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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.9, Offense: 8.3, Defense: 1.6, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 406 points (29.0/g), 1st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 222 points (15.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 184 points (13.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.3-2.7.

Coach: Tom Landry (11-3-0)

Stadium: Texas Stadium
 Training Camp: California Lutheran College (Thousand Oaks, California)


Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roger Staubach* 29 2 10 126 for 211, 1,882 yards, 15 td, 4 int, & 41 rushes for 343 yards and 2 td Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
RB Duane Thomas 24 1 10 175 rushes for 793 yards, 11 td, & 13 catches for 153 yards and 2 td Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1970
FB Walt Garrison 27 5 11 127 rushes for 429 yards, 1 td, & 40 catches for 396 yards and 1 td Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
WR Lance Alworth 31 9 11 34 catches for 487 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for -10 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
WR Bob Hayes 29 6 13 35 catches for 840 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
TE Billy Truax 28 7 10 15 catches for 232 yards, 1 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
LT Ralph Neely 28 6 7 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
LG John Niland*+ 27 5 14 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
C Dave Manders 30 7 14
RG Blaine Nye 25 3 14 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
RT Rayfield Wright*+ 26 4 14 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Cole 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
LDT Jethro Pugh 27 6 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
RDT Bob Lilly*+ 32 10 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
RDE George Andrie 31 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
LLB Dave Edwards 32 8 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
MLB Lee Roy Jordan 30 8 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
RLB Chuck Howley* 35 13 14 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
LCB Herb Adderley 32 10 12 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 2nd / 13th pick / 1961
RCB Mel Renfro* 30 7 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
SS Cornell Green* 31 9 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Cliff Harris 23 1 11 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Clark 31 8 0 13 of 25 field goals & 47 of 47 extra points
P Ron Widby* 26 3 0 56 punts for a 41.6 average, 1 blocked New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
PR Cliff Harris 23 1 11 17 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td
KR Cliff Harris 23 1 11 29 kick returns for a 28.4 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Herb Adderley 32 LCB 12 12 205 6-0 Michigan St. 6/8/1939 10 7 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 2nd / 13th pick / 1961
23 Margene Adkins 24 3 0 183 5-10 Henderson JC 4/30/1947 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1970
19 Lance Alworth 31 WR 12 11 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 9 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
66 George Andrie 31 RDE 14 14 250 6-6 Marquette 4/20/1940 9 7 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 82nd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 96th pick / 1962
60 Lee Roy Caffey 30 6 0 240 6-4 Texas A&M 6/3/1941 8 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 25th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 88th pick / 1963
83 Mike Clark 31 K 12 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 11/7/1940 8 2
63 Larry Cole 25 LDE 14 14 252 6-5 Air Force,Houston,Hawaii 11/15/1946 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 16th / 428th pick / 1968
89 Mike Ditka 32 te 14 4 228 6-3 Pittsburgh 10/18/1939 10 5 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
52 Dave Edwards 32 LLB 14 14 225 6-1 Auburn 12/14/1939 8 8 Denver Broncos / 25th / 194th pick / 1962
62 John Fitzgerald 23 14 0 255 6-5 Boston Col. 4/16/1948 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 101st pick / 1970
45 Richmond Flowers 24 5 0 180 6-0 Tennessee 6/13/1947 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1969
15 Toni Fritsch 26 2 0 190 5-7 none 7/10/1945 Rook 1
32 Walt Garrison 27 FB 13 11 205 6-0 Oklahoma St. 7/23/1944 5 10 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 79th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 17th / 151st pick / 1966
34 Cornell Green* 31 SS 14 14 208 6-3 Utah St. 2/10/1940 9 8
79 Forrest Gregg 38 6 0 249 6-4 SMU 10/18/1933 15 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 20th pick / 1956
77 Bill Gregory 22 14 2 255 6-5 Wisconsin 12/14/1949 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 77th pick / 1971
43 Cliff Harris 23 FS 14 11 188 6-0 Ouachita Baptist 11/12/1948 1 6
22 Bob Hayes 29 WR 14 13 187 6-0 Florida A&M 12/20/1942 6 12 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 88th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 14th / 105th pick / 1964
35 Calvin Hill 24 rb 8 7 227 6-4 Yale 1/2/1947 2 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1969
54 Chuck Howley* 35 RLB 14 14 228 6-3 West Virginia 6/28/1936 13 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1958
55 Lee Roy Jordan 30 MLB 14 14 221 6-1 Alabama 4/27/1941 8 8 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 2nd / 14th pick / 1963
50 D.D. Lewis 26 14 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 10/16/1945 3 4 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 159th pick / 1968
74 Bob Lilly*+ 32 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 TCU 7/26/1939 10 12 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 13th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1961
64 Tony Liscio 31 lt 5 5 264 6-5 Tulsa 7/2/1940 8 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1963
51 Dave Manders 30 C 14 14 250 6-2 Michigan St. 2/20/1941 7 8
14 Craig Morton 28 qb 10 4 214 6-4 California 2/5/1943 6 5 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1965
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 75th pick / 1965
73 Ralph Neely 28 LT 7 7 265 6-6 Oklahoma 9/12/1943 6 4 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 28th pick / 1965
76 John Niland*+ 27 LG 14 14 245 6-3 Iowa 2/29/1944 5 15 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 5th pick / 1966
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 116th pick / 1966
61 Blaine Nye 25 RG 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 3/29/1946 3 8 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 130th pick / 1968
75 Jethro Pugh 27 LDT 12 12 260 6-6 Elizabeth City St. 7/3/1944 6 7 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 145th pick / 1965
30 Dan Reeves 27 14 0 200 6-1 South Carolina 1/19/1944 6 1
20 Mel Renfro* 30 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Oregon 12/30/1941 7 10 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 17th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 79th pick / 1964
31 Gloster Richardson 29 wr 11 4 200 6-2 Jackson St. 7/18/1942 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 50th pick / 1965
88 Reggie Rucker 24 2 0 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 1 0
85 Tody Smith 23 7 0 250 6-5 Michigan St.,USC 12/24/1948 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 25th pick / 1971
12 Roger Staubach* 29 QB 13 10 197 6-3 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Navy 2/5/1942 2 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 122nd pick / 1964
Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 129th pick / 1964
56 Thomas Stincic 25 7 0 230 6-4 Michigan 11/24/1946 2 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 68th pick / 1969
72 Don Talbert 32 9 2 255 6-5 Texas 3/1/1939 9 4 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
33 Duane Thomas 24 RB 11 10 220 6-1 West Texas A&M 6/21/1947 1 10 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 23rd pick / 1970
37 Ike Thomas 24 7 1 193 6-2 Bishop 11/4/1947 Rook 5 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 51st pick / 1971
67 Pat Toomay 23 14 0 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
87 Billy Truax 28 TE 12 10 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 7 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
71 Rodney Wallace 22 11 0 255 6-5 New Mexico 2/10/1949 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 259th pick / 1971
46 Mark Washington 24 2 0 188 5-10 Morgan St. 12/28/1947 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 335th pick / 1970
41 Charlie Waters 23 db 14 4 193 6-1 Clemson 9/10/1948 1 3 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 66th pick / 1970
42 Claxton Welch 24 14 0 203 5-11 Oregon 7/3/1947 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 230th pick / 1969
10 Ron Widby* 26 P 14 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 3/9/1945 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
36 Joe Williams 24 12 0 193 6-0 Wyoming 3/30/1947 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 309th pick / 1970
70 Rayfield Wright*+ 26 RT 14 14 255 6-6 Fort Valley St. 8/23/1945 4 15 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 182nd pick / 1967
Team Total 27.4 14 222.7 6-2.5 4.7