WITH THE ADDITION OF DAWSON, TEXANS GO 11-3 & WIN THE AFL WEST, DEFEAT OILERS 20-17 IN AFL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME TO WIN THEIR FIRST AFL TITLE:
Stram was named Coach of the Year and RB Curtis McClinton (Kansas) was named the ’ 62 AFL Rookie of the Year. Haynes became the franchise’s first 1,000-yard rusher, concluding the season with 1,049 yards and an AFL-high 13 rushing TDs.
The Texans clinched their initial AFL Western Division Championship in November and finished with an 11-3 regular season record. Dallas won the ‘62 AFL Championship when K Tommy Brooker connected on a 25-yard field goal during the second overtime of the title game, giving the Texans a 20-17 victory at Houston (12/23). Spanning an elapsed time of 77:54, the game still stands as the second-longest contest in pro football history as the franchise claimed its first of three AFL titles.
Oakland Raiders vs. Dallas Texans, September 16, 1960, Kezar Stadium (SF). Dallas got their first regular season win as QB Cotton Davidson and running back Abner Haynes led them to a 34-16 victory. Haynes led the league in rushing with 875 yards and was named AFL Player of the Year.