The 2001 North Queensland Cowboys season was the 7th in the club's history. Coached by Tim Sheens and captained by Paul Bowman, they competed in the National Rugby League's 2001 Telstra Premiership. Sheens was later replaced by Murray Hurst during the season, in which the Cowboys finished second last.
Also in 2001 News Limited took over the club as it was on the verge of collapse.
Glenn Morrison was named the club's player of the year.
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