Dallas Cowboys 2002 Season

Dallas Cowboys 2002 Season:

Dallas Cowboys Season Results:

Record        5–11

Division place      4th NFC East

Playoff finish        did not qualify

Pro Bowlers         La’Roi Glover DT

AP All-Pros          La’Roi Glover (2nd team)

Dallas Cowboys Season Review:

The 2002 Dallas Cowboys season would mark the end of another future pro football hall of fame and ring of honor member tenure with the team.  The great Emmitt Smith would play his last season with the Cowboys and stamped his legacy by becoming the all-time leading rusher in the NFL.  This would also mark the official end of the great Triplets legacy.

Dave Campo coached his third and final year with the Cowboys and led them to an exact record of 5-11 all three season.  The Cowboys season never really got off the ground and Quincy Carter was once again benched after a few games into the season.

Rumors surfaced late in the season that Jerry Jones had been in discussions with legendary coach Bill Parcells to take over the team in 2003.  The Houston Texans began play this season and they beat the Cowboys on opening day to begin a new great rivalry for the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys Highlights:

  • October 27 at home against the Seattle Seahawks, with the late Walter Payton’s family in attendance Emmitt Smith becomes the NFL’s all-time rushing leader. Late in the same drive he scored his 125th rushing touchdown
  • Arizona Cardinals move from NFC East to NFC West

Dallas Cowboys running back #22 Emmitt Smith sets all-time NFL rushing record against the Seattle Seahawks.

 

Dallas Cowboys Season Schedule:

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Houston Texans L 19–10 69,604
2 September 15, 2002 Tennessee Titans W 21–13 62,527
3 September 22, 2002 at Philadelphia Eagles L 44–13 65,537
4 September 29, 2002 at St. Louis Rams W 13–10 66,165
5 October 6, 2002 New York Giants L 21–17 63,447
6 October 13, 2002 Carolina Panthers W 14–13 61,773
7 October 20, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals L 9–6 59,702
8 October 27, 2002 Seattle Seahawks L 17–14 63,854
9 November 3, 2002 at Detroit Lions L 9–7 61,789
10 Bye
11 November 17, 2002 at Indianapolis Colts L 20–3 57,057
12 November 24, 2002 Jacksonville Jaguars W 21–19 62,204
13 November 28, 2002 Washington Redskins W 27–20 63,606
14 December 8, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 31–27 64,097
15 December 15, 2002 at New York Giants L 37–7 78,698
16 December 21, 2002 Philadelphia Eagles L 27–3 63,209
17 December 29, 2002 at Washington Redskins L 20–14 84,142

Dallas Cowboys Playoffs: Cowboys did not qualify for the Playoffs

The 2002 NFL Standings:

AFC East W L T % PF PA
New York Jets 9 7 0 0.563 359 336
New England Patriots 9 7 0 0.563 381 346
Miami Dolphins 9 7 0 0.563 378 301
Buffalo Bills 8 8 0 0.5 379 397
NFC East W L T % PF PA
Philadelphia Eagles 12 4 0 0.75 415 241
New York Giants 10 6 0 0.625 320 279
Washington Redskins 7 9 0 0.438 307 365
Dallas Cowboys 5 11 0 0.313 217 329
AFC North W L T % PF PA
Pittsburgh Steelers 10 5 1 0.656 390 345
Cleveland Browns 9 7 0 0.563 344 320
Baltimore Ravens 7 9 0 0.438 316 354
Cincinnati Bengals 2 14 0 0.125 279 456
NFC North W L T % PF PA
Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 0.75 398 328
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 0.375 390 442
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 0.25 281 379
Detroit Lions 3 13 0 0.188 306 451
AFC South W L T % PF PA
Tennessee Titans 11 5 0 0.688 367 324
Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 0.625 349 313
Jacksonville Jaguars 6 10 0 0.375 328 315
Houston Texans 4 12 0 0.25 213 356
NFC South W L T % PF PA
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 12 4 0 0.75 346 196
Atlanta Falcons 9 6 1 0.594 402 314
New Orleans Saints 9 7 0 0.563 432 388
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 0.438 258 302
AFC West W L T % PF PA
Oakland Raiders 11 5 0 0.688 450 304
Denver Broncos 9 7 0 0.563 392 344
San Diego Chargers 8 8 0 0.5 333 367
Kansas City Chiefs 8 8 0 0.5 467 399
NFC West W L T % PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 0.625 367 351
St. Louis Rams 7 9 0 0.438 316 369
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 0.438 355 369
Arizona Cardinals 5 11 0 0.313 262 417

 

 

NFL Postseason:

Wild Card Playoffs

Atlanta Falcons 27, Green Bay Packers 7

New York Jets 41, Indianapolis Colts 0

Pittsburgh Steelers 36, Cleveland Browns 33

San Francisco 49ers 39, New York Giants 38

Divisional Playoffs

Oakland Raiders 30, New York Jets 10

Philadelphia Eagles 20, Atlanta Falcons 6

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31, San Francisco 49ers 6

Tennessee Titans 34, Pittsburgh Steelers 31 (OT)

Conference Championship

Oakland Raiders 41, Tennessee Titans 24

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 10

 

Super Bowl XXXVII

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48, Oakland Raiders 21 at San Diego

 

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