKSNOYDS
Randy White12.5
Anthony Dickerson10.5
Ed Jones7.0
Don Smerek6.0
John Dutton4.5
Bill Bates4.0
Larry Bethea3.0
Harvey Martin2.0
Jim Jeffcoat2.0
Dextor Clinkscale2.0
Michael Downs1.5
Dennis Thurman1.0
Mike Hegman1.0
Team Totals57.0437.0
Opponents Totals37.0314.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Bates102200
Larry Bethea0001100
Bob Breunig0001100
Dextor Clinkscale0004400
Anthony Dickerson0003300
Tony Dorsett510100
Michael Downs00022101
John Dutton0001100
Ron Fellows421300
Mike Hegman0001191
Rod Hill211200
Tony Hill100000
Ed Jones0002200
Robert Newhouse310100
Drew Pearson100000
Herbert Scott0010100
Ron Springs330300
Dennis Thurman0011201
Danny White1040400
Randy White0001100
Team Totals3016142135193
Opponents Totals31211014240
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