1983 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
12-4-0 0-1 6322 4142 2180 43 366 5670 4077 1593 48 305
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The Dallas Cowboys' twenty-fourth season was in 1983, and it was the twenty-fourth season Tom Landry served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Texas Stadium. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams 24-17.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Washington Redskins 31-30
Week 2 @ St. Louis Cardinals 34-17
Week 3 New York Giants 28-13
Week 4 New Orleans Saints 21-20
Week 5 @ Minnesota Vikings 37-24
Week 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24
Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles 37-7
Week 8 Los Angeles Raiders 38-40
Week 9 @ New York Giants 38-20
Week 10 @ Philadelphia Eagles 27-20
Week 11 @ San Diego Chargers 23-24
Week 12 Kansas City Chiefs 41-21
Week 13 St. Louis Cardinals 35-17
Week 14 @ Seattle Seahawks 35-10
Week 15 Washington Redskins 10-31
Week 16 @ San Francisco 49ers 17-42


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Los Angeles Rams 17-24

1983 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Landry Assistant Head Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner Quarterbacks Coach: Jim Shofner Wide Receivers Coach: Dick Nolan Offensive Line Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Running Backs Coach: Al Lavan Defensive Line Coach: Ernie Stautner Linebackers Coach: Jerry Tubbs Defensive Backfield Coach: Gene Stallings Special Teams Coach: Alan Lowry Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bob Ward Research and Development: Neill Armstrong, Ermal Allen