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Dallas Cowboys 101... 1962

Discussion in 'History Zone' started by Hostile, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    Row 1
    • 11 Buddy Humphrey, QB
    • 14 Eddie LeBaron, QB, Pro Bowl
    • 17 Don Meredith, QB
    • 20 Bob Bercich, DB
    • 21 Glynn Gregory, OE-DB
    • 22 Amos Bullocks, RB
    • 23 Jerry Norton, S
    • 27 Mike Gaechter, S
    Row 2
    • 30 Mike Dowdle, IB
    • 31 Amos Marsh, FB
    • 34 Cornell Green, DB
    • 35 J. W. Lockett, FB
    • 38 Sam Baker, P/K
    • 41 Warren Livingston, DB
    • 43 Don Perkins, HB, Pro Bowl, All Pro
    • 44 Don Bishop, DB, Pro Bowl
    Row 3
    • 49 Jack Collins, OE
    • 50 Jerry Tubbs, LB, Pro Bowl *, All Pro
    • 51 Lynn Hoyem, C/G
    • 52 Dave Edwards, LB
    • 53 Mike Connelly, C
    • 54 Chuck Howley, LB
    • 56 Bob Long, LB
    • 60 Joe Bob Isbell, G
    Row 4
    • 62 Andy Cvercko, G
    • 64 Bob Grottkau, G
    • 66 George Andrie, DE
    • 67 John Houser, G
    • 68 Guy Reese, DT
    • 70 Dale Memmelear, G
    • 71 Don Talbert, DE/OT
    • 73 Monte Clarke, TE/WR
    • 74 Bob Lilly, DE, Pro Bowl
    Row 5
    • 75 Bob Fry, OT
    • 76 Ed Nutting, T
    • 77 Clyde Brock, DT
    • 78 John Meyers, DT
    • 79 Ken Frost, DT
    • 81 Bill Howton, OE
    • 82 Frank Clarke, RB
    • 83 Lee Folkins, TE
    • 84 Pettis Norman, TE
    • 89 Donnie Davis, WR
    * = Starter

    George Andrie
    5 time Pro Bowl...1965-69

    Cornell Green
    5 time Pro Bowl...1965-67, 71-72
    3 time All Pro...1967-69

    Sam Baker
    1 time Pro Bowl...1963

    Lee Folkins
    1 time Pro Bowl...1963

    :star: 1962 Cowboys Draft :star:
    2...Sonny Gibbs, QB, Texas Christian

    3...Bobby Plummer, T, Texas Christian
    6...Donny Davis, E, Southern
    8...Ken Tureaud, B, Michigan
    10...John Longmeyer, G, Southern Illinois
    11...Larry Hudas, E, Michigan State
    13...Bob Moses, E, Texas
    14...Harold Hays, G, Southern Mississippi
    15...Gy Reese, T, Southern Methodist
    16...Bob Johnston, T, Rice
    17...Ray Jacobs, T, Howard Payne
    18...Dave Cloutier, B, Maine
    19...Paul Holmes, T, Georgia
    20...Amos Bullocks, B, Southern Illinois

    :star: 1962 Cowboys Schedule :star:

    9/16/62...Tie vs. Washington Redskins, 35-35

    9/23/62...Lost vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-30
    9/30/62...Won @ Los Angeles Rams, 27-17
    10/7/62...Lost @ Cleveland Browns, 10-19
    10/14/62...Won vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 41-19
    10/21/62...Won @ Pittsburgh Steelers, 42-27
    10/28/62...Lost vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 24-28
    11/4/62...Won @ Washington Redskins, 38-10
    11/11/62...Lost vs. New York Giants, 10-41
    11/18/62...Lost vs. Chicago Bears, 33-34
    11/25/62...Lost @ Philadelphia Eagles, 14-28
    12/2/62...Won vs. Cleveland Browns, 45-21
    12/9/62...Lost @ St. Louis Cardinals, 20-52
    12/16/62...Lost @ New York Giants, 31-41

    2-4-1 @ Dallas
    3-4 on the road

    Points scored...398, 28.4 ppg
    Points allowed...402, 28.7 ppg

    Cowboys all time record...9-28-3

    THUMPER Papa

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    For a team that only won 5 games to put 5 players in the Pro-Bowl is amazing. We should have been 9-5 that year or even better but we just couldn't seem to get a break to go our way.

    That was the year I started liking the Cowboys, mostly because of their uniforms and because of Eddie LeBaron but I fell in love with them the following pre-season when I met Bob Lilly.
  3. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Cool uniforms......wow have we changed
  4. SA_Gunslinger

    SA_Gunslinger Official CZ Ea-girls hater

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    put the smackdown on the ea-girls.


  5. superpunk

    superpunk Benched

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    Was Meredith starting these years, or was it LeBaron, at first?
  6. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    LeBaron went to the Pro Bowl in 1962, so Meredith was still his backup at this point. However, from 1963 until he retired Meredith was the guy. LeBaron was his primary backup in 1963 then retired.
  7. FanSince61

    FanSince61 Thanks for the memories Dandy

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    I think a big part of it was the defense giving up 402 points. Lebaron said in this FWST article that the Cowboys had “the best offense in the NFL.” I did a few statistical comparisons of the 1962 and 2007 offenses. I was very surprised at the result. It was one heck of an offense in 1962. Only our 3rd year.

    1962 (14 game season)

    PPG 28.4
    Passing TD 31
    Rushing TD 16
    Net Passing yards 2,883
    Passing yds/Att 8.2
    Rushing yards 2,040
    Rushing yds/Att 4.7
    Offensive yds/game 351.6

    PPG 28.4
    Passing TD 36
    Rushing TD 14
    Net Passing yards 4,105
    Passing yds/Att 8.1
    Rushing yards 1,746
    Rushing yds/Att 4.2
    Offensive yds/game 365.7
  8. FanSince61

    FanSince61 Thanks for the memories Dandy

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    Thanks for taking the time and effort to make the "History" part of the board. I enjoy it very much.
    Excellent Job. :thumbup: :bow:

    One thing I would like to point out. In 1962 and probably the latter part 1961, Landry used the quarterback to shuttle in the plays. So LeBaron would start and the next play Meredith would go in. They would alternate plays the whole game. In fact Meredith had more passing attempts, completions and yards than LeBaron.
  9. poke

    poke the older I get the better I was

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    yeah and that used to make my dad so mad he would rant and rave to Tom
    thru our old black and white TV how bad an idea it was....i will never forget
    that, actually one of my earliest memories of the Boys..and my dad too now that i think about it.
  10. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Very nice read all around. Very interesting stuff. Thanks.

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