1979 Dallas Cowboys Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Tom Landry (11-5)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1979 Dallas Cowboys Roster
1979 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

Dallas moved the ball well, scoring 371 points, while the defensive squad surrendered 313. Roger Staubach led the charge, passing for 3,586 yards. Tony Hill paced pass catchers, hauling in 60 passes for 1,062 yards. Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett were targeted regularly as well.

Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,107 yards for the Cowboys.

Benny Barnes, D.D. Lewis, Aaron Kyle, Cliff Harris and Randy Hughes each snatched 2 opponent throws.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1979 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Roger Staubach46126757.935867.8275.9112.4753624092.3
Danny White391948.72676.812.625.14544658.4
Ron Springs3133.33010.0133.300.03014111.1
Totals50328757.138837.7295.8132.675 41290


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Dorsett25011074.441 6
Robert Newhouse1244493.621 3
Ron Springs672483.715 2
Scott Laidlaw692363.415 3
Roger Staubach371724.620 0
Larry Brinson14483.410 0
Drew Pearson3279.016 0
Danny White12525.025 0
Billy DuPree2199.520 0
Tony Hill2189.012 0
Preston Pearson7142.011 1
Butch Johnson11313.013 0
Jay Saldi1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals57823754.141 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Hill60106217.775 10
Drew Pearson55102618.756 8
Tony Dorsett453758.332 1
Billy DuPree2932411.233 5
Preston Pearson2633312.826 1
Ron Springs2525110.027 1
Jay Saldi1418112.923 1
Scott Laidlaw12594.912 0
Robert Newhouse7557.921 1
Butch Johnson610517.528 1
Doug Cosbie5367.212 0
Steve Wilson37625.345 0
Totals287388313.575 29


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rafael Septien444090.9291965.597


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Danny White76316841.773

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Steve Wilson352366.713 0
Wade Manning10555.517 0
Tony Hill6437.212 0
Totals513346.517 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Springs3878020.570 0
Steve Wilson1932817.326 0
Wade Manning714520.747 0
Tony Hill13232.032 0
Larry Brinson22311.517 0
Bruce Huther188.00
Totals68131619.470 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Randy Hughes29145.568 0
Cliff Harris23517.520 0
Benny Barnes22010.011 0
D.D. Lewis284.00
Aaron Kyle200.00
Aaron Mitchell13636.036 0
Bruce Thornton133.00
Dennis Thurman100.00
Totals1319314.868 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Rafael Septien1940097
Tony Hill0100000060
Drew Pearson0800048
Tony Dorsett6100042
Billy DuPree0500030
Robert Newhouse3100024
Scott Laidlaw3000018
Ron Springs21000018
Preston Pearson1100012
Jay Saldi010006
Butch Johnson010006
Benny Barnes010006
Harvey Martin00012


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