| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|12-4-0 ||1-1 ||6475 ||3437 ||3038 ||38 ||363 ||6034 ||3784 ||2250 ||63 ||324 |
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The Dallas Cowboys' twenty-second season was in 1981, and it was the twenty-second season Tom Landry served as the head coach of the team. The Cowboys played their home games at Texas Stadium. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC East, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the San Francisco 49ers 28-27.
1981 Dallas Cowboys Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Tom Landry Assistant Head Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Defensive Coordinator: Ernie Stautner Quarterbacks Coach: John Mackovic Wide Receivers Coach: Mike Ditka Offensive Line Coach: James A. "Jim" Myers Running Backs Coach: Al Lavan Defensive Line Coach: Ernie Stautner Linebackers Coach: Jerry Tubbs Defensive Backfield Coach: Gene Stallings Special Teams Coach: Mike Ditka Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bob Ward Scouting Assistant: Steve Kazor Research and Development: Ermal Allen