1971 Dallas Cowboys schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
11-3-0 3-0 5814 3043 2771 37 337 4203 2817 1386 62 236
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The Dallas Cowboys' twelfth season was in 1971, and it was the twelfth season Tom Landry served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Cotton Bowl. They finished the year 11-3-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, and 3-0 in the playoffs eventually winning the NFL championship against the Miami Dolphins 24-3, the team's first championship win. At the end of the season, Roger Staubach was awarded with the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Buffalo Bills 49-37
Week 2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 42-7
Week 3 Washington Redskins 16-20
Week 4 New York Giants 20-13
Week 5 @ New Orleans Saints 14-24
Week 6 New England Patriots 44-21
Week 7 @ Chicago Bears 19-23
Week 8 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16-13
Week 9 Philadelphia Eagles 20-7
Week 10 @ Washington Redskins 13-0
Week 11 Los Angeles Rams 28-21
Week 12 New York Jets 52-10
Week 13 @ New York Giants 42-14
Week 14 St. Louis Cardinals 31-12


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ Minnesota Vikings 20-12
Conference Championship San Francisco 49ers 14-3
Super Bowl vs. Miami Dolphins 24-3

1971 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tom Landry Offensive Pass Game Coordinator: Austin "Ray" Renfro Offensive Line Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Offensive Backfield Coach: Dan Reeves Passing Offense: Austin "Ray" Renfro Defensive Line Coach: Ernie Stautner Linebackers Coach: Jerry Tubbs Defensive Backfield Coach: Bobby Franklin Special Assistant Coach: Ermal Allen