1979 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
11-5-0 0-1 6274 3743 2531 35 356 4947 2673 2274 25 275
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The Dallas Cowboys' twentieth season was in 1979, and it was the twentieth season Tom Landry served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Texas Stadium. They finished the year 11-5-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, but they lost their first playoff game to the Los Angeles Rams 21-19.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ St. Louis Cardinals 22-21
Week 2 @ San Francisco 49ers 21-13
Week 3 Chicago Bears 24-20
Week 4 @ Cleveland Browns 7-26
Week 5 Cincinnati Bengals 38-13
Week 6 @ Minnesota Vikings 36-20
Week 7 Los Angeles Rams 30-6
Week 8 St. Louis Cardinals 22-13
Week 9 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3-14
Week 10 @ New York Giants 16-14
Week 11 Philadelphia Eagles 21-31
Week 12 @ Washington Redskins 20-34
Week 13 Houston Oilers 24-30
Week 14 New York Giants 28-7
Week 15 @ Philadelphia Eagles 24-17
Week 16 Washington Redskins 35-34


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Los Angeles Rams 19-21

1979 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Landry Assistant Head Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Offensive Coordinator: Dan Reeves Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner Wide Receivers Coach: Mike Ditka Offensive Line Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Offensive Backs Coach: Dan Reeves Defensive Line Coach: Ernie Stautner Linebackers Coach: Jerry Tubbs Defensive Backfield Coach: Gene Stallings Special Teams Coach: Mike Ditka Special Assistant Coach: Ermal Allen Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bob Ward Scouting Assistant: Steve Kazor