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1985 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Tom Landry
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
Sat8/10/1985HGreen Bay Packers27-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium41847
Sat8/17/1985ASan Diego Chargers27-24WOTSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium48596
Mon8/26/1985HChicago Bears15-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium49540
Sat8/31/1985HHouston Oilers20-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium53812
Mon9/9/1985HWashington Redskins44-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62292
Sun9/15/1985ADetroit Lions21-26LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome72985
Sun9/22/1985HCleveland Browns20-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium61456
Sun9/29/1985AHouston Oilers17-10WHouston, TXAstrodome49686
Sun10/6/1985ANew York Giants30-29WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74981
Sun10/13/1985HPittsburgh Steelers27-13WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62932
Sun10/20/1985APhiladelphia Eagles14-16LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium70114
Sun10/27/1985HAtlanta Falcons24-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium57941
Mon11/4/1985ASt. Louis Cardinals10-21LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium49347
Sun11/10/1985AWashington Redskins13-7WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55750
Sun11/17/1985HChicago Bears0-44LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63855
Sun11/24/1985HPhiladelphia Eagles34-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54047
Thu11/28/1985HSt. Louis Cardinals35-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54125
Sun12/8/1985ACincinnati Bengals24-50LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium56936
Sun12/15/1985HNew York Giants28-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62310
Sun12/22/1985ASan Francisco 49ers16-31LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park60114
Sat1/4/1986ALos Angeles Rams0-20LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium66351NFC 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
36Vince AlbrittonS6'221223Washington71
87Gordon BanksWR5'1017327Stanford20
40Bill BatesS6'120724Tennessee162
99Kevin BrooksDE6'627322Michigan110
47Dextor ClinkscaleSS5'1119527South Carolina State1616
61Jim CooperROT6'526530Temple1515
85Fred CornwellWR-TE6'623324Southern California161
84Doug CosbieTE6'623829Holy Cross; DeAnza JC; Santa Clara1616
55Steve DeOssieLB6'224923Boston College160
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118931Pittsburgh1616
26Michael DownsFS6'320026Rice1616
86Kenny DuckettWR5'1118326Wake Forest30
78John DuttonLDT6'726134Nebraska1615
42Ricky EasmonS-CB5'1016022Florida81
27Ron FellowsRCB6'017327Butler CC; Missouri1311
46Todd FowlerRB6'322123Trinity Valley CC; Stephen F. Austin State81
83Leon GonzalezWR5'1016222Bethune-Cookman110
58Mike HegmanLLB6'122732Alabama A&M; Tennessee State1615
80Tony HillWR6'220329Stanford1514
14Gary HogeboomQB6'420827Central Michigan162
77Jim JeffcoatRDE6'527724Arizona State1616
72Ed JonesLDE6'927734Tennessee State1616
23James JonesRB5'1020327Mississippi State162
68Crawford KerOG6'328523Arizona Western JC; Florida50
29Robert LavetteRB5'1119022Georgia Tech120
56Eugene LockhartMLB6'223424Houston1615
30Timmy NewsomeRB6'123627Winston-Salem State1413
16Steve PelluerQB6'421023Washington20
59Jesse PennLB6'321823Virginia Tech160
65Kurt PetersenROG6'427028Missouri1616
97Dave PonderDT6'226723Florida State40
81Karl PoweWR6'217823Alabama State151
75Phil PozderacLOT6'928326Notre Dame149
64Tom RaffertyC6'326231Penn State1616
82Mike RenfroWR6'018630Texas Christian1616
70Howard RichardsOT6'626526Missouri70
50Jeff RohrerRLB6'322727Yale1613
89Brian SalonenTE6'322924Montana160
4Mike SaxonP6'319323Pasadena CC; San Diego State160
66Chris SchultzOT6'828025Arizona168
22Victor ScottCB-S6'020323Colorado163
1Rafael SeptienK5'917132Louisiana-Lafayette160
60Don SmerekLDT6'725628Nevada-Reno101
67Broderick ThompsonOG6'529325Cerritos JC; Kansas110
32Dennis ThurmanRCB5'1117829Southern California163
63Glen TitensorLOG6'427027UCLA; Brigham Young1616
71Mark TuineiDT6'529925UCLA; Hawaii160
24Everson WallsLCB6'119326Grambling State1616
11Danny WhiteQB-P6'319533Arizona State1414
54Randy WhiteRDT6'426032Maryland1616
48John WilliamsRB5'1121225Wisconsin80
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kevin Brooks117DEMichigan
Jesse Penn244LBVirginia Tech
Crawford Ker376GFlorida
Robert Lavette4103RBGeorgia Tech
Herschel Walker5114RBGeorgiafrom HOU
Matt Darwin5119CTexas A&Mfrom CLE/BUF
Kurt Ploeger6144DEGustavus Adolphusfrom IND
Matt Moran6157GStanford
Karl Powe7178WRAlabama Statefrom NYJ/KC
Jim Herrmann7184DEBrigham Young
Leon Gonzalez8216WRBethune-Cookman
Scott Strasburger9243LBNebraska
Joe Jones10270TEVirginia Tech
Neal Dellocono11297LBUCLA
Karl Jordan12324LBVanderbilt
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5512278102
Opponents Totals66739896
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:3433695208339622742.35955.6100759
Opponents Totals29:2631298193218722838.271741.2108990
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rafael Septien0424397.7192867.9099
Tony Dorsett100000060
Mike Renfro80000048
Tony Hill70000042
Doug Cosbie60000036
Timmy Newsome30000018
Danny White20000012
Fred Cornwell1000006
Gary Hogeboom1000006
Jim Jeffcoat1000006
Eugene Lockhart1000006
Jesse Penn1000006
Victor Scott1000006
Dennis Thurman1000006
Team Totals43424397.7192867.90357
Opponents Totals40374092.5182766.71333
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rafael Septien192867.91/15/58/114/91/2
Team Totals192867.91/15/58/114/91/2
Opponents Totals182766.70/03/410/115/110/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett30513074.360t7
Timmy Newsome882522.9152
Gary Hogeboom8486.0151
Danny White22442.0211
John Williams13403.190
Robert Lavette13342.6100
Todd Fowler7253.660
James Jones100.000
Gordon Banks1-1-1.0-10
Steve Pelluer3-2-0.710
Tony Hill1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals46217413.860t11
Opponents Totals46518534.074t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Danny White45026759.316631577.011.856t214.7173.830257290080.6
Gary Hogeboom1267055.6499787.814.058t54.075.61411886070.8
Tony Hill11100.004242.042.04200.000.00042118.8
Steve Pelluer8562.53475.99.42800.000.0004778.6
James Jones2150.00126.012.012t150.0150.0001268.8
Team Totals58734458.621842367.212.358t274.6254.344375386178.6
Opponents Totals54927950.823742147.715.170t203.6336.062459375563.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Hill74111315.053t7
Doug Cosbie6479312.4426
Mike Renfro6095515.958t8
Tony Dorsett464499.856t3
Timmy Newsome463617.8241
James Jones241797.5350
Karl Powe1423716.9340
Fred Cornwell67712.8321
Todd Fowler5244.8100
Leon Gonzalez3289.3130
Danny White11212.012t1
Robert Lavette188.080
Team Totals344423612.358t27
Opponents Totals279421415.170t20
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Everson Walls9313.4190
Dennis Thurman5214.221t1
Ron Fellows45213.0290
Bill Bates4153.880
Dextor Clinkscale3165.3110
Michael Downs3113.7110
Victor Scott22613.026t1
Jim Jeffcoat16565.065t1
Eugene Lockhart11919.019t1
Mike Hegman177.070
Team Totals332638.065t4
Opponents Totals2531912.8472
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Saxon81339641.95711020286291035.5
Danny White14343.04301002323.0
Team Totals83343941.45711120286293335.3
Opponents Totals78321841.3601625237286136.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Bates2261526.9210
Leon Gonzalez155583.9130
Gordon Banks33279.0280
Team Totals40142375.9280
Opponents Totals44102866.5190
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Robert Lavette3468220.1340
Kenny Duckett917319.2250
James Jones916117.9260
John Williams612921.5300
Todd Fowler34816.0200
Karl Powe11717.0170
Team Totals62121019.5340
Opponents Totals68131019.3430
SACKSNOYDS
Ed Jones13.0
Jim Jeffcoat12.0
Randy White10.5
Mike Hegman5.5
John Dutton4.0
Eugene Lockhart3.5
Victor Scott3.0
Don Smerek2.0
Dextor Clinkscale2.0
Kevin Brooks2.0
Jeff Rohrer1.5
Dennis Thurman1.0
Bill Bates1.0
Dave Ponder0.5
Michael Downs0.5
Team Totals62.0459.0
Opponents Totals44.0375.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Dextor Clinkscale0002200
Doug Cosbie200000
Tony Dorsett730300
Michael Downs0003300
Kenny Duckett110100
John Dutton0001100
Leon Gonzalez100000
Mike Hegman0001100
Tony Hill200000
Jim Jeffcoat0002200
Eugene Lockhart00044170
Timmy Newsome200000
Jesse Penn0001100
Kurt Petersen0010100
Karl Powe100000
Tom Rafferty0020200
Mike Renfro310100
Victor Scott100000
Everson Walls0001140
Danny White6202-60
John Williams320200
Team Totals2917121527150
Opponents Totals2415816240
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