1981 Dallas Cowboys Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Conference Championship
Coach: Tom Landry (12-4)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1981 Dallas Cowboys Statistics
1981 Dallas Cowboys Roster

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 12 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1. Tom Landry coached the team. The 1981 Dallas Cowboys lost in the Conference Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 367
Regular Season Points Against: 277

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 6, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 26 at Washington Redskins 10 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
September 13, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals 17 at Dallas Cowboys 30 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0
September 21, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 35 at New England Patriots 21 W 1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0
September 27, 1981 New York Giants 10 at Dallas Cowboys 18 W 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0
October 4, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 17 at St. Louis Cardinals 20 L 2-0-0 2-1-0 4-1-0
October 11, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 14 at San Francisco 49ers 45 L 2-0-0 2-2-0 4-2-0
October 18, 1981 St. Louis Cardinals 17 at Dallas Cowboys 29 W 3-0-0 2-2-0 5-2-0
October 25, 1981 Miami Dolphins 27 at Dallas Cowboys 28 W 4-0-0 2-2-0 6-2-0
November 1, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 17 at Philadelphia Eagles 14 W 4-0-0 3-2-0 7-2-0
November 9, 1981 Buffalo Bills 14 at Dallas Cowboys 27 W 5-0-0 3-2-0 8-2-0
November 15, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 24 at Detroit Lions 27 L 5-0-0 3-3-0 8-3-0
November 22, 1981 Washington Redskins 10 at Dallas Cowboys 24 W 6-0-0 3-3-0 9-3-0
November 26, 1981 Chicago Bears 9 at Dallas Cowboys 10 W 7-0-0 3-3-0 10-3-0
December 6, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 37 at Baltimore Colts 13 W 7-0-0 4-3-0 11-3-0
December 13, 1981 Philadelphia Eagles 10 at Dallas Cowboys 21 W 8-0-0 4-3-0 12-3-0
December 19, 1981 Dallas Cowboys 10 at New York Giants 13 L 8-0-0 4-4-0 12-4-0 OT
January 2, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 at Dallas Cowboys 38 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 NFC Divisional Playoff
January 10, 1982 Dallas Cowboys 27 at San Francisco 49ers 28 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 NFC Championship


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