1978 Dallas Cowboys Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1978 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
1978 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Cowboys moved the ball well, scoring 384 points, and the rigid defensive squad conceded 208. Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,325 yards for Dallas.

Roger Staubach tossed for 3,190 yards. Preston Pearson paced the receiving corps, hauling in 47 passes, while Tony Hill accumulated 823 receiving yards. Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett contributed to the receiving game as well.

Benny Barnes picked off 5 opponent throws.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1978 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Super Bowl.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
31Benny BarnesLCBMarch 3, 19516'1"190StanfordLufkin, TX USA1413
76Larry BetheaDT-DEJuly 21, 19566'2"251Michigan St.Florence, SC USA160
24Alois BlackwellRBNovember 12, 19545'10"195HoustonCuero, TX USA130
53Bob BreunigMLBJuly 4, 19536'2"226Arizona St.Inglewood, CA USA1616
36Larry BrinsonRBJune 6, 19546'2"214FloridaOpa-Locka, FL USA100
59Guy BrownLBJune 1, 19556'4"223HoustonPalestine, TX USA150
18Glenn CaranoQBNovember 18, 19556'3"201UNLVSan Pedro, CA USA20
63Larry ColeDENovember 15, 19466'5"252Air ForceClarkfield, MN USA163
61Jim CooperTSeptember 28, 19556'5"262TemplePhiladelphia, PA USA142
21Doug DennisonRBDecember 18, 19516'1"202Kutztown PennsylvaniaLancaster, PA USA50
67Pat DonovanLTJuly 1, 19536'5"253StanfordHelena, MT USA160
33Tony DorsettRBApril 7, 19545'11"192PittsburghRochester, PA USA1615
89Billy DuPreeTEMarch 7, 19506'4"225Michigan St.Monroe, LA USA1616
62John FitzgeraldCApril 16, 19486'5"255Boston Col.Southbridge, MA USA1414
71Andy FrederickRTJuly 25, 19546'6"257New MexicoOak Park, IL USA165
43Cliff HarrisFSNovember 12, 19486'0"188Ouachita BaptistFayetteville, AR USA160
58Mike HegmanLLBJanuary 17, 19536'1"227Alabama A&MMemphis, TN USA166
56Thomas HendersonLLBMarch 1, 19536'2"221LangstonAustin, TX USA1513
80Tony HillWRJune 23, 19566'2"199StanfordSan Diego, CA USA160
42Randy HughesDBApril 3, 19536'4"209OklahomaOklahoma City, OK USA160
57Bruce HutherLBJuly 23, 19546'1"221New HampshirePaterson, NJ USA160
86Butch JohnsonKRMay 28, 19546'1"187California-RiversideLos Angeles, CA USA160
72Too JonesLDEFebruary 23, 19516'9"271Tennessee St.Jackson, TN USA1616
25Aaron KyleRCBApril 6, 19545'11"185WyomingDetroit, MI USA1616
35Scott LaidlawRBFebruary 17, 19536'0"206StanfordHawthorne, CA USA164
66Burton LawlessGNovember 1, 19536'4"253FloridaDothan, AL USA160
50D.D. LewisRLBOctober 16, 19456'1"225Mississippi St.Knoxville, TN USA160
79Harvey MartinRDENovember 16, 19506'5"260Texas A&M-CommerceDallas, TX USA160
44Robert NewhouseFBJanuary 9, 19505'10"209HoustonLongview, TX USA1312
88Drew PearsonWRJanuary 12, 19516'0"184TulsaSouth River, NJ USA160
26Preston PearsonRBJanuary 17, 19456'1"205IllinoisFreeport, IL USA160
75Jethro PughLDTJuly 3, 19446'6"260Elizabeth City St.Windsor, NC USA130
64Tom RaffertyRGAugust 2, 19546'3"256Penn St.Syracuse, NY USA1616
60Tom RandallGAugust 3, 19566'5"245Iowa St.Mason City, IA USA110
83Golden RichardsWRDecember 31, 19506'1"181HawaiiSalt Lake City, UT USA10
87Jay SaldiTE-WROctober 8, 19546'3"225South CarolinaWhite Plains, NY USA40
68Herbert ScottLGJanuary 18, 19536'2"254Virginia UnionVirginia Beach, VA USA160
1Rafael SeptienKDecember 12, 19535'10"176La-LafayetteMexico City, Mexico160
81Jackie SmithTEFebruary 23, 19406'4"235NW State (LA)Columbia, MS USA120
65Dave StallsDE-DT-NTSeptember 19, 19556'5"250Northern ColoradoMadison, WI USA160
12Roger StaubachQBFebruary 5, 19426'3"197New Mex. Mil. Inst.Cincinnati, OH USA1515
81Robert SteeleWRAugust 2, 19566'4"196North AlabamaColumbus, GA USA140
32Dennis ThurmanDBApril 13, 19565'11"176USCLos Angeles, CA USA160
46Mark WashingtonDBDecember 28, 19475'10"188Morgan St.Chicago, IL USA130
41Charlie WatersSSSeptember 10, 19486'1"193ClemsonMiami, FL USA160
54Randy WhiteRDTJanuary 15, 19536'4"257MarylandPittsburgh, PA USA1616
11Danny WhitePFebruary 9, 19526'2"193Arizona St.Mesa, AZ USA161
70Rayfield WrightRTAugust 23, 19456'6"255Fort Valley St.Griffin, GA USA1511


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