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Dallas Cowboys 101...1961

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by Hostile, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Row 1
    • 14 Eddie LeBaron, QB
    • 17 Don Meredith, QB
    • 20 Bob Bercich, DB
    • 21 Glynn Gregory, OE-DB
    • 30 Mike Dowdle, IB
    • 31 Amos Marsh, FB
    • 32 Tom Franckhauser, DB
    • 33 Gene Babb, LB
    • 34 Merrill Douglas, FB
    Row 2
    • 35 J. W. Lockett, FB
    • 36 Dick Bielski, OE, Pro Bowl
    • 40 Jimmy Harris, DB
    • 41 Warren Livingston, DB
    • 43 Don Perkins, HB, Pro Bowl *
    • 44 Don Bishop, DB
    • 45 L.G. Dupre, HB
    • 47 Dick Moegle, DB
    • 50 Jerry Tubbs, LB
    Row 3
    • 51 Tom Braatz, LB
    • 53 Mike Connelly, C
    • 54 Chuck Howley, LB
    • 56 Jack Patera, LB
    • 61 Allen Green, K-LB
    • 62 Andy Cvercko, G
    • 63 Mike Falls, G
    • 64 Bob Grottkau, G
    • 67 John Houser, G
    Row 4
    • 70 Bob McCreary, OT
    • 71 Charlie Granger, OT
    • 72 Bill Herchman, DT
    • 74 Bob Lilly, DE
    • 75 Bob Fry, OT
    • 77 Byron Bradfute, OT
    • 78 Don Healy, DT
    • 79 Ken Frost, DT
    • 80 Ola Murchison, OE
    Row 5
    • 81 Bill Howton, OE
    • 82 Frank Clarke, OB
    • 83 Jim Foran, OE
    • 87 Nate Borden, DE
    • 88 Sonny Davis, LB
    * = Starter

    Don Perkins
    Ring of Honor...11/7/76
    6 time Pro Bowl...1961-63, 66-68
    1 time All Pro..1962

    Chuck Howley
    Ring of Honor...10/30/77
    6 time Pro Bowl...1965-69, 71
    5 time All Pro...1963, 67-70

    :star: 1961 Cowboys Draft :star:
    1...Bob Lilly, DT, Texas Christian
    Hall of Fame...8/2/80
    Ring of Honor...11/23/75, Bob Lilly Day in Dallas, TX
    11 Time Pro Bowl...1962, 64-73
    6 time All Pro...1964-65, 67-69, 71
    2...EJ Holub, C, Texas Tech
    3...Stew Barber, G, Penn State
    4...Arnold Davis, E, Baylor
    7...Art Gilmore, B, Oregon State
    8...Don Talbert, T, Texas
    9...Glynn Gregory, B, Southern Methodist
    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 - San Francisco
    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

    :star: 1961 Cowboys Schedule :star:

    9/17/61...Won vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-24
    9/24/61...Won vs. Minnesota Vikings, 21-7
    10/1/61...Lost @ Cleveland Browns, 7-25
    10/8/61...Won @ Minnesota Vikings, 28-0
    10/15/61...Lost vs. New York Giants, 16-17
    10/22/61...Lost vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 7-43
    10/29/61...Won @ New York Giants, 17-16
    11/5/61...Lost vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 17-31
    11/12/61...Lost @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 7-37
    11/19/61...Tie vs. Washington Redskins, 28-28
    11/26/61...Lost @ Philadelphia Eagles, 13-35
    12/3/61...Lost vs. Cleveland Browns, 17-38
    12/10/61...Lost @ St. Louis Cardinals, 13-31
    12/17/61...Lost @ Washington Redskins, 24-34

    2-4-1 @ Dallas
    2-5 on the road

    Points scored...236, 19.7 ppg
    Points allowed...380, 31.7 ppg

    Cowboys all time record...4-20-2
  2. eduncan22

    eduncan22 Benched

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    At least we tied the 'Skins.

  3. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Every time I look at Chuck Howley's career I wonder why he isn't in the Hall of Fame. It really is unreal to me. Go back and watch the replay of Super Bowl V where he was the MVP on a losing team. Go back and watch Super Bowl VI where the Dolphins admit they were scared to death of him and he again had huge plays on defense. I see greatness. I have no idea what the HOF voters are looking at.
  4. fgoodwin

    fgoodwin Well-Known Member

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    Another bit of trivia re: the '61 NFL draft:

    The Cowboys had the worst record in the NFL in their expansion year of 1960, going 0-11-1. Under normal circumstances, that would have resulted in the overall number one pick in the ‘61 draft. But because the Minnesota Vikings joined the NFL in ‘61, THEY got the overall top pick and Dallas would have had the second pick (which they had already traded to the Redskins for the rights to Eddie LeBaron).

    With the overall No. 1 pick, the Vikings took RB Tommy Mason. With the Cowboys pick, the Redskins took QB Norm Snead.

    I’d say Dallas did pretty well with its first round pick (#13) in selecting Lilly.

    Of the teams that picked ahead of Dallas, I’d say Chicago (Mike Ditka at #5) and Green Bay (Herb Adderley at #12) were the only ones that got players of the value that Lilly provided for Dallas.

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