1973 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1973 Dallas Cowboys season was their 14th in the league. The team matched their previous output of 10–4.[1] They qualified for the playoffs for the eighth straight season. After a 4-3 start the Cowboys won six of their last seven games to win the NFC East with a solid 10-4 record. In the Divisional Playoffs the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 27-16 in Texas Stadium to earn their four straight Championship Game Appearance. However, not even the home crowd at Texas Stadium could help the Cowboys as they fell to the Minnesota Vikings 27-10.

1973 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coachTom Landry
General managerTex Schramm
OwnerClint Murchison, Jr.
Home fieldTexas Stadium
Results
Record10–4
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Conference Championship

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 16, 1973 at Chicago Bears W 20–17
2 September 24, 1973 New Orleans Saints W 40–3
3 September 30, 1973 St. Louis Cardinals W 45–10
4 October 8, 1973 at Washington Redskins L 14–7
5 October 14, 1973 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–31
6 October 21, 1973 New York Giants W 45–28
7 October 28, 1973 at Philadelphia Eagles L 30–16
8 November 4, 1973 Cincinnati Bengals W 38–10
9 November 11, 1973 at New York Giants W 23–10
10 November 18, 1973 Philadelphia Eagles W 31–10
11 November 22, 1973 Miami Dolphins L 14–7
12 December 2, 1973 at Denver Broncos W 22–10
13 December 9, 1973 Washington Redskins W 27–7
14 December 16, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 30–3

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Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
• Cowboys 0 1703 20
Bears 3 077 17
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Soldier Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 55°F • Wind 9

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Week 2

1 234Total
Saints 0 300 3
• Cowboys 12 0217 40

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Week 3

1 234Total
Cardinals 0 037 10
• Cowboys 14 10714 45
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Texas Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 71°F; wind 5

[5]

Week 10

1 234Total
Eagles 3 700 10
Cowboys 0 14710 31

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Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 23, 1973 Los Angeles Rams W 27–16
64,291
Conference Championship December 30, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 27–10
60,272

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 382 203 W3
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 6–2 8–3 325 198 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 8 1 .393 3–4–1 3–7–1 310 393 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 3–5 4–7 286 365 L1
New York Giants 2 11 1 .179 1–6–1 1–9–1 226 362 L4

Roster

Dallas Cowboys 1973 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
45 Active, 1 Inactive

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

  1. ^ 1973 Dallas Cowboys
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/dal/1973.htm
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-03.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Oct-23.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

External links

Scoring summary
1CHIMac Percival 33 yard field goalBears 3–0
2DALToni Fritsch 25 yard field goalTie 3–3
2DALOtto Stowe 21 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)Cowboys 10–3
2DALBob Hayes 18 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)Cowboys 17–3
3CHIIke Hill 59 yard punt return (Mac Percival kick)Cowboys 17–10
4CHICarl Garrett 15 yard run (Mac Percival kick)Tie 17–17
4DALToni Fritsch 11 yard field goalCowboys 20–17
Scoring summary
Q1DALCalvin Hill 7 yard run (Toni Fritsch kick)DAL 7–0
Q1DALSafety, O'Neal tackled by B. Barnes in end zoneDAL 9–0
Q1DALToni Fritsch 27 yard field goalDAL 12–0
Q2NOHappy Feller 9 yard field goalDAL 12–3
Q3DALRobert Newhouse 3 yard run (Toni Fritsch kick)DAL 19–3
Q3DALRobert Newhouse 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)DAL 26–3
Q3DALMike Montgomery 7 yard pass from Craig Morton (Toni Fritsch kick)DAL 33–3
Q4DALLes Strayhorn 1 yard run (Toni Fritsch kick)DAL 40–3
Scoring summary
Q1DALDuPree 8 yard pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)DAL 7–0
Q1DALHill 19 yard run (Fritsch kick)DAL 14–0
Q2DALFritsch 24 yard field goalDAL 17–0
Q2DALStaubach 1 yard run (Fritsch kick)DAL 24–0
Q3STLBakken 16 yard field goalDAL 24–3
Q3DALDuPree 2 yard pass from StaubachDAL 31–3
Q4DALRichards 53 yard pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)DAL 38–3
Q4STLAnderson 1 yard run (Bakken kick)DAL 38–10
Q4DALDuPree 1 yard pass from Staubach (Fritsch kick)DAL 45–10
Scoring summary
1PHITom Dempsey 17 yard field goalEagles 3–0
2PHICharle Young 80 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)Eagles 10–0
2DALRoger Staubach 1 yard run (Toni Fritsch kick)Eagles 10–7
2DALWalt Garrison 2 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)Cowboys 14–10
3DALBob Hayes 28 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)Cowboys 21–10
4DALWalt Garrison 1 yard run (Toni Fritsch kick)Cowboys 28–10
4DALToni Fritsch 23 yard field goalCowboys 31–10
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