Dallas Cowboys 1979: A Game-by-Game Guideby John Schaefer
Roger Staubach's ride off into the sunset proved to be more dramatic than anyone could have imagined. The
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Relive the Dallas Cowboys' memorable 1979 season with this guide that explores the entire year game by game, from the Week 1 nail-biter against the Cardinals through the final heroic push into the playoffs, as told in the newspaper accounts of the day.
Roger Staubach's ride off into the sunset proved to be more dramatic than anyone could have imagined. The Hall of Fame legend engineered one last fourth quarter miracle to topple the hated Redskins in Week 16 and hand Dallas yet another NFC East championship. While the season ultimately ended in disappointment, there were still many highlights along the way, inclduing a fantastic 7-1 start, huge road wins over the Giants and Eagles, 1,000-yard seasons from Tony Dorsett, Drew Pearson and Tony Hill and that unforgettable win over Washington when all seemed lost.
All of the highs and lows from the exciting season are here. A full recap and box score from every game is included, so you can follow the exploits of Tom Landry's crew from start to finish as it put together one of the most incredible campaigns in Dallas history.
As an added bonus, links to video highlights of several games, including the rally against the Redskins, are included to add even more depth to the story of the '79 Cowboys. Whether you are a die-hard Cowboys fan or an NFL history buff, you will enjoy this look back at the 1979 Dallas Cowboys.
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