1986 Dallas Cowboys Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Tom Landry (7-9)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1986 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
1986 Dallas Cowboys Roster

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference.

Dallas racked up 346 points, while the defense conceded 337. Steve Pelluer threw for 2,727 yards. Herschel Walker hauled in 76 passes for 837 yards. Mike Sherrard and Tony Hill were targeted regularly also.

Tony Dorsett ran for a team-best 748 yards for the Cowboys, and Herschel Walker additionally aided the ground game.

Michael Downs intercepted 6 errant tosses from the opposition. Jim Jeffcoat topped the defensive unit with 14 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 53 sacks.

Tom Landry coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 346
Regular Season Points Against: 337

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 8, 1986 New York Giants 28 at Dallas Cowboys 31 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 14, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 31 at Detroit Lions 7 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 21, 1986 Atlanta Falcons 37 at Dallas Cowboys 35 L 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0
September 29, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 31 at St. Louis Cardinals 7 W 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
October 5, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 14 at Denver Broncos 29 L 1-1-0 2-1-0 3-2-0
October 12, 1986 Washington Redskins 6 at Dallas Cowboys 30 W 2-1-0 2-1-0 4-2-0
October 19, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 17 at Philadelphia Eagles 14 W 2-1-0 3-1-0 5-2-0
October 26, 1986 St. Louis Cardinals 6 at Dallas Cowboys 37 W 3-1-0 3-1-0 6-2-0
November 2, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 14 at New York Giants 17 L 3-1-0 3-2-0 6-3-0
November 9, 1986 Los Angeles Raiders 17 at Dallas Cowboys 13 L 3-2-0 3-2-0 6-4-0
November 16, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 24 at San Diego Chargers 21 W 3-2-0 4-2-0 7-4-0
November 23, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 14 at Washington Redskins 41 L 3-2-0 4-3-0 7-5-0
November 27, 1986 Seattle Seahawks 31 at Dallas Cowboys 14 L 3-3-0 4-3-0 7-6-0
December 7, 1986 Dallas Cowboys 10 at Los Angeles Rams 29 L 3-3-0 4-4-0 7-7-0
December 14, 1986 Philadelphia Eagles 23 at Dallas Cowboys 21 L 3-4-0 4-4-0 7-8-0
December 21, 1986 Chicago Bears 24 at Dallas Cowboys 10 L 3-5-0 4-4-0 7-9-0


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