1978 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 2-1 6893 3682 3211 45 404 4859 2827 2032 49 282
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The Dallas Cowboys' nineteenth season was in 1978, and it was the nineteenth 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, en route to winning the NFC East, and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 35-31. At the end of the season, Roger Staubach was awarded with the Man of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Baltimore Colts 38-0
Week 2 @ New York Giants 34-24
Week 3 @ Los Angeles Rams 14-27
Week 4 St. Louis Cardinals 21-12
Week 5 @ Washington Redskins 5-9
Week 6 New York Giants 24-3
Week 7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 24-21
Week 8 Philadelphia Eagles 14-7
Week 9 Minnesota Vikings 10-21
Week 10 @ Miami Dolphins 16-23
Week 11 @ Green Bay Packers 42-14
Week 12 New Orleans Saints 27-7
Week 13 Washington Redskins 37-10
Week 14 New England Patriots 17-10
Week 15 @ Philadelphia Eagles 31-13
Week 16 @ New York Jets 30-7


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Atlanta Falcons 27-20
Conference Championship @ Los Angeles Rams 28-0
Super Bowl vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 31-35

1978 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