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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)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roger Staubach 32 5 14 190 for 360, 2,552 yards, 11 td, 15 int, & 47 rushes for 320 yards and 3 td Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
RB Calvin Hill* 27 5 12 185 rushes for 844 yards, 7 td, & 12 catches for 134 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
FB Walt Garrison 30 8 14 113 rushes for 429 yards, 5 td, & 34 catches for 253 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
WR Drew Pearson*+ 23 1 14 62 catches for 1,087 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td
WR Golden Richards 24 1 13 26 catches for 467 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -5 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
TE Billy Joe DuPree 24 1 13 29 catches for 466 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 43 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
LT Ralph Neely 31 9 14 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
LG John Niland 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
C John Fitzgerald 26 3 11 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
RG Blaine Nye* 28 6 14 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
RT Rayfield Wright* 29 7 14 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Cole 28 6 14 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
LDT Jethro Pugh 30 9 14 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Bob Lilly 35 13 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE Pat Toomay 26 4 14 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
LLB Dave Edwards 35 11 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
MLB Lee Roy Jordan* 33 11 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB D.D. Lewis 29 6 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
LCB Charlie Waters 26 4 8 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
RCB Mel Renfro 33 10 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
SS Cornell Green 34 12 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Cliff Harris* 26 4 14 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Efren Herrera 23 Rook 0 8 of 13 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
P Duane Carrell 25 Rook 0 40 punts for a 39.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Cliff Harris* 26 4 14 26 punt returns for a 7.4 average and 0 td
KR Dennis Morgan 22 Rook 0 35 kick returns for a 23.5 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 255th pick / 1974

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
64 Jim Arneson 23 14 3 247 6-3 Arizona 1/7/1951 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 307th pick / 1973
31 Benny Barnes 23 db 14 3 190 6-1 Stanford 3/3/1951 2 3
56 Rodrigo Barnes 24 5 0 215 6-1 Rice 2/10/1950 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 176th pick / 1973
81 Marv Bateman 24 7 0 213 6-4 Utah 4/5/1950 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1972
10 Duane Carrell 25 P 7 0 185 5-10 Florida St. 10/3/1949 Rook 2
63 Larry Cole 28 LDE 14 14 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
21 Doug Dennison 23 12 0 202 6-1 Kutztown Pennsylvania 12/18/1951 Rook 1
89 Billy Joe DuPree 24 TE 14 13 225 6-4 Michigan St. 3/7/1950 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 20th pick / 1973
52 Dave Edwards 35 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 11 7 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
62 John Fitzgerald 26 C 12 11 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
84 Jean Fugett 23 12 2 225 6-3 Amherst 12/16/1951 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 338th pick / 1972
32 Walt Garrison 30 FB 14 14 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 7/23/1944 8 7 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
34 Cornell Green 34 SS 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 12 9
77 Bill Gregory 25 14 0 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 3 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
43 Cliff Harris* 26 FS 14 14 188 6-0 Ouachita Baptist 11/12/1948 4 12
22 Bob Hayes 32 12 0 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 9 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
1 Efren Herrera 23 K 11 0 185 5-9 UCLA 7/30/1951 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 169th pick / 1974
35 Calvin Hill* 27 RB 12 12 227 6-4 Yale 1/2/1947 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
86 Bill Houston 23 13 0 208 6-3 Jackson St. 8/22/1951 Rook 1
87 Ron Howard 23 12 0 229 6-4 Seattle 3/3/1951 Rook 0
59 Ken Hutcherson 22 14 0 220 6-1 West Alabama 7/14/1952 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 97th pick / 1974
72 Too Tall Jones 23 14 0 271 6-9 Tennessee St. 2/23/1951 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1974
55 Lee Roy Jordan* 33 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 11 9 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
60 Gene Killian 22 7 0 250 6-4 Tennessee 9/22/1952 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 413th pick / 1974
50 D.D. Lewis 29 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
74 Bob Lilly 35 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 13 7 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
19 Clint Longley 22 2 0 193 6-1 Abilene Christian 7/28/1952 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 1st / 1st pick / 1974 Supp
51 Dave Manders 33 14 0 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 10 3
79 Harvey Martin 24 14 0 260 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 11/16/1950 1 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 53rd pick / 1973
37 Dennis Morgan 22 KR 13 0 200 5-11 West. Illinois 6/26/1952 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 255th pick / 1974
14 Craig Morton 31 6 0 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 9 0 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely 31 LT 14 14 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 9 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
44 Robert Newhouse 24 14 2 209 5-10 Houston 1/9/1950 2 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 35th pick / 1972
76 John Niland 30 LG 14 14 245 6-3 Iowa 2/29/1944 8 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
61 Blaine Nye* 28 RG 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 3/29/1946 6 8 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
88 Drew Pearson*+ 23 WR 14 14 184 6-0 Tulsa 1/12/1951 1 13
11 Mac Percival 34 3 0 220 6-4 Texas Tech 2/26/1940 7 -1
58 Cal Peterson 22 14 0 220 6-3 UCLA 10/6/1952 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1974
75 Jethro Pugh 30 LDT 14 14 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
20 Mel Renfro 33 RCB 11 11 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 10 7 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
83 Golden Richards 24 WR 14 13 181 6-1 Hawaii,BYU 12/31/1950 1 6 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1973
12 Roger Staubach 32 QB 14 14 197 6-3 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Navy 2/5/1942 5 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
40 Les Strayhorn 23 13 0 205 5-10 East Carolina 9/1/1951 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 438th pick / 1973
67 Pat Toomay 26 RDE 14 14 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 4 7 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
57 Louie Walker 22 8 0 216 6-1 Colorado St. 7/23/1952 Rook 3
78 Bruce Walton 23 13 0 251 6-6 UCLA 6/14/1951 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 126th pick / 1973
46 Mark Washington 27 lcb 13 6 188 5-10 Morgan St. 12/28/1947 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 335th pick / 1970
41 Charlie Waters 26 LCB 14 8 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
70 Rayfield Wright* 29 RT 14 14 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 7 10 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
30 Charley Young 22 14 0 213 6-1 North Carolina St. 10/13/1952 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 22nd pick / 1974
Team Total 26.5 14 221.6 6-2.4 4.0