1981 Dallas Cowboys
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Season Overview

12-4 Lost Conf Champ
Record Outcome

1981 Dallas Cowboys

What was the record of the 1981 Dallas Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with a 12-4 record. They went 8-0 at home and 4-4 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Dallas Cowboys went 13-5. Their final game was a loss in the Conference Championship to the San Francisco 49ers.

What division did the 1981 Dallas Cowboys play in?

The 1981 Dallas Cowboys played in the East Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1981 Dallas Cowboys?

During the regular season, the 1981 Dallas Cowboys went 6-2 against their NFC East opponents.

Did the 1981 Dallas Cowboys make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Dallas Cowboys made the Playoffs in 1981. They won their first game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round. They eventually lost against the San Francisco 49ers in the Conference Championship.

What was the point differential for the 1981 Dallas Cowboys?

The Dallas Cowboys finished the regular season with a point differential of +90. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cowboys could have been expected to have about 10.6 wins, or a 11-5 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981 Dallas Cowboys perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1981 Dallas Cowboys went 4-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Cowboys went 3-3.

How did the 1981 Dallas Cowboys perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1981 Dallas Cowboys went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981 Dallas Cowboys?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981 Dallas Cowboys was a 4 game winning streak on 3 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981 Dallas Cowboys?

The longest losing streak that the Dallas Cowboys had during the 1981 regular season was 2 games, which only happened once during the season.

1981 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 6 @ Redskins W 26 - 10
2 Sun, Sep 13 vs Cardinals W 30 - 17
3 Mon, Sep 21 @ Patriots W 35 - 21
4 Sun, Sep 27 vs Giants W 18 - 10
5 Sun, Oct 4 @ Cardinals L 17 - 20
6 Sun, Oct 11 @ 49ers L 14 - 45
7 Sun, Oct 18 vs Rams W 29 - 17
8 Sun, Oct 25 vs Dolphins W 28 - 27
9 Sun, Nov 1 @ Eagles W 17 - 14
10 Mon, Nov 9 vs Bills W 27 - 14
11 Sun, Nov 15 @ Lions L 24 - 27
12 Sun, Nov 22 vs Redskins W 24 - 10
13 Thu, Nov 26 vs Bears W 10 - 9
14 Sun, Dec 6 @ Colts W 37 - 13
15 Sun, Dec 13 vs Eagles W 21 - 10
16 Sat, Dec 19 @ Giants L 10 - 13 OT
Playoffs
Divisional Sat, Jan 2, 1982 vs Buccaneers W 38 - 0
Conf Champ Sun, Jan 10, 1982 @ 49ers L 27 - 28

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