1996 Dallas Cowboys schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
10-6-0 1-1 5445 3453 1992 34 334 4877 3111 1766 41 290
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The Dallas Cowboys' thirty-seventh season was in 1996, and it was the third season Barry Switzer served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Texas Stadium. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Carolina Panthers 26-17.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Chicago Bears 6-22
Week 2 New York Giants 27-0
Week 3 Indianapolis Colts 24-25
Week 4 @ Buffalo Bills 7-10
Week 5 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23-19
Week 7 Arizona Cardinals 17-3
Week 8 Atlanta Falcons 32-28
Week 9 @ Miami Dolphins 29-10
Week 10 Philadelphia Eagles 21-31
Week 11 @ San Francisco 49ers 20-17
Week 12 Green Bay Packers 21-6
Week 13 @ New York Giants 6-20
Week 14 Washington Redskins 21-10
Week 15 @ Arizona Cardinals 10-6
Week 16 New England Patriots 12-6
Week 17 @ Washington Redskins 10-37


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Minnesota Vikings 40-15
Divisional Round @ Carolina Panthers 17-26

1996 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Barry Switzer Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese Defensive Coordinator: Dave Campo Wide Receivers Coach: Hubbard Alexander Offensive Line Coach: Hudson Houck Running Backs Coach: Joe Brodsky Tight Ends Coach: Robert Ford Offensive Quality Control Coach: Steve Hoffman Defensive Ends Coach: Tommy Hart Defensive Tackles Coach: Craig Boller Linebackers Coach: Jim Bates Defensive Backs Coach: Mike Zimmer Defensive Assistant Coach: Clancy Pendergast Special Teams Coach: Joe Avezzano Kicking Coach: Steve Hoffman Quality Control Coach: Clancy Pendergast Strength and Conditioning Coach: Mike Woicik Assistant Director of Football Operations: Craig Glieber Scout: Jim Garrett