1974 Washington Redskins season
OwnerJack Kent Cooke
Head coachGeorge Allen
Home fieldRFK Stadium
Results
Record10–4
Division place2nd NFC East
Playoff finishLost Divisional Playoffs (at Rams) 10–19
Pro BowlersSS Ken Houston
LB Chris Hanburger
WR Charley Taylor
DT Diron Talbert

The 1974 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 43rd season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 38th in Washington, D.C. The team matched on their 10–4 record from 1973. It is also notable for being Deacon Jones' first and only season with the Redskins; as well as being his final year in the NFL.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1974 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster

1974 Washington Redskins roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 15 at New York Giants W 13–10 1–0 Yale Bowl 49,849 Recap
2 September 22 St. Louis Cardinals L 10–17 1–1 RFK Stadium 53,888 Recap
3 September 30 Denver Broncos W 30–3 2–1 RFK Stadium 54,395 Recap
4 October 6 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–28 2–2 Riverfront Stadium 56,175 Recap
5 October 13 Miami Dolphins W 20–17 3–2 RFK Stadium 54,395 Recap
6 October 20 New York Giants W 24–3 4–2 RFK Stadium 53,879 Recap
7 October 27 at St. Louis Cardinals L 20–23 4–3 Busch Memorial Stadium 49,410 Recap
8 November 3 at Green Bay Packers W 17–6 5–3 Lambeau Field 56,267 Recap
9 November 10 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–20 6–3 Veterans Stadium 65,947 Recap
10 November 17 Dallas Cowboys W 28–21 7–3 RFK Stadium 54,395 Recap
11 November 24 Philadelphia Eagles W 26–7 8–3 RFK Stadium 54,395 Recap
12 November 28 at Dallas Cowboys L 23–24 8–4 Texas Stadium 63,243 Recap
13 December 9 at Los Angeles Rams W 23–17 9–4 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 87,313 Recap
14 December 15 Chicago Bears W 42–0 10–4 RFK Stadium 52,085 Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Playoffs

Round Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance Recap
Divisional December 22 at Los Angeles Rams L 10–19 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 80,118 Recap

Standings

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
St. Louis Cardinals 10 4 0 .714 7–1 8–3 285 218 W1
Washington Redskins 10 4 0 .714 5–3 8–3 320 196 W2
Dallas Cowboys 8 6 0 .571 4–4 6–5 297 235 L1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 0 .500 3–5 5–6 242 217 W3
New York Giants 2 12 0 .143 1–7 1–10 195 299 L6

Season summary

Week 12 at Cowboys

Washington Redskins (8–3) at Dallas Cowboys (6–5)
1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 6 7723
Cowboys 3 0 14724

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

  • Date: November 28
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C)
  • Game attendance: 63,243
  • Referee: Jim Tunney
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information

Thanksgiving Day

Diron Talbert knocked Roger Staubach out of the game.

Awards, records, and honors

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References