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1971 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 11-3-0 .786
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special AssistantErmal Allen
Defensive BacksBobby Franklin
Offensive LineJim Myers
Offensive BacksDan Reeves
Receivers/Passing OffenseRay Renfro
Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/6/1971ALos Angeles Rams45-21WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum87187
Sat8/14/1971HNew Orleans Saints36-21WDallas, TXCotton Bowl73560
Fri8/20/1971HCleveland Browns16-15WDallas, TXCotton Bowl69099
Thu8/26/1971AHouston Oilers28-20WHouston, TXAstrodome49078
Fri9/3/1971ABaltimore Colts27-14WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium22291
Sat9/11/1971HKansas City Chiefs24-17WDallas, TXCotton Bowl74035
Sun9/19/1971ABuffalo Bills49-37WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium46206
Sun9/26/1971APhiladelphia Eagles42-7WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sun10/3/1971HWashington Redskins16-20LDallas, TXCotton Bowl61554
Mon10/11/1971HNew York Giants20-13WDallas, TXCotton Bowl63378
Sun10/17/1971ANew Orleans Saints14-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium83088
Sun10/24/1971HNew England Patriots44-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium65708
Sun10/31/1971AChicago Bears19-23LChicago, ILSoldier Field55049
Sun11/7/1971ASt. Louis Cardinals16-13WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50486
Sun11/14/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles20-7WIrving, TXTexas Stadium60178
Sun11/21/1971AWashington Redskins13-0WWashington, DCRFK Stadium53041
Thu11/25/1971HLos Angeles Rams28-21WIrving, TXTexas Stadium66595
Sat12/4/1971HNew York Jets52-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium66689
Sun12/12/1971ANew York Giants42-14WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62815
Sat12/18/1971HSt. Louis Cardinals31-12WIrving, TXTexas Stadium66672
Sat12/25/1971AMinnesota Vikings20-12WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47307NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/2/1972HSan Francisco 49ers14-3WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63409NFC Championship
Sun1/16/1972AMiami Dolphins24-3WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium80591Super Bowl VI
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
26Herb AdderleyLCB6'020032Michigan State1212
23Margene AdkinsWR5'1018324Trinity Valley CC30
19Lance AlworthWR6'018231Arkansas1211
66George AndrieRDE6'725231Marquette1414
60Lee Roy CaffeyLB6'324730Texas A&M60
83Mike ClarkK6'120331Texas A&M120
63Larry ColeLDE6'424525Air Force; Houston; Hawaii1414
83Mike DitkaTE6'322832Pittsburgh144
52Dave EdwardsLLB6'322432Auburn1414
62John FitzgeraldOT6'525523Boston College140
45Richmond FlowersS6'018324Tennessee50
15Toni FritschK5'718826none20
32Walt GarrisonRB6'020627Oklahoma State1311
34Cornell GreenLS-LCB6'421131Utah State1414
79Forrest GreggOT6'324938Southern Methodist60
77Bill GregoryLDT6'525722Wisconsin142
43Cliff HarrisRS6'018823Ouachita Baptist1411
22Bob HayesWR6'018729Florida A&M1413
35Calvin HillRB6'322824Yale87
54Chuck HowleyRLB6'322835West Virginia1414
55Lee Roy JordanMLB6'121930Alabama1414
50D.D. LewisLB6'221826Mississippi State140
74Bob LillyRDT6'425632Texas Christian1414
64Tony LiscioLOT6'525131Tulsa55
51Dave MandersC6'224730Michigan State1414
14Craig MortonQB6'421328California104
73Ralph NeelyLOT6'526528Oklahoma77
76John NilandLOG6'424727Iowa1414
61Blaine NyeROG6'425525Stanford1414
75Jethro PughLDT6'625827Elizabeth City State1212
30Dan ReevesRB6'120127South Carolina140
20Mel RenfroRCB6'019130Oregon1414
31Gloster RichardsonWR6'020029Jackson State114
88Reggie RuckerWR6'219024Boston University20
85Tody SmithDE6'524823Michigan State; Southern California70
12Roger StaubachQB6'219829New Mexico Military Institute JC; Navy1310
56Tom StincicLB6'222925Michigan70
72Don TalbertLOT6'524832Texas92
33Duane ThomasRB6'120524West Texas A&M1110
37Ike ThomasLCB6'219324Bishop71
67Pat ToomayDE6'624423Vanderbilt140
87Billy TruaxTE6'523828Louisiana State1210
71Rod WallaceDT6'525522New Mexico110
46Mark WashingtonCB5'1118724Morgan State20
41Charlie WatersRS-LS6'220023Clemson144
42Claxton WelchRB5'1120324Oregon140
10Ron WidbyP6'421026Tennessee140
36Joe WilliamsRB6'019424Wyoming120
70Rayfield WrightROT6'724226Fort Valley State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tody Smith125DESouthern California
Ike Thomas251DBBishop
Sam Scarber369RBNew Mexicofrom STL
Bill Gregory377DTWisconsin
Joe Carter480TEGrambling Statefrom NO
Adam Mitchell4103TMississippi
Ron Kadziel5129LBStanford
Steve Maier6155WRNorthern Arizona
Bill Griffin7181TCatawba
Ron Jessie8206WRKansas
Honor Jackson9233WRPacific
Rod Wallace10259DTNew Mexico
Ernest Bonwell11285DTLane
Steve Goepel12311QBColgate
Jim Ford13337RBTexas Southern
Tyrone Couey14363DBUtah State
Bob Young15389TEDelaware
John Brennan16415TBoston College
John Bomer17440CMemphis
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals9613969102
Opponents Totals62593269
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28813514498718347.52366.794952
Opponents Totals20059125166818237.431618.861647
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mike Clark04747100.0132552.0086
Duane Thomas130000078
Calvin Hill110000066
Bob Hayes80000048
Gloster Richardson30000018
Toni Fritsch022100.05862.5017
Lance Alworth20000012
Walt Garrison20000012
Roger Staubach20000012
Ike Thomas20000012
Claxton Welch1000018
Mike Ditka1000006
Bob Lilly1000006
Craig Morton1000006
Reggie Rucker1000006
Billy Truax1000006
Joe Williams1000006
Dan Reeves011100.00001
Team Totals505050100.0183354.51406
Opponents Totals25242596.0162564.00222
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Mike Clark132552.05/54/60/14/120/1
Toni Fritsch5862.51/13/30/11/30/0
Team Totals183354.56/67/90/25/150/1
Opponents Totals162564.00/04/69/113/60/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Duane Thomas1757934.556t11
Calvin Hill1064684.4178
Walt Garrison1274293.4341
Roger Staubach413438.4312
Dan Reeves17794.6220
Joe Williams21673.2161
Claxton Welch14513.6141
Bob Hayes3186.0110
Craig Morton492.341
Mike Ditka221.0110
Lance Alworth2-10-5.0-40
Team Totals51222494.456t25
Opponents Totals35311443.257t8
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roger Staubach21112659.78118828.914.985t157.141.9231751707104.8
Craig Morton1437854.55711317.914.576t74.985.6976105573.5
Dan Reeves5240.02244.812.01400.0120.0002415.8
Calvin Hill100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Duane Thomas100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals36120657.114130378.414.785t226.1143.932251278688.8
Opponents Totals42120949.618626606.312.775t153.6266.243336232455.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Walt Garrison403969.9361
Bob Hayes3584024.085t8
Lance Alworth3448714.3262
Mike Ditka3036012.0291
Calvin Hill1924412.827t3
Billy Truax1523215.5251
Duane Thomas1315311.834t2
Gloster Richardson817021.345t3
Margene Adkins45313.3230
Joe Williams35919.7350
Dan Reeves3258.3110
Reggie Rucker11919.019t1
Claxton Welch1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals206303714.785t22
Opponents Totals209266012.775t15
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Herb Adderley618230.3460
Chuck Howley512224.4530
Mel Renfro4112.870
Charlie Waters23718.5300
Lee Roy Jordan23417.0230
Cornell Green2168.0120
Dave Edwards200.000
Cliff Harris200.000
D.D. Lewis100.000
Team Totals2640215.5530
Opponents Totals1430421.7601
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Ron Widby56232941.659168231197835.3
Team Totals56232941.659168231197836.0
Opponents Totals65269741.5581517248234936.7
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Harris1781297.6350
Charlie Waters9510912.1420
Margene Adkins4051.3100
Bob Hayes1055.050
Mel Renfro0100
Team Totals31142488.0420
Opponents Totals26152318.9430
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cliff Harris2982328.4770
Ike Thomas729542.1101t2
Claxton Welch410526.3390
Mike Ditka33010.0200
Duane Thomas26432.0330
Charlie Waters11818.0180
D.D. Lewis11515.0150
Bob Hayes11414.0140
Joe Williams11212.0120
Cornell Green100.000
Team Totals50137627.5101t2
Opponents Totals70168124.0520
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Margene Adkins0010100
George Andrie0001100
Mike Clark0001100
Larry Cole00044200
Mike Ditka0010100
Dave Edwards0002250
John Fitzgerald0010100
Walt Garrison600000
Cornell Green100000
Cliff Harris4033-60
Bob Hayes0011200
Calvin Hill200000
Chuck Howley0003300
Lee Roy Jordan0003300
D.D. Lewis0002200
Bob Lilly0001171
Craig Morton110100
Jethro Pugh0001100
Dan Reeves100000
Roger Staubach6101-100
Duane Thomas310100
Rod Wallace0001100
Charlie Waters200000
Claxton Welch102210
Joe Williams300000
Rayfield Wright0020200
Team Totals302192534171
Opponents Totals40251521360
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