The New England Patriots were decisively beaten by the Dallas Cowboys, 35 to 21, on September 21, 1981.

Final

DAL

Cowboys

3-0-0

35

NE

21

Team

DAL

NE

1

7

7

2

10

7

3

7

7

4

11

0

Total

35

21

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st quarter

DAL

NE

Cowboys

Butch Johnson 28-yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)

7

0

Patriots

Don Calhoun 4-yard run (John Smith kick)

7

7

2nd quarter

DAL

NE

Cowboys

Rafael Septien 26-yard field goal

10

7

Cowboys

Tony Dorsett 75-yard run (Rafael Septien kick)

17

7

Patriots

Tony Collins 3-yard run (John Smith kick)

17

14

3rd quarter

DAL

NE

Patriots

Mosi Tatupu 38-yard run (John Smith kick)

17

21

Cowboys

Billy Joe DuPree 1-yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)

24

21

4th quarter

DAL

NE

Cowboys

Rafael Septien 26-yard field goal

27

21

Cowboys

Safety (Team)

29

21

Cowboys

Rafael Septien 27-yard field goal

32

21

Cowboys

Rafael Septien 25-yard field goal

35

21