1983 Dallas Cowboys Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1983 Dallas Cowboys Roster
1983 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing second in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Cowboys moved the ball well, scoring 479 points, while the defensive squad allowed 360. Danny White led the charge, passing for 3,980 yards. Ron Springs hauled in 73 passes, while Tony Hill accumulated 801 receiving yards.

Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,321 yards for Dallas.

The larcenous defense created 48 turnovers. Dennis Thurman intercepted 6 opponent throws. Randy White topped the defensive unit with 12.5 quarterback sacks, topping a defense credited with 57 sacks.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1983 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Wild Card.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Danny White53333462.739807.5295.4234.3803731485.6
Gary Hogeboom171164.71619.515.915.9240090.6
Ron Springs2150.0157.5150.000.01500114.6
Tony Dorsett100.
Drew Pearson100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals55434662.541567.5315.6254.580 37314


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tony Dorsett28913214.677 8
Ron Springs1495413.619 7
Timmy Newsome441854.220 2
Robert Newhouse9343.80
Danny White18311.722 4
Drew Pearson2136.510 0
Tony Hill122.00
Butch Johnson100.00
Gary Hogeboom6-10-1.7-1 0
Totals51921174.177 21


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Springs735898.180 1
Tony Hill4980116.375 7
Drew Pearson4754511.632 5
Doug Cosbie4658812.861 6
Butch Johnson4156113.746 3
Tony Dorsett402877.224 1
Doug Donley1837020.647 2
Timmy Newsome1825013.952 4
Billy DuPree1214211.828 1
Danny White11515.015 1
Tom Rafferty188.00
Totals346415612.080 31


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Rafael Septien595796.6272281.5123


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
John Warren39155139.854
Danny White38154340.650
Jim Miller517835.643

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rod Hill302327.737 0
Gary Allen915317.068 1
Ron Fellows10757.514 0
Doug Donley111.00
Robert Newhouse100.00
Totals514619.068 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Fellows4385519.953 0
Rod Hill1424317.440 0
Gary Allen817822.231 0
Timmy Newsome12828.028 0
Chuck McSwain11717.017 0
Doug Cosbie2178.510 0
Ron Springs11313.013 0
Bruce Huther100.00
Totals71135119.053 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dennis Thurman6498.234 0
Ron Fellows513927.858 1
Michael Downs48020.028 0
Everson Walls47017.537 0
Dextor Clinkscale26834.068 1
Rod Hill2126.012 0
Bill Bates12929.029 0
Too Jones11212.012 0
Anthony Dickerson188.00
Bob Breunig100.00
Totals2746717.368 2


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 Septien22570123
Tony Dorsett8100054
Ron Springs71000048
Tony Hill0700042
Doug Cosbie6000036
Timmy Newsome24000036
Danny White4100030
Drew Pearson0500030
Butch Johnson0300018
Doug Donley2000012
Ron Fellows001100012
Dextor Clinkscale10006
Dennis Thurman010006
Gary Allen100006
Mike Hegman10006
Michael Downs010006
Billy DuPree10006
Anthony Dickerson000012


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