History of the Dallas Cowboys: 1961

Head Coach : Tom Landry

Home : Cotton Bowl,

Dallas, TX.

1961 Draft

1

Bob Lilly

DT TCU
2 E.J. Holub C Texas Tech
3 Stew Barber G Penn State
4 Arnold Davis E Baylor
5 to San Francisco
6 to Washington
7 Art Gilmore B Oregon State
8 Don Talbert T Texas
9 Glynn Gregory B SMU
10 to Green Bay
11 Norris Stevenson B Missouri
12 Lowndes Shingler QB Clemson
13 Don Goodman B Florida
14 Billy Shaw T Georgia Tech
15 Julius Varnado T Cal. State-SF
16 Jerry Steffen B Colorado
17 Everett Cloud B Maryland
18 Randy Williams B Indiana
19 Lynn Hoyem C Long Beach State
20 Jerry Morgan B Iowa State

1961 Schedule

Sept.17 PITTSBURGH 27-24
Sept. 24 MINNESOTA 21-7
Oct. 1 at Cleveland 25-7
Oct. 8 at Minnesota 28-0
Oct. 15 NY GIANTS 31-10
Oct. 22 PHILADELPHIA 43-7
Oct. 29 at NY Giants 17-16
Nov. 5 ST. LOUIS 31-17
Nov. 12 at Pittsburgh 37-7
Nov. 19 WASHINGTON 28-28
Nov. 26 Philadelphia 35-13
Dec. 3 CLEVELAND 38-17
Dec. 10 at St. Louis 31-13
Dec. 17 at Washington 34-24

1961 East.

Conf. Standings

NYG 10 3 1 .769
PHI 10 4 0 .714
CLE 8 5 1 .615
STL 7 7 0 .500
PIT 6 8 0 .429

DAL

4

9

1

.308

WAS 1 12 1 .077

1961 Team Roster

33

Gene Babb

LB
20

Bob Bercich

DB
36

Dick Bielski

PB

TE
44 Don Bishop

AP

DB
87

Nate Borden

DE
77 Byron Bradfute T
82 Frank Clark WR
53

Mike Connelly

C
62

Andy Cvercko

G
88 Sonny Davis LB
83 Jim Doran SE
34 Merril Douglas HB
30 Mike Dowdle HB-LB
45 L.G. Dupre HB
63

Mike Falls

G
32 Tom Franckhauser DB
79 Ken Frost T
75

Bob Fry

T
71

Charley Granger

T
61

Allen Green

P/K
21 Glynn Gregory DB
64 Bob Grottkau G
40 Jimmy Harris DB
78

Don Healy

DT
72

Bill Herchman

DE
67 John Houser C
54 Chuck Howley LB
81

Billy Howton

WR
11 Buddy Humphrey QB
14

Eddie LeBaron

QB
74

Bob Lilly

DT
41

Warren

Livingston

DB
35 J.W. Lockett HB
31

Amos Marsh

HB
70 Bob McCreary T
42 Don McIllhenny HB
17 Don Meredith QB
47

Dicky Moegle

DB
80 Lee Murchison WR
56 Jack Patera LB
43

Don Perkins

AP PB

HB
50 Jerry Tubbs LB
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1961 Team

Stats

Passing

Att Com % Yds Avg TD Int
DAL 422 215 50.9 2918 6.9 23 27
OPP 326 168 51.5 2635 8.1 21 25

Rushing

Scoring

Att Yds Avg TD Pts PPG
DAL 416 1819 4.4 6 236 16.9
OPP 454 2161 4.8 20 380 27.1

Passing

Att Com % Yds Avg TD Int Rtg
LeBaron 236 120 50.8 1741 7.38 14 16 66.7
Meredith 182 94 51.6 1161 6.38 9 11 63.0
Humphrey 2 1 50.0 16 8.0 0 0 77.1
Lockett 2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
DAL 422 215 51.0 2918 6.91 23 27 65.1
OPP 326 168 51.5 2640 8.10 21 25 58.1

Rushing

Att Yds Avg Lg TDs
Perkins 200 815 4.1 47 4
Marsh 84 379 4.1 71 1
Lockett 66 280 4.3 21 0
Meredith 22 176 8.0 28 1
LeBaron 18 72 4.0 21 0
Dupre 16 60 3.7 12 0
Douglas 5 24 4.8 6 0
Howton 1 9 9.0 9 0
McIllhenny 2 4 2.0 4 0
DAL 415 1819 4.4 71 6
OPP 439 2161 4.9 68t 21

Kicking

FG PAT Pts
Green 5/15 19/19 34
Bielski 6/9 10/10 28
DAL 11/24 29/29 62
OPP 14/29 44/49 86

Kickoff

Returns

Att Yds Avg Lg TDs
Marsh 26 667 25.7 79 0
Perkins 22 443 20.1 30 0
Dupre 6 110 17.8 24 0
Lockett 4 46 11.5 21 0
Babb 2 34 17.0 19 0
Dowdle 2 33 16.5 19 0
Douglas 1 12 12.0 12 0
Doran 1 0 0 0 0
DAL 64 1395 21.0 79 0
OPP 43 950 22.1 90t 1

Interceptions
Int Yds Avg Lg TDs
Bishop 8 172 21.5 57 0
Bercich 3 48 16.0 28 0
Tubbs 3 33 11.0 33 0
Moegle 2 31 15.5 25 0
Harris 2 13 6.5 12 0
Franckhauser 1 23 23.0 23 0
Gregory 1 21 21.0 21 0
Dowdle 1 14 14.0 14 0
Healy 1 11 11.0 11 0
Howley 1 5 5.0 5 0
Livingston 1 3 3.0 3 0
Frost 1 0 0.0 0 0
DAL 25 374 15.0 57 0
OPP 27 586 21.7 101t 5

Receiving

Rec Yds Avg Lg TDs
Howton 56 785 14.2 53 4
Clarke 41 919 22.4 80t 9
Perkins 32 298 9.3 38 1
Bielski 26 377 15.1 28 3
Marsh 21 189 9.0 46 2
Lockett 15 114 7.6 26 2
Doran 13 153 11.3 29 2
Dupre 6 49 8.1 17 0
Gregory 3 30 10.0 13 0
McIllhenny 1 6 6.0 6 0
Douglas 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
DAL 215 2918 13.6 80t 23
OPP 168 2640 15.7 78 21

Punting
Att Yds Avg TB in20 Lg Bl Net
Green 61 2236 36.7 5 6 53 1 31.8
OPP 43 1956 45.5 1 20 60 0 42.6

Punt Returns
Att FC Yds Avg Lg TDs
Marsh 14 3 71 5.1 19 0
Livingston 6 0 20 3.3 12 0
Dupre 2 0 4 2.0 4 0
Perkins 1 2 8 8.0 8 0
Douglas 1 0 0 0.0 0 0
DAL 24 5 103 4.3 19 0
OPP 17 27 194 11.4 78 0

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