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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.

NFL Draft

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


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.


Season schedule

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


Division 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


at Texas Stadiummarker, Irving, Texasmarker

NFC Championship Game

  • Dallas Cowboys 23, Minnesota Vikings 6


at Texas Stadiummarker, Irving, Texasmarker

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

  1. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1977.htm
  • http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal1977.htm



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