Interesting Facts About Former Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Danny White


Danny White came along right in the middle of Roger Staubach’s career and served the Dallas Cowboys as the backup quarterback, starting quarterback, and punter during his 13 year career with the team. He made the Pro Bowl one time and contributed to some great wins for the Cowboys. Here are a few interesting facts about former Cowboys quarterback Danny White.

-In 1981, Danny White became the only person in NFL history to both pass for and punt for more than 3,000 yards in one season. He had come less than 100 yards punting from accomplishing the same feat the year before in 1980.

-Danny White spent just as many years playing for the Dallas Cowboys (1976-1988) as he did being the head coach of the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League (1992-2004).

-In 1982, Danny White led the NFL in yards lost by quarterback sack (264).

-Danny White’s record as a starting quarterback for the Cowboys was 62-30.

-Danny White was drafted by the Cowboys in the 3rd round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He wouldn’t play for the team until 1976 though because he elected to start his professional career as a member of the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League.

-The most touchdowns Danny White ever threw in one game was five and he did it in a 38-20 win over the New York Giants in week 9 of the 1983 season.

-The most interceptions that Danny White ever threw in a game was four. This happened in 1985 and came in a 30-29 loss to the New York Giants.

-Danny White threw 155 touchdown passes during his career. 91 of those were thrown at home while 64 were thrown on the road.

-Danny White threw more touchdown passes against the St. Louis Cardinals (21) than he did against any other team. Second on that list was the New York Giants (20).

-Of his 155 career touchdown passes, only 19 of them were thrown during the first quarter.

-Cowboys’ Wide Receiver Tony Hill caught more touchdown passes (31) from Danny White than anyone else on the team.

-Both the first and second touchdown passes in Danny White’s career were thrown during his rookies season to running back Preston Pearson.

-The longest touchdown pass Danny White ever threw went for 80 yards to running back Ron Springs in a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1983.

-During his career, Danny White scored two touchdown receptions. The first came in 1983 and was thrown to him by running back Ron Springs. The second came two years later in 1985 and was thrown by running back James Jones.

-Danny White rushed for 8 touchdowns during his career.

-The team that intercepted Danny White the most was the New York Giants who did it 21 times.

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