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2011 Dallas Cowboys season
Head Coach Jason Garrett
Home Field Cowboys Stadium
Results
Record 7–5
Place 1st NFC East
Playoff Finish TBA
Pro Bowlers TBD
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2010 2012

The 2011 Dallas Cowboys season will be the Cowboys' 52nd season in the NFL, the third season playing their home games at Cowboys Stadium and the first full season under head coach Jason Garrett, who served as the interim head coach for the team's final eight games in 2010. The team will then seek to improve on their 6–10 record from 2010, with the 9th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

OffseasonEdit

2011 draft boardEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 9 Tyron Smith OT USC
2 40 Bruce Carter ILB North Carolina
3 71 Demarco Murray RB Oklahoma
4 110 David Arkin G Missouri State
5 143 Josh Thomas CB Buffalo
6 176 Dwayne Harris WR East Carolina
7 220 [a] Shaun Chapas FB Georgia
7 252 [b] Bill Nagy C Wisconsin
^[a] The Cowboys forfeited its original seventh-round selection after selecting DT Josh Brent in the 2010 Supplemental Draft. The Cowboys later acquired a new seventh-round selection in a September 2010 trade that sent WR Patrick Crayton to the San Diego Chargers.
^[b] Compensatory selection. they practiced in the summer

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Cowboys' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 7:30 p.m. CDT Denver Broncos W 24–23 1–0 Cowboys Stadium KTVT Recap
2 August 21 7:00 p.m. CDT San Diego Chargers L 7–20 1–1 Cowboys Stadium NBC Recap
3 August 27 7:00 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings W 23–17 2–1 Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome KTVT Recap
4 September 1 6:30 p.m. CDT at Miami Dolphins L 3–17 2–2 Sun Life Stadium KTVT Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 7:20 p.m. CDT at New York Jets L 24–27 0–1 MetLife Stadium NBC Recap
2 September 18 3:05 p.m. CDT at San Francisco 49ers W 27–24 (OT) 1–1 Candlestick Park Fox Recap
3 September 26 7:30 p.m. CDT Washington Redskins W 18–16 2–1 Cowboys Stadium ESPN Recap
4 October 2 12:00 p.m. CDT Detroit Lions L 30–34 2–2 Cowboys Stadium Fox Recap
5 Bye
6 October 16 3:15 p.m. CDT at New England Patriots L 16–20 2–3 Gillette Stadium Fox Recap
7 October 23 3:15 p.m. CDT St. Louis Rams W 34–7 3–3 Cowboys Stadium Fox Recap
8 October 30 7:20 p.m. CDT at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–34 3–4 Lincoln Financial Field NBC Recap
9 November 6 12:00 p.m. CST Seattle Seahawks W 23–13 4–4 Cowboys Stadium Fox Recap
10 November 13 12:00 p.m. CST Buffalo Bills W 44–7 5–4 Cowboys Stadium CBS Recap
11 November 20 12:00 p.m. CST at Washington Redskins W 27–24 (OT) 6–4 FedEx Field Fox Recap
12 November 24 3:15 p.m. CST Miami Dolphins W 20–19 7–4 Cowboys Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 4 3:15 p.m. CST at Arizona Cardinals L 13–19 (OT) 7–5 University of Phoenix Stadium Fox Recap
14 December 11 7:20 p.m. CST New York Giants Cowboys Stadium NBC
15 December 17 7:20 p.m. CST at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Raymond James Stadium NFLN
16 December 24 3:15 p.m. CST Philadelphia Eagles Cowboys Stadium Fox
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. CST * at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
  *  Indicates that the game time is subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at New York JetsEdit

Week One: Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 7 7

24

Jets 0 7 3 17

27

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Two: Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 7 7 10

27

49ers 0 14 7 3

24

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Three: Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 6 3 7 0

16

Cowboys 3 6 3 6

18

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
  • WAS – Graham Gano 46 yard field goal, Redskins 3–0, Drive: 10 plays, 42 yards, 4:54.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 41 yard field goal, Tied 3–3, Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:32.
  • WAS – Graham Gano 46 yard field goal, Redskins 6–3, Drive: 3 plays, 1 yard, 1:36.
Second quarter
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 41 yard field goal, Tied 6–6, Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 1:52.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 32 yard field goal, Cowboys 9–6, Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:57.
  • WAS – Graham Gano 50 yard field goal, Tied 9–9, Drive: 10 plays, 48 yard, 2:25.
Third quarter
  • WAS – Tim Hightower 1 yard pass from Rex Grossman (Graham Gano kick), Redskins 16–9, Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 5:31.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 41 yard field goal, Redskins 16–12, Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 3:41.
Fourth quarter
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 23 yard field goal, Redskins 16–15, Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards, 4:28.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 40 yard field goal, Cowboys 18–16, Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 1:57.
Top passers
  • WAS – Rex Grossman – 22/37, 250 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • DAL – Tony Romo – 22/36, 255 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Four: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 14 17

34

Cowboys 7 13 10 0

30

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
  • DAL - Dez Bryant 25 yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), Cowboys 7–0, Drive: 6 plays, 55 yards, 3:55.
Second quarter
  • DAL - Dez Bryant 6 yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), Cowboys 14–0, Drive: 4 plays, 71 yards, 2:25.
  • DAL - Dan Bailey 41 yard field goal, Cowboys 17–0, Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 2:48.
  • DET - Jason Hanson 33 yard field goal, Cowboys 17–3, Drive: 9 plays, 47 yards, 2:20.
  • DAL - Dan Bailey 35 yard field goal, Cowboys 20–3, Drive: 8 plays, 63 yards, 1:28.
Third quarter
  • DAL - Jason Witten 1 yard pass from Tony Romo (Dan Bailey kick), Cowboys 27–3, Drive: 6 plays, 46 yards, 2:37.
  • DET - Bobby Carpenter 35 yard interception return (Jason Hanson kick), Cowboys 27–10, Drive: 1 plays, 35 yards, 0:00.
  • DET - Chris Houston 56 yard interception return (Jason Hanson kick), Cowboys 27-17, Drive: 7 plays, 31 yards, 4:38.
  • DAL - Dan Bailey 23 yard field goal, Cowboys 30–17, Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:57.
Fourth quarter
  • DET - Calvin Johnson 23 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), Cowboys 30–24, Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:00.
  • DET - Jason Hanson 51 yard field goal, Cowboys 30–27, Drive: 8 plays, 14 yards, 3:09.
  • DET - Calvin Johnson 2 yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Jason Hanson kick), Lions 34–30, Drive: 7 plays, 40 yards, 2:34.
Top passers
  • DET - Matthew Stafford - 21/43, 240 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception
  • DAL - Tony Romo - 34/47, 331 yards, 3 touchdowns, 3 interceptions
Top rushers
  • DET - Jahvid Best - 11 carries, 47 yards
  • DAL - Felix Jones - 16 carries, 57 yards
Top receivers
  • DET - Calvin Johnson - 8 receptions, 96 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • DAL - Laurent Robinson - 7 receptions, 116 yards
Top tacklers
  • DET - Stephen Tulloch - 10 tackles, 2 assists
  • DAL - Barry Church - 4 tackles, 1 assist

Week 6: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Six: Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 3 7 3 3

16

Patriots 3 10 0 7

20

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT/3:15 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 63° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • NE –

Week 7: vs. St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Seven: St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 7 0 0

7

Cowboys 7 10 3 14

34

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 80,086
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton and John Lynch
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 8: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Eight: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 0 7

7

Eagles 14 10 3 7

34

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EDT/7:20 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 42° F, Clear
  • Game attendance: 69,144
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 9: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Nine: Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 3 0 7

13

Cowboys 3 3 7 10

23

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • SEA –
  • DAL –

Week 10: vs. Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Ten: Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 7 0 0

7

Cowboys 14 14 6 10

44

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 13
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 85,157
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms

Week 11: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Eleven: Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 3 0 14

27

Redskins 0 14 3 7

24

at FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • WAS –

Week 12: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

Thanksgiving Classic

Week Twelve: Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 3 3 10 3

19

Cowboys 0 10 0 10

20

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 87,418
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIA –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • MIA –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • MIA –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • MIA –
  • DAL –

Coming off their thrilling overtime road win over the Redskins. the Cowboys went home, donned their throwback uniforms, and played a Week 12 interconference duel with the Miami Dolphins in the annual Thanksgiving game. Dallas trailed early in the first quarter with Dolphins kicker Shayne Graham getting a 26-yard field goal, yet the Cowboys would answser in the second quarter with a 26-yard field goal from kicker Dan Bailey, followed by quarterback Tony Romo finding wide receiver Laurent Robinson on a 5-yard touchdown pass. Miami would close out the half with Graham making a 28-yard field goal.

The Dolphins retook the lead in the third quarter with Grahan booting a 27-yard field goal, followed by quarterback Matt Moore completing a 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Afterwards, Dallas regained the lead in the fourth quarter with Romo connecting with Robinson again on an 18-yard touchdown pass. Miami struck back with Graham making a 23-yard field goal, yet the Cowboys got the last laugh with Bailey nailing the game-ending 28-yard field goal.

With the win, Dallas improved to 7-4.

Bailey (2/2 on field goal, including game-winning 28-yarder) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (1 assist & a fumble recovery) were named NFL on CBS' All-Iron Award winners.

Week 13: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Thirteen: Dallas Cowboys at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 10 3 0

13

Cardinals 3 0 3 7

19

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • ARI –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • ARI –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • ARI –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • ARI –

Week 14: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Fourteen: New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants

0

Cowboys

0

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • NYG –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • NYG –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • NYG –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • NYG –
  • DAL –

Week 15: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Fifteen: Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys

0

Buccaneers

0

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • TB –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • TB –

Week 16: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Sixteen: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles

0

Cowboys

0

at Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CST
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top rushers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top receivers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –
Top tacklers
  • PHI –
  • DAL –

Week 17: at New York GiantsEdit

Week Seventeen: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys

0

Giants

0

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST[a]
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DAL –
  • NYG –
Top rushers
  • DAL –
  • NYG –
Top receivers
  • DAL –
  • NYG –
Top tacklers
  • DAL –
  • NYG –
^[a] Gametime subject to change due to flexible scheduling.

StandingsEdit

NFC East
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
y (4) New York Giants 9 7 0 .562 3–3 5–7 394 400 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 8 8 0 .500 5–1 6–6 396 328 W4
Dallas Cowboys 8 8 0 .500 2–4 6–6 372 347 L2
Washington Redskins 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 288 367 L2

StaffEdit

Dallas Cowboys staffv · d · e
Front Office
Head Coaches
Offensive Coaches
 
Defensive Coaches
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Staff and Management
More NFL staffs <tr><td style="text-align:center;border: 2px solid #001942" colspan="7">AFC East: BUF  · MIA  · NE  · NYJNorth: BAL  · CIN  · CLE  · PITSouth: HOU  · IND  · JAC  · TENWest: DEN  · KC  · OAK  · SD
NFC East: DAL  · NYG  · PHI  · WASNorth: CHI  · DET  · GB  · MINSouth: ATL  · CAR  · NO  · TBWest: ARI  · STL  · SF  · SEA
</td></tr>

RostersEdit

Opening preseason rosterEdit

Dallas Cowboys 2011 opening preseason roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists


90 Active, 1 Inactive

Week 1 rosterEdit

Dallas Cowboys 2011 week 1 roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad


53 Active, 3 Inactive, 8 PS

Current rosterEdit

Dallas Cowboys rosterview · talk · edit
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics
Roster updated September 20, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

53 Active, 3 Inactive, 8 Practice Squad

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Notes and referencesEdit

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Miami Cincinnati Indianapolis Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Carolina St. Louis
New England Cleveland Jacksonville Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans San Francisco
NY Jets Pittsburgh Tennessee San Diego Washington Minnesota Tampa Bay Seattle
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