1980 Dallas Cowboys Statistics

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 Conference Championship
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1980 Dallas Cowboys Roster
1980 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1980 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.

Offensively, Dallas led the league with 454 points. At the same time, the defense allowed 311 points. Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,185 yards for the Cowboys.

Danny White directed the offense, passing for 3,287 yards. Tony Hill paced pass catchers, hauling in 60 passes for 1,055 yards.

The sticky-fingered defense created 47 turnovers. Charlie Waters and Dennis Thurman each intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1980 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Conference Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Danny White43626059.632877.5286.4255.7583025280.7
Glenn Carano12541.7695.8216.700.02510100.3
Tony Dorsett100.
Totals44926559.033567.5306.7255.658 31252


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Dorsett27811854.356 11
Robert Newhouse1184513.829 6
Ron Springs893263.720 6
James Jones411353.30
Danny White271144.248 1
Timmy Newsome25793.223 2
Drew Pearson23015.032 0
Tony Hill4276.815 0
Billy DuPree4194.811 0
Preston Pearson362.00
Glenn Carano461.50
Totals59523784.056 26


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Hill60105517.658 8
Drew Pearson4356813.230 6
Tony Dorsett342637.727 0
Billy DuPree2931210.839 7
Jay Saldi2531112.443 1
Preston Pearson2021310.620 2
Butch Johnson1926313.829 4
Ron Springs1521214.158 1
Robert Newhouse8759.418 0
James Jones5397.816 0
Timmy Newsome44310.816 0
Doug Cosbie2115.51
Danny White1-9-9.0-9 0
Totals265335612.758 30


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rafael Septien605998.3171164.792


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Danny White71290340.958

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Jones5454810.152 0
Roland Solomon188.00
Totals5555610.152 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Jones3272022.541 0
Timmy Newsome1229324.436 0
Steve Wilson713919.934 0
Eric Hurt47117.824 0
Jay Saldi12323.023 0
Doug Cosbie11313.013 0
Charlie Waters100.00
Totals58125921.741 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dennis Thurman511422.878 1
Charlie Waters57815.629 0
Steve Wilson48220.535 0
Aaron Mitchell35618.756 0
Bob Breunig33411.315 0
Anthony Dickerson24623.034 0
Mike Hegman221.00
Larry Cole14343.043 1
John Dutton13838.038 1
Benny Barnes13030.030 0
Totals2752319.478 3

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 Septien1159092
Tony Dorsett11000066
Tony Hill0800048
Ron Springs6100042
Billy DuPree0700042
Robert Newhouse6000036
Drew Pearson0600036
Butch Johnson400024
Timmy Newsome20000012
Preston Pearson0200012
Larry Cole10006
Dennis Thurman10006
Danny White100006
Doug Cosbie100006
John Dutton10006
Mike Hegman010006
Jay Saldi100006


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