Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys notes: They win their third consecutive in Philly

These are the notes compiled by the team’s public relations department:


· The win tonight over the Eagles moves the Cowboys record up to 10-4, the first time since 1995, and the eighth time overall

· It also gives the Cowboys double-digit wins for the first time since the 2009 squad boasted 11, and the 27th time overall

· The win also snapped a two-game skid against the Eagles, while also giving Dallas its third straight win in Philadelphia

· The win at Philadelphia is Dallas’ seventh straight win on the road in 2014, and eighth overall consecutive win on the road dating back to last season at Washington (12/22/13). It is the longest road win streak since a 10-game road win streak that began in 2006 at Arizona (11/12) through 2007 at Carolina (12/22). Dallas is the only unbeaten team on the road this season

· The Cowboys seven road wins on the season allows them to become the first team to reach seven wins since the 2007 squad did it, and the third squad overall (1968, 2007) in team history, to tie for the most road wins in team history

· For the ninth time in team history, the Dallas Cowboys offense boasts a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver with Tony Romo (3,188), DeMarco Murray (1,687) and Dez Bryant (1,148)

· For only the fourth time (1995 – Smith 25, Irvin 10; 2006 – Marion Barber – 14; Terrell Owens – 13; 2007 – Barber – 10; Owens – 15) in team history, Dallas boasts a player with at least 10 rushing touchdowns (Murray – 11) and a player with at least 10 receiving touchdowns (Bryant – 13)

· The Cowboys held the Eagles offense to zero yards in the first quarter. The last time the Cowboys have allowed 0 yards or fewer in a quarter was on September 5, 2012, when they held the New York Giants to –6 yards in the second quarter.

Date Opp Quarter Yards

9/5/12 NYG 2 -6

12/4/11 ARI 2 -9

11/22/07 NYJ 3 -4

11/18/01 PHI 1 -2

12/10/00 WAS 1 -2

12/14/14 PHI 1 0

*Sorted by date

· Dallas scored three touchdowns on each of its first three possessions. The last time the Cowboys scored on their first three possessions of a game was last season when they opened the game with their first three drives ending in two field goals and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on 12/15/13. The last time the Cowboys scored three touchdowns on their first three drives of the game was November 13, 2011 when they scored touchdowns on their first four drives of the game against the Buffalo Bills.

Date Opp Drive Results

12/15/13 GB FG,FG,TD

10/6/13 DEN TD,TD,FG

9/22/13 STL TD,FG,TD

11/13/11 BUF TD,TD,TD,TD

12/14/14 PHI TD,TD,TD

· The Cowboys had two players – Tyrone Crawford (2.0) and Jeremy Mincey (2.0) with multi-sacks in the game. The last time the Cowboys had multiple players record more than one sack in the same game before Mincey and Crawford each had two sacks in tonight’s game was the 2013 season finale against the Eagles (when DeVonte Holloman and Jason Hatcher each had two sacks.


· Dan Bailey’s eight overall points (one field goal; five PATs) gave him 501 for his career and allowed him to become the fourth player – second kicker (Rafael Septien – 874) – in team history to reach 500 career points. By doing it in his 62nd game, he is the second-fastest player in NFL history to get to 500 points:

Fastest NFL Kicker to 500 Career Points

Player Gms FGM FGA FG% PAT Pts Total

Jan Stenerud 61 115 166 69.28 162 507 328

Dan Bailey 62 111 123 90.24 168 501 293

Mason Crosby 63 106 137 77.37 187 505 324

Stephen Gostkowski 63 101 121 83.47 201 504 322

Mike Vanderjagt 64 116 133 87.22 158 506 291

Chip Lohmiller 64 109 149 73.15 178 505 327

Ryan Longwell 66 114 135 84.44 167 509 302

Robbie Gould 66 116 135 85.93 153 501 288

Jason Elam 66 114 144 79.17 159 501 303

· Bailey is one of only four kickers (Crosby, Lohmiller and Gostkowski) to reach the mark in their first four seasons.

· Bailey also reached 500 points in the second-fewest combined attempts (field goals and PATs), ranking behind only Robbie Gould (288).

· Bailey has also been the most accurate kicker by connecting on 90.24% of his field goals and making all of his 168 PATs on his way to 500 career points


· Dez Bryant had six receptions for 114 yards and three touchdowns in tonight’s game

· Bryant’s 114 yards gave him 5,252 for his career and helped him pass Frank Clarke (5,214) for sixth on the club’s all-time receiving yards list

· Dez Bryant tied for sixth all-time in team history with 14 100-yard games:

Dallas Cowboys 100-yard Receiving Games

Player Games

Michael Irvin 47

Tony Hill 26

Bob Hayes 23

Jason Witten 20

Drew Pearson 19

Miles Austin 14

Dez Bryant 14

· Bryant recorded three touchdown receptions to give him 53 for his career to pass Frank Clarke (50) and Tony Hill (51) for fourth all-time in team history

· Bryant recorded three receiving touchdowns for the first time of his career. It is the first time a Cowboys receiver has caught three touchdowns in a game since Miles Austin had three at San Francisco (9/18/11).

· It is Bryant’s second game with three overall touchdowns as he had two receiving touchdowns and a punt return touchdown against the N.Y. Giants (10/25/10)

· Bryant tied his career high with two first-half touchdown receptions in tonight’s game against the Eagles. It is the 11th time Bryant has caught two touchdowns in a half in his career, and the fifth time he has caught two touchdowns in the first half of a game.

· Bryant’s 13 touchdowns in 2014 are tied for third all-time during a single-season in team history:

Most Touchdown Receptions, Single Season – Dallas Cowboys

Player Touchdowns

Terrell Owens, 2007 15

Frank Clarke, 1962 14

Dez Bryant, 2013 13

Bob Hayes, 1966 13

Terrell Owens, 2006 13

Dez Bryant, 2014 13


· Bruce Carter intercepted his team-leading third career pass in the fourth quarter


· Tyrone Crawford had two sacks in tonight’s game to mark his first career multi-sack game


· Dwayne Harris had 94 kick return yards to mark 1,985 for his career to pass Herschel Walker (1,946) for seventh on the club’s all-time kickoff return yards list


· Jeremy Mincey logged two sacks to notch his fourth career multi-sack game


· DeMarco Murray rushed for 81 yards on 31 carries with two touchdowns

· Amongst team leaders in single-season rushing yards, DeMarco Murray (1,606) passed Tony Dorsett’s 1981 total (1,646) for third-most in a single-season:

Dallas Cowboys Single Season Rushing Yards

Player Yards Year

Emmitt Smith 1,773 1995

Emmitt Smith 1,713 1992

DeMarco Murray 1,687 2014

Tony Dorsett 1,646 1981

· Murray’s 81 yards gave him 4,368 for his career to top Marion Barber (4,358) for seventh on the club’s all-time rushing yards list

· Murray’s 1,687 yards through the first 14 games of the season are the most in team history and the 13th in NFL history:

Dallas Cowboys Most Individual Rushing Yards Through Games 1-14

Player Yards Year

DeMarco Murray 1,687 2014

Emmitt Smith 1,602 1995

Tony Dorsett 1,506 1981

Emmitt Smith 1,410 1994

Emmitt Smith 1,408 1992

Most Individual Rushing Yards Through Games 1-13, NFL History

Player Yards Year

O.J. Simpson 2,003 1973

Jim Brown 1,863 1963

Walter Payton 1,852 1977

O.J. Simpson 1,817 1975

Adrian Peterson 1,812 2012

Terrell Davis 1,801 1998

Eric Dickerson 1,792 1984

Jamal Lewis 1,747 2003

Barry Sanders 1,731 1997

Chris Johnson 1,730 2009

Terrell Davis 1,722 1997

Barry Sanders 1,721 1994

DeMarco Murray 1,687 2014

· Murray (had two rushing touchdowns to give him 11 on the season to surpass his previous career-best of nine from last season and reach 10 to mark the 15th time in team history a player has hit 10-or-more touchdowns in a season

· Murray's touchdown was his 11th of the season to establish a single-season career-high. His two scores gave him 26 for his career to pass Dan Reeves (25) for 10th in team history

· It was Murray’s second multi-touchdown game of the season and fourth of his career

· Murray’s 31 carries marked the 22nd time of his career to post 20-or-more carries. With the win, the team improved to 20-2 in those contests

· Murray’s 351 rushing attempts in 2014 ranks sixth on the club’s all-time carries list in a single season. In tonight’s gave he passed Emmitt Smith’s 1996 total (327), Smith’s 1999 total (329) and Tony Dorsett’s 1981 total (342) for sixth-most carries in a single-season:

Dallas Cowboys Single Season Rushing Attempts

Player Attempts Year

Emmitt Smith 377 1995

Emmitt Smith 373 1992

Emmitt Smith 368 1994

Emmitt Smith 365 1991

Herschel Walker 361 1988

DeMarco Murray 351 2014

· Murray’s 31 rushing attempts gave him 893 for his career to pass Julius Jones (885) for eighth on the team’s all-time rushing attempts list

· Murray made one reception to surpass last season’s total of 53 and establish a career-high with 54

· Murray’s 84 total yards (81 rush; three receiving) gave him 2,082 on the season and allowed him to become the third player in team history to boast 2,000 scrimmage yards in a single season, while marking the fourth time it has happened. He also becomes the second (Le’Veon Bell – 2,043) NFL player this season to reach 2,000 scrimmage yards and has posted the second-highest scrimmage yards in a single-season in team history:

Dallas Cowboys 2,000 Scrimmage Yards – Single Season

Player Rush Yds Rec. Yds Total

Emmitt Smith, 1995 1,773 375 2,148

DeMarco Murray, 2014 1,687 395 2,082

Emmitt Smith, 1992 1,713 335 2,048

Herschel Walker, 1988 1,514 505 2,019


· Tony Romo completed 22-of-31 passes (71.0%) for 265 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 129.1 quarterback rating

· Romo’s 265 yards gave him 3,188 on the season to extend his club record of career 3,000-yard seasons to seven. By reaching 3,000 passing yards for the fourth consecutive season, Romo established the longest streak in team history:

Consecutive 3,000-Yard Passing Seasons – Dallas Cowboys

Player Overall Years

Tony Romo 4 2011-14

Troy Aikman 3 1995-97

Tony Romo 3 2007-09

Troy Aikman 2 1992-93

Roger Staubach 2 1978-79

Danny White 2 1980-81

· With three touchdown passes, Romo extended his NFL record streak to 40 consecutive games with a touchdown pass on the road. His streak began on Oct. 11, 2009 at Kansas City:

Consecutive Road Games with a TD Pass - NFL

Player Games

Tony Romo (2009-14) 40*

John Hadl (1964-68) 32

Brett Favre (2000-04) 32

Peyton Manning (2010-14) 31*

Matt Ryan (2011-14) 30*

Aaron Brooks (2000-04) 27

Drew Brees (2009-12) 26

Tom Brady (2010-13) 26

Dan Fouts (1979-82) 22

Marc Bulger (2003-06) 22

*indicates active streak

· By reaching 3,000 yards, and already owning 28 touchdowns on the season, Romo reached at least 3,000-yards and 20 touchdowns for the fourth consecutive season to establish a team record:

3,000-Yard and 20 TD Passing Seasons – Dallas Cowboys

Player Consec. Seasons Years

Tony Romo 4 2011-14

Tony Romo 3 2007-09

Roger Staubach 2 1978-79

Danny White 2 1980-81

· Romo’s three touchdown passes marked his 75th career multi-touchdown game and his 38th game with three-or-more touchdowns

· Romo had 31 attempts to reach 4,156 for his career and pass Steve Young (4,149) for 43rd all-time

· Romo’s 129.0 rating was his eighth game of the season with a rating of 100.0-or-better to tie for the fourth-best in team history

· By completing 71.0 of his passes (22-of-31), it marked Romo’s sixth game with a completion percentage of 70.0-percent-or-better and the 42nd game of his career


· Orlando Scandrick played in his 100th career game


· Witten made seven catches to reach 53 receptions on the season to notch his 11th career – and 11th consecutive – season with 50 receptions-or-more. By reaching that number, he becomes the third tight end in NFL history with 11 seasons with 50-or-more receptions, and the second tight end to accomplish the feat in 11 consecutive seasons:

50-plus catch seasons by an NFL tight end

Tight end Total Consec. Years

Tony Gonzalez 16 16 1998-13

Shannon Sharpe 11 7 1992-98, 00-03

Jason Witten 11 11 2004-14

· Witten totaled 69 yards to reach 564 receiving yards on the season. By doing so, it is his 11th career and 11th consecutive 500-yard season. He becomes the fourth tight end with 11 career and ties for second with 11 straight. He is also the only player in team history with 11 500-yard seasons:

500-plus yard seasons by an NFL tight end

Tight end Total Consec. Years

Tony Gonzalez 16 16 1998-13

Shannon Sharpe 11 7 1992-98, 00-03

Antonio Gates 11 11 2004-14

Jason Witten 11 11 2004-14

· Witten had a big first half, recording four first downs on five first half catches, which ties for the fourth-most first down catches in a half in Witten’s career. Witten’s career-high for first downs in a half is seven, which he converted on nine receptions in the second half of a win against Detroit on 12/9/07