|1968 Dallas Cowboys season|
|Owner||Clint Murchison, Jr.|
|Head coach||Tom Landry|
|General manager||Tex Schramm|
|Home field||Cotton Bowl|
|Division place||1st NFL Capitol|
|Playoff finish||Lost Eastern Conference Championship Game (at Browns) 20–31|
Won NFL Playoff Bowl (vs. Vikings) 17–13
The 1968 Dallas Cowboys season was their ninth in the league and won the Capitol division by five games with a 12–2 record. In the first round of the playoffs, Dallas met the Cleveland Browns (10–4) in the Eastern Conference title game, held at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland. In this era, the host sites were rotated, home field advantage was not adopted for the playoffs until 1975. Dallas had won the regular season game 28–7 in September, and had routed the Browns 52–14 in the previous year's playoffs, but both were played at the Cotton Bowl.
The team averaged 30.8 points per game during the regular season, and holds the record for most points scored through the first three games of a season.
|1968 Dallas Cowboys draft|
|1||20||Dennis Homan||Wide receiver||Alabama|
|2||45||Dave McDaniels||Wide receiver||Mississippi Valley State|
|5||130||Blaine Nye *||Guard||Stanford|
|6||159||D. D. Lewis||Linebacker||Mississippi State|
|8||211||Frank Brown||Defensive Tackle||Albany State|
|9||241||Ken Kmiec||Defensive back||Illinois|
|10||266||Ben Olison||Wide receiver||Kansas|
|11||292||Ron Shotts||Running back||Oklahoma|
|12||321||Wilson Whitty||Linebacker||Boston University|
|13||347||Carter Lord||Wide receiver||Harvard|
|14||373||Ron Williams||Defensive back||West Virginia|
|16||428||Larry Cole||Defensive end||Hawaii|
|17||454||George Nordgren||Running back||Houston|
|Made roster * Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1||September 15||Detroit Lions||W 59–13||1–0||Cotton Bowl||61,382||Recap|
|2||September 22||Cleveland Browns||W 28–7||2–0||Cotton Bowl||68,733||Recap|
|3||September 29||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 45–13||3–0||Franklin Field||60,858||Recap|
|4||October 6||at St. Louis Cardinals||W 27–10||4–0||Busch Memorial Stadium||48,296||Recap|
|5||October 13||Philadelphia Eagles||W 34–14||5–0||Cotton Bowl||72,083||Recap|
|6||October 20||at Minnesota Vikings||W 20–7||6–0||Metropolitan Stadium||47,644||Recap|
|7||Green Bay Packers||L 17–28||6–1||Cotton Bowl||74,604||Recap|
|8||November 3||at New Orleans Saints||W 17–3||7–1||Tulane Stadium||84,728||Recap|
|9||November 10||New York Giants||L 21–27||7–2||Cotton Bowl||72,163||Recap|
|10||November 17||at Washington Redskins||W 44–24||8–2||D.C. Stadium||50,816||Recap|
|11||November 24||at Chicago Bears||W 34–3||9–2||Wrigley Field||46,667||Recap|
|12||November 28||Washington Redskins||W 29–20||10–2||Cotton Bowl||66,076||Recap|
|13||December 8||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 28–7||11–2||Cotton Bowl||55,069||Recap|
|14||December 15||at New York Giants||W 28–10||12–2||Yankee Stadium||62,617||Recap|
Division opponents are in bold text
|Eastern Conference||at Cleveland Browns||L 20–31||Cleveland Stadium||81,497||Recap|
|Playoff Bowl||January 5, 1969||vs Minnesota Vikings||W 17–13||Orange Bowl||22,961|
|New York Giants||7||7||0||.500||5–1||7–3||294||325||L4|
|Dallas Cowboys 1968 roster|
Rookies in italics
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- 1968 Dallas Cowboys
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