1976 Dallas Cowboys season

The 1976 Dallas Cowboys season was their 17th in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 10–4, winning eleven games.[1] They qualified for the playoffs, but were stunned by the Los Angeles Rams in the Divisional round.

1976 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coachTom Landry
General managerTex Schramm
OwnerClint Murchison, Jr.
Home fieldTexas Stadium
Results
Record11–3
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 14–12

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–7
54,052
2 September 19, 1976 at New Orleans Saints W 24–6
61,413
3 September 26, 1976 Baltimore Colts W 30–27
64,237
4 October 3, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 28–13
62,027
5 October 10, 1976 at New York Giants W 24–14
76,042
6 October 17, 1976 at St. Louis Cardinals L 21–17
50,317
7 October 24, 1976 Chicago Bears W 31–21
61,346
8 October 31, 1976 at Washington Redskins W 20–7
55,004
9 November 7, 1976 New York Giants W 9–3
58,870
10 November 15, 1976 Buffalo Bills W 17–10
51,799
11 November 21, 1976 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–10
54,992
12 November 25, 1976 St. Louis Cardinals W 19–14
62,498
13 December 5, 1976 at Philadelphia Eagles W 26–7
55,072
14 December 12, 1976 Washington Redskins L 27–14
59,916

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 19, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 14–12
62,436

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys(2) 11 3 0 .786 6–2 9–3 296 194 L1
Washington Redskins(4) 10 4 0 .714 6–2 9–3 291 217 W4
St. Louis Cardinals 10 4 0 .714 5–3 9–3 309 267 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 4 10 0 .286 2–6 4–8 165 286 W1
New York Giants 3 11 0 .214 1–7 3–9 170 250 L1

Roster

Dallas Cowboys 1976 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
43 Active, 4 Inactive

Season recap

The Cowboys entered the year with high expectations, dominating the regular season by finishing with an 11-3 record, while capturing the NFC East title. But they came up short in the first round of the divisional playoffs, after being heavily favored at home against the Los Angeles Rams, but still losing 14-12.

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. ^ 1976 Dallas Cowboys
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