1977 Dallas Cowboys season

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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
Previous season Next season
< 1976 1978 >

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Dallas Cowboys(1) 12 2 0 .857 7–1 11–1 345 212
Washington Redskins 9 5 0 .643 4–4 8–4 196 189
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 4–4 7–5 272 287
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 2–6 4–8 220 207
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 3–5 5–7 181 265

Roster[edit]

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[edit]

Week 1: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 0 3 0 7 6 16
Vikings 7 0 0 3 0 10

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 7 14 0 21
Cowboys 14 17 3 7 41

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 7 0 0 7
Cowboys 17 3 3 0 23

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

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

Week 4: at St. Louis Cardinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 10 3 14 30
Cardinals 10 7 7 0 24

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 7 3 0 16
Cowboys 0 14 6 14 34

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 6 0 10 16
Eagles 0 7 0 3 10

at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia, PA

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

Week 7: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Cowboys 3 20 7 7 37

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 7 3 24
Giants 0 3 7 0 10

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 0 7 14 24
Cowboys 0 14 0 3 17

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 6 7 0 0 13
Steelers 0 14 14 0 28

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Redskins 0 7 0 0 7

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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 7 7 0 14
Cowboys 7 7 3 7 24

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

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

Week 13: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 21 7 14 42
49ers 7 7 7 14 35

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: Dick Jorgensen
  • Box Score

Week 14: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 3 3 6
Cowboys 7 0 7 0 14

at Texas Stadium, Irving, TX

Postseason[edit]

NFC Divisional Playoff[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 37, Chicago Bears 7
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7 7
Cowboys 7 10 17 3 37

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

NFC Championship Game[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 23, Minnesota Vikings 6
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 6 0 0 6
Cowboys 6 10 0 7 23

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Super Bowl XII[edit]

See also: Super Bowl XII
Dallas Cowboys 27, Denver Broncos 10
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys (NFC) 10 3 7 7 27
Broncos (AFC) 0 0 10 0 10

at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Awards and Records[edit]

References[edit]