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1996 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Barry Switzer
Wide ReceiversHubbard Alexander
Special TeamsJoe Avezzano
LinebackersJim Bates
Defensive TacklesCraig Boller
Running BacksJoe Brodsky
Defensive CoordinatorDave Campo
Tight EndsRobert Ford
Defensive EndsTommy Hart
Kickers/Research and DevelopmentSteve Hoffman
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineHudson Houck
Defensive AssistantClancy Pendergast
Strength and ConditioningMike Woicik
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksErnie Zampese
Defensive BacksMike Zimmer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/27/1996HOakland Raiders35-34WIrving, TXTexas Stadium61524
Mon9/2/1996AChicago Bears6-22LChicago, ILSoldier Field66944
Mon8/5/1996NKansas City Chiefs6-32LMonterrey, MexicoEstadio Universitario45128
Sun9/8/1996HNew York Giants27-0WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63069
Mon8/12/1996HNew England Patriots7-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium57874
Sun9/15/1996HIndianapolis Colts24-25LIrving, TXTexas Stadium63021
Sat8/17/1996HDenver Broncos3-20LIrving, TXTexas Stadium56115
Sun9/22/1996ABuffalo Bills7-10LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium78098
Sat8/24/1996NHouston Oilers24-19WOrlando, FLFlorida Citrus Bowl Stadium44296
Mon9/30/1996APhiladelphia Eagles23-19WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium67201
Sun10/13/1996HArizona Cardinals17-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64096
Sun10/20/1996HAtlanta Falcons32-28WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64091
Sun10/27/1996AMiami Dolphins29-10WMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium75283
Sun11/3/1996HPhiladelphia Eagles21-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64952
Sun11/10/1996ASan Francisco 49ers20-17WOTSan Francisco, CA3Com Park68919
Mon11/18/1996HGreen Bay Packers21-6WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65032
Sun11/24/1996ANew York Giants6-20LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium77081
Thu11/28/1996HWashington Redskins21-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64955
Sun12/8/1996AArizona Cardinals10-6WTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium70763
Sun12/15/1996HNew England Patriots12-6WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64578
Sun12/22/1996AWashington Redskins10-37LWashington, DCRFK Stadium56454
Sat12/28/1996HMinnesota Vikings40-15WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64682NFC Wild Card Playoff
Sun1/5/1997ACarolina Panthers17-26LCharlotte, NCEricsson Stadium72808NFC 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
8Troy AikmanQB6'422030Oklahoma; UCLA1515
73Larry AllenROG6'332925Butte JC; Sonoma State1616
81Tyji ArmstrongTE6'425326Iowa Central JC; Mississippi167
34Bill BatesS6'120735Tennessee140
86Eric BjornsonTE6'423725Washington1410
18Chris BoniolK5'1116725Louisiana Tech160
29Alundis BriceCB5'1017826Mississippi141
57Alan CamposLB6'323623Louisville150
96Shante CarverRDE6'525325Arizona State107
75Tony CasillasDT6'327933Oklahoma163
72Ray ChildressDT6'627534Texas A&M30
87Billy DavisWR6'120524Pittsburgh130
35Wendell DavisCB5'1018323Coffeyville CC; Oklahoma130
53Ray DonaldsonC6'329138Georgia1616
63John FlanneryOG6'330027Syracuse10
17Jason GarrettQB6'219730Princeton; Columbia; Princeton10
56Randall GodfreyLB6'224323Georgia166
94Charles HaleyDE6'523032James Madison55
24Roger HarperS6'222326Ohio State140
69George HegaminOT6'733123North Carolina State161
70Dale HellestraeC6'528834Southern Methodist160
95Chad HenningsLDT6'629131Air Force1515
88Michael IrvinWR6'220530Miami (Florida)1111
19John JettP6'019828East Carolina160
48Daryl JohnstonFB6'224130Syracuse1615
60Derek KennardOG6'329034Nevada-Reno10
78Leon LettRDT6'629228Hinds CC; Emporia State1313
31Brock MarionFS5'1120026Nevada-Reno1010
83Kelvin MartinWR5'916231Boston College161
99Hurvin McCormackDE-DT6'528424Indiana164
82Johnny MitchellTE6'326325Nebraska41
98Godfrey MylesLB6'124128Florida160
61Nate NewtonLOG6'232535Florida A&M1616
97Kavika PittmanDE6'627222McNeese State150
36Dominique RossRB6'021624Valdosta State20
21Deion SandersRCB-WR6'119329Florida State1615
52Jim SchwantzLB6'224026Purdue160
50Clay ShiverC-TE6'229424Florida State140
59Darrin SmithRLB6'123226Miami (Florida)1616
22Emmitt SmithHB5'921227Florida1515
26Kevin SmithLCB5'1119026Texas A&M1616
55Fred StricklandMLB6'225130Purdue1616
30George TeagueS6'119525Alabama168
51Broderick ThomasLLB-DE6'424829Nebraska169
92Tony TolbertLDE6'626429Texas-El Paso1616
71Mark TuineiLOT6'529936UCLA; Hawaii1515
93Mike UlufaleDT6'428224San Bernardino Valley JC; Brigham Young30
34Herschel WalkerRB6'122534Georgia161
89Derek WareTE6'224529Sacramento CC; Texas A&M; Central Oklahoma51
42Charlie WilliamsS-LB6'019724Bowling Green State70
79Erik WilliamsROT6'631828Central State (Ohio)1616
85Kevin WilliamsWR5'919525Miami (Florida)109
20Sherman WilliamsRB5'820223Alabama161
80Stepfret WilliamsWR6'017023Louisiana-Monroe50
11Wade WilsonQB6'320837Texas A&M-Commerce31
28Darren WoodsonSS6'121727Arizona State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kavika Pittman237DEMcNeese Statefrom WAS
Randall Godfrey249LBGeorgiafrom MIA
Clay Shiver367CFlorida Statefrom WAS
Stepfret Williams394WRLouisiana-Monroe
Mike Ulufale395DTBrigham Young
Kenneth McDaniel5157TNorfolk Statefrom PHI/BAL
Alan Campos5167LBLouisville
Wendell Davis6207DBOklahoma
Ryan Wood7243RBArizona State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals608557813
Opponents Totals528051670
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:53286105163188921341.84850.0103832
Opponents Totals29:0726089144277321234.4122060.094717
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Chris Boniol0242596.000323688.90120
Emmitt Smith15000000090
Eric Bjornson3001100020
Michael Irvin2001100014
Deion Sanders2000000012
Troy Aikman100000006
Daryl Johnston100000006
Kelvin Martin100000006
Herschel Walker100000006
Kevin Williams100000006
Team Totals27242596.022323688.90286
Opponents Totals242020100.004283287.51250
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Chris Boniol323688.91/113/1312/135/71/2
Team Totals323688.91/113/1312/135/71/2
Opponents Totals283287.51/110/118/107/82/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Emmitt Smith32712043.7421275312
Sherman Williams692693.92709202
Herschel Walker10838.339t14100
Daryl Johnston22482.2705000
Troy Aikman35421.210110002
Kevin Williams4112.8901000
Wade Wilson451.3801000
Deion Sanders320.7300000
John Jett1-23-23.0-2300000
Team Totals47516413.54214105616
Opponents Totals43715763.6371089609
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Troy Aikman46529663.715631266.710.661122.6132.818120300615831580.1
Wade Wilson18844.49794.49.92000.015.6177241034.3
Jason Garrett33100.004414.714.73200.000.00044110118.8
Sherman Williams100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals48730763.016632496.710.661122.5142.919127312216333578.6
Opponents Totals48427156.019430256.311.252102.1193.937219280614438865.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Michael Irvin6496215.0612461231
Eric Bjornson483888.125321501
Emmitt Smith472495.321312103
Daryl Johnston432786.52319101
Deion Sanders3647513.241125412
Kevin Williams2732312.031120300
Kelvin Martin2538015.260t121411
Herschel Walker78912.72405200
Sherman Williams5418.21302000
Tyji Armstrong2105.0600000
Stepfret Williams13232.03201100
Johnny Mitchell11717.01701000
Derek Ware155.0500000
Team Totals307324910.661121633359
Opponents Totals271302511.252101443883
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Kevin Smith5459.0240
Darren Woodson5438.6210
George Teague44711.8220
Roger Harper23015.0150
Deion Sanders231.520
Fred Strickland100.000
Wendell Davis000L0
Team Totals191688.8240
Opponents Totals1425017.9104t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
John Jett74315042.660092219249272136.8
Team Totals74315042.660092219249272136.8
Opponents Totals75345946.1670523394296539.5
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Kelvin Martin41103739.1220300
Kevin Williams20178.590000
Deion Sanders1144.040000
Team Totals44113949.0220300
Opponents Totals32232497.8520
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Chris Boniol74456561.712701431010
Team Totals74456561.712701431010
Opponents Totals5313390
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Herschel Walker27077928.98901660
Kevin Williams21047122.43901100
Brock Marion306822.7370200
Charlie Williams202110.5210101
Team Totals530133925.38903061
Opponents Totals70143120.4500
SACKSNOYDS
Tony Tolbert12.0
Chad Hennings4.5
Broderick Thomas4.5
Leon Lett3.5
Shante Carver3.0
Darren Woodson3.0
Hurvin McCormack2.5
Ray Childress1.0
Charles Haley1.0
Darrin Smith1.0
Fred Strickland1.0
Team Totals37.0219.0
Opponents Totals19.0127.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Troy Aikman6202-80
Eric Bjornson100000
Ray Donaldson2000-30
Chad Hennings0001100
Michael Irvin100000
Daryl Johnston110100
Leon Lett0002200
Brock Marion1011450
Kelvin Martin100000
Deion Sanders2033151
Emmitt Smith510100
Fred Strickland0001100
Broderick Thomas00033230
Tony Tolbert0002200
Herschel Walker0010100
Charlie Williams100000
Sherman Williams200000
Darren Woodson110100
Team Totals241861319721
Opponents Totals26141215273
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