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1981 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Eastern Division 12-4-0 .750
Head Coach: Tom Landry
Special Assistant-Research and DevelopmentErmal Allen
Special Teams/Tight EndsMike Ditka
Running BacksAl Lavan
Assistant Head Coach/Offensive LineJim Myers
Defensive BacksGene Stallings
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineErnie Stautner
LinebackersJerry Tubbs
ConditioningBob Ward
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/6/1981AWashington Redskins26-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium55045
Sat8/8/1981HGreen Bay Packers17-21LIrving, TXTexas Stadium55987
Sun9/13/1981HSt. Louis Cardinals30-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63602
Sat8/15/1981ALos Angeles Rams21-33LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium61459
Sat8/22/1981HPittsburgh Steelers24-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63504
Mon9/21/1981ANew England Patriots35-21WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium60311
Sun9/27/1981HNew York Giants18-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63449
Sat8/29/1981HHouston Oilers28-20WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63799
Sun10/4/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals17-20LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49477
Sun10/11/1981ASan Francisco 49ers14-45LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park57574
Sun10/18/1981HLos Angeles Rams29-17WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64649
Sun10/25/1981HMiami Dolphins28-27WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64221
Sun11/1/1981APhiladelphia Eagles17-14WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium72111
Mon11/9/1981HBuffalo Bills27-14WIrving, TXTexas Stadium62583
Sun11/15/1981ADetroit Lions24-27LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome79694
Sun11/22/1981HWashington Redskins24-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64583
Thu11/26/1981HChicago Bears10-9WIrving, TXTexas Stadium63499
Sun12/6/1981ABaltimore Colts37-13WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium54871
Sun12/13/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles21-10WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64955
Sat12/19/1981ANew York Giants10-13LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium73009
Sat1/2/1982HTampa Bay Buccaneers38-0WIrving, TXTexas Stadium64848NFC Divisional Playoff
Sun1/10/1982ASan Francisco 49ers27-28LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park60525NFC Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
31Benny BarnesS6'119030Contra Costa JC; Stanford161
76Larry BetheaDT6'525125Michigan State160
53Bob BreunigMLB6'223628Arizona State1616
59Guy BrownLLB6'422326Houston166
18Glenn CaranoQB6'320126Nevada-Las Vegas51
61Jim CooperROT6'526526Temple1616
84Doug CosbieTE6'623825Holy Cross; DeAnza JC; Santa Clara160
51Anthony DickersonLB6'222224Trinity Valley CC; Southern Methodist160
83Doug DonleyWR6'018022Ohio State110
67Pat DonovanLOT6'526028Stanford1616
33Tony DorsettRB5'1118927Pittsburgh1616
26Michael DownsFS6'320022Rice1515
89Billy Joe DuPreeTE6'422531Michigan State1615
78John DuttonLDT6'726130Nebraska1616
27Ron FellowsCB6'017323Butler CC; Missouri160
71Andy FrederickOT6'626527New Mexico160
58Mike HegmanLLB6'122728Alabama A&M; Tennessee State1110
80Tony HillWR6'220325Stanford169
14Gary HogeboomQB6'420823Central Michigan10
86Butch JohnsonWR6'118727UC Riverside167
72Ed JonesLDE6'927730Tennessee State160
23James JonesRB5'1020323Mississippi State160
57Angelo KingLB6'122223South Carolina State150
50D.D. LewisRLB6'221836Mississippi State1616
79Harvey MartinRDE6'526031Texas A&M-Commerce1616
44Robert NewhouseRB5'1021931Houston160
30Timmy NewsomeRB6'123623Winston-Salem State150
88Drew PearsonWR6'018230Tulsa160
65Kurt PetersenROG6'427024Missouri1614
64Tom RaffertyC6'326227Penn State1615
70Howard RichardsOG-OT6'626522Missouri160
87Jay SaldiTE6'322727South Carolina165
68Herbert ScottLOG6'226028Virginia Union1616
1Rafael SeptienK5'917128Louisiana-Lafayette160
52Robert ShawC6'426125Tennessee33
60Don SmerekDE6'725624Nevada-Reno20
55Danny SpradlinLB6'123822Tennessee160
20Ron SpringsFB6'222525Coffeyville CC; Ohio State1613
77Bruce ThorntonDE-DT6'526523Illinois120
32Dennis ThurmanRCB5'1117825Southern California1616
63Glen TitensorOG-C6'427023UCLA; Brigham Young160
24Everson WallsLCB6'119322Grambling State1612
41Charlie WatersSS6'220033Clemson1616
11Danny WhiteQB-P6'319529Arizona State1615
54Randy WhiteRDT6'426028Maryland1616
45Steve WilsonCB5'1019524Howard164
73Steve WrightOT6'627322Northern Iowa160
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Howard Richards126TMissouri
Doug Donley253WROhio State
Glen Titensor381DEBrigham Young
Scott Pelluer491LBWashington Statefrom SF
Derrie Nelson4108LBNebraska
Danny Spradlin5137LBTennessee
Vince Skillings6163DBOhio State
Ron Fellows7173DBMissourifrom TB
Ken Miller7191DBEastern Michigan
Paul Piurowski8218LBFlorida State
Mike Wilson9246WRWashington State
Pat Graham10273DTCalifornia
Tim Morrison11302GGeorgia
Nate Lundy12329WRIndiana
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals91115571040
Opponents Totals618179533
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals32:08321137158269924440.651145.5103839
Opponents Totals27:52286106162187221134.171546.7104837
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rafael Septien04040100.0273577.10121
Ron Springs120000072
Tony Dorsett60000036
Doug Cosbie50000030
Butch Johnson50000030
Tony Hill40000024
Drew Pearson30000018
Billy Joe DuPree20000012
Benny Barnes1000006
James Jones1000006
Jay Saldi1000006
John Dutton0000012
Harvey Martin0000012
(Team)0000012
Team Totals404040100.0273577.13367
Opponents Totals34313491.2142948.30277
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rafael Septien273577.11/111/118/97/120/2
Team Totals273577.11/111/118/97/120/2
Opponents Totals142948.32/22/53/67/141/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Dorsett34216464.875t4
Ron Springs1726253.61610
James Jones341835.459t1
Danny White381042.7170
Timmy Newsome13382.970
Doug Cosbie4338.3150
Robert Newhouse14332.460
Drew Pearson33110.3250
Billy Joe DuPree11212.0120
Glenn Carano891.1110
Tony Hill1-3-3.0-30
Team Totals63027114.375t15
Opponents Totals46820494.467t16
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Danny White39122357.015530987.913.973t225.6133.330234286487.5
Glenn Carano451635.6282355.214.75512.212.211122451.6
Drew Pearson22100.008140.540.559150.000.00081158.3
Ron Springs100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals43924154.918334147.814.273t245.5153.431245316984.2
Opponents Totals51123646.223837177.315.885t173.3377.242347337051.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Hill4695320.763t4
Ron Springs463597.832t2
Drew Pearson3861416.242t3
Tony Dorsett3232510.273t2
Butch Johnson2555222.1555
Billy Joe DuPree1921411.333t2
Doug Cosbie1722513.2285
Jay Saldi88210.3181
James Jones6376.2160
Doug Donley33210.7170
Robert Newhouse12121.0210
Team Totals241341414.273t24
Opponents Totals236371715.885t17
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Everson Walls1113312.1330
Dennis Thurman918720.8960
Michael Downs78111.6250
Charlie Waters3217.0210
Bob Breunig284.080
Steve Wilson200.000
Guy Brown12828.0280
Benny Barnes12424.0240
D.D. Lewis100.000
Team Totals3748213.0960
Opponents Totals151248.341t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Danny White79322240.8600719231285136.1
Rafael Septien26231.03300006231.0
Team Totals81328440.5600719231291336.0
Opponents Totals80329341.2570721235291836.5
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones3321885.7170
Ron Fellows111444.0100
Doug Donley1033.030
Dennis Thurman0100
Steve Wilson0100
Team Totals4552355.2170
Opponents Totals3882316.1210
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones27051719.1330
Timmy Newsome12022819.0270
Ron Fellows8017021.3310
Robert Newhouse303411.3150
Steve Wilson203216.0170
Doug Cosbie1000.000
Team Totals53098118.5330
Opponents Totals71150821.2650
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Benny Barnes1022721
Glenn Carano3000-60
Doug Cosbie100000
Anthony Dickerson0002200
Pat Donovan0010100
Tony Dorsett1020200
Michael Downs0001100
Tony Hill100000
Ed Jones0003300
James Jones420200
Angelo King0011200
D.D. Lewis1000-20
Harvey Martin0001100
Timmy Newsome100000
Drew Pearson400000
Kurt Petersen0020230
Tom Rafferty2101-300
Jay Saldi0011200
Ron Springs3314110
Dennis Thurman0001100
Glen Titensor0001100
Everson Walls0001100
Charlie Waters0010100
Danny White14808-340
Steve Wilson0001100
Team Totals4523221638141
Opponents Totals43162420440
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