1962 Dallas Cowboys

1962 Dallas Cowboys media guide

1962 Dallas Cowboys media guide

Expectations were high for the 1962 Dallas Cowboys coming off an improved 1961 season. In the end, the defense was just too bad to make any headway in the NFL. The Cowboys finished next to last in total defense in 1962.  This was surprising considering their head coach Tom Landry was a defensive coach and player for the New York Giants. More surprising was the Cowboys impressive offense, which ranked 2nd in the NFL with All Pro Running Back Don Perkins leading the way. The Cowboys finished the 1962 season in 5th place in the East Division with a 5-8-1 record. A big problem area for the Cowboys in 1962 was their poor draft. Their first two picks in the 1962 NFL draft were busts, all though its hard to call Bobby Plummer a bust since he opted not to play football after college.  The Cowboys did get George Andrie in the 6th round. Andrie became a mainstay on the Cowboys doomsday defense for almost a decade. Besides Andrie, the Cowboys got no future contributors from the 1962 NFL draft.

The Cowboys 1962 NFL draft picks were;

Rnd Pos College/Univ
2 Sonny Gibbs QB TCU
3 Bobby Plummer T TCU
6 Donnie Davis WR Saginaw Valley St.
6 George Andrie DE Marquette
8 Ken Tureaud B Michigan
10 John Longmeyer G Southern Illinois
11 Larry Hudas E Michigan St.
13 Bob Moses E Texas
14 Harold Hays LB Southern Miss
15 Guy Reese DT SMU
16 Bob Johnston T Rice
17 Ray Jacobs DT Howard Payne
18 Dave Cloutier DB Maine
19 Paul Holmes T Georgia
20 Amos Bullocks HB Southern Illinois

1962 Dallas Cowboys Schedule and Results;

Score
Week Date Opp Tm Opp
1 September 16 T Washington Redskins 35 35
2 September 23 L Pittsburgh Steelers 28 30
3 September 30 W Los Angeles Rams 27 17
4 October 7 L Cleveland Browns 10 19
5 October 14 W Philadelphia Eagles 41 19
6 October 21 W Pittsburgh Steelers 42 27
7 October 28 L St. Louis Cardinals 24 28
8 November 4 W Washington Redskins 38 10
9 November 11 L New York Giants 10 41
10 November 18 L Chicago Bears 33 34
11 November 25 L Philadelphia Eagles 14 28
12 December 2 W Cleveland Browns 45 21
13 December 9 L St. Louis Cardinals 20 52
14 December 16 L New York Giants 31 41

1962 Dallas Cowboys roster
1962 Dallas Cowboys

No. Pos G GS College/Univ
66 George Andrie DE 14 0 Marquette
38 Sam Baker K-FB 14 0 Oregon St.
44 Don Bishop* B 14 0 Los Angeles CC
77 Clyde Brock T 14 0 Utah St.
22 Amos Bullocks HB 11 0 Southern Illinois
73 Monte Clark T-DT-DE 14 10 USC
82 Frank Clarke E 12 0 Colorado
53 Mike Connelly C-G-T 14 0 Washington St.,Utah St.
62 Andy Cvercko G 14 0 Northwestern
89 Donnie Davis WR-TE 11 0 Southern
30 Mike Dowdle LB-FB 14 0 Texas
83 Lee Folkins TE-DE 14 11 Washington
79 Ken Frost DT 3 3 Tennessee
75 Bob Fry T-G 14 0 Kentucky
27 Mike Gaechter DB 14 9 Oregon
34 Cornell Green DB 14 3 Utah St.
21 Glynn Gregory E-DB 6 0 SMU
54 Chuck Howley LB 14 0 West Virginia
81 Billy Howton E 14 0 Rice
51 Lynn Hoyem G-T 14 0 Long Beach St.
60 Joe Bob Isbell G 9 0 Houston
14 Eddie LeBaron* QB 14 5 Pacific
74 Bob Lilly* DT-DE 14 0 TCU
41 Warren Livingston DB 3 0 Arizona
35 J.W. Lockett FB 14 0 Central Oklahoma
56 Bob W. Long LB 8 0 UCLA
31 Amos Marsh HB-FB 14 0 Oregon St.
70 Dale Memmelaar G-T 14 0 Wyoming
17 Don Meredith QB 13 9 SMU
78 John Meyers DT 14 0 Washington
23 Dick Nolan DB 11 0 Maryland
84 Pettis Norman TE-SE 14 0 Johnson C. Smith
25 Jerry Norton DB-HB 14 0 SMU
43 Don Perkins*+ FB-HB 14 0 New Mexico
68 Guy Reese DT 14 0 SMU
71 Don Talbert T-LB 14 4 Texas
50 Jerry Tubbs* LB-C 14 0 Oklahoma
Team Total 14