1977 Dallas Cowboys season: Wikis

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1977 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Tom Landry
Home field Texas Stadium
Results
Record 12-2
Place 1st in NFC East
Playoff finish Won Super Bowl XII (Broncos)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1976 1978

The 1977 Dallas Cowboys season was their 18th in the NFL. The club appeared twice on Monday Night Football. Tony Dorsett rushed for 1,007 yards and became the second member of the Cowboys (first since 1973) to have a 1,000 yard rushing season. During the season, the club scored 345 points, which ranked first in the NFC, while the defense only gave up 212 points. The Cowboys made it to their fourth Super Bowl and beat the Denver Broncos to capture their second Super Bowl Championship. They were the first team from the NFC East Division to win two Super Bowls.

Contents

NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
2 Dallas Cowboys (from Seattle) Tony Dorsett Running Back Pittsburgh
54 Dallas Cowboys Glenn Carano Quarterback UNLV
62 Dallas Cowboys Tony Hill Wide Receiver Stanford
108 Dallas Cowboys Guy Brown Linebacker Houston

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Regular season

  • December 4, 1977 – Tony Dorsett becomes the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 200 yards in a game. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dorsett had 23 rushes for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns.
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Schedule

Week Date Result Record Opponent Points For Points Against First Downs
1 Sept 18 Win 1-0 at Minnesota Vikings 16 10 16
2 Sept 25 Win 2-0 New York Giants 41 21 25
3 Oct 2 Win 3-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 7 23
4 Oct 9 Win 4-0 at St. Louis Cardinals 30 24 22
5 Oct 16 Win 5-0 Washington Redskins 34 16 23
6 Oct 23 Win 6-0 at Philadelphia Eagles 16 10 17
7 Oct 30 Win 7-0 Detroit Lions 37 0 20
8 Nov 6 Win 8-0 at New York Giants 24 10 13
9 Nov 14 Loss 8-1 St. Louis Cardinals 17 24 16
10 Nov 20 Loss 8-2 at Pittsburgh Steelers 13 28 20
11 Nov 27 Win 9-2 at Washington Redskins 14 7 19
12 Dec 4 Win 10-2 at Philadelphia Eagles 24 14 19
13 Dec 11 Win 11-2 at San Francisco 49ers 42 35 24
14 Dec 18 Win 12-2 Denver Broncos 14 6 15

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 345 212 W-4
Washington Redskins 9 5 0 .643 196 189 W-3
St. Louis Cardinals 7 7 0 .500 272 287 L-4
Philadelphia Eagles 5 9 0 .357 220 207 W-2
New York Giants 5 9 0 .357 181 265 L-2

Roster

Dallas Cowboys 1977 roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams


Rookies in italics

Postseason

NFC Divisional Playoff

  • Dallas Cowboys 37, Chicago Bears 7
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 7 7
Cowboys 7 10 17 3 37

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

NFC Championship Game

  • Dallas Cowboys 23, Minnesota Vikings 6
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 6 0 0 6
Cowboys 6 10 0 7 23

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

Super Bowl XII

Scoring summary

  • DAL - TD: Tony Dorsett 3 yard run (Efren Herrera kick) 7-0 DAL
  • DAL - FG: Efren Herrera 35 yards 10-0 DAL
  • DAL - FG: Efren Herrera 43 yards 13-0 DAL
  • DEN - FG: Jim Turner 47 yards 13-3 DAL
  • DAL - TD: Butch Johnson 45 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick) 20-3 DAL
  • DEN - TD: Rob Lytle 1 yard run (Jim Turner kick) 20-10 DAL
  • DAL - TD: Golden Richards 29 yard pass from Robert Newhouse (Efren Herrera kick) 27-10 DAL

Awards and Records

References

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1977 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XII

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