1971 Dallas Cowboys Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-3
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 3-0 Won Super Bowl
Coach: Tom Landry (11-3)
Location: Dallas, Texas
1971 Dallas Cowboys Roster
1971 Dallas Cowboys Results

The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 11 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-0.

Offensively, the Cowboys topped the league with 406 points. Meanwhile, the defense allowed 222 points. Duane Thomas ran for a team-best 793 yards.

Roger Staubach passed for 1,882 yards, and Craig Morton spent time under center, too. Walt Garrison hauled in 40 passes, while Bob Hayes accumulated 840 receiving yards. Lance Alworth and Mike Ditka contributed to the receiving game as well.

The ball-hawking defense pounced on 51 turnovers, topping in the league. Herb Adderley intercepted 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Tom Landry coached the team. The 1971 Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Roger Staubach21112659.718828.9157.141.98523175104.8
Craig Morton1437854.511317.974.985.67697673.5
Dan Reeves5240.0244.800.0120.0140015.8
Duane Thomas100.
Calvin Hill100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals36120657.130378.4226.1143.985 32251


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Duane Thomas1757934.556 11
Calvin Hill1064684.417 8
Walt Garrison1274293.434 1
Roger Staubach413438.431 2
Dan Reeves17794.622 0
Joe Williams21673.216 1
Claxton Welch14513.614 1
Bob Hayes3186.011 0
Craig Morton492.21
Mike Ditka221.011 0
Lance Alworth2-10-5.0-4 0
Totals51222494.456 25


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Walt Garrison403969.936 1
Bob Hayes3584024.085 8
Lance Alworth3448714.326 2
Mike Ditka3036012.029 1
Calvin Hill1924412.827 3
Billy Truax1523215.525 1
Duane Thomas1315311.834 2
Gloster Van Richardson817021.245 3
Margene Adkins45313.223 0
Joe Williams35919.735 0
Dan Reeves3258.311 0
Reggie Rucker11919.019 1
Claxton Welch1-1-1.0-1 0
Totals206303714.785 22


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Mike Clark4747100.0251352.086
Toni Fritsch22100.08562.517
Dan Reeves11100.01


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Ron Widby56232941.659

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cliff Harris171297.635 0
Charlie Waters910912.142 0
Bob Hayes155.00
Margene Adkins451.210 0
Totals312488.042 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Cliff Harris2982328.477 0
Ike Thomas729542.1101 2
Claxton Welch410526.239 0
Duane Thomas26432.015 0
Mike Ditka33010.029 0
Charlie Waters11818.018 0
D.D. Lewis11515.015 0
Bob Hayes11414.014 0
Joe Williams11212.012 0
Cornell Green100.00
Totals50137627.5101 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Herb Adderley618230.346 0
Chuck Howley512224.453 0
Mel Renfro4112.80
Charlie Waters23718.530 0
Lee Jordan23417.023 0
Cornell Green2168.012 0
Cliff Harris200.00
Dave Edwards200.00
D.D. Lewis100.00
Totals2640215.553 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Mike Clark1347086
Duane Thomas112000078
Calvin Hill8300066
Bob Hayes080000048
Gloster Van Richardson300018
Toni Fritsch52017
Walt Garrison1100012
Roger Staubach200012
Ike Thomas200012
Lance Alworth0200012
Claxton Welch10000018
Joe Williams1000006
Billy Truax10006
Craig Morton10006
Reggie Rucker10006
Bob Lilly10006
Mike Ditka0100006
Dan Reeves000101


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