1997 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
6-10-0 0-0 4778 3141 1637 23 279 4516 2522 1994 19 281
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The Dallas Cowboys' thirty-eighth season was in 1997, and it was the fourth season Barry Switzer served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Texas Stadium. He resigned from the Cowboys on Friday, January 9, 1998. Following the late season collapse, in which the Cowboys lost the final five games of the season, Switzer resigned as head coach of the Cowboys. They finished the season 6-10-0, 5-3-0 at home and 1-7-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Troy Aikman was awarded with the Man of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 37-7
Week 2 @ Arizona Cardinals 22-25
Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles 21-20
Week 5 Chicago Bears 27-3
Week 6 @ New York Giants 17-20
Week 7 @ Washington Redskins 16-21
Week 8 Jacksonville Jaguars 26-22
Week 9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 12-13
Week 10 @ San Francisco 49ers 10-17
Week 11 Arizona Cardinals 24-6
Week 12 Washington Redskins 17-14
Week 13 @ Green Bay Packers 17-45
Week 14 Tennessee Oilers 14-27
Week 15 Carolina Panthers 13-23
Week 16 @ Cincinnati Bengals 24-31
Week 17 New York Giants 7-20

1997 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Barry Switzer Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese Defensive Coordinator: Dave Campo Quarterbacks Coach: Jack Reilly 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: Joe Juraszek Assistant Director of Football Operations: Craig Glieber Scout: Jim Garrett