1979 Washington Redskins season

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1979 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Jack Pardee
Home field RFK Stadium
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 3rd NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1978 1980 >

The 1979 season of the Washington Redskins in American professional football began with the team trying to improve on their 8–8 record from 1978.

While the Redskins were able to improve their record; finishing 10–6, the Redskins were eliminated from playoff contention on the final week of the season when, facing the Dallas Cowboys with the NFC East title on the line, Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach led a last-minute comeback to defeat Washington 35–34 to win the division; which combined with the Chicago Bears defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 42–6, resulted in the Redskins losing a points tiebreaker for the final wild-card slot.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1979 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1979 Houston Oilers L 29–27
54,582
2 September 9, 1979 at Detroit Lions W 27–24
54,991
3 September 17, 1979 New York Giants W 27–0
54,672
4 September 23, 1979 at St. Louis Cardinals W 17–7
50,680
5 September 30, 1979 at Atlanta Falcons W 16–7
56,819
6 October 7, 1979 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–17
69,142
7 October 14, 1979 at Cleveland Browns W 13–9
63,323
8 October 21, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–7
54,442
9 October 28, 1979 New Orleans Saints L 14–10
52,133
10 November 4, 1979 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 38–7
49,462
11 November 11, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals W 30–28
50,868
12 November 18, 1979 Dallas Cowboys W 34–20
55,031
13 November 25, 1979 at New York Giants L 14–6
72,641
14 December 2, 1979 Green Bay Packers W 38–21
51,682
15 December 9, 1979 Cincinnati Bengals W 28–14
52,882
16 December 16, 1979 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–34
62,867

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Redskins 0 17 7 3 27
Lions 3 0 0 21 24

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Roster[edit]

Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Dallas Cowboys(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 10–2 371 313
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 339 282
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 348 295
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 1–7 5–9 237 323
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 307 358

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-08.