1980 Dallas Cowboys Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1980 Dallas Cowboys Roster
The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1980 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.
Offensively, the Cowboys led the league with 454 points. Meanwhile, the defense allowed 311 points. Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 1,185 yards.
Danny White directed the offense, passing for 3,287 yards. Tony Hill paced pass catchers, hauling in 60 passes for 1,055 yards.
The sticky-fingered defense created 47 turnovers. Charlie Waters and Dennis Thurman each intercepted 5 errant tosses from the opposition.
Tom Landry coached the team. The 1980 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Conference Championship.
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Regular Season Points For: 454
Regular Season Points Against: 311
|September 8, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 17 at Washington Redskins 3||W||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0|
|September 14, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 20 at Denver Broncos 41||L||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0|
|September 21, 1980||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 at Dallas Cowboys 28||W||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0|
|September 28, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 28 at Green Bay Packers 7||W||1-0-0||2-1-0||3-1-0||Milwaukee|
|October 5, 1980||New York Giants 3 at Dallas Cowboys 24||W||2-0-0||2-1-0||4-1-0|
|October 12, 1980||San Francisco 49ers 14 at Dallas Cowboys 59||W||3-0-0||2-1-0||5-1-0|
|October 19, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 10 at Philadelphia Eagles 17||L||3-0-0||2-2-0||5-2-0|
|October 26, 1980||San Diego Chargers 31 at Dallas Cowboys 42||W||4-0-0||2-2-0||6-2-0|
|November 2, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 27 at St. Louis Cardinals 24||W||4-0-0||3-2-0||7-2-0|
|November 9, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 35 at New York Giants 38||L||4-0-0||3-3-0||7-3-0|
|November 16, 1980||St. Louis Cardinals 21 at Dallas Cowboys 31||W||5-0-0||3-3-0||8-3-0|
|November 23, 1980||Washington Redskins 10 at Dallas Cowboys 14||W||6-0-0||3-3-0||9-3-0|
|November 27, 1980||Seattle Seahawks 7 at Dallas Cowboys 51||W||7-0-0||3-3-0||10-3-0|
|December 7, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 19 at Oakland Raiders 13||W||7-0-0||4-3-0||11-3-0|
|December 15, 1980||Dallas Cowboys 14 at Los Angeles Rams 38||L||7-0-0||4-4-0||11-4-0|
|December 21, 1980||Philadelphia Eagles 27 at Dallas Cowboys 35||W||8-0-0||4-4-0||12-4-0|
|December 28, 1980||Los Angeles Rams 13 at Dallas Cowboys 34||W||1-0-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||NFC Wild Card Playoff|
|January 4, 1981||Dallas Cowboys 30 at Atlanta Falcons 27||W||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||NFC Divisional Playoff|
|January 11, 1981||Dallas Cowboys 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 20||L||1-0-0||1-1-0||2-1-0||NFC Championship|