1977 Dallas Cowboys season

1977 Dallas Cowboys season

1977 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Tom Landry
General manager Tex Schramm
Owner Clint Murchison Jr.
Home field Texas Stadium
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st in NFC East
Playoff finish Won Super Bowl XII (Broncos)
Timeline
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The 1977 Dallas Cowboys season was their 18th in the NFL. The club appeared twice on Monday Night Football. Tony Dorsett rushed for 1,007 yards and became the second member of the Cowboys (first since 1973) to have a 1,000-yard rushing season. During the season, the club scored 345 points, which ranked first in the NFC, while the defense only gave up 212 points. The Cowboys made it to their fourth Super Bowl and beat the Denver Broncos to capture their second Super Bowl Championship. They were the first team from the NFC East Division to win two Super Bowls.

NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
2 Dallas Cowboys (from Seattle) Tony Dorsett Running Back Pittsburgh
54 Dallas Cowboys Glenn Carano Quarterback UNLV
62 Dallas Cowboys Tony Hill Wide Receiver Stanford
108 Dallas Cowboys Guy Brown Linebacker Houston
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Regular season

  • December 4, 1977 – Tony Dorsett becomes the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 200 yards in a game. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dorsett had 23 rushes for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Schedule

Week Date Result Record Opponent Points For Points Against First Downs Attendance
1 September 18 Win 1–0 at Minnesota Vikings 16 10 16
47,678
2 September 25 Win 2–0 New York Giants 41 21 25
64,215
3 October 2 Win 3–0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 7 23
55,316
4 October 9 Win 4–0 at St. Louis Cardinals 30 24 22
50,129
5 October 16 Win 5–0 Washington Redskins 34 16 23
62,115
6 October 23 Win 6–0 at Philadelphia Eagles 16 10 17
65,507
7 October 30 Win 7–0 Detroit Lions 37 0 20
63,160
8 November 6 Win 8–0 at New York Giants 24 10 13
74,532
9 November 14 Loss 8–1 St. Louis Cardinals 17 24 16
64,038
10 November 20 Loss 8–2 at Pittsburgh Steelers 13 28 20
49,761
11 November 27 Win 9–2 at Washington Redskins 14 7 19
55,031
12 December 4 Win 10–2 Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 19
60,289
13 December 12 Win 11–2 at San Francisco 49ers 42 35 24
55,851
14 December 18 Win 12–2 Denver Broncos 14 6 15
63,752

Standings

Roster

Dallas Cowboys 1977 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
45 Active, 0 Inactive

Regular season

Week 1: at Minnesota Vikings

1 2 34OTTotal
Cowboys 0 3 07616
Vikings 7 0 03010

at Metropolitan Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: Sunday, September 18
  • Game time: 1:00
  • Game weather: 68°, wind 12 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2: vs. New York Giants

1 2 34Total
Giants 0 7 14021
Cowboys 14 17 3741

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Sunday, September 25
  • Game time: 1:00
  • Game weather: 88°, wind 16 mph
  • Box Score

Week 3: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 0 7 007
Cowboys 17 3 3023

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: Sunday, October 2
  • Game time: 12:00
  • Game weather: 74 F, wind 15 mph
  • Referee: Box Score

Week 4: at St. Louis Cardinals

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 10 31430
Cardinals 10 7 7024

at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO

  • Date: Sunday, October 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 49 F, wind 13 mph
  • Box Score

Week 5: vs. Washington Redskins

1 2 34Total
Redskins 6 7 3016
Cowboys 0 14 61434

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Sunday, October 16
  • Game time: 3:00 pm
  • Game weather: 56 F, wind 8 mph
  • Box Score

Week 6: at Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 6 01016
Eagles 0 7 0310

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

  • Date: Sunday, October 23
  • Game time: 1:00 pm
  • Game weather: 53 F, wind 11 mph
  • Referee: Box Score

Week 7: vs. Detroit Lions

1 2 34Total
Lions 0 0 000
Cowboys 3 20 7737

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Sunday, October 30
  • Game time: 1:00
  • Game weather: 70 F, wind 11 mph
  • Box Score

Week 8: at New York Giants

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 7 7324
Giants 0 3 7010

at The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ

  • Date: Sunday, November 6
  • Game time: 1:00 pm
  • Game weather: 54 F, wind 16 mph
  • Box Score

Week 9: vs. St. Louis Cardinals

1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 0 71424
Cowboys 0 14 0317

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Monday, November 14
  • Game time: 8:00 pm
  • Game weather: 61 F, wind 12 mph
  • Box Score

Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 6 7 0013
Steelers 0 14 14028

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Date: Sunday, November 20
  • Game time: 4:00 pm
  • Game weather: 48 F, wind 9 mph
  • Referee: Bob Frederic
  • Box Score

Week 11: at Washington Redskins

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 0 7714
Redskins 0 7 007

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

  • Date: Sunday, November 27
  • Game time: 4:00 pm
  • Game weather: 31 F, wind 16 mph
  • Box Score

Week 12: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 7 7014
Cowboys 7 7 3724

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Sunday, December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 pm
  • Game weather: 59 F, wind 12 mph
  • Referee: Box Score

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers

1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 21 71442
49ers 7 7 71435

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA

  • Date: Monday, December 12
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 53 F, wind 6 mph
  • Referee: Box Score

Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos

1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 0 336
Cowboys 7 0 7014

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

  • Date: Sunday, December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 pm
  • Game weather: 52 F, wind 10 mph
  • Box Score

Postseason

NFC Divisional Playoff

Dallas Cowboys 37, Chicago Bears 7
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 0 077
Cowboys 7 10 17337

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: December 26, 1977
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. Box Score

NFC Championship Game

Dallas Cowboys 23, Minnesota Vikings 6
1 2 34Total
Vikings 0 6 006
Cowboys 6 10 0723

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: January 1, 1978
  • Game time: 5:30 p.m. Box Score

Super Bowl XII

Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10
1 2 34Total
Cowboys (NFC) 10 3 7727
Broncos (AFC) 0 0 10010

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: January 15, 1978
  • Game attendance: 76,400
  • Referee: Box Score

Awards and Records

References

  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal1977.htm