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1977 Dallas Cowboys season

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Record  12–2
Head coach  Tom Landry
Start date  1977
Home field  Texas Stadium
Division place  1st in NFC East
Owner  Clint Murchison Jr.
General manager  Tex Schramm
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Playoff finish  Won Super Bowl XII (Broncos)
Similar  1995 Dallas Cowboys, 1993 Dallas Cowboys, 1970 Dallas Cowboys, 1975 Dallas Cowboys, 1960 Dallas Cowboys

The 1977 Dallas Cowboys season was their 18th in the NFL. The club appeared twice on Monday Night Football. Tony Dorsett rushed for 1,007 yards and became the second member of the Cowboys (first since 1973) to have a 1,000-yard rushing season. During the season, the club scored 345 points, which ranked first in the NFC, while the defense only gave up 212 points. The Cowboys made it to their fourth Super Bowl and beat the Denver Broncos to capture their second Super Bowl Championship. They were the first team from the NFC East Division to win two Super Bowls. Their 15-2 record (.882, including the postseason) remains the highest single season winning percentage in team history.


Regular season

  • December 4, 1977 – Tony Dorsett becomes the first player in franchise history to rush for at least 200 yards in a game. Against the Philadelphia Eagles, Dorsett had 23 rushes for 206 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • Awards and Records

  • Tony Dorsett, NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award
  • Tony Dorsett, All-Pro Selection
  • Efren Herrera, Five Field Goals Attempted in one Super Bowl game, Super Bowl record
  • Harvey Martin, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • Harvey Martin, NFL Defensive Player of the Year
  • Harvey Martin, Led NFL, Sacks (23)
  • Pearson, Led NFL Receiving Yards (870)
  • Pearson, All-Pro Selection
  • Pearson, Pro Bowl Selection
  • Roger Staubach, All-Pro Selection
  • Roger Staubach, Pro Bowl Selection
  • Roger Staubach, Led NFC, Touchdown Passes (18)
  • Roger Staubach, NFC Passing Leader
  • Randy White, Super Bowl Most Valuable Player
  • Led NFC, Points Scored (345)
  • Led NFC, Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed (1,651)
  • Led NFL, Fewest Total Yards Allowed (3,213)
  • Led NFL, Total Yards, (4,812)
  • Publications

  • The Football Encyclopedia ISBN 0-312-11435-4
  • Total Football ISBN 0-06-270170-3
  • Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes ISBN 0-446-51950-2
  • References

    1977 Dallas Cowboys season Wikipedia