1987 Dallas Cowboys Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Tom Landry (7-8)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1987 Dallas Cowboys Roster
1987 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 7 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference.

The Cowboys scored 340 points, but the defense conceded 348. Danny White threw for 2,617 yards. Herschel Walker paced the receiving corps, hauling in 60 passes for 715 yards. Mike Renfro contributed to the receiving game, too.

Herschel Walker ran for a team-best 891 yards for Dallas.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 43 turnovers. Everson Walls intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition. Too Jones topped the defensive unit with 10 quarterback sacks, leading the way for a team which created 50 sacks.

Tom Landry coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Danny White36221559.426177.2123.3174.7434435373.2
Steve Pelluer1015554.56426.433.022.04453575.6
Kevin Sweeney281450.029110.4414.313.677315111.8
Loren Snyder9444.4444.900.000.0220059.5
Totals50028857.635947.2193.8204.077 52403


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Herschel Walker2098914.360 7
Tony Dorsett1304563.524 1
Steve Pelluer251425.721 1
Alvin Blount461252.715 3
Timmy Newsome251214.824 2
Kelvin Edwards26130.562 1
David Adams7497.027 1
Danny White10141.41
Kevin Sweeney581.60
E.J. Jones273.50
Loren Snyder200.00
Gerald White1-4-4.0-4 0
Doug Cosbie1-5-5.0-5 0
Totals46518654.062 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Herschel Walker6071511.944 1
Mike Renfro4666214.443 4
Doug Cosbie3642111.730 3
Kelvin Edwards3452115.338 3
Timmy Newsome342748.130 2
Tony Dorsett191779.333 1
Gordon Banks1523115.434 1
Rod Barksdale1216513.822 1
Cornell Burbage716824.077 2
Kelvin Martin510320.633 0
Gerald White5469.214 0
Thornton Chandler5255.01
E.J. Jones3165.310 0
Sebron Spivey23417.025 0
Chuck Scott11111.011 0
David Adams188.00
Todd Fowler166.00
Robert Lavette166.00
Alvin Blount155.00
Totals288359412.577 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Roger Ruzek2626100.0252288.092
Luis Zendejas1010100.04375.019
Kerry Brady11100.01


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Saxon68268539.563
Buzz Sawyer1663939.954

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kelvin Martin222169.838 0
Kelvin Edwards8759.413 0
Gordon Banks5336.612 0
Cornell Burbage5295.813 0
Bruce Livingston100.00
Totals413538.638 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Darryl Clack2963521.948 0
Kelvin Martin1223719.838 0
Kelvin Edwards715522.132 0
David Adams611318.827 0
Robert Lavette47218.022 0
Sebron Spivey24924.529 0
Timmy Newsome22211.012 0
Thornton Chandler177.00
Rich Borresen155.00
Totals64129520.248 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Everson Walls5387.630 0
Michael Downs45614.027 0
Bill Bates3289.328 0
Tommy Haynes372.30
Ron Francis2189.018 1
Jim Jeffcoat12626.026 1
Jesse Penn12121.021 0
Eugene Lockhart11313.013 0
Victor Scott111.00
Alex Green100.00
Randy White100.00
Totals232089.030 2


Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:


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