1980 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 Conference Championship
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1980 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
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

Date Game Res Home Road Record
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


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