1979 Dallas Cowboys Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-5
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Tom Landry (11-5)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1979 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
1979 Dallas Cowboys Roster

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 11 wins and 5 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Cowboys moved the ball well, scoring 371 points, and the defensive squad surrendered 313. Roger Staubach led the charge, passing for 3,586 yards. Tony Hill paced pass catchers, hauling in 60 passes for 1,062 yards. Drew Pearson and Tony Dorsett provided receiving help as well.

Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,107 yards for Dallas.

Benny Barnes, Cliff Harris, Aaron Kyle, Randy Hughes and D.D. Lewis each snatched 2 opponent throws.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1979 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 371
Regular Season Points Against: 313

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 2, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 22 at St. Louis Cardinals 21 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
September 9, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 21 at San Francisco 49ers 13 W 0-0-0 2-0-0 2-0-0
September 16, 1979 Chicago Bears 20 at Dallas Cowboys 24 W 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
September 24, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 7 at Cleveland Browns 26 L 1-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0
September 30, 1979 Cincinnati Bengals 13 at Dallas Cowboys 38 W 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
October 7, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 36 at Minnesota Vikings 20 W 2-0-0 3-1-0 5-1-0
October 14, 1979 Los Angeles Rams 6 at Dallas Cowboys 30 W 3-0-0 3-1-0 6-1-0
October 21, 1979 St. Louis Cardinals 13 at Dallas Cowboys 22 W 4-0-0 3-1-0 7-1-0
October 28, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 3 at Pittsburgh Steelers 14 L 4-0-0 3-2-0 7-2-0
November 4, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 16 at New York Giants 14 W 4-0-0 4-2-0 8-2-0
November 12, 1979 Philadelphia Eagles 31 at Dallas Cowboys 21 L 4-1-0 4-2-0 8-3-0
November 18, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 20 at Washington Redskins 34 L 4-1-0 4-3-0 8-4-0
November 22, 1979 Houston Oilers 30 at Dallas Cowboys 24 L 4-2-0 4-3-0 8-5-0
December 2, 1979 New York Giants 7 at Dallas Cowboys 28 W 5-2-0 4-3-0 9-5-0
December 8, 1979 Dallas Cowboys 24 at Philadelphia Eagles 17 W 5-2-0 5-3-0 10-5-0
December 16, 1979 Washington Redskins 34 at Dallas Cowboys 35 W 6-2-0 5-3-0 11-5-0
December 30, 1979 Los Angeles Rams 21 at Dallas Cowboys 19 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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