1971 is the year the Cowboys finally made it to the Super Bowl, following a 10-4 season in 1970. It seems strange now to think that the Cowboys were the NFL's most prolific losers, having lost the Championships in 1966 and 1967 to the Green Bay Packers, losing the Conference Playoff game against the Cleveland Browns in 1968 and 1969 and finally, losing Super Bowl V in 1970 to the Baltimore Colts, a game they had no business losing. The 1971 cards reflect the 1970 season that led to that horrible last game called the Blunder Bowl, played on January 17, 1971.
After that loss, the franchise decided that there was no way in hell they were going to lose the following year so they continued stacking their roster with new talent and future Hall Of Fame veterans. This RetroCards 18-card set features quite a few familiar names from that 1970 season and some new additions for the 1971 season - the ones that would help put them over the top.
Young players like Margene Adkins, Richmond Flowers, Ike Thomas, Gloster Richardson, Roger Staubach, Claxton Welch, and Rayfield Wright are joined by vets Herb Adderley, Lance Alworth, George Andrie, Mike Ditka, Dave Edwards, Cornell Green, Forrest Gregg, Pettis Norman, Jethro Pugh, Lance Rentzel, and Don Talbert.