1979 Dallas Cowboys Schedule & Results

1979 Dallas Cowboys schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1979 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sun 12/30 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (9-7) 0140721
Dallas (11-5) 237719
Pass
V. Ferragamo (LA), 21-9-210, 2 INT, 3 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 28-12-124, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 19-82
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-87
Rec
B. Waddy (LA), 3-97, 1 TD
D. Pearson (DAL), 3-61

Regular Season

Sun 9/2 1234FINAL
Dallas (1-0) 373922
St. Louis (0-1) 077721
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 34-20-269, 0 INT, 0 TD
J. Hart (STL), 29-12-112, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Newhouse (DAL), 18-108, 1 TD
O. Anderson (STL), 21-193, 1 TD
Rec
T. Hill (DAL), 5-113, 1 TD
A. Chandler (STL), 4-21, 1 TD
Sun 9/9 1234FINAL
Dallas (2-0) 337821
San Francisco (0-2) 370313
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 34-20-259, 0 INT, 2 TD
S. DeBerg (SF), 33-19-239, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-54
O. Simpson (SF), 14-43, 1 TD
Rec
T. Hill (DAL), 6-96
M. Shumann (SF), 4-44
Sun 9/16 1234FINAL
Chicago (2-1) 706720
Dallas (3-0) 737724
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 16-5-155, 1 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 31-18-222, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 22-134
T. Dorsett (DAL), 20-108
Rec
G. Richards (CHI), 3-79, 1 TD
T. Hill (DAL), 5-91, 2 TD
Mon 9/24 1234FINAL
Dallas (3-1) 70007
Cleveland (4-0) 2000626
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 39-21-303, 2 INT, 1 TD
B. Sipe (CLE), 28-15-239, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 14-64
M. Pruitt (CLE), 14-31, 1 TD
Rec
D. Pearson (DAL), 5-109
R. Rucker (CLE), 5-57
Sun 9/30 1234FINAL
Cincinnati (0-5) 337013
Dallas (4-1) 71410738
Pass
K. Anderson (CIN), 33-17-187, 2 INT, 1 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 25-12-164, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
C. Alexander (CIN), 9-34
T. Dorsett (DAL), 20-119
Rec
D. Bass (CIN), 8-108, 1 TD
T. Hill (DAL), 5-71, 1 TD
Sun 10/7 1234FINAL
Dallas (5-1) 3207636
Minnesota (3-3) 7310020
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 23-15-174, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 34-18-206, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 21-145, 3 TD
R. Young (MIN), 9-29
Rec
T. Dorsett (DAL), 5-47
S. White (MIN), 7-131, 1 TD
Sun 10/14 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (4-3) 06006
Dallas (6-1) 6717030
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 26-9-122, 1 INT, 0 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 18-13-176, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 8-34
T. Dorsett (DAL), 24-103, 1 TD
Rec
P. Dennard (LA), 5-82
T. Hill (DAL), 4-63, 1 TD
Sun 10/21 1234FINAL
St. Louis (2-6) 670013
Dallas (7-1) 3142322
Pass
J. Hart (STL), 38-16-156, 0 INT, 0 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 25-11-164, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 20-105
T. Dorsett (DAL), 20-111
Rec
O. Anderson (STL), 5-39
B. DuPree (DAL), 3-48, 1 TD
Sun 10/28 1234FINAL
Dallas (7-2) 03003
Pittsburgh (7-2) 077014
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 25-11-113, 0 INT, 0 TD
T. Bradshaw (PIT), 25-11-126, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-73
F. Harris (PIT), 18-102, 2 TD
Rec
B. DuPree (DAL), 5-53
J. Stallworth (PIT), 7-98
Sun 11/4 1234FINAL
Dallas (8-2) 3031016
NY Giants (4-6) 070714
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 30-20-266, 0 INT, 1 TD
P. Simms (NYG), 16-10-150, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 16-36
B. Taylor (NYG), 21-68
Rec
T. Dorsett (DAL), 6-68
G. Shirk (NYG), 3-47
Mon 11/12 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (7-4) 7107731
Dallas (8-3) 7001421
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 29-12-145, 0 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 28-17-308, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
W. Montgomery (PHI), 25-127, 1 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 13-53
Rec
H. Carmichael (PHI), 4-69, 2 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 7-64
Sun 11/18 1234FINAL
Dallas (8-4) 0331420
Washington (8-4) 77101034
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 38-23-276, 3 INT, 1 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 24-15-210, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 14-43
J. Riggins (WAS), 12-40, 1 TD
Rec
T. Dorsett (DAL), 8-61
D. Buggs (WAS), 5-111
Thu 11/22 1234FINAL
Houston (10-3) 7106730
Dallas (8-5) 1470324
Pass
D. Pastorini (HOU), 17-9-163, 0 INT, 2 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 30-21-287, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
E. Campbell (HOU), 33-195, 2 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 12-54, 1 TD
Rec
K. Burrough (HOU), 3-55, 1 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 5-36
Sun 12/2 1234FINAL
NY Giants (6-8) 70007
Dallas (9-5) 0714728
Pass
P. Simms (NYG), 15-9-130, 1 INT, 0 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 18-10-164, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
B. Taylor (NYG), 24-69, 1 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 29-108, 1 TD
Rec
B. Taylor (NYG), 3-20
D. Pearson (DAL), 5-88, 3 TD
Sat 12/8 1234FINAL
Dallas (10-5) 1007724
Philadelphia (10-5) 370717
Pass
R. Staubach (DAL), 21-11-105, 0 INT, 1 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 36-13-216, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Newhouse (DAL), 12-68, 1 TD
W. Montgomery (PHI), 23-65, 1 TD
Rec
T. Hill (DAL), 3-33
W. Montgomery (PHI), 4-93, 1 TD
Sun 12/16 1234FINAL
Washington (10-6) 10701734
Dallas (11-5) 01471435
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 23-12-200, 0 INT, 1 TD
R. Staubach (DAL), 42-24-336, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
J. Riggins (WAS), 22-151, 2 TD
R. Springs (DAL), 20-79, 1 TD
Rec
D. Buggs (WAS), 2-49
T. Hill (DAL), 8-113, 1 TD

Preseason

Hall of Fame Game
Saturday, July 28, 1979 FINAL
Dallas (0-1) 13
Oakland (1-0) 20
Saturday, August 4, 1979 FINAL
Denver (0-1) 6
Dallas (1-1) 7
Sunday, August 12, 1979 FINAL
Dallas (1-2) 17
Seattle (2-0) 27
Saturday, August 18, 1979 FINAL
Houston (1-2) 13
Dallas (2-2) 16
Saturday, August 25, 1979 FINAL
Pittsburgh (3-1) 14
Dallas (3-2) 16

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