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. 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


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 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 Offensive Quality Control Coach: Steve Hoffman Strength and Conditioning Coach: Joe Juraszek Assistant Director of Football Operations: Craig Glieber Scout: Jim Garrett