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1977 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special Assistant-Research and DevelopmentErmal Allen
Special Teams/ReceiversMike Ditka
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineJim Myers
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive BackfieldDan Reeves
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
ConditioningBob Ward
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977HSan Diego Chargers34-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium59504
Sat8/13/1977ASeattle Seahawks17-23LOTSeattle, WAKingdome58789
Sat8/20/1977HMiami Dolphins14-20LIrving, TXTexas Stadium58620
Sat8/27/1977HBaltimore Colts23-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium54835
Sat9/3/1977AHouston Oilers14-23LHouston, TXAstrodome49777
Thu9/8/1977HPittsburgh Steelers30-0WIrving, TXTexas Stadium49824
Sun9/18/1977AMinnesota Vikings16-10WOTBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47678
Sun9/25/1977HNew York Giants41-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64215
Sun10/2/1977HTampa Bay Buccaneers23-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium55316
Sun10/9/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals30-24WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50129
Sun10/16/1977HWashington Redskins34-16WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62115
Sun10/23/1977APhiladelphia Eagles16-10WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65507
Sun10/30/1977HDetroit Lions37-0WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63160
Sun11/6/1977ANew York Giants24-10WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium74532
Mon11/14/1977HSt. Louis Cardinals17-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium64038
Sun11/20/1977APittsburgh Steelers13-28LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium49761
Sun11/27/1977AWashington Redskins14-7WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55031
Sun12/4/1977HPhiladelphia Eagles24-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium60289
Mon12/12/1977ASan Francisco 49ers42-35WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park55851
Sun12/18/1977HDenver Broncos14-6WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63752
Mon12/26/1977HChicago Bears37-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62920NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/1/1978HMinnesota Vikings23-6WIrving, TXTexas Stadium61698NFC Championship
Sun1/15/1978ADenver Broncos27-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome75583Super Bowl XII
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31Benny BarnesLCB6-119026Contra Costa JC; Stanford1414
53Bob BreunigMLB6-223624Arizona State1414
36Larry BrinsonRB6-021423Florida140
59Guy BrownLLB-RLB6-422322Houston140
63Larry ColeRDT-RDE-LDE-LDT6-424531Air Force; Houston; Hawaii120
61Jim CooperLOG-C-LOT6-526522Temple140
21Doug DennisonRB6-020526Kutztown80
67Pat DonovanROT6-526024Stanford1414
33Tony DorsettHB5-1118923Pittsburgh144
89Billy Joe DuPreeTE6-422527Michigan State1414
62John FitzgeraldC6-525529Boston College1212
71Andy FrederickLOT-ROT6-626523New Mexico130
77Bill GregoryLDT-RDT6-525728Wisconsin132
43Cliff HarrisFS6-018829Ouachita Baptist1414
58Mike HegmanRLB-LLB6-122724Alabama A&M; Tennessee State141
56Thomas HendersonLLB6-222024Langston1414
1Efren HerreraK5-919026UCLA140
80Tony HillWR6-220321Stanford140
42Randy HughesSS-FS6-420724Oklahoma130
57Bruce HutherMLB6-122023New Hampshire140
86Butch JohnsonWR6-118723UC Riverside140
72Ed JonesLDE6-927726Tennessee State1414
25Aaron KyleRCB5-1118523Wyoming1410
35Scott LaidlawRB6-020524Stanford140
66Burton LawlessLOG-ROG6-425524Florida144
50D.D. LewisRLB6-221832Mississippi State1413
79Harvey MartinRDE6-526027Texas A&M-Commerce1414
73Ralph NeelyLOT6-526534Oklahoma1414
44Robert NewhouseRB5-1021927Houston1414
88Drew PearsonWR6-018226Tulsa1414
26Preston PearsonRB6-119032Illinois1410
75Jethro PughLDT6-625833Elizabeth City State1212
64Tom RaffertyROG6-326223Penn State1414
20Mel RenfroLCB-RCB6-019136Oregon110
83Golden RichardsWR6-018127Brigham Young; Hawaii1413
87Jay SaldiTE6-322723South Carolina141
68Herbert ScottLOG6-226024Virginia Union1110
65Dave StallsLDE-RDE6-424522Northern Colorado110
12Roger StaubachQB6-219835New Mexico Military Institute JC; Navy1414
46Mark WashingtonRCB-LCB5-1118730Morgan State134
41Charlie WatersSS6-220029Clemson1414
11Danny WhiteP-QB6-319525Arizona State140
54Randy WhiteRDT6-426024Maryland1414
70Rayfield WrightOT6-724232Fort Valley State20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tony Dorsett12RBPittsburghfrom SEA
Glenn Carano254QBNevada-Las Vegas
Tony Hill362WRStanfordfrom PHI
Val Belcher381GHouston
Guy Brown4108LBHouston
Andy Frederick5137DTNew Mexico
Jim Cooper6164TTemple
Dave Stalls7191DENorthern Colorado
Al Cleveland8208DEPacificfrom SD
Fred Williams8221RBArizona State
Mark Cantrell9248CNorth Carolina
Steve DeBerg10275QBSan Jose State
Don Wardlow11305TEWashington
Greg Peters12332GCalifornia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6412953936
Opponents Totals337369370
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals272118136189021342.33560.0106865
Opponents Totals2058894236920933.0101662.578731
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Efren Herrera0394195.1182962.1093
Tony Dorsett130000078
Preston Pearson50000030
Robert Newhouse40000024
Billy Joe DuPree30000018
Golden Richards30000018
Jay Saldi30000018
Roger Staubach30000018
Drew Pearson20000012
Larry Brinson1000006
Doug Dennison1000006
Thomas Henderson1000006
Butch Johnson1000006
Scott Laidlaw1000006
Charlie Waters1000006
Team Totals42394195.1182962.10345
Opponents Totals262626100.0101566.70212
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Efren Herrera182962.12/25/74/86/111/1
Team Totals182962.12/25/74/86/111/1
Opponents Totals101566.70/03/34/51/42/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett20810074.884t12
Robert Newhouse1807214.0293
Preston Pearson893413.8221
Roger Staubach511713.4333
Doug Dennison12605.0171
Larry Brinson8283.520t1
Drew Pearson22211.0110
Scott Laidlaw9151.780
Billy Joe DuPree393.070
Danny White1-2-2.0-20
Butch Johnson1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals56423694.284t21
Opponents Totals45716513.662t9
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roger Staubach36121058.214226207.312.567185.092.530219240187.0
Danny White10440.05353.58.81200.0110.02152010.4
Tony Dorsett11100.003434.034.03400.000.00034118.8
Charlie Waters00000112-12
Team Totals37221557.814726897.212.567184.8102.733246244385.3
Opponents Totals37015441.619519915.412.960t143.8215.753429156248.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Drew Pearson4887018.1672
Preston Pearson4653511.636t4
Tony Dorsett292739.4231
Billy Joe DuPree2834712.4233
Golden Richards1722513.250t3
Robert Newhouse161066.6411
Butch Johnson1213511.322t1
Jay Saldi111089.8232
Scott Laidlaw56012.018t1
Tony Hill22110.5120
Doug Dennison199.090
Team Totals215268912.56718
Opponents Totals154199112.960t14
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Harris571.470
Thomas Henderson37926.379t1
Charlie Waters3113.760
Mark Washington23216.0210
Mel Renfro22814.0250
Randy Hughes2199.5110
D.D. Lewis12929.0290
Bob Breunig11515.0150
Aaron Kyle199.090
Mike Hegman100.000
Team Totals2122910.979t1
Opponents Totals1018418.4480
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Danny White80317139.65711025280269133.2
Efren Herrera24422.02800204422.0
Team Totals83321538.75711027280273533.0
Opponents Totals103382537.1650410545320031.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Butch Johnson50154238.5380
Tony Hill10112412.4290
Cliff Harris10-2-2.0-20
Team Totals61165458.9380
Opponents Totals3682807.868t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Butch Johnson2253624.4640
Larry Brinson1740924.1410
Tony Hill36421.3290
Doug Dennison13030.0300
Thomas Henderson188.080
Billy Joe DuPree02424L0
Team Totals44107124.3640
Opponents Totals71161422.7480
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Benny Barnes0010100
Bob Breunig0001100
Larry Brinson200000
Tony Dorsett700000
Billy Joe DuPree100000
John Fitzgerald0010100
Mike Hegman0010100
Thomas Henderson0002200
Butch Johnson420200
D.D. Lewis0001100
Harvey Martin0002270
Robert Newhouse2101-10
Drew Pearson0010100
Preston Pearson100000
Tom Rafferty100000
Golden Richards0010100
Jay Saldi0001181
Roger Staubach8303-20
Charlie Waters0001100
Danny White0010100
Randy White0002200
Team Totals2614121022121
Opponents Totals22101214262
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