1968 Dallas Cowboys season

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1968 Dallas Cowboys season
Head coach Tom Landry
General manager Tex Schramm
Home field Cotton Bowl
Results
Record 12–2
Division place 1st NFL Capitol
Playoff finish Lost Conference Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1967 1969 >

The 1968 Dallas Cowboys season was their ninth in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 9–5, winning twelve games.[1] They qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. The team averaged 30.8 points per game, and holds the record for most points scored through the first three games of a season.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Detroit Lions W 59–13
61,382
2 September 22, 1968 Cleveland Browns W 28–7
68,733
3 September 29, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles W 45–13
60,858
4 October 6, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals W 27–10
48,296
5 October 13, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles W 34–14
72,083
6 October 20, 1968 at Minnesota Vikings W 20–7
47,644
7 October 28, 1968 Green Bay Packers L 28–17
74,604
8 November 3, 1968 at New Orleans Saints W 17–3
84,728
9 November 10, 1968 New York Giants L 27–21
72,163
10 November 17, 1968 at Washington Redskins W 44–24
50,816
11 November 24, 1968 at Chicago Bears W 34–3
46,667
12 November 28, 1968 Washington Redskins W 29–20
66,076
13 December 8, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers W 28–7
55,069
14 December 15, 1968 at New York Giants W 28–10
62,617

Game summaries[edit]

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cowboys 7 7 14 17 45
Eagles 3 10 0 0 13

[3]


Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Cowboys 0 7 14 7 28
Giants 3 0 0 7 10
  • Date: December 15
  • Location: Yankee Stadium
  • Game weather: 30°F, wind 20 mph

[4]


Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Eastern Conference December 21, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 31–20
81,497

Standings[edit]

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 12 2 0 .857 431 186 W5
New York Giants 7 7 0 .500 294 325 L4
Washington Redskins 5 9 0 .357 249 358 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 2 12 0 .143 202 351 L1

Roster[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 1968 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
44 Active, 0 Inactive

References[edit]