| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|10-3-1 ||2-1 ||5290 ||2493 ||2797 ||29 ||277 ||4762 ||2547 ||2215 ||38 ||276 |
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The Miami Dolphins' sixth season was in 1971, and it was the second season Don Shula served as the head coach of the team. The Dolphins played their home games at Miami Orange Bowl. They finished the year 10-3-1 in the regular season, en route to winning the AFC East, and 2-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Dallas Cowboys 24-3.
1971 Miami Dolphins Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Don Shula Wide Receivers Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Offensive Line Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Backs Coach: Carl Taseff Offensive Assistant Coach: Howard Schnellenberger Defensive Line Coach: Mike Scarry Linebackers Coach: Bill Arnsparger Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Keane Defensive Assistant Coach: Bill Arnsparger