1969 Dallas Cowboys season
OwnerClint Murchison, Jr.
Head coachTom Landry
Home fieldCotton Bowl
Results
Record11–2–1
Division place1st NFL Capitol
Playoff finishLost Eastern Conference Championship Game (vs. Browns) 14–38
Lost NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Rams) 0–31

The 1969 Dallas Cowboys season was their tenth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 12–2, winning eleven games with one tie.[1] Despite this, they qualified for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

The Cowboys were second in the NFL in scoring (369 points), and led the league in rushing yards (2,276) and total yards (5,122). The Cowboys' defense also allowed the fewest rushing yards in the NFL (1,050) and the fewest rushing touchdowns (3).[2]

NFL Draft

Main article: 1969 NFL draft

1969 Dallas Cowboys draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 24 Calvin Hill *  RB Yale
2 29 Richmond Flowers Jr.  S Tennessee
3 68 Tom Stincic  LB Michigan
3 74 Halvor Hagen  OG Weber State
5 125 Chuck Kyle  LB Purdue
6 152 Rick Shaw  WR Arizona State
7 180 Larry Bales  WR Emory and Henry
8 205 Elmer Benhardt  LB Missouri
9 230 Claxton Welch  RB Oregon
10 258 Stuart Gottlieb  OT Weber State
11 283 Clarence Williams  DE Prairie View A&M Made the team's taxi squad
12 308 Bob Belden  QB Notre Dame
13 336 Rene Matison  WR New Mexico
14 361 Gerald Lutri  OT Northern Michigan
15 386 Bill Justus  DB Tennessee
16 414 Floyd Kerr  DB Colorado State
17 439 Bill Bailey  DT Lewis & Clark
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site Attendance Recap
1 September 21 St. Louis Cardinals W 24–3 1–0 Cotton Bowl 62,134 Recap
2 September 28 at New Orleans Saints W 21–17 2–0 Tulane Stadium 79,567 Recap
3 October 5 at Philadelphia Eagles W 38–7 3–0 Franklin Field 60,658 Recap
4 October 12 at Atlanta Falcons W 24–17 4–0 Atlanta Stadium 54,833 Recap
5 October 19 Philadelphia Eagles W 49–14 5–0 Cotton Bowl 71,509 Recap
6 October 27 New York Giants W 25–3 6–0 Cotton Bowl 58,964 Recap
7 November 2 at Cleveland Browns L 10–42 6–1 Cleveland Stadium 84,850 Recap
8 November 9 New Orleans Saints W 33–17 7–1 Cotton Bowl 68,282 Recap
9 November 16 at Washington Redskins W 41–28 8–1 RFK Stadium 50,474 Recap
10 November 23 at Los Angeles Rams L 23–24 8–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 79,105 Recap
11 November 27 San Francisco 49ers T 24–24 8–2–1 Cotton Bowl 62,348 Recap
12 December 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 10–7 9–2–1 Pitt Stadium 24,990 Recap
13 December 13 Baltimore Colts W 27–10 10–2–1 Cotton Bowl 63,191 Recap
14 December 21 Washington Redskins W 20–10 11–2–1 Cotton Bowl 56,924 Recap

Division opponents are in bold text

Season summary

Week 9

1 234Total
• Cowboys 17 1077 41
Redskins 7 1470 28
  • Date: November 16
  • Location: RFK Stadium
  • Game attendance: 50,474
  • Game weather: 33°F; wind 8

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Playoffs

Main article: 1969 NFL playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Game Site Attendance Recap
Eastern Conference December 28, 1969 Cleveland Browns L 14–38 Cotton Bowl 69,321 Recap
Playoff Bowl January 3, 1970 vs Los Angeles Rams L 0–31 Orange Bowl 31,151

Standings

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 2 1 .846 6–0 9–1 369 223 W3
Washington Redskins 7 5 2 .583 3–2–1 6–3–1 307 319 L1
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–6 311 393 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 4 9 1 .308 1–4–1 4–5–1 279 377 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

Dallas Cowboys 1969 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Rookies in italics
45 Active, 1 Inactive

References

  1. ^ "1969 Dallas Cowboys". Pro-Football Reference. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  2. ^ "1969 NFL Standings, Team & Offensive Statistics". Pro-Football Reference. Retrieved 14 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins - November 16th, 1969". Pro-Football Reference. Retrieved 14 September 2013.