1973 Dallas Cowboys Season
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1973 Dallas Cowboys Season
1973 Dallas Cowboys season
OwnerClint Murchison, Jr.
Head coachTom Landry
General managerTex Schramm
Home fieldTexas Stadium
Results
Record10-4
Division place1st NFC East
Playoff finishWon Divisional playoffs (Rams) 27-16
Lost NFC Championship (Vikings) 27-10
Pro BowlersNone

The 1973 Dallas Cowboys season was their 14th in the league. The team matched their previous output of 10-4.[1] They qualified for the playoffs for the eighth straight season. After a 4-3 start the Cowboys won six of their last seven games to win the NFC East with a solid 10-4 record. In the Divisional Playoffs the Cowboys beat the Los Angeles Rams 27-16 in Texas Stadium to earn their fourth straight Championship Game Appearance. However, not even the home crowd at Texas Stadium could help the Cowboys as they fell to the Minnesota Vikings 27-10.

NFL Draft

1973 Dallas Cowboys draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 20 Billy Joe Dupree *  TE Michigan State
2 46 Golden Richards  WR Hawaii
3 53 Harvey Martin *  DE East Texas State
4 98 Drane Scrivener  DB Tulsa
5 126 Bruce Walton  OT UCLA
6 151 Bob Leyen  OG Yale
7 176 Rodrigo Barnes  LB Rice
8 204 Dan Werner  QB Michigan State
9 229 Mike White  DB Minnesota
10 254 Carl Johnson  LB Tennessee
11 282 Gerald Caswell  OG Colorado State
12 307 Jim Arneson  OG Arizona
13 332 John Smith  WR UCLA
14 360 Bob Thornton  OG North Carolina
15 385 Walt Baisy  LB Grambling
16 410 John Conley  TE Hawaii
17 438 Les Strayhorn  RB East Carolina
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance Recap
1 September 16 at Chicago Bears W 20-17 1-0 Soldier Field 49,970 Recap
2 September 24 New Orleans Saints W 43-3 2-0 Texas Stadium 52,715 Recap
3 September 30 St. Louis Cardinals W 45-10 3-0 Texas Stadium 64,729 Recap
4 October 8 at Washington Redskins L 7-14 3-1 RFK Stadium 54,314 Recap
5 October 14 at Los Angeles Rams L 31-37 3-2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 81,428 Recap
6 October 21 New York Giants W 45-28 4-2 Texas Stadium 58,741 Recap
7 October 28 at Philadelphia Eagles L 16-30 4-3 Veterans Stadium 63,300 Recap
8 November 4 Cincinnati Bengals W 38-10 5-3 Texas Stadium 54,944 Recap
9 November 11 at New York Giants W 23-10 6-3 Yale Bowl 70,128 Recap
10 November 18 Philadelphia Eagles W 31-10 7-3 Texas Stadium 59,375 Recap
11 November 22 Miami Dolphins L 7-14 7-4 Texas Stadium 58,089 Recap
12 December 2 at Denver Broncos W 22-10 8-4 Mile High Stadium 51,508 Recap
13 December 9 Washington Redskins W 27-7 9-4 Texas Stadium 62,195 Recap
14 December 16 at St. Louis Cardinals W 30-3 10-4 Busch Memorial Stadium 43,946 Recap

Division opponents are in bold text [2]


Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 6-2 8-3 382 203 W3
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 6-2 8-3 325 198 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 5 8 1 .393 3-4-1 3-7-1 310 393 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 3-5 4-7 286 365 L1
New York Giants 2 11 1 .179 1-6-1 1-9-1 226 362 L4

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
• Cowboys 0 1703 20
Bears 3 077 17
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Soldier Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 55°F o Wind 9

[3]

Week 2

1 234Total
Saints 0 300 3
• Cowboys 12 0217 40

[4]

Week 3

1 234Total
Cardinals 0 037 10
• Cowboys 14 10714 45
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Texas Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 71°F; wind 5

[5]

Week 4

Week 10

1 234Total
Eagles 3 700 10
Cowboys 0 14710 31

[6]

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Game Site Attendance Recap
Divisional December 23, 1973 Los Angeles Rams W 27-16 Texas Stadium 64,291 Recap
NFC Championship December 30, 1973 Minnesota Vikings L 10-27 Texas Stadium 60,272 Recap

Roster

Publications

The Football Encyclopedia ISBN 0-312-11435-4
Total Football ISBN 0-06-270170-3
Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes ISBN 0-446-51950-2

References

External links


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