Inducted Into The NFL
Hall Of Fame
Bob Lilly - Defensive Tackle - 1961-1974 - Elected HOF 1980
All-America at Texas Christian ... Cowboys'
first-ever draft choice (1961), first Hall of Famer (1980) ... Foundation of great Dallas
defensive units ... Had unusual speed, strength, intelligence, recovery ability ...
All-NFL/NFC eight years ... Named to 11 Pro Bowls ... Played in five NFL/NFC title games,
two Super Bowls ... Missed just one game in 14 years.
DOB: 07/26/1939 ... Birthplace: Olney, TX ... High School: Throckmorton (TX), Pendelton
(OR) ... Drafted: 1st round (13th overall) by Dallas Cowboys in 1961. Also drafted in 2nd
round of 1961 AFL draft by the Dallas Texans ... Uniform Number: #74
Roger Staubach - Quarterback -
1969-1979 - Elected HOF 1985
1963 Heisman Trophy winner ... Four-year Navy
service preceded pro play ... Noted for last-minute heroics, guided Dallas to four NFC
titles, Super Bowl VI, XII wins ... MVP in Super Bowl VI ... All-NFC four years ... Career
stats: 22,700 yards, 153 TDs passing; 2,264 yards, 20 TDs rushing ... 83.4 pass rating
best ever at time of retirement ... Four-time NFL passing leader.
DOB: 02/05/1942 ... Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH ... High School: Purcell (Cincinnati, OH)
... Drafted: 10th round (129th overall) by Dallas Cowboys in 1964. Drafted as a future
selection. Also drafted in 16th round (122nd overall) of 1964 AFL draft by the Kansas City
Chiefs ... Uniform Number: #12
Tom Landry - Head Coach - 1960-1988 -
Elected HOF 1990
Noted for impassive,
sideline demeanor ... Perfected flex defense, multiple offense, revived shotgun (spread)
offense ... 29-year tenure with one team tied NFL record ... Career record: 270-178-6 ...
270 wins third most ever ... Had 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super
Bowl wins ... Defensive back, punter with Yankees (AAFC), Giants (NFL), 1949-1955.
DOB: 09/11/1924 ... Birthplace: Mission, TX ... Date of Death: 02/12/2000 ... High School:
Tex Schramm - President / GM -
1960-1988 - Elected HOF 1991
Full name: Texas E.
(Tex) Schramm ... Cowboys president-general manager, 1960-1989 ... His Dallas teams had 20
straight winning seasons, 1966-1985 ... Significant force in AFL-NFL merger, 1966 ...
Promoted six-division, wild-card playoff concepts for merged NFL ... NFL competition
committee chairman, 1966-1988 ... Major advocated of instant replay, special field
markings, offense-enhancing rules changes.
Birthdate: 06/02/1920 ... Birthplace: San Gabriel, CA ... High School: Alhambra (CA)
Tony Dorsett - Running Back - 1977-1987 -
Elected HOF 1994
1976 Heisman Trophy winner ... Draft-day trade made
him No. 1 pick, 1977 ... Played in two Super Bowls, five NFC championship games, four Pro
Bowls ... All-NFL, 1981 ... NFC rushing champion, 1982 ... Career totals: 12,739 yards
rushing; 398 receptions for 3,544 yards, 16,326 combined net yards, 90 touchdowns ... Ran
record 99 yards for TD vs. Minnesota, 1983.DOB: 04/07/1954 ... Birthplace: Rochester, PA ...
High School: Hopewell (Aliquippa, PA) ... Drafted: 1st round (2nd overall) by Dallas
Cowboys in 1977 ... Uniform Number: #33
Randy White - Defensive Tackle -
1975-1988 - Elected HOF 1994
Outland Trophy, Lombardi Award winner at Maryland
... No. 1 draft pick, 1975 ... Possessed quickness, balance, toughness, ability, desire,
intelligence ... Played in 209 games ... Missed only one game in 14 years ... Co-Most
Valuable Player, Super Bowl XII ... Played in three Super Bowls, six NFC title games ...
All-pro eight years ... In nine Pro Bowls.
DOB: 01/15/1953 ... Birthplace: Pittsburgh, PA ... High School: Thomas McKean (Wilmington,
DE) ... Drafted: 1st round (2nd overall) by Dallas Cowboys in 1975 ... Uniform Number: #54
Mel Renfro - Defensive Back -
1964-1977 - Elected HOF 1996
Mel Renfro excelled as a blue-chip defensive back
for the Dallas Cowboys from 1964 to 1977. The 6-0, 192-pounder, who had been an
All-America halfback as well as an outstanding track star at the University of Oregon, was
the Cowboys' second-round pick in the 1964 NFL draft. He began his career at safety but
switched to cornerback in his fifth season. It was as cornerback that he enjoyed his
greatest success in the NFL. During his first three seasons, Renfro also excelled as a
punt and kickoff return specialist.
Renfro, who was born December 30, 1941, in Houston, Texas, had a spectacular rookie season
in 1964. He led the Cowboys with seven interceptions, topped the NFL in both punt return
and kickoff return yardage and culminated his great campaign with an invitation to the Pro
Bowl. Renfro, who was blessed with 4.65 speed and an exceptional ability for lateral
movement, earned a Pro Bowl invitation his first 10 seasons but did miss the 1973 game
because of injury. An All-NFL choice in 1965 and 1969, he won all-pro honors in 1971 and
1973 and was a three-time All-NFC pick. He led the NFL with 10 interceptions in 1969.
In his 14-season career, Renfro intercepted 52 passes which he returned for 626 yards. He
returned 109 punts for 842 yards and 85 kickoffs for 2,246 yards and a sparkling 26.4-yard
average. In his career, he scored six touchdowns, three on interceptions, one on a punt
return and two on kickoff runbacks. Among the all-time leaders, he is tied for 16th in
interceptions and ranks 12th in kickoff returns. Renfro played in eight NFL/NFC
championship games and four Super Bowls. His interception set up the Cowboys winning
touchdown in a 17-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the 1970 NFC title game. He
retired after Super Bowl XII