Week 13, 1987

played in Dallas, TX

75 degrees, fair, 6 mph wind

New Orleans Saints0030-3
Dallas Cowboys271000-37

Scoring Summary
1Q: 14:27 DAL - Mervyn Fernandez 74 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
1Q: 06:21 DAL - Steve Bono 10 run (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
1Q: 02:02 DAL - Larry Kinnebrew 3 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
1Q: 00:44 DAL - Ron Hall 15 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point failed)
2Q: 07:47 DAL - James Jones 1 pass from Steve Bono (Kerry Turnbull extra point)
2Q: 03:52 DAL - Kerry Turnbull 26 field goal
3Q: 01:50 NOS - Rex Robinson 20 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSDAL
Record2-109-3
First Downs1722
- by Rushing83
- by Passing817
- by Penalty12
Total Net Yards244466
- Offensive Plays6961
- Yards per Play3.547.64
Net Rushing Yards11864
- Rushing Attempts2925
- Yards per Rush4.072.56
Net Passing Yards126402
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt37 - 21 - 234 - 24 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards144411
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/182/9
- Yards per Pass Play3.1511.17
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/162/10
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.38.0
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards7/456/44
Punt Returns/Yards2/184/63
Kick Returns/Yards5/930/0
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/42
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits15
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/14/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 21OWN 31
Time of Possession31:3128:29

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
114:103:02OWN 29620Punt
16:132:58OWN 21528Punt
11:510:11OWN 2510Interception
10:362:02OWN 1934Punt
211:372:45OWN 20832Interception
27:382:01OWN 333-8Punt
23:452:25OWN 12729Punt
315:007:54OWN 71347Punt
36:404:55OPP 44841Field Goal
413:233:11OWN 7725Punt
48:331:25OWN 633Punt
42:411:42OWN 20519Punt
Dallas Cowboys
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:000:50OWN 25275Touchdown
111:084:55OWN 201080Touchdown
13:151:24OWN 20380Touchdown
11:401:04OPP 14314Touchdown
213:341:57OWN 11549Punt
28:521:14OPP 38438Touchdown
25:371:5250641Field Goal
21:201:20OWN 6532Punt
37:060:26OWN 1030Punt
31:453:22OWN 25823Punt
410:121:39OWN 3537Punt
47:084:27OWN 27838Punt
40:590:59OWN 322-11Game

Game MVP: Steve Bono, Dallas Cowboys

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner22823.731320
QB Marty Cortez4194.75800
RB Butch Woolfork177.00700
QB John Elway122.00200
WR Haywood Jeffires188.00800
DallasAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Marcus Allen15291.93900
RB James Jones6183.00700
QB Burt Andersen372.33900
QB Steve Bono11010.001011

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Marty Cortez2212831/4012063.2
John Elway159612/14022229.4
DallasAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Bono25213801/24740158.3
Burt Andersen93311/7019044.2

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner79436.1412110
TE Chris Combs38237.670120
WR Chester Cooper33103.33060
WR James Maness33248.008130
WR Haywood Jeffires263015.006220
WR Kenny Randle1177.00070
RB Butch Woolfork11-3-3.000-30
TE Butch Rolle111010.002100
TE Tony Hunter0200.00000
FB Patrick Shepard0100.00000
TE Mark Bavaro0200.00000
DallasCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Mervyn Fernandez5713727.4079741
TE Ron Hall556312.6011241
WR Roy Green496917.2546270
RB James Jones45307.5027241
TE Todd Christensen222412.0021210
WR Dwight Clark246633.0063610
FB Larry Kinnebrew1133.00031
WR Steve Griffin111919.0018190

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
DallasIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Zack Reese12020.000
DE Kevin Greene12222.000

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
DallasFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach945150.140.9666
DallasPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Duane Cogdell626343.834.2523

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson1/10/00/0200/0
DallasFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Kerry Turnbull1/10/00/0264/5

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle2189.00
DallasRetYardsAvgTD
James Jones46315.80

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Freeman McNeil48120.30
Kenny Randle11212.00
DallasRetYardsAvgTD

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Sam Anno830.01533
S Chris Williams610.02536
S Ken Stills541.02536
OLB Darryl Talley521.01924
DT Dave Puzzuoli410.01722
CB Ricky Smith300.02123
CB Carl Lee300.02330
DT Warren Lyles220.02028
DE Byron Darby210.01726
CB Jeff Sanchez200.02334
OLB Seth Joyner200.01636
ILB Karl Mecklenburg110.0102
TE Mark Bavaro10---------
OLB Tim Green100.0101
WR Haywood Jeffires10---------
DE Jason Buck100.0812
DE Doug Reed010.01127
DallasTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Dave Duerson1010.02940
CB Leonard Coleman800.02135
ILB Mike Walter700.02232
CB Mark Collins530.02833
OLB Eugene Marve420.02221
ILB Ty Allert410.01217
DT Fred Smerlas330.02327
OLB Mike Reichenbach320.01324
DT Lee Roy Selmon300.01831
DE Bob Kohrs202.01019
DE Kevin Greene111.02835
CB Zack Reese110.02223
S Troy West110.02123
S Dextor Clickscale100.059

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Darryl Talley1.000024
S Ken Stills1.000036
DT Dave Puzzuoli0.002022
DallasSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Bob Kohrs2.001019
DE Kevin Greene1.023135
DE Mark Studaway0.010021
DT Lee Roy Selmon0.001131

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Chris Williams50036
OLB Darryl Talley40024
ILB Sam Anno40033
CB Carl Lee31030
S Ken Stills31036
CB Jeff Sanchez21034
CB Ricky Smith20023
OLB Seth Joyner12036
ILB Karl Mecklenburg0102
DallasCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Leonard Coleman80035
S Dave Duerson40040
ILB Mike Walter31032
CB Mark Collins22033
OLB Eugene Marve11021
DT Lee Roy Selmon10031
S Troy West10023
OLB Mike Reichenbach10024
CB Zack Reese00123
DE Kevin Greene00135

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins36029040
C Jeff Toews25028133
T Dean Miraldi15029040
G Cameron Augustyniak12028133
FB Patrick Shepard1109010
TE Butch Rolle110405
G Kurt Peterson03029040
TE Chris Combs01029040
TE Tony Hunter00010115
DallasKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Terry Long24025036
T Rich Strenger14025136
T Ken Reeves14025136
TE Ron Hall11012031
C Don Mosebar05025036
G Mike Schad04025036
TE Todd Christensen01018010

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Earnest Byner219
Tim Green211
DallasTacklesSTPlays
Nolan Cromwell424
James Jones125
Duane Austin118
Rod Barksdale117

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Chris Combs2940------1382
RB Earnest Byner2835------1982
S Chris Williams------25361677
G Kurt Peterson2940---------69
T Dean Miraldi2940---------69
T Tootie Robbins2940---------69
OLB Darryl Talley------19242467
S Ken Stills------2536162
C Jeff Toews2833---------61
G Cameron Augustyniak2833---------61
WR Chester Cooper1926------1560
CB Ricky Smith------21231660
CB Carl Lee------2330760
CB Jeff Sanchez------2334158
WR James Maness1930------756
DT Warren Lyles------2028755
OLB Seth Joyner------1636153
ILB Sam Anno------1533149
WR Haywood Jeffires2324---------47
DE Doug Reed------1127745
DE Byron Darby------1726144
FB Patrick Shepard910------2544
QB Marty Cortez2023---------43
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1722140
TE Butch Rolle45------2332
QB John Elway917---------26
WR Kenny Randle27------1625
TE Tony Hunter1015---------25
OLB Tim Green------1011122
DE Jason Buck------812---20
DT Lester Hancock------613---19
T Gary Kowalski17------1018
T Brian Blados17------1018
DT Donald Chumley------79---16
ILB Steve Busick------111315
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------102---12
P Mike Hubach00------1010
C Joshua George00------1010
G Jeff Bregel00------1010
RB Freeman McNeil00------77
RB Butch Woolfork15---------6
TE Mark Bavaro13------15
OLB Calvin Daniels------13---4
K Rex Robinson00------33
S Roland James------00---0
CB Ernest Gibson------00---0
DallasRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Dave Duerson------2940170
G Terry Long2536------768
T Ken Reeves2536------768
DE Mark Studaway------20212465
DE Kevin Greene------2835164
S Troy West------21231963
G Mike Schad2536------162
C Don Mosebar2536---------61
T Rich Strenger2536---------61
CB Mark Collins------2833---61
WR Roy Green2535---------60
WR Mervyn Fernandez2334---------57
CB Leonard Coleman------2135157
ILB Mike Walter------2232---54
DT Fred Smerlas------2327151
RB James Jones817------2550
DT Lee Roy Selmon------1831---49
CB Zack Reese------2223146
OLB Eugene Marve------2221144
TE Ron Hall1231---------43
DE Bob Kohrs------10191039
OLB Mike Reichenbach------1324138
CB Nolan Cromwell------3102437
RB Marcus Allen1716------235
QB Steve Bono926---------35
DT T.J. Turner------913931
TE Todd Christensen1810------230
ILB Ty Allert------1217130
TE Jay Novacek31------2529
WR Dwight Clark1016------127
DT Doug Barlett------891027
QB Burt Andersen1610---------26
S Duane Austin------161825
WR Steve Griffin74------1223
WR Wes Smith00------2222
WR Rod Barksdale03------1720
S Albert Myers------412---16
FB Larry Kinnebrew213---------15
S Dextor Clickscale------59---14
T Harris Barton00------1414
K Kerry Turnbull00------88
C Blaine Pearson00------77
G Kevin Belcher00------77
P Duane Cogdell00------77
C John Adickes00---------0
OLB Larry Kelm------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10484.8
Middle16623.9
Right382.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5122.4
Middle14382.7
Right5163.2
None1-2-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Marty Cortez22120014300
John Elway1591010222
DallasAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Bono25219003100
Burt Andersen930113100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen54183.6
Short (0-8 Yds)2413793.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)64477.8
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen7615121.6
Short (0-8 Yds)16111388.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)10712212.2
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner97043035
TE Chris Combs83023040
WR Haywood Jeffires62030124
WR Chester Cooper33010026
WR James Maness33024030
TE Tony Hunter2010015
TE Mark Bavaro200003
WR Kenny Randle110707
RB Butch Woolfork110-305
FB Patrick Shepard1010010
TE Butch Rolle1101005
DallasTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Roy Green94169235
WR Mervyn Fernandez750137334
RB James Jones54030117
TE Ron Hall55063131
WR Dwight Clark42066116
TE Todd Christensen22024110
FB Larry Kinnebrew1103013
WR Steve Griffin1101904

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner221.003.73
QB Marty Cortez144.004.75
DallasAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Marcus Allen100.001.93
RB James Jones1-4-4.003.00
QB Steve Bono11010.0010.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
DallasAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Bono97556.1115.20

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
DallasTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB James Jones3251.676.00
WR Mervyn Fernandez21136.5019.57
TE Ron Hall223115.5012.60
WR Roy Green1133.007.67
FB Larry Kinnebrew1133.003.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
QB Marty Cortez43
QB John Elway10
RB Earnest Byner10
DallasRushesConversions
RB Marcus Allen20
QB Burt Andersen10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway542
Marty Cortez310
DallasAttCompConversions
Burt Andersen311
Steve Bono311

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
RB Earnest Byner311
WR Haywood Jeffires321
WR Chester Cooper110
WR James Maness110
DallasTargCatchConversions
WR Dwight Clark200
WR Roy Green100
RB James Jones100
WR Steve Griffin111
TE Ron Hall111

SectionAttendance
Stadium61,200 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck17,800 (21,000)
End Zone12,900 (15,100)
Mezzanine7,700 (8,700)
Sideline Seats11,700 (13,400)
Club Seats6,800 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes4,300 (4,400)