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1974 Dallas Cowboys

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 4.0, Defense: 1.9, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 297 points (21.2/g), 8th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 235 points (16.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of 62 points (4.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-5.1.

Coach: Tom Landry (8-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Myers
 Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner Clint Murchison Jr.
President/General Manager Tex Schramm
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 297 4983 974 5.1 31 16 19 295 206 385 2529 14 15 5.9 129 542 2454 22 4.5 147
Team Defense 235 3463 803 4.3 26 13 26 199 178 349 2119 17 13 5.5 110 417 1344 8 3.2 63
Lg Rank Offense 8 1 10 22 1 11 3 12 7 11 6 1 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 10 4 20 14 2 9 14 20 24 17 4 2 5 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 0 21 411 206 205 2 7 108 44 64 5
2 Mon September 23 boxscore L 1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 13 20 385 217 168 3 5 165 67 98 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 New York Giants 6 14 18 333 221 112 5 16 307 128 179 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 Minnesota Vikings 21 23 16 273 129 144 4 18 376 265 111
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 1-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 28 31 24 370 224 146 1 17 374 236 138
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles 31 24 29 420 174 246 20 300 250 50 3
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 3-4 @ New York Giants 21 7 22 344 160 184 3 13 227 165 62 4
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-4 St. Louis Cardinals 17 14 22 278 146 132 19 216 82 134
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 5-4 San Francisco 49ers 20 14 21 379 158 221 3 20 326 262 64 1
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 5-5 @ Washington Redskins 21 28 18 296 144 152 1 13 252 152 100 1
11 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-5 @ Houston Oilers 10 0 15 252 38 214 1 6 81 55 26 1
12 Thu November 28 boxscore W 7-5 Washington Redskins 24 23 23 373 239 134 5 11 207 102 105 1
13 Sat December 7 boxscore W 8-5 Cleveland Browns 41 17 25 469 217 252 1 19 257 170 87 5
14 Sat December 14 boxscore L 8-6 @ Oakland Raiders 23 27 21 400 256 144 2 15 267 141 126 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Roger Staubach 32 QB 14 14 8-6-0 190 360 52.8% 2552 11 3.1 15 4.2 58 7.1 5.8 13.4 182.3 68.4 45 309 5.54 4.41 11.1 2 3
19 Clint Longley 22 2 0 12 21 57.1% 209 2 9.5 0 0.0 50 10.0 11.9 17.4 104.5 122.9 2 18 8.30 10.04 8.7 1 1
14 Craig Morton 31 6 0 2 2 100.0% 12 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 6.0 6.0 6.0 2.0 91.7 0 0 6.00 6.00 0.0
10 Duane Carrell 25 P 7 0 1 1 100.0% 37 0 0.0 0 0.0 37 37.0 37.0 37.0 5.3 118.7 0 0 37.00 37.00 0.0
88 Drew Pearson*+ 23 WR 14 14 1 1 100.0% 46 1 100.0 0 0.0 46 46.0 66.0 46.0 3.3 158.3 0 0 46.00 66.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 14 8-6-0 206 385 53.5% 2856 14 3.6 15 3.9 58 7.4 6.4 13.9 204.0 73.5 47 327 5.85 4.94 10.9 3 4
Opp Total 14 178 349 51.0% 2451 17 4.9 13 3.7 7.0 6.32 13.8 175.1 74.6 37 332 5.5 4.9 9.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
35 Calvin Hill* 27 RB 12 12 185 844 7 27 4.6 70.3 15.4 12 134 11.2 0 39 1.0 11.2 978 7 5
44 Robert Newhouse 24 14 2 124 501 3 23 4.0 35.8 8.9 9 67 7.4 0 21 0.6 4.8 568 3 1
32 Walt Garrison 30 FB 14 14 113 429 5 18 3.8 30.6 8.1 34 253 7.4 1 30 2.4 18.1 682 6 5
12 Roger Staubach 32 QB 14 14 47 320 3 29 6.8 22.9 3.4 1 -13 -13.0 0 -13 0.1 -0.9 307 3 7
30 Charley Young 22 14 0 33 205 0 53 6.2 14.6 2.4 11 73 6.6 0 14 0.8 5.2 278 0 2
21 Doug Dennison 23 12 0 16 52 4 14 3.3 4.3 1.3 2 23 11.5 0 13 0.2 1.9 75 4 1
40 Les Strayhorn 23 13 0 11 66 0 24 6.0 5.1 0.8 2 12 6.0 0 10 0.2 0.9 78 0 2
89 Billy Joe DuPree 24 TE 14 13 4 43 0 20 10.8 3.1 0.3 29 466 16.1 4 42 2.1 33.3 509 4 1
19 Clint Longley 22 2 0 4 -13 0 1 -3.3 -6.5 2.0 -13 0 0
88 Drew Pearson*+ 23 WR 14 14 3 6 0 22 2.0 0.4 0.2 62 1087 17.5 2 50 4.4 77.6 1093 2 1
83 Golden Richards 24 WR 14 13 1 -5 0 -5 -5.0 -0.4 0.1 26 467 18.0 5 58 1.9 33.4 462 5 1
41 Charlie Waters 26 LCB 14 8 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 6 0 1
22 Bob Hayes 32 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 118 16.9 1 35 0.6 9.8 118 1 0
86 Bill Houston 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 72 12.0 0 19 0.5 5.5 72 0 0
84 Jean Fugett 23 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 60 15.0 1 24 0.3 5.0 60 1 0
31 Benny Barnes 23 db 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 37 37.0 0 37 0.1 2.6 37 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 542 2454 22 53 4.5 175.3 38.7 206 2856 13.9 14 58 14.7 204.0 5310 36 31
Opp Total 14 417 1344 8 3.2 96.0 29.8 178 2119 11.9 17 12.7 151.4 3463 25 31

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
37 Dennis Morgan 22 KR 13 0 19 287 1 98 15.1 35 823 0 43 23.5 1110
43 Cliff Harris* 26 FS/PR 14 14 26 193 0 19 7.4 1 14 0 14 14.0 207
83 Golden Richards 24 WR 14 13 13 74 0 15 5.7 536
30 Charley Young 22 14 0 8 161 0 35 20.1 439
21 Doug Dennison 23 12 0 3 54 0 27 18.0 129
22 Bob Hayes 32 12 0 2 11 0 6 5.5 129
40 Les Strayhorn 23 13 0 2 19 0 18 9.5 97
20 Mel Renfro 33 RCB 11 11 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
41 Charlie Waters 26 LCB 14 8 1 8 0 8 8.0 14
Team Total 26.5 14 62 573 1 98 9.2 49 1071 0 43 21.9 6954
Opp Total 14 31 343 1 11.1 61 1194 0 19.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Efren Herrera 23 K 11 0 1 1 5 5 4 2 2 1 13 8 61.5%% 33 33 100.0%%
10 Duane Carrell 25 P 7 0 40 1591 59 0 39.8
81 Marv Bateman 24 p 7 0 33 1218 55 0 36.9
11 Mac Percival 34 k 3 0 1 1 4 1 3 8 2 25.0%% 5 4 80.0%%
Team Total 26.5 14 1 1 6 6 8 3 5 1 21 10 47.6%% 38 37 97.4%% 73 2809 59 0 38.5
Opp Total 14 21 13 61.9%% 28 28 100.0%% 93 3711 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
12 Roger Staubach 32 QB 14 14 0 7 2 -4 0
43 Cliff Harris* 26 FS/PR 14 14 3 8 0 8 0 0 2 3 36 0
32 Walt Garrison 30 FB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
35 Calvin Hill* 27 RB 12 12 0 5 0 0 0
50 D.D. Lewis 29 RLB 14 14 2 45 0 27 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Dennis Morgan 22 KR 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
34 Cornell Green 34 SS 14 14 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 33 MLB 14 14 2 23 0 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
40 Les Strayhorn 23 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
41 Charlie Waters 26 LCB 14 8 2 26 0 24 0 0 1 0 0 0
52 Dave Edwards 35 LLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
74 Bob Lilly 35 RDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
79 Harvey Martin 24 14 0 0 0 2 9 0
88 Drew Pearson*+ 23 WR 14 14 0 1 1 0 1
20 Mel Renfro 33 RCB 11 11 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 6 0
83 Golden Richards 24 WR 14 13 0 1 1 0 0
30 Charley Young 22 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
31 Benny Barnes 23 db 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
21 Doug Dennison 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Billy Joe DuPree 24 TE 14 13 0 1 0 0 0
84 Jean Fugett 23 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
22 Bob Hayes 32 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
44 Robert Newhouse 24 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
76 John Niland 30 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
78 Bruce Walton 23 13 0 0 0 1 3 0
46 Mark Washington 27 lcb 13 6 1 0 0 0 0
70 Rayfield Wright* 29 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 13 110 0 27 0 0 31 28 50 1
Opp Total 14 47 31 18

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Efren Herrera 23 K 11 0 33 8 57
35 Calvin Hill* 27 RB 12 12 7 7 42
32 Walt Garrison 30 FB 14 14 5 1 6 36
83 Golden Richards 24 WR 14 13 5 5 30
21 Doug Dennison 23 12 0 4 4 24
89 Billy Joe DuPree 24 TE 14 13 4 4 24
44 Robert Newhouse 24 14 2 3 3 18
88 Drew Pearson*+ 23 WR 14 14 2 1 3 18
12 Roger Staubach 32 QB 14 14 3 3 18
11 Mac Percival 34 k 3 0 4 2 10
84 Jean Fugett 23 12 2 1 1 6
22 Bob Hayes 32 12 0 1 1 6
37 Dennis Morgan 22 KR 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 14 22 14 1 1 38 37 10 1 295
Opp Total 14 8 17 1 2 28 13 235

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-15 @ ATL W, 24-0 1 9 rush Roger Staubach 9 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
2 1974-09-15 @ ATL W, 24-0 2 52 pass Golden Richards 52 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Mac Percival kick)
3 1974-09-15 @ ATL W, 24-0 4 1 rush Robert Newhouse 1 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
4 1974-09-23 @ PHI L, 10-13 2 3 rush Doug Dennison 3 yard rush (Mac Percival kick)
5 1974-09-29 NYG L, 6-14 4 35 pass Bob Hayes 35 yard pass from Roger Staubach
6 1974-10-06 MIN L, 21-23 1 58 pass Golden Richards 58 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
7 1974-10-06 MIN L, 21-23 4 5 pass Walt Garrison 5 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
8 1974-10-06 MIN L, 21-23 4 6 rush Calvin Hill 6 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
9 1974-10-13 @ STL L, 28-31 1 98 punt Dennis Morgan 98 yard punt return (Efren Herrera kick)
10 1974-10-13 @ STL L, 28-31 2 24 pass Jean Fugett 24 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
11 1974-10-13 @ STL L, 28-31 4 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
12 1974-10-13 @ STL L, 28-31 4 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
13 1974-10-20 PHI W, 31-24 2 5 rush Calvin Hill 5 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
14 1974-10-20 PHI W, 31-24 2 17 rush Calvin Hill 17 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
15 1974-10-20 PHI W, 31-24 3 2 rush Calvin Hill 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1974-10-20 PHI W, 31-24 4 1 rush Roger Staubach 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
17 1974-10-27 @ NYG W, 21-7 2 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
18 1974-10-27 @ NYG W, 21-7 2 32 pass Drew Pearson 32 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
19 1974-10-27 @ NYG W, 21-7 3 46 pass Golden Richards 46 yard pass from Drew Pearson (Efren Herrera kick)
20 1974-11-03 STL W, 17-14 2 2 rush Robert Newhouse 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
21 1974-11-03 STL W, 17-14 4 2 rush Calvin Hill 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
22 1974-11-10 SFO W, 20-14 1 1 rush Calvin Hill 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
23 1974-11-10 SFO W, 20-14 4 6 rush Calvin Hill 6 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
24 1974-11-17 @ WAS L, 21-28 3 10 pass Billy Joe DuPree 10 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
25 1974-11-17 @ WAS L, 21-28 4 3 rush Robert Newhouse 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
26 1974-11-17 @ WAS L, 21-28 4 4 pass Billy Joe DuPree 4 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
27 1974-11-24 @ HOU W, 10-0 1 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
28 1974-11-28 WAS W, 24-23 3 35 pass Billy Joe DuPree 35 yard pass from Clint Longley (Efren Herrera kick)
29 1974-11-28 WAS W, 24-23 3 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
30 1974-11-28 WAS W, 24-23 4 50 pass Drew Pearson 50 yard pass from Clint Longley (Efren Herrera kick)
31 1974-12-07 CLE W, 41-17 1 35 pass Golden Richards 35 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
32 1974-12-07 CLE W, 41-17 1 41 pass Golden Richards 41 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
33 1974-12-07 CLE W, 41-17 3 3 rush Walt Garrison 3 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
34 1974-12-07 CLE W, 41-17 3 42 pass Billy Joe DuPree 42 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
35 1974-12-07 CLE W, 41-17 3 1 rush Walt Garrison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
36 1974-12-14 @ OAK L, 23-27 1 0 fumble Drew Pearson 0 yard fumble return (Efren Herrera kick)
37 1974-12-14 @ OAK L, 23-27 3 1 rush Doug Dennison 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
38 1974-12-14 @ OAK L, 23-27 4 2 rush Doug Dennison 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1974-09-23 @ PHI W, 13-10 3 96 fumble Joe Lavender 96 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
2 1974-09-29 NYG W, 14-6 2 2 rush Doug Kotar 2 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
3 1974-09-29 NYG W, 14-6 2 14 pass Joe Dawkins 14 yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)
4 1974-10-06 MIN W, 23-21 2 66 pass Chuck Foreman 66 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
5 1974-10-06 MIN W, 23-21 3 13 pass Chuck Foreman 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
6 1974-10-13 @ STL W, 31-28 2 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1974-10-13 @ STL W, 31-28 2 80 pass Mel Gray 80 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1974-10-13 @ STL W, 31-28 2 19 pass Jackie Smith 19 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1974-10-13 @ STL W, 31-28 3 8 rush Terry Metcalf 8 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
10 1974-10-20 PHI L, 24-31 2 14 pass Harold Carmichael 14 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1974-10-20 PHI L, 24-31 2 1 rush Po James 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1974-10-20 PHI L, 24-31 3 64 pass Don Zimmerman 64 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Tom Dempsey kick)
13 1974-10-27 @ NYG L, 7-21 3 71 fumble Roy Hilton 71 yard fumble return (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1974-11-03 STL L, 14-17 1 19 pass Jackie Smith 19 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
15 1974-11-03 STL L, 14-17 3 10 pass Mel Gray 10 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
16 1974-11-10 SFO L, 14-20 2 4 pass Ted Kwalick 4 yard pass from Norm Snead (Bruce Gossett kick)
17 1974-11-10 SFO L, 14-20 4 12 pass Gene Washington 12 yard pass from Tom Owen (Bruce Gossett kick)
18 1974-11-17 @ WAS W, 28-21 1 3 rush Joe Theismann 3 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
19 1974-11-17 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 6 rush Charlie Evans 6 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
20 1974-11-17 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 58 punt Ken Houston 58 yard punt return (Mark Moseley kick)
21 1974-11-17 @ WAS W, 28-21 2 31 pass Roy Jefferson 31 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
22 1974-11-28 WAS L, 23-24 3 9 pass Duane Thomas 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Mark Moseley kick)
23 1974-11-28 WAS L, 23-24 4 19 rush Duane Thomas 19 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
24 1974-12-07 CLE L, 17-41 2 4 pass Steve Holden 4 yard pass from Mike Phipps (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1974-12-07 CLE L, 17-41 3 12 rush Ken Brown 12 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1974-12-14 @ OAK W, 27-23 2 9 pass Fred Biletnikoff 9 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
27 1974-12-14 @ OAK W, 27-23 2 14 pass Charlie Smith 14 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
28 1974-12-14 @ OAK W, 27-23 3 28 pass Cliff Branch 28 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)