The Cowboys made big strides in 1961 after a winless inaugural season in 1960. After starting 3–1, tied for first place in the Eastern Conference, the league caught up with the Cowboys as they settled into a 4-9-1 record. Offensively the Cowboys had plenty of fire power with budding star Frank Clarke as one of the league’s top deep threats and the running tandem of Don Perkins and Amos Marsh helped the Cowboys finish 10th in rushing yards. Rotating quarterbacks Eddie LeBaron and Don Meredith combined veteran leadership and youthful exuberance which saw the Cowboys 6th in passing. Defensively, the Cowboys struggled, but defensive back Don Bishop was playing at an All-Pro level, and youngsters Chuck Howley and Bob Lilly showed signs of what was to come.
This RetroCards set is based off the 1962 Fleer AFL football card set but is freshened up with NFL players, namely the Dallas Cowboys. Players in Series One include: Mike Connelly, Lorenzo Stanford, Jim Doran, Don Bishop, Glynn Gregory, Eddie LeBaron, Bob Lilly, John Meyers, Andy Cvercko, Cornell Green, Ken Frost, Mike Dowdle, Tom Franckhauser, Bob Fry, Dale Memmelaar, Don Healy, Amos Bullocks, & Warren Livingston. Get yours here!