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1987 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Eastern Division 7-8-0 .467
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Research and DevelopmentNeill Armstrong
Offensive LineJim Erkenbeck
Pass Offense CoordinatorPaul Hackett
Running BacksAl Lavan
ReceiversAlan Lowry
Defensive BacksDick Nolan
Special TeamsMike Solari
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
ConditioningBob Ward
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1987ASan Diego Chargers0-29LSan Diego, CAJack Murphy Stadium48020
Sat8/22/1987ASan Francisco 49ers13-3WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park57598
Sun8/30/1987HLos Angeles Raiders10-34LIrving, TXTexas Stadium46666
Sat9/5/1987HHouston Oilers13-18LIrving, TXTexas Stadium47043
Sun9/13/1987ASt. Louis Cardinals13-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium47241
Sun9/20/1987ANew York Giants16-14WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73426
Sun9/27/1987HBuffalo Bills-Irving, TXTexas StadiumCanceled
Sun10/4/1987ANew York Jets38-24WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium12370
Sun10/11/1987HPhiladelphia Eagles41-22WIrving, TXTexas Stadium40622
Mon10/19/1987HWashington Redskins7-13LIrving, TXTexas Stadium60415
Sun10/25/1987APhiladelphia Eagles20-37LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium61630
Mon11/2/1987HNew York Giants33-24WIrving, TXTexas Stadium55730
Sun11/8/1987ADetroit Lions17-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome45325
Sun11/15/1987ANew England Patriots23-17WOTFoxborough, MASullivan Stadium60567
Sun11/22/1987HMiami Dolphins14-20LIrving, TXTexas Stadium56519
Thu11/26/1987HMinnesota Vikings38-44LOTIrving, TXTexas Stadium54229
Sun12/6/1987HAtlanta Falcons10-21LIrving, TXTexas Stadium40103
Sun12/13/1987AWashington Redskins20-24LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54882
Mon12/21/1987ALos Angeles Rams29-21WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium60700
Sun12/27/1987HSt. Louis Cardinals21-16WIrving, TXTexas Stadium36788
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
21David AdamsRB5'617023Arizona30
36Vince AlbrittonS6'221225Washington111
10Jimmy ArmstrongLCB5'816625Appalachian State22
62Brian BaldingerOT-OG6'427527Nassau JC; Duke30
87Gordon BanksWR5'1017329Stanford54
80Rod BarksdaleWR6'018025Arizona121
40Bill BatesSS6'120726Tennessee1211
28Alvin BlountRB5'919722Maryland22
84Rich BorresenTE6'525223Nassau JC; Northwestern33
1Kerry BradyK6'120524Portland JC; Hawaii10
99Kevin BrooksLDT6'627324Michigan1312
15Cornell BurbageWR5'1018122Kentucky32
73Dave BurnetteOT6'627826Arkansas; Central Arkansas10
57Ron BurtonMLB6'124523North Carolina122
79Sal CesarioLOG6'425524Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)33
89Thornton ChandlerTE6'524224Florida A&M; Alabama121
77Steve CisowskiROT6'527524Santa Clara33
42Darryl ClackRB5'1021924Arizona State120
41Anthony ColemanCB-S6'018523Baylor30
84Doug CosbieTE6'623831Holy Cross; DeAnza JC; Santa Clara1212
81Vince CourvilleWR5'917028Ranger JC; Texas Southern; Rice20
55Steve DeOssieMLB6'224925Boston College112
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118933Pittsburgh126
26Michael DownsFS6'320028Rice1212
52Chris DulibanRLB6'221624Texas33
78John DuttonDT6'726136Nebraska41
71Mike DwyerLDT6'328024Rhode Island; Massachusetts33
87Kelvin EdwardsWR6'219823Liberty139
55Harry FlahertyLB6'123226Holy Cross20
85Steve FolsomTE6'423329Long Beach State; Utah90
46Todd FowlerFB6'322125Trinity Valley CC; Stephen F. Austin State121
38Ron FrancisRCB5'920123Baylor1111
66Kevin GoganROT6'732623Washington1110
29Alex GreenFS6'119422Indiana33
27Tommy HaynesSS6'019024Mount San Antonio JC; Southern California33
58Mike HegmanLLB6'122734Alabama A&M; Tennessee State1010
45Manny HendrixCB5'1018023Utah121
85Tim HendrixTE6'524122Tennessee30
31Bill HillCB5'917228Rutgers31
58Jeff HurdLB6'224523Kansas State50
53Garth JaxLB6'222924Florida State30
77Jim JeffcoatRDE6'527726Arizona State1212
91Walter JohnsonDT-DE6'125022Pittsburgh10
51Dale JonesLLB6'123424Tennessee33
72Ed JonesLDE6'927736Tennessee State1514
39E.J. JonesFB5'1121225Kansas30
68Crawford KerLOG6'328525Arizona Western JC; Florida1212
29Robert LavetteRB5'1119024Georgia Tech40
67George LiljaC6'426029Michigan50
20Bruce LivingstonCB-S5'1016924Arkansas Tech30
56Eugene LockhartMLB6'223426Houston99
83Kelvin MartinWR5'916222Boston College70
30Timmy NewsomeFB6'123629Winston-Salem State118
61Nate NewtonLOG6'232526Florida A&M1111
73Danny NoonanDT6'427022Nebraska110
16Steve PelluerQB6'421025Washington124
59Jesse PennLB6'321825Virginia Tech111
92Ray PerkinsRDE6'524223Virginia21
75Phil PozderacROT6'928328Notre Dame22
64Tom RaffertyC6'326233Penn State1212
82Mike RenfroWR6'018632Texas Christian1411
50Jeff RohrerRLB6'322729Yale1212
9Roger RuzekK6'119527Weber State120
8Buzz SawyerP6'120125Texas A&M; Baylor30
4Mike SaxonP6'319325Pasadena CC; San Diego State120
47Chuck ScottWR6'220224Vanderbilt20
22Victor ScottDB6'020325Colorado60
67Joe ShearinC6'425027Texas10
63Jon ShieldsOT-OG6'529323Walla Walla CC; Portland State10
53Victor SimmonsLB6'223023Central State (Ohio)30
60Don SmerekLDE6'725630Nevada-Reno83
75Daryle SmithLOT6'527623Tennessee97
18Loren SnyderQB6'420724Northern Colorado20
80Sebron SpiveyWR5'1118023Southern Illinois21
57Russ SwanMLB6'422524Virginia53
19Kevin SweeneyQB6'019124Fresno State32
59Kirk TimmerLB6'324224Montana State10
71Mark TuineiLOT6'529927UCLA; Hawaii88
95Mark WalenDT6'526624UCLA90
67Gary WalkerOT-OG6'328324Boston University10
34Herschel WalkerFB6'122525Georgia1211
24Everson WallsLCB6'119328Grambling State1212
94Randy WattsDE6'627524East Carolina; Catawba50
70Bob WhiteROG6'527124Rhode Island43
11Danny WhiteQB6'319535Arizona State119
37Gerald WhiteFB5'1122323Michigan33
54Randy WhiteRDT6'426034Maryland1514
23Robert WilliamsRCB5'1019225Baylor113
6Luis ZendejasK5'918026Arizona State20
72Mike ZenticC6'325524Northwest Missouri State; Oklahoma State33
76Jeff ZimmermanOG6'331322Florida111
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Danny Noonan112DTNebraska
Ron Francis239DBBaylor
Jeff Zimmerman368GFlorida
Kelvin Martin495WRBoston College
Everett Gay5124WRTexas
Joe Onosai6151GHawaii
Kevin Sweeney7180QBFresno State
Kevin Gogan8206TWashington
Alvin Blount9235RBMaryland
Dale Jones10262LBTennessee
Jeff Ward11291KTexas
Scott Armstrong12318LBFlorida
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7110878776
Opponents Totals8468791116
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:4129393176248622238.73933.31311091
Opponents Totals29:1929485175349622343.061442.9100851
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Roger Ruzek02626100.0222588.0092
Herschel Walker80000048
Kelvin Edwards40000024
Timmy Newsome40000024
Mike Renfro40000024
Luis Zendejas01010100.03475.0019
Alvin Blount30000018
Doug Cosbie30000018
Cornell Burbage20000012
Tony Dorsett20000012
David Adams1000006
Gordon Banks1000006
Rod Barksdale1000006
Thornton Chandler1000006
Ron Francis1000006
Jim Jeffcoat1000006
Steve Pelluer1000006
Danny White1000006
Kerry Brady011100.00001
Team Totals383737100.0252986.20340
Opponents Totals42394195.1192965.50348
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Roger Ruzek222588.00/08/86/78/100/0
Luis Zendejas3475.00/00/01/11/21/1
Team Totals252986.20/08/87/89/121/1
Opponents Totals192965.52/25/68/104/110/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Herschel Walker2098914.360t7
Tony Dorsett1304563.5241
Steve Pelluer251425.7211
Alvin Blount461252.7153
Timmy Newsome251214.824t2
Kelvin Edwards26130.562t1
David Adams7497.027t1
Danny White10141.481
Kevin Sweeney581.650
E.J. Jones273.550
Loren Snyder200.000
Gerald White1-4-4.0-40
Doug Cosbie1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals46518654.062t17
Opponents Totals45916173.552t19
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Danny White36221559.413026177.212.243123.3174.744353226473.2
Kevin Sweeney281450.01329110.420.877t414.313.6315276111.8
Steve Pelluer1015554.5446426.411.74433.022.053560775.6
Loren Snyder9444.45444.911.02200.000.0004459.5
Team Totals50028857.619235947.212.577t193.8204.052403319176.0
Opponents Totals50226953.621037817.514.162t214.2234.651337344473.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Herschel Walker6071511.9441
Mike Renfro4666214.4434
Doug Cosbie3642111.7303
Kelvin Edwards3452115.338t3
Timmy Newsome342748.1302
Tony Dorsett191779.3331
Gordon Banks1523115.4341
Rod Barksdale1216513.8221
Cornell Burbage716824.077t2
Kelvin Martin510320.6330
Gerald White5469.2140
Thornton Chandler5255.091
E.J. Jones3165.3100
Sebron Spivey23417.0250
Chuck Scott11111.0110
David Adams188.080
Todd Fowler166.060
Robert Lavette166.060
Alvin Blount155.050
Team Totals288359412.577t19
Opponents Totals269378114.162t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Everson Walls5387.6300
Michael Downs45614.0270
Bill Bates3289.3280
Tommy Haynes372.370
Ron Francis2189.018t1
Jim Jeffcoat12626.026t1
Jesse Penn12121.0210
Eugene Lockhart11313.0130
Victor Scott111.010
Alex Green100.000
Randy White100.000
Team Totals232089.0302
Opponents Totals2027914.0690
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Saxon68268539.5630520260232534.2
Buzz Sawyer1663939.95401111650331.4
Team Totals84332439.6630621376282833.7
Opponents Totals75304240.6641713353254934.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Kelvin Martin2222169.8380
Kelvin Edwards81759.4130
Gordon Banks51336.6120
Cornell Burbage51295.8130
Bruce Livingston1000.000
Robert Lavette0100
Team Totals4163538.6380
Opponents Totals45173768.478t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Darryl Clack29063521.9480
Kelvin Martin12023719.8380
Kelvin Edwards7015522.1320
David Adams6011318.8270
Robert Lavette407218.0220
Sebron Spivey204924.5290
Timmy Newsome202211.0120
Thornton Chandler1077.070
Rich Borresen1055.050
Team Totals640129520.2480
Opponents Totals65128119.7450
SACKSNOYDS
Ed Jones10.0
Randy White6.0
Jim Jeffcoat5.0
Jeff Rohrer4.0
Bill Bates3.0
Kevin Brooks3.0
Tommy Haynes3.0
Mike Hegman3.0
Randy Watts3.0
Chris Duliban2.0
Eugene Lockhart2.0
Ray Perkins2.0
Mike Dwyer1.0
Walter Johnson1.0
Danny Noonan1.0
Mark Walen1.0
(Team)1.0
Team Totals51.0337.0
Opponents Totals52.0403.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
David Adams210100
Gordon Banks110100
Alvin Blount100000
Kevin Brooks0001100
Ron Burton0001100
Darryl Clack100000
Tony Dorsett300000
Michael Downs0001100
Mike Dwyer0002200
Kelvin Edwards100000
Ron Francis0001120
Kevin Gogan0010100
Mike Hegman0001100
Manny Hendrix0001100
Jim Jeffcoat0002280
Dale Jones00022260
Ed Jones0001100
George Lilja100000
Bruce Livingston100000
Eugene Lockhart0001100
Kelvin Martin100000
Timmy Newsome100000
Jesse Penn0001100
Tom Rafferty0010100
Mike Renfro100000
Jeff Rohrer0002200
Victor Scott0001130
Loren Snyder100000
Kevin Sweeney0010100
Mark Tuinei0010100
Herschel Walker410100
Randy Watts0001100
Bob White200000
Danny White9303-70
Robert Williams0001100
Team Totals3020102030320
Opponents Totals2920820281
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