Tony Dorsett's Career Highlights

All-Pro: 1981 (AP, PFWA, NEA, SN, PW)

All-Pro Second Team: 1982 (AP, NEA), 1983 (AP)

All-NFC: 1978 (UPI), 1981 (UPI, PW), 1982 (UPI)

All-NFC Second Team: 1977 (UPI), 1983 (UPI)

(4) – 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984

(at time of his retirement following 1988 season)

 

• [1st] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 99t (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 3, 1983,)
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 12,739
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards, Attempts, Career – 3,351
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards Gained, Career – 16,326
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 8 (1977-1981, 1983-85)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Consecutive Seasons, 1,000 or More Yards Rushing – 5 (1977-1981)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 2,936

Post-Season Records

• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 302
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 1,383
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yard, Attempts, Career – 350
• [2nd] Most Combined Net Yards Gained, Career – 1,786
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Career – 9
• [Tied for 3rd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 10

Cowboys’ records held by Dorsett
(Records through the 1987 season, Dorsett’s last season with Dallas)

• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 86
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Career – 12,036
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,646 (1981)
• [1st] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 206 (vs. Minnesota, Dec. 7, 1977)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 2,755
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 342 (1981)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Career – 72
• [1st] Highest Rushing Average, Career – 4.4
• [1st] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 99 (vs. Minnesota, Jan. 3, 1983)
• [1st] Combined Net Yardage, Career – 15,501
• [1st] Combined Yards Rushing and Receiving, Career – 15,468
• [1st] Combined Yards Rushing and Receiving, Season – 1,971 (1981)
• [Tied for 1st] Most Touchdowns Rushing, Season – 12 (1977)
• [2nd] Most Points, Career – 516
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,325 (1979)
• [2nd] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 183 (vs. New York Giants, Nov. 9, 1980)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 305 (1985)
• [2nd] Combined Net Yardage, Season – 1,971 (1981)
• [2nd] ] Combined Yards Rushing and Receiving, Season – 1,756 (1985)
• [Tied for 2nd] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 84 (vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 4, 1977)
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Season – 1,321 (1983)
• [3rd] Most Yards Rushing, Game – 175 (vs. Baltimore, Dec. 6, 1981)
• [3rd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 302 (1984)
• [3rd] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 77 (vs. St. Louis, Oct. 9, 1977; vs. Washington, Sept. 5, 1983)
• [3rd] Combined Yards Rushing and Receiving, Season – 1,703 (1978)
• [3rd] Combined Net Yardage, Season – 1,757 (1978)

 

Broncos’ records held by Dorsett
(Records through the 1988 season, Dorsett’s last season with Denver)

• [Tied for 2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 32 (vs. L.A. Raiders, Sept. 26, 1988

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1977Dal, 1978Dal, 1979Dal, 1980Dal, 1981Dal, 1982Dal, 1983Dal, 1984Dal, 1985Dal, 1986Dal, 1988Den

Dal Dallas Cowboys Den Denver Broncos

• 1977 Rookie of the Year (NEA)
• 1981 NFC Player of the Year (UPI)
• 1977 NFC Rookie of the Year (UPI, SN)
• 1977 Offensive Rookie of the Year (AP, PW)

Year Team W L T Division Finish
1977 Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 (1st)
1978 Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 (1st)
1979 Dallas Cowboys 11 5 0 (1st)
1980 Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 (2nd)
1981 Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 (1st)
1982 Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 (2nd*)
1983 Dallas Cowboys 12 4 0 (2nd)
1984 Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 (4th)
1985 Dallas Cowboys 10 6 0 (1st)
1986 Dallas Cowboys 7 9 0 (3rd)
1987 Dallas Cowboys 7 9 0 (2nd)
1988 Denver Broncos 8 8 0 (2nd)
*NFC regular season finish in strike-shortened season.


 

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