1979 Washington Redskins season

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1979 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Jack Pardee
General manager Bobby Beathard
Owner Jack Kent Cooke
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
1979 Washington Redskins draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
4 103 Don Warren  Tight end San Diego State
7 182 Rich Milot  Linebacker Penn State
9 233 Kris Haines  Wide receiver Notre Dame
11 289 Monte Coleman  Linebacker Central Arkansas
11 300 Tony Hall  Wide receiver Knoxville
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1979 Washington Redskins staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Jack Pardee
  • Special Assistant to Head Coach – Bob Bowser

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – John Hilton


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Roster[edit]

1979 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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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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Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 10–2 371 313 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 339 282 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 348 295 L1
New York Giants 6 10 0 .375 1–7 5–9 237 323 L3
St. Louis Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 307 358 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1979 Washington Redskins draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Washington Redskins 1979 Press Guide. pp. 2–21. 
  3. ^ "1979 Washington Redskins starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-08.

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