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1972 Dallas Cowboys season

Season information
TeamDallas Cowboys
Season Year1972
Head coachTom Landry
Home fieldTexas Stadium
Results
Record10-4
Place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishLost Conference Championship
Timeline
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Next1973
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The 1972 Dallas Cowboys season was their 13th in the league. The team failed to improve their previous output of 11-3, winning only ten games. They qualified for the playoffs for the seventh consecutive season but settled for the wildcard spot. A pre-season injury to quarterback Roger Staubach and the trade of Duane Thomas (both had been integral figures in the 1971 championship team) hindered the offense (mitigated somewhat since their replacements, Craig Morton and Calvin Hill, were former starters). In the divisional playoff round, Staubach came off the bench to engineer an improbable 30-28 comeback win over the 49ers (Dallas had trailed by 28-16 with less than 2 minutes to play). The win over the 49ers still ranks as one of the all-time great Cowboys wins. However, the momentum could not carry them to a victory over Washington in the NFC Championship game.

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Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 17, 1972 Philadelphia Eagles W 28-6
2 September 24, 1972 at New York Giants W 23-14
3 October 1, 1972 at Green Bay Packers L 16-13
4 October 8, 1972 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-13
5 October 15, 1972 at Baltimore Colts W 21-0
6 October 22, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 24-20
7 October 30, 1972 Detroit Lions W 28-24
8 November 5, 1972 at San Diego Chargers W 34-28
9 November 12, 1972 at St. Louis Cardinals W 33-24
10 November 19, 1972 at Philadelphia Eagles W 28-7
11 November 23, 1972 San Francisco 49ers L 31-10
12 December 3, 1972 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27-6
13 December 9, 1972 Washington Redskins W 34-24
14 December 17, 1972 at New York Giants L 23-3

Week Date Opponent Result
Division December 23, 1972 at San Francisco 49ers W 30-28
Conference Championship December 31, 1972 at Washington Redskins L 26-3

NFC East
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Washington Redskins 11 3 0 .786 336 218 L-2
Dallas Cowboys 10 4 0 .714 319 247 L-1
New York Giants 8 6 0 .571 331 247 W-1
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .321 193 303 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 2 11 1 .179 145 352 L-5

Dallas Cowboys 1972 roster
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