1997 Dallas Cowboys season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1997 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Barry Switzer
Owner Jerry Jones
Home field Texas Stadium
Results
Record 6–10
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1996 1998 >

The 1997 Dallas Cowboys season would mark their 38th in the NFL and for the first time since 1990, the team would suffer a losing season and miss the playoffs. They collapsed from a 6–5 start and finished at 6–10.

Roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 1997 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
53 Active, 0 Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Though the season began well with an impressive win against the Pittsburgh Steelers and a 3–1 start, the Cowboys would soon see a sharp decline that included five consecutive losses to close out the year. A series of countless off-the-field incidents, lack of discipline, and rumors of infighting between quarterback Troy Aikman and head coach Barry Switzer plagued the team throughout the year. In a season filled with injuries and controversy, which also saw a tearful Michael Irvin promising change following a tough loss to the New York Giants in the final regular season game, Switzer would later resign after the season. Notable additions to the team were linebacker Dexter Coakley.

Schedule[edit]

Opponent Result Attendance TV Time
at Pittsburgh Steelers 37 7 W
60,397
FOX 12:00CT
at Arizona Cardinals 22 25 L
71,578
TNT 7:00CT
Philadelphia Eagles 21 20 W
63,942
ABC 8:00CT
Chicago Bears 27 3 W
64,082
FOX 3:15CT
at New York Giants 17 20 L
77,137
FOX 12:00CT
at Washington Redskins 16 21 L
76,159
ABC 8:00CT
Jacksonville Jaguars 26 22 W
64,464
NBC 12:00CT
at Philadelphia Eagles 12 13 L
67,106
FOX 12:00CT
at San Francisco 49ers 10 17 L
68,657
FOX 3:15CT
Arizona Cardinals 24 6 W
64,302
FOX 12:00CT
Washington Redskins 17 14 W
64,559
FOX 3:15CT
at Green Bay Packers 17 45 L
60,111
FOX 12:00CT
Tennessee Oilers 14 27 L
63,421
NBC 3:00CT
Carolina Panthers 13 23 L
63,251
ABC 8:00CT
at Cincinnati Bengals 24 31 L
60,043
FOX 12:00CT
New York Giants 7 20 L
63,746
FOX 12:00CT

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cowboys 0 17 17 3 37
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7

[1]


Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) New York Giants 10 5 1 .656 307 265 W3
Washington Redskins 8 7 1 .531 327 289 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 6 9 1 .406 317 372 L3
Dallas Cowboys 6 10 0 .375 304 314 L5
Arizona Cardinals 4 12 0 .250 283 379 W1

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-20.