2013 Dallas Cowboys season

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2013 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Jason Garrett
General manager Jerry Jones
Owner Jerry Jones
Home field AT&T Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd NFC East
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 5- Dez Bryant WR, Jason Hatcher DT, DeMarco Murray RB, Tyron Smith LT, Jason Witten TE,
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2013 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 54th season in the National Football League, the fifth playing their home games at AT&T Stadium (formerly known as "Cowboys Stadium") and the third full season under head coach Jason Garrett. The Cowboys finished 8–8 for a third consecutive season, but missed the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season after losing their final game for the third straight season, this time to the Philadelphia Eagles.

2013 draft class[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 31 Travis Frederick Center Wisconsin
2 47 Gavin Escobar Tight end San Diego State
3 74 Terrance Williams Wide receiver Baylor
80 J. J. Wilcox Safety Georgia Southern
4 114 B. W. Webb Cornerback William & Mary
5 151 Joseph Randle Running back Oklahoma State
6 185 DeVonte Holloman Linebacker South Carolina
Notes

The Cowboys traded their first-round selection (No. 18 overall) to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' first- (No. 31 overall) and third- (No. 74 overall) round selections. The Cowboys did not have a selection in the seventh round, as the team traded its seventh-round selection (No. 224 overall) to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for guard Ryan Cook.

Staff[edit]

2013 Dallas Cowboys staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Rosters[edit]

Opening preseason roster[edit]

2013 Dallas Cowboys opening preseason roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

90 Active, 1 Inactive

Week one roster[edit]

2013 Dallas Cowboys week one roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists


Practice Squad


53 Active, 7 Inactive, 8 Practice Squad

Final roster[edit]

2013 Dallas Cowboys final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 8 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

On March 19, the NFL announced the Cowboys' Hall of Fame Game against the Miami Dolphins in the 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio.[1] The remainder of the Cowboys' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2013.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
HOF August 4 7:00 p.m. CDT vs. Miami Dolphins W 24–20 1–0 Fawcett Stadium (Canton, Ohio) NBC Recap
1 August 9 9:00 p.m. CDT at Oakland Raiders L 17–19 1–1 O.co Coliseum KTVT Recap
2 August 17 3:30 p.m. CDT at Arizona Cardinals L 7–12 1–2 University of Phoenix Stadium KTVT Recap
3 August 24 7:00 p.m. CDT Cincinnati Bengals W 24–18 2–2 AT&T Stadium KTVT Recap
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. CDT Houston Texans L 6–24 2–3 AT&T Stadium KTVT Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 7:30 p.m. CDT New York Giants W 36–31 1–0 AT&T Stadium NBC Recap
2 September 15 12:00 p.m. CDT at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–17 1–1 Arrowhead Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 22 12:00 p.m. CDT St. Louis Rams W 31–7 2–1 AT&T Stadium Fox Recap
4 September 29 3:25 p.m. CDT at San Diego Chargers L 21–30 2–2 Qualcomm Stadium Fox Recap
5 October 6 3:25 p.m. CDT Denver Broncos L 48–51 2–3 AT&T Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 13 7:30 p.m. CDT Washington Redskins W 31–16 3–3 AT&T Stadium NBC Recap
7 October 20 12:00 p.m. CDT at Philadelphia Eagles W 17–3 4–3 Lincoln Financial Field Fox Recap
8 October 27 12:00 p.m. CDT at Detroit Lions L 30–31 4–4 Ford Field Fox Recap
9 November 3 12:00 p.m. CST Minnesota Vikings W 27–23 5–4 AT&T Stadium Fox Recap
10 November 10 7:30 p.m. CST at New Orleans Saints L 17–49 5–5 Mercedes-Benz Superdome NBC Recap
11 Bye
12 November 24 3:25 p.m. CST at New York Giants W 24–21 6–5 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
13 November 28 3:30 p.m. CST Oakland Raiders W 31–24 7–5 AT&T Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 9 7:40 p.m. CST at Chicago Bears L 28–45 7–6 Soldier Field ESPN[a] Recap
15 December 15 3:25 p.m. CST Green Bay Packers L 36–37 7–7 AT&T Stadium Fox Recap
16 December 22 12:00 p.m. CST at Washington Redskins W 24–23 8–7 FedEx Field Fox Recap
17 December 29 7:30 p.m. CST[2] Philadelphia Eagles L 22–24 8–8 AT&T Stadium NBC[2] Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on KTXD-TV Greenville for the Dallas-Fort Worth market.[3]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week One: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 7 7 14 31
Cowboys 3 10 14 9 36

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYG – Eli Manning – 27/42, 450 Yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
  • DAL – Tony Romo – 36/49, 263 Yards, 2 TD, INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 10 0 3 3 16
Chiefs 7 0 7 3 17

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Three: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 0 7 0 7
Cowboys 10 7 7 7 31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 80,848
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Four: Dallas Cowboys at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 21 0 0 21
Chargers 7 6 7 10 30

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. CDT/1:25 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 80 °F (27 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 68,601
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 5: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Five: Denver Broncos at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 21 10 13 51
Cowboys 14 6 13 15 48

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DEN –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • DEN –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • DEN –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • DEN –
  • DAL –

Coming off their loss to the Chargers, the Cowboys hosted the Denver Broncos at home for an interconference duel. The Cowboys grabbed a 14–0 lead in the first quarter, with a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tony Romo to wide receiver Dez Bryant, followed by running back DeMarco Murray rushing for a 4-yard touchdown. The latter score occurred after a fumble by Broncos' wide receiver Eric Decker. The Broncos later got on the scoreboard, with quarterback Peyton Manning connecting on a 4-yard shovel pass to tight end Julius Thomas for a touchdown. Early in the second quarter, a 43-yard field goal by placekicker Dan Bailey gave the Cowboys a 17–7 lead. The Broncos then reeled off 21 unanswered points, with Manning adding two more touchdown passes — a 2-yarder to Decker and a 9-yarder to Thomas, followed by Manning rushing for a 1-yard touchdown on a bootleg play. A 48-yard field goal by Bailey at the end of the first half narrowed the Broncos' lead to 28–20.[4]

In the second half, the Broncos added to their lead midway through the third quarter, with Manning connecting on a 2-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Wes Welker. However, the Cowboys subsequently began chipping away at the Broncos' lead, with Romo connecting on an 82-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Terrance Williams. A 48-yard field goal by placekicker Matt Prater gave the Broncos a 38–27 lead, but the Cowboys further narrowed the Broncos' lead, with a 2-yard touchdown pass from Romo to Bryant (with an unsuccessful two-point conversion attempt). Following an intercepted Broncos' pass, the Cowboys subsequently re-claimed the lead early in the fourth quarter, with Romo throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jason Witten, coupled with a two-point pass from Romo to Williams. The Broncos tied the game at 41–41 on their next possession, with a 50-yard field goal by Prater. As the shootout continued, on the Cowboys' next possession, Romo connected on a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cole Beasley to give the Cowboys a 48–41 lead with 7:19 remaining in the fourth quarter. Manning subsequently led the Broncos on a 9-play, 73-yard drive, which culminated with running back Knowshon Moreno rushing for a 1-yard touchdown to tie the game at 48–48 with 2:24 remaining in the fourth quarter. Two plays into the Cowboys' next possession, as the Cowboys were attempting a game-winning drive, Romo was intercepted by Broncos' linebacker Danny Trevathan at the Cowboys' 24-yard line just before the two-minute warning. On the fourth play of the Broncos' final possession, the Broncos were facing a 3rd-and-1 at the Cowboys' 2-yard line, after the Cowboys had exhausted two of their three team timeouts. Moreno earned a crucial first down after Manning implored him to go down before reaching the goal line instead of scoring a touchdown, which forced the Cowboys to burn their final timeout with 1:35 remaining in the fourth quarter. After three kneel-downs by Manning, Prater nailed the game-winning 28-yard field goal as time expired.[4]

With the narrow loss, the Cowboys moved to 2–3, and dropped to second place in the division.

Week 6: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Six: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 3 3 10 0 16
Cowboys 7 7 7 10 31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 13
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 90,239
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • WAS –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • WAS –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • WAS –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • WAS –
  • DAL –

Week 7: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Seven: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 3 7 7 17
Eagles 0 0 0 3 3

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • PHI –

Week 8: at Detroit Lions[edit]

Week Eight: Dallas Cowboys at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 10 3 17 30
Lions 7 0 0 24 31

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • DET –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • DET –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • DET –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • DET –

Week 9: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week Nine: Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 7 7 6 23
Cowboys 3 3 14 7 27

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 85,360
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIN –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • MIN –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • MIN –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • MIN –
  • DAL –

Week 10: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Ten: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 7 7 0 17
Saints 7 21 7 14 49

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,018
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • NO –

Week 12: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Twelve: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 7 3 24
Giants 0 6 7 8 21

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 25 °F (−4 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 80,499
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL – Tony Romo
  • NYG – Eli Manning
Top rushers
  • DAL – DeMarco Murray
  • NYG – Andre Brown
Top receivers
  • DAL – Dez Bryant
  • NYG – Rueben Randle
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • NYG –

Dan Bailey's 34 yard field goal with 4 seconds left in the game gives the Cowboys their sixth win of the season. With the win, the Giants' four game winning streak is snapped and the Cowboys regain the top spot of the NFC East, remaining undefeated in the division.

Week 13: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Thanksgiving Day game
Week Thirteen: Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 7 14 0 3 24
Cowboys 7 7 7 10 31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 87,572
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • OAK –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • OAK –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • OAK –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • OAK –
  • DAL –

Week 14: at Chicago Bears[edit]

Week Fourteen: Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 0 14 28
Bears 7 17 11 10 45

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • CHI –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • CHI –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • CHI –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • CHI –

Week 15: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 0 14 20 37
Cowboys 13 13 3 7 36

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,054
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • DAL –

With the Packers coming off of their first win since the injury of Aaron Rodgers, the Cowboys lead 26–3 at halftime. In the second half of the game, the Packers managed a dramatic comeback that was helped by the mistake-prone Cowboys. The Packers scored the game-winning touchdown with almost a minute left in the game. Tony Romo tried to rally back and give the Cowboys a win, but threw an interception near the 50-yard line that sealed their fate. Controversy followed the game for the Cowboys giving up a 23 point halftime lead and the play-calling of the coaching staff.

Week 16: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Sixteen: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 0 10 24
Redskins 3 3 14 3 23

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –

After coming off of the embarrassing and aggravating loss to the Packers the week before, the Cowboys managed to hold the Redskins to only two field goals to lead 14–6 at halftime. In the third quarter, Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to give the Redskins a 20–14 lead at the end of the 3rd. The Cowboys, in an attempt to not repeat the mistakes of the previous week, sent Dan Bailey out to kick a field goal to trail 17–20 early in the 4th. The Redskins extended their lead to 23–17 after another field goal. At the 3:29 mark, the Cowboys went back to work to start at their own 13 yard line. Romo led the Cowboys downfield thanks in large part to a Terrance Williams 51 yard catch and then a Dez Bryant catch and run for 17 yards to set up first and goal at the Redskins' 4 yard line. DeMarco Murray carried the ball for all three plays (+3, no gain, -9). Facing 4th and goal at the Washington 10 yard line, Tony Romo climbed the pocket and fired a pass to DeMarco Murray in the end zone to tie the game 23–23. With the extra point good, the Cowboys led 24–23 with 1:01 remaining in the game. Washington started their drive on their own 13 yard line after a 10 yard illegal block penalty negated what would have been a 21 yard return (to the WAS 23). Kirk Cousins and co. could not sustain their drive, totaling 4 yards on four passing attempts. The Redskins turned the ball over on downs with 40 seconds remaining in the game. Lining up in the victory formation, Tony Romo was able to kneel the ball down and run the clock out. With the win, the Cowboys advanced to 5-0 in the NFC East and kept their playoff hopes alive to set up a do-or-die at home versus the Eagles.


Romo was seen limping through most of the fourth quarter after rolling out of what would have been a sack by Redskins linebacker Rob Jackson. The Cowboys later confirmed injury reports of Romo suffering a herniated disc in his lower back. Despite statements that he will be ready to face Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC East Championship, Romo was placed on Injured Reserve. The Cowboys tried to delay surgery by administering an epidural injection two days prior to the anticipated game, but it was decided Romo needed the surgery and ended his season.

Week 17: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Seventeen: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 14 0 7 24
Cowboys 0 10 6 6 22

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST[2]
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,166
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (NBC[2]): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –

The loss caused the Boys once again to miss out on the playoffs and since 2000, they would now find themselves in an even bigger slump in Week 17 going 2-12.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Philadelphia Eagles 10 6 0 .625 4–2 8–4 442 382 W2
Dallas Cowboys 8 8 0 .500 5–1 8–4 442 432 L1
New York Giants 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 W2
Washington Redskins 3 13 0 .188 0–6 1–11 334 478 L8

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Seattle Seahawks (1) West 13 3 0 .813 4–2 10–2 417 231 186 W1
2 zCarolina Panthers (2) South 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 366 241 125 W3
3 yPhiladelphia Eagles (3) East 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 442 382 60 W2
4 yGreen Bay Packers (4) North 8 7 1 .531 3–2–1 6–5–1 417 428 -11 W1
Wild cards
5 wSan Francisco 49ers (5) West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 406 272 134 W6
6 wNew Orleans Saints (6) South 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 414 304 110 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2–4 6–6 379 324 55 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2–4 4–8 445 478 -33 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 439 432 7 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 294 383 -89 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 395 376 19 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 348 364 -16 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2–3–1 4–7–1 391 480 -89 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 353 443 -90 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1–5 2–10 288 389 -101 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .200 0–6 1–11 334 478 -144 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45–28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23–20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w — Clinched wild card
x — Clinched playoff berth
y — Clinched division
z — Clinched first-round bye
* — Clinched home-field advantage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame Game: Miami Dolphins vs. Dallas Cowboys". nfl.com. March 19, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Week 17 Flex Scheduling: Eagles-Cowboys to be NBC Sunday Night Football Game on Dec. 29; Bills-Patriots Moves to 4:25 PM ET on CBS; Buccaneers-Saints to 4:25 PM ET on FOX". NFLCommunications.com. December 22, 2013. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (31 October 2013). "Dallas Splits With Me-TV; London Broadcasting will rely on homegrown shows, other syndicated hits". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Kavner, Rowan (October 6, 2013). "Cowboys Fall Short After Late Pick In 51–48 Loss To Denver". Dallas Cowboys. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved November 5, 2013. 

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