1978 Dallas Cowboys Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Super Bowl
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1978 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
1978 Dallas Cowboys Roster

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Cowboys moved the ball well, scoring 384 points, and the rigid defensive squad conceded 208. Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,325 yards for Dallas.

Roger Staubach tossed for 3,190 yards. Preston Pearson paced the receiving corps, hauling in 47 passes, while Tony Hill accumulated 823 receiving yards. Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett contributed to the receiving game as well.

Benny Barnes picked off 5 opponent throws.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1978 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Super Bowl.

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Regular Season Points For: 384
Regular Season Points Against: 208

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 4, 1978 Baltimore Colts 0 at Dallas Cowboys 38 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 10, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 34 at New York Giants 24 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 17, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 14 at Los Angeles Rams 27 L 1-0-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
September 24, 1978 St. Louis Cardinals 12 at Dallas Cowboys 21 W 2-0-0 1-1-0 3-1-0
October 2, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 5 at Washington Redskins 9 L 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 8, 1978 New York Giants 3 at Dallas Cowboys 24 W 3-0-0 1-2-0 4-2-0
October 15, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 24 at St. Louis Cardinals 21 W 3-0-0 2-2-0 5-2-0 OT
October 22, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 7 at Dallas Cowboys 14 W 4-0-0 2-2-0 6-2-0
October 26, 1978 Minnesota Vikings 21 at Dallas Cowboys 10 L 4-1-0 2-2-0 6-3-0
November 5, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 16 at Miami Dolphins 23 L 4-1-0 2-3-0 6-4-0
November 12, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 42 at Green Bay Packers 14 W 4-1-0 3-3-0 7-4-0 Milwaukee
November 19, 1978 New Orleans Saints 7 at Dallas Cowboys 27 W 5-1-0 3-3-0 8-4-0
November 23, 1978 Washington Redskins 10 at Dallas Cowboys 37 W 6-1-0 3-3-0 9-4-0
December 3, 1978 New England Patriots 10 at Dallas Cowboys 17 W 7-1-0 3-3-0 10-4-0
December 10, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 31 at Philadelphia Eagles 13 W 7-1-0 4-3-0 11-4-0
December 17, 1978 Dallas Cowboys 30 at New York Jets 7 W 7-1-0 5-3-0 12-4-0
December 30, 1978 Atlanta Falcons 20 at Dallas Cowboys 27 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 NFC Divisional Playoff
January 7, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 28 at Los Angeles Rams 0 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 NFC Championship
January 21, 1979 Pittsburgh Steelers 35 at Dallas Cowboys 31 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 Super Bowl 13 Miami


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