Don Meredith

Joe Donald Meredith "Dandy Don"
Born: April 10, 1938
Mount Vernon, TX USA
Deceased: December 5, 2010
Sante Fe, NM
Position: QB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 210
College: SMU
High School: Mount Vernon (TX)
Career: 1960-1968
Drafted: 1960 in Round 3, #32 overall by the Chicago Bears

Don Meredith played from 1960 to 1968 during his career with the Dallas Cowboys. Meredith threw for 17,199 yards in his career, completing 1,170 of 2,308 passes with 135 touchdowns and 111 interceptions. He also ran for 1,216 yards in 242 attempts with 15 rushing touchdowns.

Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1960NFL Dallas Cowboys682942.62814.122.957.423 34.0
1961NFL Dallas Cowboys1829451.611616.494.9116.056 63.0
1962NFL Dallas Cowboys21210549.516797.9157.183.869 84.2
1963NFL Dallas Cowboys31016753.923817.7175.5185.855 73.1
1964NFL Dallas Cowboys32315848.921436.692.8165.049 59.1
1965NFL Dallas Cowboys30514146.224157.9227.2134.365 79.9
1966NFL Dallas Cowboys34417751.528058.2247.0123.595 87.7
1967NFL Dallas Cowboys25512850.218347.2166.3166.360 68.7
1968NFL Dallas Cowboys30917155.325008.1216.8123.965 88.4


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960NFL Dallas Cowboys341.30
1961NFL Dallas Cowboys221768.028 1
1962NFL Dallas Cowboys21743.514 0
1963NFL Dallas Cowboys411854.526 3
1964NFL Dallas Cowboys32812.517 4
1965NFL Dallas Cowboys352477.122 1
1966NFL Dallas Cowboys382426.422 5
1967NFL Dallas Cowboys28843.016 0
1968NFL Dallas Cowboys221235.616 1
Totals24212165.028 15

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1961NFL Dallas Cowboys10006
1963NFL Dallas Cowboys300018
1964NFL Dallas Cowboys400024
1965NFL Dallas Cowboys10006
1966NFL Dallas Cowboys500030
1968NFL Dallas Cowboys10006

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1960NFLDallas Cowboys61
1961NFLDallas Cowboys84
1962NFLDallas Cowboys139
1963NFLDallas Cowboys1413
1964NFLDallas Cowboys1210
1965NFLDallas Cowboys1411
1966NFLDallas Cowboys1313
1967NFLDallas Cowboys1111
1968NFLDallas Cowboys1313


1966 - Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year)


1966 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1966 - New York Daily News All-NFL (2nd Team)
1966 - United Press International All-NFL (2nd Team)
1968 - Newspaper Enterprise Association All-NFL (2nd Team)