1981 Dallas Cowboys Schedule & Results

1981 Dallas Cowboys schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Postseason

1981 NFC Divisional Playoff Game
Sat 1/2 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (9-7) 00000
Dallas (12-4) 01021738
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 29-10-187, 4 INT, 0 TD
D. White (DAL), 26-15-143, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Owens (TB), 12-40
T. Dorsett (DAL), 16-86, 1 TD
Rec
T. Bell (TB), 3-36
T. Dorsett (DAL), 4-48
1981 NFC Championship Game
Sun 1/10 1234FINAL
Dallas (12-4) 10701027
San Francisco (13-3) 777728
Pass
D. White (DAL), 24-16-173, 1 INT, 2 TD
J. Montana (SF), 35-22-286, 3 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 22-91, 1 TD
L. Elliott (SF), 10-48
Rec
B. DuPree (DAL), 3-15
D. Clark (SF), 8-120, 2 TD

Regular Season

Sun 9/6 1234FINAL
Dallas (1-0) 0146626
Washington (0-1) 073010
Pass
D. White (DAL), 24-12-145, 0 INT, 2 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 48-22-281, 4 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 21-132
J. Riggins (WAS), 8-25
Rec
T. Dorsett (DAL), 3-26
J. Washington (WAS), 10-124, 1 TD
Sun 9/13 1234FINAL
St. Louis (0-2) 770317
Dallas (2-0) 14133030
Pass
N. Lomax (STL), 41-14-295, 2 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 29-21-240, 1 INT, 0 TD
Rush
O. Anderson (STL), 16-80
T. Dorsett (DAL), 16-129
Rec
O. Anderson (STL), 4-60
T. Dorsett (DAL), 5-45
Mon 9/21 1234FINAL
Dallas (3-0) 71071135
New England (0-3) 777021
Pass
D. White (DAL), 34-24-218, 0 INT, 2 TD
M. Cavanaugh (NE), 26-14-235, 4 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-162, 1 TD
M. Tatupu (NE), 6-63, 1 TD
Rec
R. Springs (DAL), 11-72
S. Morgan (NE), 4-68
Sun 9/27 1234FINAL
NY Giants (2-2) 030710
Dallas (4-0) 370818
Pass
P. Simms (NYG), 35-18-285, 3 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 27-14-204, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Taylor (NYG), 13-52
T. Dorsett (DAL), 22-70
Rec
J. Perkins (NYG), 5-129, 1 TD
D. Pearson (DAL), 4-76
Sun 10/4 1234FINAL
Dallas (4-1) 737017
St. Louis (2-3) 1007320
Pass
D. White (DAL), 28-15-182, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Hart (STL), 29-16-199, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 21-99, 1 TD
O. Anderson (STL), 20-72
Rec
B. Johnson (DAL), 5-101
R. Green (STL), 5-89, 1 TD
Sun 10/11 1234FINAL
Dallas (4-2) 070714
San Francisco (4-2) 21314745
Pass
D. White (DAL), 16-8-60, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Montana (SF), 29-19-279, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Jones (DAL), 4-26
P. Hofer (SF), 11-40, 1 TD
Rec
R. Springs (DAL), 3-9
F. Solomon (SF), 5-74, 1 TD
Sun 10/18 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (4-3) 0107017
Dallas (5-2) 12140329
Pass
P. Haden (LA), 30-13-237, 3 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 33-15-277, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Tyler (LA), 16-90, 1 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 27-159, 1 TD
Rec
W. Miller (LA), 4-51
T. Hill (DAL), 4-97, 1 TD
Sun 10/25 1234FINAL
Miami (5-2-1) 0671427
Dallas (6-2) 7701428
Pass
D. Woodley (MIA), 37-21-408, 5 INT, 3 TD
D. White (DAL), 32-22-354, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
T. Nathan (MIA), 16-76, 1 TD
T. Dorsett (DAL), 24-122
Rec
D. Harris (MIA), 6-165
R. Springs (DAL), 6-93, 1 TD
Sun 11/1 1234FINAL
Dallas (7-2) 0301417
Philadelphia (7-2) 077014
Pass
D. White (DAL), 24-13-203, 2 INT, 1 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 21-10-191, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 20-78, 1 TD
W. Montgomery (PHI), 15-67, 1 TD
Rec
T. Hill (DAL), 6-121
H. Carmichael (PHI), 5-151, 1 TD
Mon 11/9 1234FINAL
Buffalo (6-4) 770014
Dallas (8-2) 7020027
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 42-19-301, 4 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 17-9-219, 1 INT, 3 TD
Rush
C. Brown (BUF), 8-39
T. Dorsett (DAL), 28-117
Rec
J. Butler (BUF), 8-118, 1 TD
D. Cosbie (DAL), 3-54, 1 TD
Sun 11/15 1234FINAL
Dallas (8-3) 7100724
Detroit (5-6) 07101027
Pass
D. White (DAL), 30-20-244, 2 INT, 3 TD
E. Hipple (DET), 23-13-264, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 15-55
B. Sims (DET), 23-119, 1 TD
Rec
R. Springs (DAL), 5-56
D. Hill (DET), 4-92
Sun 11/22 1234FINAL
Washington (5-7) 073010
Dallas (9-3) 737724
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 34-14-158, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. White (DAL), 27-13-222, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
J. Washington (WAS), 12-84
T. Dorsett (DAL), 23-115
Rec
R. Thompson (WAS), 4-56
D. Pearson (DAL), 6-111
Thu 11/26 1234FINAL
Chicago (3-10) 03069
Dallas (10-3) 300710
Pass
V. Evans (CHI), 18-6-60, 1 INT, 0 TD
G. Carano (DAL), 15-6-131, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 38-179
T. Dorsett (DAL), 19-72
Rec
W. Payton (CHI), 2-4
T. Hill (DAL), 4-117
Sun 12/6 1234FINAL
Dallas (11-3) 171001037
Baltimore (1-13) 607013
Pass
D. Pearson (DAL), 1-1-59, 0 INT, 0 TD
D. Humm (BAL), 24-7-90, 2 INT, 0 TD
Rush
T. Dorsett (DAL), 30-175
C. Dickey (BAL), 15-130, 2 TD
Rec
R. Springs (DAL), 3-13, 1 TD
R. Butler (BAL), 3-40
Sun 12/13 1234FINAL
Philadelphia (9-6) 370010
Dallas (12-3) 077721
Pass
R. Jaworski (PHI), 32-11-140, 4 INT, 0 TD
D. White (DAL), 30-17-264, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
W. Montgomery (PHI), 17-67
T. Dorsett (DAL), 28-101
Rec
R. Smith (PHI), 3-69
T. Hill (DAL), 7-95, 1 TD
Sat 12/19 12345F/OT
Dallas (12-4) 00010010
NY Giants (9-7) 0073313
Pass
D. White (DAL), 33-17-200, 1 INT, 1 TD
S. Brunner (NYG), 27-13-163, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Springs (DAL), 11-43
R. Carpenter (NYG), 29-83
Rec
D. Cosbie (DAL), 3-27, 1 TD
J. Mistler (NYG), 3-37

Preseason

Saturday, August 8, 1981 FINAL
Green Bay (1-0) 21
Dallas (0-1) 17
Saturday, August 15, 1981 FINAL
Dallas (0-2) 21
Los Angeles (1-1) 33
Saturday, August 22, 1981 FINAL
Pittsburgh (1-2) 14
Dallas (1-2) 24
Saturday, August 29, 1981 FINAL
Houston (1-3) 20
Dallas (2-2) 28

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