1964 Dallas Cowboys season

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1964 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coachTom Landry
OwnerClint Murchison, Jr.
Home fieldCotton Bowl
Results
Record5–8–1
Division place5th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1964 Dallas Cowboys season was their fifth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 4–10, winning five games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1964 Dallas Cowboys draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Scott Appleton  DT Texas He was immediately traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers
2 17 Mel Renfro *   CB Oregon
4 43 Perry Lee Dunn  RB Ole Miss
6 73 Billy Lothridge  QB Georgia Tech
6 82 Jim Curry  End Cincinnati
6 83 Jim Evans  End Texas Western
7 88 Bob Hayes *   WR Florida A&M
8 101 Al Geverink  RB UCLA
9 116 Jake Kupp *  OG Washington
10 129 Roger Staubach *   QB Navy
11 144 Bob Crenshaw  OG Baylor
12 157 Johnny Norman  End Northwestern State (LA)
13 172 Jerry Rhome  QB Tulsa
14 185 Jim Worden  LB Wittenberg
15 200 Bill Van Burkleo  RB Tulsa
16 213 Paul Cercel  C Pittsburgh
17 228 Bud Abell  LB Missouri
18 241 Theo Viltz  DB USC
19 256 H.D. Murphy  RB Oregon
20 269 John Hughes  LB SMU
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1964 St. Louis Cardinals L 16–6
36,605
2 September 20, 1964 Washington Redskins W 24–18
25,158
3 September 27, 1964 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–17
35,594
4 October 4, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 27–6
72,062
5 October 11, 1964 New York Giants T 13–13
33,324
6 October 18, 1964 Cleveland Browns L 20–16
37,456
7 October 25, 1964 at St. Louis Cardinals W 31–13
28,253
8 November 1, 1964 at Chicago Bears W 24–10
47,527
9 November 8, 1964 at New York Giants W 31–21
63,061
10 November 15, 1964 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–14
55,972
11 November 22, 1964 at Washington Redskins L 28–16
49,219
12 November 29, 1964 Green Bay Packers L 45–21
44,975
13 December 6, 1964 at Philadelphia Eagles L 24–14
60,671
14 December 13, 1964 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
35,271

Game Summaries[edit]

Week 4: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cleveland Browns 27, Dallas Cowboys 6
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 6 006
Browns 7 6 7727

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

Week 6: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cleveland Browns 20, Dallas Cowboys 16
1 2 34Total
Browns 7 6 0720
Cowboys 0 6 10016

at Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas

Game information

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 3 1 .769 9–2–1 415 293 W1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 3 2 .750 8–2–2 357 331 W4
Philadelphia Eagles 6 8 0 .429 6–6 312 313 L1
Washington Redskins 6 8 0 .429 5–7 307 305 L2
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 4–7–1 250 289 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 9 0 .357 5–7 253 315 L1
New York Giants 2 10 2 .167 2–8–2 241 399 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Season recap[edit]

With one year left on his original contract, Tom Landry is re-signed to an additional 10-year extension, in effect giving him an 11-year deal, the longest in major pro sports history in the United States.

Roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 1964 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
40 Active, 1 Inactive

References[edit]

External links[edit]