. The book and movie depicted many of the team's players as carousing, drug-abusing partiers callously used by the team and then tossed aside when they became too injured to continue playing productively. They defeated Detroit 5–0 in the lowest-scoring playoff game in NFL history and then defeated San Francisco 17–10 in the first-ever NFC Championship Game to qualify for their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, a mistake-filled Super Bowl V, where they lost 16–13 to the Baltimore Colts courtesy of a field goal by Colts' kicker Jim O'Brien with five seconds remaining in the contest. The Lions got the ball back and started driving down the field. The Eagles had two more turnovers, including another Sanchez interception to end the game. With less than 3 minutes to go, the Cowboys were down 21–18 but had the ball and were starting to drive down the field. The Browns in turn lost in the NFL championship game to the Baltimore Colts and Minnesota Vikings in the 1968 and 1969 seasons respectively. The Seahawks' loss in that game was only their second home loss in the past three seasons. Their final regular-season game was on the road against the Redskins, where the Cowboys won 44–17 to finish the season at 12–4, the #3 seed, and undefeated in away games. They lost 28–18, ending their season with an 8–8 record and missing the playoffs for the third straight year. Despite the loss, linebacker Chuck Howley was named the Super Bowl MVP, the first and only time in Super Bowl history that the game's MVP did not come from the winning team. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tried rushing in a potential game winning TD but Cowboys safety Jeff Heath caused Carr to fumble the ball before the ball crossed the endzone to force a touchback and seal a 20-17 Cowboys victory.  (Schedule and Results), Playoffs:Won Wild Card 24-22 vs. Seattle SeahawksLost Divisional Round 22-30 vs. Los Angeles Rams, Other Notable Asst. A 51-yard field goal almost 3 minutes into the 4th quarter put the Cowboys down by 3. Dallas advanced to the NFC Championship Game, where they faced San Francisco for the third consecutive year. Home Games Are you a Stathead, too? Week 15 was a primetime game on NBC Sunday Night Football against the Oakland Raiders. Heritage Uniforms and Jerseys - NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, NCAA, US Colleges, Click here to go to Heritage Sports Art and see the framed Cowboys artwork, Tiedman & Formby Vintage Athletic Company. After that, the Cowboys lost to the Buffalo Bills 16-6 and then lost against the Redskins 34–23 to finish the regular season with a record of 4-12 and a last place finish in the NFC East. The Cowboys came back with a 78-yard drive capped with a DeMarco Murray touchdown run. The first and only NFL team to post 20 consecutive winning seasons (1966–1985). Powered by BizBudding Inc. ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Dak Prescott #4 throws to Jason Witten #82 of the Cowboys in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at AT&T Stadium on October 8, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. In 1976, the team went 11–3, winning the NFC East. Then followed a loss to the Packers, and victories over Washington and Oakland, the latter being on Thanksgiving. Although neither team performed well, Dallas lost unexpectedly when on the last play of the game Tony Romo threw a pass into the end zone that was nullified by a holding penalty. [1] The founding investors of the Dallas Cowboys were Clint Murchison, Jr. (45%), John D. Murchison (45%), along with minority shareholders,[2] Toddie Lee and Bedford Wynne (Director and Secretary) (5%)[3] and William R. Hawn (5%). Dallas beat the, The first NFL team to play in five, six, seven and eight Super Bowls. All rights reserved. The next game was a surprise upset of the 13-0 New Orleans Saints, followed by a shutout of Washington. Dallas sent eight players to the Pro Bowl, including Howley, Meredith, Perkins, and future Pro Football Hall of Fame members Hayes, Lilly, and Renfro. Dallas Cowboys vs. Detroit Lions Results. Record: 10-6-0, 1st in NFC East Division (Schedule and Results) Coach: Jason Garrett (10-6-0) Points For: 339 (21.2/g) 22nd of 32. Dallas faced the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game, but suffered a highly embarrassing 20–7 loss to their division rival in Veterans Stadium. The Cowboys opened the 1983 season in impressive fashion, erasing a 23–3 deficit at Washington to defeat the Super Bowl champion Redskins 31–30, then winning their next six games. Desperate to win, they headed to Houston for the third "Battle of Texas" with the Texans (the first and second were in 2002 and 2006) and beat them 27–13. Having picked Aikman, fullback Daryl Johnston and center Mark Stepnoski in 1989, Johnson added running back Emmitt Smith in 1990, defensive tackle Russell Maryland and offensive tackle Erik Williams in 1991, and safety Darren Woodson in 1992. In August the NFL announced that star running back Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended the first 6 games of the season for violating the league's personal conduct policy stemming from accusations of domestic abuse from an ex-girlfriend in 2016. It was after this game that Elliott's suspension came into effect. Linebacker Keith Brooking criticized the last touchdown pass of the game, arguing that it served no purpose other than to run up the score in a game the Vikings already had won. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Franchise History - A Fan's E... Seattle Seahawks Uniform and Team History. After receiving the top NFC playoff seed, and getting a first-round bye, they lost to the Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs to end one of the most exciting seasons of the decade. Stafford fumbled the ball at the 2-minute mark and was picked up by Cowboys defensive tackle DeMarcus Lawrence who then fumbled the ball which gave the Lions the ball back. They have a 5–3 record in the Super Bowl, with all three losses by a margin of four points or less. After missing the playoffs in 1997, Gailey led the team to a 10–6 record in 1998 as Dallas became the first NFC East team to sweep the division. An early lead soon led to a 24–24 tie, but Romo threw an interception in the 4th quarter that allowed New York to get into the red zone and score a field goal, resulting in the Cowboys losing 27–24.