|1974 Dallas Cowboys season|
|Head Coach||Tom Landry|
|Home Field||Texas Stadium|
|Place||3rd NFC East|
|Playoff Finish||did not qualify|
|Previous season||Next season|
The 1974 Dallas Cowboys season was their 15th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous output of 10–4, winning only eight games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and this marked the only season from 1966 to 1983 (18 seasons) that the Cowboys did not qualify.
The Cowboys began with a 1–4 start and although they went 7–2 afterwards, it was not enough to overcome the slow start.
The season featured one of the most memorable Thanksgiving Day games in Cowboys history. Trailing 16–3 in the second half (and having already lost quarterback Roger Staubach to injury), little used backup Clint Longley threw two touchdown passes to lead the team to a 17–16 victory over the Redskins at Texas Stadium.
1974 was the final season of hall of fame defensive tackle Bob Lilly.
|1||1||Too Tall Jones||Defensive End||Tennessee State|
|3||53||Danny White||Quarterback||Arizona State|
|1||September 15, 1974||at Atlanta Falcons||W 24–0|| |
|2||September 23, 1974||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 13–10|| |
|3||September 29, 1974||New York Giants||L 14–6|| |
|4||October 6, 1974||Minnesota Vikings||L 23–21|| |
|5||October 13, 1974||at St. Louis Cardinals||L 31–28|| |
|6||October 20, 1974||Philadelphia Eagles||W 31–24|| |
|7||October 27, 1974||at New York Giants||W 21–7|| |
|8||November 3, 1974||St. Louis Cardinals||W 17–14|| |
|9||November 10, 1974||San Francisco 49ers||W 20–14|| |
|10||November 17, 1974||at Washington Redskins||L 28–21|| |
|11||November 24, 1974||at Houston Oilers||W 10–0|| |
|12||November 28, 1974||Washington Redskins||W 24–23|| |
|13||December 7, 1974||Cleveland Browns||W 41–17|| |
|14||December 14, 1974||at Oakland Raiders||L 27–23|| |
|St. Louis Cardinals||10||4||0||.714||285||218||W-1|
|New York Giants||2||12||0||.143||195||299||L-6|
|Dallas Cowboys 1974 roster|
Rookies in italics