Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys are Road Warriors, going 18-5 in last 23 games on road

The Cowboys love going on the road, where they are undefeated this season.
The Cowboys love going on the road, where they are undefeated this season. rmallison@star-telegram.com

For the first time since the merger in 1970, three teams have undefeated road records entering Week 14. The Cowboys and Patriots are 6-0 on the road this season, and the Raiders entered Thursday night’s game with a 5-0 record.

“I just love it,” Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant says of playing on the road. “I can’t even explain it. I love playing on the road. I guess hearing everybody cheering against you, but it’s kind of hard now, because Cowboy fans, they go everywhere we go. That’s a beautiful thing. Keep coming, please. We just go play ball. That’s what we do.”

The Cowboys had a 10-game road winning streak in the regular season from the final road game in 2013 to the second road game at New Orleans in 2015. They were a perfect 8-0 on the road in the 2014 regular season, though they lost in the divisional round of the playoffs at Green Bay.

Three of their four victories last season came on the road.

Dating to the final road game of 2013, the Cowboys are 18-5 in their last 23 regular-season road games.

“We love the road,” cornerback Brandon Carr said. “It’s not a disadvantage for us. We’re out there by ourselves. We’re all we have, and we do a great job of just sticking to our routine and staying locked in from the time we get to the plane until the time we get on the plane and hopefully celebrate a victory. We don’t look to it as a distraction or anything. We look forward to being on the road and being away from all the distractions around here, so we can actually go and focus and be together as a team. So the road doesn’t really bother us. We kind of look forward to being on the road.”