In the 1997 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys finished with a record of 6-10. They finished with a record 5-3 at home, and 1-7 on the roads. The Cowboys finished in Eastern Division of National Football Conference. They went 3-5 against teams from their division, and ended up missing out on the playoffs by a point differential of -2.5. For more information, see this Cowboys 1997 recap.
The season started promisingly, but ended in disappointment. Dallas finished fourth in the NFC East with a record of 6-10. It was the Cowboys’ first loss since 1990. Coached by Barry Switzer, the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990. Although the 1997 season was their worst since 1992, the team’s performance during the regular season of the NFL did not allow them to make the playoffs.
The 1997 season marked the 38th season for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. The team was led and heavily favored to reach the playoffs by Barry Switzer, their head coach. The 1997 team didn’t surpass their ten-win season of the previous year but they were still one of the most hard-working teams in league. Although they did not win the Super Bowl, the team maintained their reputation as the most hardworking in the NFL.