1973 Dallas Cowboys season

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1973 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Tom Landry
General manager Tex Schramm
Owner Clint Murchison, Jr.
Home field Texas Stadium
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 1st NFC East
Playoff finish Lost Conference Championship

The 1973 Dallas Cowboys season was their 14th in the league. The team matched their previous output of 10–4.[1] They qualified for the playoffs for the eighth straight season. After a 4-3 start the Cowboys won six of their last seven games to win the NFC East with a solid 10-4 record. In the Divisional Playoffs the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 27-16 in Texas Stadium to earn their four straight Championship Game Appearance. However, not even the home crowd at Texas Stadium could help the Cowboys as they fell to the Minnesota Vikings 27-10.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 16, 1973 at Chicago Bears W 20–17
2 September 24, 1973 New Orleans Saints W 40–3
3 September 30, 1973 St. Louis Cardinals W 45–10
4 October 8, 1973 at Washington Redskins L 14–7
5 October 14, 1973 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–31
6 October 21, 1973 New York Giants W 45–28
7 October 28, 1973 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–16
8 November 4, 1973 Cincinnati Bengals W 38–10
9 November 11, 1973 at New York Giants W 23–10
10 November 18, 1973 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–10
11 November 22, 1973 Miami Dolphins L 14–7
12 December 2, 1973 at Denver Broncos W 22–10
13 December 9, 1973 Washington Redskins W 27–7
14 December 16, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 30–3

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Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cowboys 0 17 0 3 20
Bears 3 0 7 7 17
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Soldier Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 55°F • Wind 9

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Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 0 0 3
• Cowboys 12 0 21 7 40

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Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 0 3 7 10
• Cowboys 14 10 7 14 45
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Texas Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 71°F; wind 5

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Week 4[edit]

Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 0 0 10
Cowboys 0 14 7 10 31

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 23, 1973 Los Angeles Rams W 27–16
64,291
Conference Championship December 30, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 27–10
60,272

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 382 203 W3
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 325 198 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 8 1 .393 3–4–1 3–7–1 310 393 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 3–5 4–7 286 365 L1
New York Giants 2 11 1 .179 1–6–1 1–9–1 226 362 L4

Roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 1973 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
45 Active, 1 Inactive

Publications[edit]

The Football Encyclopedia ISBN 0-312-11435-4
Total Football ISBN 0-06-270170-3
Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes ISBN 0-446-51950-2

References[edit]

External links[edit]