2017 Dallas Cowboys season

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2017 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coachJason Garrett
General managerJerry Jones
OwnerJerry Jones
Home fieldAT&T Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersC Travis Frederick
DE DeMarcus Lawrence
RG Zack Martin
OT Tyron Smith
TE Jason Witten
Uniform
Dallas Cowboys Uniforms - 2016 Season.png

The 2017 Dallas Cowboys season was the franchise's 58th season in the National Football League, the ninth playing their home games at AT&T Stadium and the seventh full season under head coach Jason Garrett. It was also the 29th season under owner Jerry Jones. For the first time since 2002, quarterback Tony Romo was not on the opening day roster, as he announced his retirement on April 4, 2017. The Cowboys failed to make the playoffs in consecutive seasons, as they were mathematically eliminated from playoff contention after a Week 16 loss at home to the Seattle Seahawks.

Offseason[edit]

Signings[edit]

Pos. Player Age 2016 Team Contract
WR Terrance Williams 27 Dallas Cowboys 4 years, $17 million
CB Nolan Carroll(†) 30 Philadelphia Eagles 3 years, $10 million
OG Byron Bell 28 Tennessee Titans 1 year, $2 million
DT Stephen Paea(††) 28 Cleveland Browns 1 year, $2 million
DE Damontre Moore(†) 24 Seattle Seahawks 2 years, $1.6 million
RB Darren McFadden(††) 29 Dallas Cowboys 1 year, $980,000
OG Jonathan Cooper 27 Cleveland Browns 1 year, $2 million
LB Justin Durant (†) 31 Dallas Cowboys 1 year, $615,000
QB Kellen Moore 27 Dallas Cowboys 1 year, $775,000
  • (†) - Later Released
  • (††) - Later Retired

Departures[edit]

Pos. Player Age 2017 Team
QB Tony Romo 37 Retired
QB Mark Sanchez 30 Chicago Bears
RB Lance Dunbar 27 Los Angeles Rams
WR Lucky Whitehead 25 New York Jets
TE Gavin Escobar 26 Baltimore Ravens
OG Ronald Leary 27 Denver Broncos
OG/OT Emmett Cleary 27 Detroit Lions
OT Doug Free 33 Retired
DE Ryan Davis 28 Buffalo Bills
DT Jack Crawford 28 Atlanta Falcons
DT Terrell McClain 28 Washington Redskins
LB Rolando McClain 27 Unsigned
LB Andrew Gachkar 28 Carolina Panthers
CB Josh Thomas 27 Unsigned
CB Brandon Carr 30 Baltimore Ravens
CB Morris Claiborne 27 New York Jets
SS Barry Church 29 Jacksonville Jaguars
FS J.J. Wilcox 26 Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Draft Class[edit]

2017 Dallas Cowboys draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 28 Taco Charlton  DE Michigan
2 60 Chidobe Awuzie  CB Colorado
3 92 Jourdan Lewis  CB Michigan
4 133 Ryan Switzer  WR North Carolina
6 191 Xavier Woods  S Louisiana Tech
6 216 Marquez White  CB Florida State
7 228 Joey Ivie  DT Florida
7 239 Noah Brown  WR Ohio State
7 246 Jordan Carrell  DE Colorado
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Cowboys traded their original fifth-round (No. 171 overall) selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for a seventh-round (No. 228 overall) selection and quarterback Matt Cassell.
  • The Cowboys traded their 2018 fifth-round selection to the New York Jets in exchange for a 2017 sixth-round (No. 191 overall) selection.
  • The Cowboys traded their original sixth-round (No. 211 overall) selection to the New England Patriots in exchange for sixth (No. 216 overall) and seventh-round (No. 239 overall) selections.[1]

Staff[edit]

2017 Dallas Cowboys staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Rosters[edit]

Opening preseason roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 2017 opening preseason roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

90 Active, 3 Inactive

Week one roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 2017 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, 6 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Final roster[edit]

2017 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, 9 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF August 3 vs. Arizona Cardinals W 20–18 1–0 Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium
(Canton, Ohio)
Recap
1 August 12 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–13 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
2 August 19 Indianapolis Colts W 24–19 2–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
3 August 26 Oakland Raiders W 24–20 3–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
4 August 31 at Houston Texans Cancelled due to Hurricane Harvey

† The game was to be moved from its original venue, NRG Stadium, to the Cowboys' AT&T Stadium, due to public safety concerns regarding flooding in the Houston area from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey.[2] However, the game was later cancelled in order to allow Texans' players and coaches to return to Houston after the storm.[3] Instead, the Cowboys held a public practice session as well as a telethon to raise money for the relief efforts.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 New York Giants W 19–3 1–0 AT&T Stadium Recap
2 September 17 at Denver Broncos L 17–42 1–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
3 September 25 at Arizona Cardinals W 28–17 2–1 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
4 October 1 Los Angeles Rams L 30–35 2–2 AT&T Stadium Recap
5 October 8 Green Bay Packers L 31–35 2–3 AT&T Stadium Recap
6 Bye
7 October 22 at San Francisco 49ers W 40–10 3–3 Levi's Stadium Recap
8 October 29 at Washington Redskins W 33–19 4–3 FedExField Recap
9 November 5 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–17 5–3 AT&T Stadium Recap
10 November 12 at Atlanta Falcons L 7–27 5–4 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
11 November 19 Philadelphia Eagles L 9–37 5–5 AT&T Stadium Recap
12 November 23 Los Angeles Chargers L 6–28 5–6 AT&T Stadium Recap
13 November 30 Washington Redskins W 38–14 6–6 AT&T Stadium Recap
14 December 10 at New York Giants W 30–10 7–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
15 December 17 at Oakland Raiders W 20–17 8–6 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
16 December 24 Seattle Seahawks L 12–21 8–7 AT&T Stadium Recap
17 December 31 at Philadelphia Eagles W 6–0 9–7 Lincoln Financial Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. New York Giants[edit]

Week One: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Giants 0 0 303
Cowboys 3 13 0319

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

Dallas opened its third straight season at home against NFC East division rival New York. Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. sat out the game still nursing a preseason injury. Dallas' solid and workmanlike performance was punctuated early in the fourth quarter when Cole Beasley made a spectacular one-handed circus catch for a key first down. Dallas TE Jason Witten surpassed Michael Irvin as the all-time receiving-yards leader in franchise history and also scored the lone touchdown of the game on a second-quarter 12-yard pass from QB Dak Prescott, who had some passes sail high early but settled down to turn in another solid and turnover-free performance. The Dallas win snapped its three-game losing streak against New York.

Week 2: at Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 10 0717
Broncos 7 14 14742

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

In a stunning reversal of the previous week's performance, the Dallas Cowboys struggled in almost every aspect of the game, getting blown out by an inspired Denver Broncos team in Denver. The Broncos defense stuffed the Dallas run game and pressured quarterback Dak Prescott, who threw two interceptions – one returned late in the game for a pick-six. Defensively Dallas had no answers for the Broncos attack, plagued with poor tackling and bad pursuit angles, giving up yards after pass catches and rushing yards in chunks. Dallas fell to 1–1, looking to be in total disarray – nursing several key injuries to its secondary – heading into its Monday night meeting at Phoenix against the Cardinals.

Week 3: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Three: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 7 71428
Cardinals 7 0 7317

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information

After a precarious start which saw Arizona take its opening possession straight down the field for a touchdown, and then Dallas following up with a prompt three-and-out, the Dallas Cowboys adjusted their defensive schemes and got their running game going and slowly but surely overcame the Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

Despite Carson Palmer's 325 yards passing, Dallas was able to limit scoring damage with key pressures and sacks, and run stoppages to keep the Cardinals neutralized. Dak Prescott turned in a turnover-free performance for the Cowboys with 183 yards passing and two TD tosses, while running for Dallas' first score – a second quarter 10-yard scamper on a read-option play. Ezekiel Elliott rebounded from last week's dismal performance to accumulate 80 yards on 22 carries and scored one touchdown. Dallas found itself with a 2–1 record heading into a short week to prepare for the visiting Los Angeles Rams October 1.

Week 4: vs. Los Angeles Rams[edit]

Week Four: Los Angeles Rams at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rams 3 13 10935
Cowboys 3 21 0630

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

The "tale of two halves" sports cliché was never more true to life as it was Sunday October 1 in AT&T Stadium, as the Dallas Cowboys lost to the visiting Los Angeles Rams 35–30 after dominating the first half of play.

Dallas was in the driver's seat and looked ready to demolish the young Rams and their rookie head coach after a workmanlike, dominating first half that saw Dallas post three touchdowns after long-distance drives and hold a 24–16 halftime lead.

The second half saw Dallas' offense virtually grind to a halt while Los Angeles slowly chipped away at the lead, finally finding themselves ahead to stay after Todd Gurley's 53-yard catch-and-run put L.A. up 26–24 late in the third quarter. After Dallas posted a 4th-quarter TD on a pass to TE James Hanna, L.A. was able to answer with its 7th field goal of the game. With the score 35–30, a late Dallas rally failed, and the Cowboys found themselves 2–2 with a looming meeting at home vs. the Green Bay Packers October 8.

Week 5: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

Week Five: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 6 6 32035
Cowboys 7 14 01031

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 93,329
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

With Dallas posting a 21–12 halftime lead, they looked in prime form for revenge in this rematch of their Divisional round playoff the previous season. Green Bay kept chipping away and Aaron Rodgers led the Packers on a late nine-play 75-yard scoring drive that culminated in a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining in the game. Damarious Randall earlier added a pick-six to the scoring with a 21-yard return of a Dak Prescott interception to give Green Bay a 28–24 lead at 9:56 of the fourth quarter. Dallas had answered that, regaining the lead on an 11-yard Dak Prescott touchdown run after a grueling 17-play, eight-minute 79-yard scoring drive which left 1:13 on the game clock for Green Bay to work with. Dallas dropped to 2–3 with the loss, heading into its bye week, while Green Bay improved to 4–1 moving forward with a visit against division rival Minnesota Vikings October 15.

Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Seven: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 14 6 13740
49ers 3 0 0710

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. CDT/1:05 p.m. PDT
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,133
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Bouncing back from a two-game losing streak, Dallas dominated a winless San Francisco 49ers team 40–10. Ezekiel Elliott led the attack with 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries, with 219 total yards from scrimmage. Quarterback Dak Prescott completed 64 percent of his passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions and wasn't sacked, completing passes to eight different receivers and finishing with a 134.0 passer rating. The Dallas offense racked up 501 total yards with Dez Bryant posting 74 receiving yards on a game-leading 7 catches and scored one touchdown. The defense dominated throughout, with constant pressure on the quarterback including five sacks and aggressive pass coverage and run defense which held the 49ers to only 103 rushing yards. Dallas improved to 3–3 with the victory and a looming division match-up at Washington October 29.

Week 8: at Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Eight: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 7 91033
Redskins 10 3 0619

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: October 29
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 78,428
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

On a windy, chilly, rainy Sunday afternoon at FedEx Field in Landover Maryland, Dallas earned its second consecutive road victory with a somewhat sloppy and penalty-ridden 33–19 result over NFC East rival Washington. Ezekiel Elliott carried the ball a career-high 31 times for 150 rushing yards and two touchdowns, to lead Dallas' 307 yards of total offense.

Dallas' defense limited the Redskins to only 49 yards rushing and 285 yards of total offense while recording 4 sacks for minus 27 yards, recovering two fumbles and grabbing one interception by CB Byron Jones – Dallas' first interception since week two vs. Denver. On special teams, Dallas recovered a fumbled kickoff and Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick returned a blocked FG attempt 86 yards to the Washington 2-yard line, setting up an Ezekiel Elliott rushing touchdown, which put Dallas ahead 14–13 with 2:20 left to play in the first half.

Dallas improved its record to 4–3 and captured sole possession of second place in the NFC East, with a looming visit from the Kansas City Chiefs at AT&T Stadium November 5.

Week 9: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Nine: Kansas City Chiefs at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 10 7017
Cowboys 7 7 7728

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

With Ezekiel Elliott playing on a last-minute stay of his looming suspension and carrying the ball 27 times for 93 yards and one touchdown, and Dak Prescott throwing two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley, running for another score and finding receiver Terrance Williams nine times for a game high 141 yards, the Cowboys notched their third straight victory by a score of 28–17 and improved their record to 5–3 at AT&T Stadium against the AFC West division leading Kansas City Chiefs.

Two long touchdown drives in the second half lifted Dallas to the win after KC had taken command on an unexpected 56-yard Tyreek Hill touchdown catch and run with no time left on the 2nd quarter game clock, then KC following that up with a Travis Kelce 2-yard TD grab from Alex Smith at 9:11 of the third quarter to take its first lead of the game, 17–14. Dallas' two long TD drives were 12 and 13 plays respectively, eating up over 12 minutes of second-half game clock.

Week 10: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Ten: Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 7 0 007
Falcons 3 7 71027

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 73,761
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Already without Ezekiel Elliott, whose suspension had finally taken effect, the Cowboys lost key players Tyron Smith and Sean Lee to injuries. Dak Prescott had a miserable day, being sacked an astounding eight times. Six of those sacks came from an unknown Adrian Clayborn, who set the Falcons record for most sacks in one game. The Cowboys lost the game 27–7, dropping to 5–4.

Week 11: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Eleven: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 7 0 161437
Cowboys 6 3 009

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 19
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), clear skies — retractable roof open
  • Game attendance: 93,247
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Cowboys squandered a 9–7 halftime lead and allowed 30 unanswered points. This loss dropped them to 5–5 on the season and 0–2 without Elliott.

Week 12: vs. Los Angeles Chargers[edit]

NFL on Thanksgiving Day

Week Twelve: Los Angeles Chargers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 3 131228
Cowboys 0 0 066

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 93,012
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Chargers dominated the Cowboys all game and only surrendered 6 points. With the loss, the Cowboys dropped to 5–6 on the season and 0–3 without Elliott. This would be their last loss without Elliott, as the Cowboys turned things around the next week.

Week 13: vs. Washington Redskins[edit]

Week Thirteen: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 0 7 0714
Cowboys 0 17 02138

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information

The Cowboys led the entire game. The biggest highlight was an 83-yard punt return by Ryan Switzer. With the win, they snapped a 3-game losing streak and improved to 1-3 without Elliott.

Week 14: at New York Giants[edit]

Week Fourteen: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 7 02030
Giants 0 10 0010

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

For the first time in franchise history, the Cowboys wore white pants and navy jerseys. The jerseys are usually paired with silver pants. The white pants were the Color Rush pants with a navy/silver/navy stripe down the side, and the navy jersey is the regular alternate navy jersey, usually worn on Thanksgiving.

The Cowboys outscored the Giants to win 30-17 and improve to 7-6 and 2-3 without Elliott. Despite the win against the Giants, the eventual Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East title with the win against the Rams.

Week 15: at Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week Fifteen: Dallas Cowboys at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 7 7320
Raiders 0 0 10717

at Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 17
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST/5:30 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 57 °F (14 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 55,372
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The game was close all the way. The game was clinched when Derek Carr fumbled the ball out of the end zone with less than a minute left in the game, allowing the Cowboys to improve to 8–6 on the season and finish the last game without Elliott at 3–3. Elliott returned the next week.

Week 16: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Sixteen: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 7 7721
Cowboys 0 9 3012

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 92,150
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Zeke returns from his six-game suspension. With the loss, the Cowboys were eliminated from playoff contention.

Week 17: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Week Seventeen: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 0 0 066
Eagles 0 0 000

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Game information

With the win, the Cowboys finished a rough season with a 9–7 record. This was the first time they had recorded back-to-back winning seasons since the 2008 and 2009 seasons. They also recorded their first shutout since Week 17 of the 2009 season. This is Dez Bryant's last game with Dallas, as the Cowboys released him on April 13, 2018. This is Jason Witten's last game in the NFL, as he retired on May 3, 2018. This is Dan Bailey's last game as a Cowboy, as he was released on September 1, 2018 and signed with the Minnesota Vikings on September 17, 2018.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Philadelphia Eagles 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 457 295 L1
Dallas Cowboys 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 354 332 W1
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 342 388 L1
New York Giants 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 246 388 W1

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Philadelphia Eagles East 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .461 .433 L1
2[a] Minnesota Vikings North 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .492 .447 W3
3[b] Los Angeles Rams West 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .504 .460 L1
4[b][c] New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .535 .483 L1
Wild Cards
5[c] Carolina Panthers South 11 5 0 .688 3–3 7–5 .539 .500 L1
6 Atlanta Falcons South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 .543 .475 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[d] Detroit Lions North 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 .496 .368 W1
8[d] Seattle Seahawks West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 .492 .444 L1
9[d] Dallas Cowboys East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .496 .438 W1
10 Arizona Cardinals West 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .488 .406 W2
11[e] Green Bay Packers North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .539 .357 L3
12[e] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 .539 .429 L1
13 San Francisco 49ers West 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 .512 .438 W5
14[f] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 .555 .375 W1
15[f] Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 0–6 1–11 .559 .500 L1
16 New York Giants East 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 .531 .458 W1
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. ^ a b Philadelphia claimed the No. 1 seed over Minnesota based on winning percentage vs. common opponents. Philadelphia's cumulative record against Carolina, Chicago,
    LA Rams and Washington was 5–0, compared to Minnesota's 4–1 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  2. ^ a b LA Rams claimed the No. 3 seed over New Orleans based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b New Orleans clinched the NFC South division over Carolina based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b c Detroit finished ahead of Dallas and Seattle based on conference record, while Seattle finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b Green Bay finished ahead of Washington based on record vs. common opponents. Green Bay's cumulative record against Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans and Seattle
    was 2–3, compared to Washington's 1–4 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  6. ^ a b Tampa Bay finished ahead of Chicago based on head-to-head victory.
  7. ^ 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.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 NFL Draft Pick Transactions". ProSportsTransactions.com.
  2. ^ "Cowboys–Texans game relocated to AT&T Stadium". NFL.com. August 28, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. ^ Epstein, Jori (August 30, 2017). "Cowboys–Texans game canceled to give Houston players chance to go home after Harvey". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved August 30, 2017.