2 COWBOYS & PEPSI Sunday s game, presented by Pepsi, will kick off the Cowboys regular season! Pepsi is bringing the excitement to the West plaza with country recording artist Jack Ingram for a pre-game concert. Pepsi and Cowboys Legend Darren Woodson are also teaming up with Woodson signing autographs pre-game in the West plaza, and will be interviewed during halftime on the Pepsi platform. The Cowboys promo team will be passing out Wild Cherry Pepsi koozies on the Pepsi Party platform during halftime. Fans attending the game will receive a Pepsi/Cowboys collectible rally towel. As fans are exiting AT&T Stadium, they will receive ice-cold refreshing Wild Cherry Pepsi and Wild Cherry Diet Pepsi 12oz. cans along with more Wild Cherry Pepsi koozies. A unique gameday brought to you by Pepsi. JASON GARRETT ( rd Year, overall) Jason Garrett was named the eighth head coach in Dallas Cowboys history on January 5, Garrett became the first former Dallas Cowboys player to become the team s head coach. As a backup quarterback during his playing career in Dallas, he started nine-of-23 games played and was a member of teams that won six division titles and three Super Bowl championships. Garrett was elevated to the Cowboys top job after taking over as the team s interim head coach at the midway through He guided the club to a 5-3 mark to finish the season after the team started 1-7. During his time as the interim head coach, three of Dallas wins were against teams that posted a 10-win season, while the three losses were decided by a combined total of seven points. He led Dallas to an 8-8 record, narrowly missing the playoffs and an NFC East Division title in his first three full seasons as head coach (2011, 2012 and 2013). Since the 2007 season, Garrett has been the Cowboys offensive coordinator, and in 2008, he was assigned the additional duties of being the club s assistant head coach. Under Garrett, the Dallas offense has reached high levels of productivity in several categories, and the unit has finished among the NFL s top-10 in total offense five times: 2013 (10th), 2012 (sixth), 2010 (10th), 2009 (2nd), and 2007 (2nd). From the start of the 2007 season, the club has averaged 24.6 points-pergame and total yards-per-outing. The team has set singleseason records in a handful of categories, including cumulative numbers for gross passing yards (29,107) and total points (2,756) that represent the best totals over a seven-year span in the history of the organization while the club s 41,041 total net yards are second. Garrett returned to Dallas in 2007 as the offensive coordinator. He entered the coaching profession as the quarterbacks coach for two seasons ( ) for Nick Saban s first Miami Dolphins club. After claiming a win in the previous two openers, Dallas will look to make it three consecutive opening wins for the second time in the last eight years, matching the streak. Dallas enters 2014 with the league s best all-time opening-day win percentage (.676), ahead of Denver (.642), Chicago (.607), Houston (.583) and the N.y. Giants (.583). Dallas 36 opening-day wins are ninth all-time in league history. Dallas won 17 consecutive season-opening games from That streak is the longest opening day win streak in the history of the NFL. The next longest streaks are Miami (11, ), Detroit (10, ), New England (10, ), Chicago (9, ), Baltimore Colts (8, ) and Pittsburgh Steelers (8, ). Dallas lost its first-ever season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 24, SEASON OPENERS Top-Five Opening Day Winning Percentages Team Record % Dallas Denver Chicago Houston N.y. Giants Longest Opening Day Win Streaks Team Games Years Dallas Miami Detroit New England Chicago Baltimore Colts Pittsburgh They came back the next season to beat Pittsburgh on Sept. 17, 1961 to claim their first-ever season-opening win. Last season, Dallas beat the N.y. Giants at home to open the 2013 season on Sept. 8. This season marks the first time that Dallas and San Francisco will meet on opening day. HEAD COACHES 2 JIM HARBAUGH ( , 4th Year) Jim Harbaugh was named the 17th head coach in 49ers history on Jan. 7, In just three seasons, Harbaugh has tallied a overall record (5-3 in the postseason), won two NFC West Division titles and one NFC Championship. He followed a 14-4 rookie campaign, which earned him Associated Press 2011 NFL Coach of the year honors, with a mark in 2012 and a 14-5 record in Harbaugh is just the second NFL coach to win consecutive division titles in his first two seasons after inheriting a team with a losing record. His 36 regular season wins are the second-most by any coach in NFL history over their first three seasons. Harbaugh logged 18 years of coaching experience prior to joining the 49ers. He was previously the head coach at Stanford ( ), where he led the Cardinal to its first BCS game appearance and victory in the Orange Bowl, in He was head coach at the University of San Diego ( ). Harbaugh started in the NFL as an offensive assistant with the Oakland Raiders ( ). His first coaching job came from his father, Jack Harbaugh, at Western Kentucky as a volunteer assistant coach. He played 15 years with the Bears (1987 first round pick), Colts, Ravens, Chargers and Panthers. He appeared in one Pro Bowl and was placed in the Colts Ring of Honor in In college, he played at Michigan for the legendary Bo Schembechler from His brother, John, is the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens. OPENING AT HOME As one of the NFL s best teams on opening day, it is no surprise that the Cowboys have Cowboys Top Opening Day enjoyed success opening Home Opponents their season at home. In 24 all-time season openers at Team Games Record home, Dallas has posted a N.y. Giants record. Washington Dallas first ever game Philadelphia was a season-opening home Pittsburgh loss against Pittsburgh (28- St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 24, 1960). The franchise opened the season at home for its first seven seasons in the league ( ). They claimed their first-ever home-opening win on Sept. 17, 1961 against Pittsburgh (27-24). This season marks the second consecutive season the Cowboys will open the season at home - the first time since the 2000 and 2001 seasons that has happened. It will be the first time that Dallas and San Francisco have ever met in a season opener. A WINNING TREND The Dallas Cowboys enter the 2014 season as one-of-13 teams in the league with at least 450 regular season wins. At the end of Week 3 in 2012, Dallas became just the 12th team with 450 all-time wins with the win against Tampa Bay (9/23). Dallas is currently 12th on the NFL s all-time wins list: Chicago 730 Detroit 517 Green Bay 698 Arizona 511 N.y. Giants 661 San Francisco 507 Pittsburgh 569 Indianapolis 475 Washington 565 Dallas 464 St. Louis 527 Cleveland 451 Philadelphia 526 Oakland 434
3 DATING GAME This week s season-opening game against the San Francisco 49ers is being played on Sept. 7. In the 54 years of Cowboys football, there have been four Sept. 7 games. The Cowboys are 3-1 on Sept. 7, winning two out of the first three contests. Dallas first Sept. 7 game was in 1992 against Washington, and its last was in 2008 at Cleveland. Opp/ Dal Opp/ Dal Date Loc. W/L Score Date Loc. W/L Score 9/7/92 WAS W /7/03 ATL L W 37-7 W TOP OPENING DAY PERFORMANCES As the Dallas Cowboys prepare to open their 55th season, it would seem fitting to take a look back at Dallas top team and individual performances on opening day: TEAM Total Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Total Yards 9/4/78 vs. Baltimore 38-0 W 583 9/15/68 vs. Detroit W 542 9/12/99 at Washington (OT) W 541 9/18/66 vs. N.y. Giants 52-7 W 518 9/7/08 at Cleveland W 487 Total Rushing Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Rush Yards 9/4/78 vs. Baltimore 38-0 W 278 9/4/95 at N.y. Giants 35-0 W 232 9/6/81 at Washington W 206 9/15/74 at Atlanta 24-0 W 205 9/20/70 at Philadelphia 17-7 W 198 Total Passing Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Pass Yards 9/15/68 vs. Detroit W 381 9/18/66 vs. N.y. Giants 52-7 W 374 9/12/99 at Washington (OT) W 355 9/12/04 at Minnesota L 352 9/13/09 at Tampa Bay W 344 Points Scored Date Opponent PF PA W/L 9/15/68 vs. Detroit W 9/18/66 vs. N.y. Giants 52 7 W 9/19/71 at Buffalo W 9/9/07 vs. N.y. Giants L 9/9/85 vs. Washington W INDIVIDUAL Total Rushing Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Player Rush Yards 9/4/94 at Pittsburgh 26-9 W E. Smith 171 9/4/95 at N.y. Giants 35-0 W E. Smith 163 9/5/83 at Washington W T. Dorsett 151 9/4/78 vs. Baltimore 38-0 W T. Dorsett 147 9/7/92 vs. Washington W E. Smith 140 Total Passing Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Player Pass Yards 9/12/99 at Washington 41-35(OT) W T. Aikman 362 9/18/66 vs. N.y. Giants 52-7 W D. Meredith 358 9/12/04 at Minnesota L V. Testaverde 355 9/13/09 at Tampa Bay W T. Romo 353 9/13/82 vs. Pittsburgh L D. White 347 Total Receiving Yards Date Opponent Score W/L Player Rec. Yards 9/16/62 vs. Washington T F. Clarke 241 9/18/66 vs. N.y. Giants 52-7 W B. Hayes 195 9/24/60 vs. Pittsburgh L J. Doran 154 9/12/99 at Washington 41-35(OT) W R. Ismail 149 9/12/10 at Washington 7-13 L M. Austin 146 DALLAS COACHES ON OPENING DAY This week s opener against San Francisco is the Cowboys 55th season opener. Dallas holds a opening-day record. This is Jason Garrett s third full season as the club s head coach. Below is a coach-by-coach look at how the leader of the Cowboys fared on opening day: Lng Lng Win 1st Win Loss Coach Years W L T Pct Game Strk Strk Tom Landry L 17 2 Jimmy Johnson L 3 1 Barry Switzer W 2 1 Chan Gailey W 2 0 Dave Campo L 0 3 Bill Parcells L 1 2 Wade Phillips W 3 1 Jason Garrett L 2 1 Totals BACK-TO-BACK HOME OPENERS After a season opener at home in 2013, the Dallas Cowboys will once again open the 2014 season at AT&T Stadium. This marks the first time since the seasons that the Cowboys have had back-to-back season opening games at home. Overall, it is the fifth time Dallas has had back-to-back season home openers since 1968 ( , , and ). The team played its first seven seasons ( ) of the organization s history at home - the longest streak in team history. Overall, this will be the 25th time the Cowboys have opened the season in Dallas, where the Cowboys record is Their longest home opener win streak was eight games from Below is the complete list of the Dallas Cowboys season home openers since Dal Dal Date Opp. W/L Score Date Opp. W/L Score 9/24/60 Pit L /13/82 Pit L /17/61 Pit W /9/85 Wash W /16/62 Wash T /8/86 NyG W /14/63 StL L /9/90 SD W /12/64 StL L /7/92 Wash W /19/65 NyG W /6/98 Ari W /18/66 NyG W /3/00 Phi L /15/68 Det W /9/01 TB L /21/69 StL W /7/03 Atl L /17/72 Phi W /9/07 NyG W /21/75 L.A. W /8/13 NyG W /12/76 Phi W /7/14 SF??-? 9/4/78 Bal W 38-0 ALL-TIME WINNING TRADITION The Dallas Cowboys have the league s second-highest all-time regular season winning percentage by current NFL teams: Team W L T Pct. Chicago Dallas Miami Green Bay Baltimore San Francisco N.y. Giants Minnesota * Since 1972, ties have been calculated as half-win and half loss. Prior to 1972 tie games were ignored in calculating a team s winning percentage. Ties since 1972: Dallas (0), Miami (1) Chicago (1), Minnesota (3), Green Bay (7). WINNING THE OPENING MONTH Getting off to a strong start is an important part to to a successful season. Over the past 10 years, Dallas is one of six teams that has had a winning percentage of at least.600 through the season s first month. Those six clubs have combined for 39 playoff berths and nine Super Bowl appearances, including four Super Bowl championships during that span. Teams With a.600+ Winning Pct. In the 1st Month Since 2004 Team Record Percentage New England Indianapolis Seattle Baltimore Dallas Denver
4 PLAYER HIGHLIGHTS vs. 49ERS Dan Bailey - K In one game (9/18/11), was two-of-three on field goals with a long of 48 and the game-winning 19-yarder in overtime. Brandon Carr - CB In one previous matchup (9/26/10) while with Kansas City, had seven tackles. Justin Durant - LB In two games - one with Jacksonville (11/29/09) and one with Detroit (9/16/12) - has 15 tackles and a tackle for loss. Dwayne Harris - WR In one game (9/18/11), returned two punts for 25 yards. DeMarco Murray - RB Rushed six times for 21 yards as a rookie in his only appearance against the 49ers (9/18/11). Tony Romo - QB Is 2-0 as a starter, completing 43-of-72 passes (59.7%) for 686 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. Has thrown over 300-yards in both contests. Anthony Spencer - DE Has collected eight tackles, two sacks, a tackle for loss and a quarterback pressure in two games. Jason Witten - TE Caught 14 passes for 198 yards (14.1 avg.) and one touchdown in three games. Has one 100-yard game against the 49ers (102-9/18/11). INSIDE THE SERIES HISTORY The rivalry between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers has been around since the Cowboys entrance in the league in The two teams have faced each other 33 times: In the 33 games of the series there has been: * 15 games decided by double digits * Four games decided by three-or-more touchdowns * Nine games decided by less than a touchdown * One tie (11/27/69) * A five-game winning streak by Dallas from * A six-game losing streak by Dallas from * A 45-point win by Dallas (10/12/80) - tying the third-largest margin of victory in franchise history * A 31-point loss by Dallas (10/11/81) - biggest series loss * 59 points scored by Dallas (10/12/80) - tying the most points in a game in franchise history * Seven playoff games - a 5-2 Dallas record - six NFC Championship games (4-2) and a Divisional playoff game (win) * Two Thanksgiving Day games (a tie and a loss), two Monday night games (1-1), a Saturday night game (loss) and a Sunday night game (loss) * 784 points scored by Dallas, 844 allowed * An Cowboys record when playing in Dallas SOLD OUT STADIUMS The Cowboys have played in front of sold out stadiums in 387 of their last 389 games (including playoffs) and in 189 consecutive games. They played in front of sold out crowds in 153 consecutive games at Texas Stadium (including playoffs) - dating back to Dec. 16, 1990 against Phoenix, their last home non-sellout. Dallas opened what is now named AT&T Stadium with the largest crowd to witness a regular season NFL game with 105,121 tickets distributed and have 40 straight sellouts (including playoffs). The Cowboys have sold out each of their last 193 home games. On the road, Dallas has played in front of sold out crowds in 95 straight games (including playoffs), dating back to its last road non-sellout - at Arizona (10/20/02) STATISTICAL COMPARISON (league ranking) Cowboys 49ers Record Scoring Avg. (NFL rank) (5) 25.4 (11) Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL rank) (26) 17.0 (3) Total Off. (NFL rank) (16) (24) Rushing Off. (NFL rank) (24) (3) Passing Off. (NFL rank) (14) (30) Total Def. (NFL rank) (32) (5) Rushing Def. (NFL rank) (27) 95.9 (4) Passing Def. (NFL rank) (30) (7) Kickoff Return Avg (4) 22.7 (19) Punt Return Avg (5) 8.9 (11) Turnover Margin...+8 (9t) +12 (4t) Penalties Penalty yards Opp. Penalties Opp. Penalty yards SERIES HISTORY Dallas and San Francisco have squared off 33 times, with the series tied Dallas lost the first two meetings before claiming its first win. The Cowboys have won the last three and four of the last five games. The teams have met seven times in the postseason. Below is a brief look into the outcome of each of the games in the series. Dal Dal Date Loc. W/L Score Date Loc. W/L Score 11/20/60 Dal L /15/89 Dal L /10/63 SF L /11/90 Dal L /7/65 Dal W /17/93** SF W /16/67 SF L /17/93 Dal W /27/69 Dal T /23/94** Dal W /3/71** SF W /13/94 SF L /2/72** Dal W /15/95** SF L /23/72 Dal L /12/95 Dal L /23/72* SF W /10/96 SF W(OT) /10/74 Dal W /2/97 SF L /12/77 SF W /24/00 Dal L /9/79 SF W /30/01 Dal W /12/80 Dal W /8/02 Dal L /11/81 SF L /25/05 SF W /10/82** SF L /23/08 Dal W /19/83 SF L /18/11 SF W(OT) /22/85 SF L * NFC Divisional Playoff Game ** NFC Championship Game WAY OUT WEST By virtue of the NFL schedule, the Dallas Cowboys will be playing all four teams from the NFC West this season. This week s game against San Francisco is the first of the four for the Cowboys. Dallas will travel to St. Louis on Sept. 21, then to Seattle on Oct. 12. The Cowboys will close the NFC West schedule with a game at home against Arizona on Nov. 2. Below is a look at how Dallas has played the current teams in the NFC West: Dallas vs. NFC West Current Team W L T Win% Streak Arizona L-3 Seattle L-1 St. Louis W-2 San Francisco W-3 Div. Totals
5 ALL-TIME STAT COMPARISON This week s game is the 27th regular season game between Dallas and San Francisco. Below is a brief look into the stats of the series: TEAM TOTALS Cowboys 49ers Wins Points Total Net yards...8,930 8,848 Net Rushing yards...2,750 3,036 Net Passing yards...6,180 5,812 SINGLE-GAME TEAM-HIGHS Cowboys 49ers Points /12/ /11/81 Total Net yards /10/ /11/81 Net Rushing yards /12/ /24/00 Net Passing yards /18/ /22/85 SINGLE-GAME INDIVIDUAL HIGHS Cowboys 49ers Passing Yards D. Meredith 11/10/ J. Montana 12/22/85 Rushing Yards C. Hill 11/10/ C. Garner 9/24/00 Receiving Yards T. Owens 11/23/ J. Rice 11/12/95 FIRST TIME...LAST TIME The first time these two clubs met, the Dallas Cowboys were just nine weeks old and lost their first eight games. Dallas hosted San Francisco on Nov. 20, 1960 and lost in front of 10,000 fans at the Cotton Bowl. The last time these two clubs met was on Sept. 18, 2011, and Dallas rallied from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to edge the 49ers in overtime. It was Dallas last game in San Francisco s old home stadium of Candlestick Park with 69,372 in attendance. ROMO S OPENERS The 2014 season marks Tony Romo s eighth season as the club s full time starting quarterback after taking over in the second half of the sixth game of the 2006 season. It will also mark his eighth consecutive opening day start, tying him with Don Meredith ( ) for the second-longest opening day consecutive starts streak, behind Troy Aikman s 12 ( ). Overall, his eight overall opening day starts will tie him with Meredith for the third-most in team history, and he trails only Roger Staubach s nine ( , ) and Aikman s 12. In season-opening contests, Romo holds a 5-2 record and has completed 167-of-244 passes for 2,212 yards, 16 touchdowns and five interceptions with a rating. Below is a look at each of Romo s seven previous seasonopening contests: Year Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Rate W/L W W W L L W W Totals , Here is how Romo compares with other notable Cowboys passers with at least seven career starts in season openers: Player Att Com Yds TD Int Rate W/L D. Meredith , R. Staubach , D. White , T. Aikman , T. Romo , *Meredith ( ), Staubach ( , ), White ( ), Aikman ( ), Romo ( ) AT&T STADIUM RECORD WHEN... The Dallas Cowboys open their sixth season in what is now AT&T Stadium with a regular season record. This season is the second consecutive season - and second overall - in the stadium s short history the Cowboys will host a team on Kickoff Weekend. Dallas first game at the venue was on Sept. 20, a loss to the N.y. Giants. The club s first win came a week later with a 21-7 decision over Carolina. Overall, Dallas owns a record postseason - in AT&T Stadium. Below is a breakdown of the club s record on their home turf: Regular season Postseason Overall Regular Post September October November December January Playing at noon Playing at 3: Playing in prime time Thursday Saturday Sunday Monday Fully closed stadium Fully open stadium Roof open, doors closed Roof closed, doors open Playing against the NFC East Playing against the NFC (non-nfc East) Playing against the AFC Team-by-team Team W L Pct Team W L Pct Arizona... Atlanta Baltimore... Buffalo Carolina Chicago Cincinnati... Cleveland Denver Detroit Green Bay Houston... Indianapolis... Jacksonville Kansas City... Miami Minnesota N.y. Giants N.y. Jets... New England... New Orleans Oakland Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego San Francisco... Seattle St. Louis Tampa Bay Tennessee Washington Postseason Philadelphia ROMO S A WINNER Since making his first start in 2006, Tony Romo s record as the Cowboys starting quarterback has been among the best in the NFL. Between , Romo s 63 wins are the seventhmost in the NFL. NFL QB Records Since 2006 Player Record Tom Brady, NE Peyton Manning, Ind./Den Drew Brees, NO Philip Rivers, SD Eli Manning, NyG Ben Roethlisberger, Pit Tony Romo, Dal Joe Flacco, Bal Matt Ryan, Atl Aaron Rodgers, GB
6 ROMO S RECORD WHEN... As Dallas starting quarterback, Tony Romo has compiled a regular season record in 108 career starts. Below is a look at Romo s record under several different circumstances: Playing at home: Playing on the road: Playing indoors: Playing outdoors: Playing against the NFC East: Playing against the NFC (non-nfc East): Playing against the AFC: Playing on artificial turf: Playing on natural grass: Offense totals over 300 yards: Throws for over 300 yards: Throws for yards: Throws only one touchdown: Throws more than one touchdown: Completes 60.0% or more of his passes: Throws no interceptions: Throws one interception: Throws more than one interception: Records at least passer rating: Sacked one time-or-less: Sacked more than once: September: October: November: December: January: Team-by-team Team W L Pct Team W L Pct Arizona Atlanta Baltimore Buffalo Carolina Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Detroit Green Bay Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Kansas City Miami Minnesota New England New Orleans N.y. Giants N.y. Jets Oakland Philadelphia Pittsburgh San Diego San Francisco Seattle St. Louis Tampa Bay Tennessee Washington Postseason Minnesota N.y. Giants Philadelphia Seattle QUARTERBACK COMPARISON Tony Romo has started 108 games and owns a record as a starter. He has completed 2,423-of-3,748 passes for 29,303 yards, 205 touchdowns and 98 interceptions in those starts. Below is a look at Romo s numbers after 108 starts and how they compare to Roger Staubach and Troy Aikman through 108 starts: Player W-L Att Comp Yards Pct TD INT Staubach ,661 1,516 20, Aikman ,033 1,908 21, Romo ,748 2,423 29, Among active quarterbacks, Romo s record through his 108 starts is tied for fourth: Active QB Records Through 108 and 109 Starts Player 108th Start 109th Start Tom Brady Ben Roethlisberger Philip Rivers Eli Manning Peyton Manning Tony Romo ??-?? TONY S TARGETS Through his career, Tony Romo has completed 2,439-of-3,775 passes for 29,565 yards with 208 touchdowns in 110 regular season games played behind center. Below is a breakdown of Tony s targets by position and player: Position Breakdown Comp. Yds TD Comp. Yds TD WR 1,234 18, RB 449 3,372 9 TE 719 7, FB Player Breakdown by Completions Player Comp. Yds TD Player Comp. Yds TD J. Witten , M. Austin , D. Bryant , T. Owens , P. Crayton , M. Barber ,031 6 D. Murray F. Jones R. Williams , M. Bennett L. Robinson K. Ogletree C. Beasley T. Choice T. Glenn T. Williams S. Hurd J. Phillips J. Jones A. Fasano J. Hanna L. Vickers L. Dunbar T. Curtis D. Anderson J. Randle J. Holley G. Escobar P. Tanner C. Gronkowski T. Fiammetta O. Hoyte I. Stanback L. Polite T. Romo S. Chapas T. Clutts A. Holmes D. Harris S. Morris Romo has thrown 208 touchdown passes - first all-time in team history. Below is a look at Romo s individual touchdown totals: Player TDs Player TDs Terrell Owens...34 Dez Bryant...34 Jason Witten...31 Miles Austin...27 Patrick Crayton...19 Roy Williams...12 Laurent Robinson...11 Marion Barber...6 Terrance Williams...5 Kevin Ogletree...4 Martellus Bennett...3 Tony Curtis...3 Terry Glenn...3 Dwayne Harris...3 Cole Beasley...2 Sam Hurd...2 Felix Jones...2 John Phillips...2 Deon Anderson...1 Gavin Escobar...1 Anthony Fasano...1 Chris Gronkowski...1 DeMarco Murray...1 TONY S TOUCHDOWN BREAKDOWN Through his career, Tony Romo has thrown a club record 208 touchdown passes. Below is a look at Tony s touchdowns totals by quarter, down and distance: Quarter Down Distance 1st Quarter nd Quarter st Down nd Down yards yards rd Quarter rd Down yards th Quarter th Down yards...16 OT yards yards...32 TWO-HUNDRED TD TOSSES With his two touchdown throws in the win over the N.y. Giants (11/24/13), Tony Romo reached 200 career touchdowns. He became the 37th NFL quarterback to reach the mark, and in the process, passed Phil Simms (199) for 37th in NFL history. At Chicago (12/9/13), Romo s him to 33rd, ahead of Jim Everett (203) and Roman Gabriel and Matt Hasselbeck (201 each). With two at Washington (12/22/13), he passed Randall Cunningham (207) and tied Kerry Collins and Kurt Warner (208) for 31st: Brett Favre Peyton Manning..491 Dan Marino Drew Brees Tom Brady Fran Tarkenton..342 John Elway Warren Moon Johnny Unitas..290 V. Testaverde Joe Montana Dave Krieg S. Jurgensen Dan Fouts Drew Bledsoe B. Esiason John Hadl Len Dawson Jim Kelly George Blanda..236 D. McNabb Steve young John Brodie Eli Manning Philip Rivers Roethlisberger..219 Carson Palmer..213 Terry Bradshaw..212 y.a. Tittle Jim Hart Kerry Collins Kurt Warner Tony Romo
7 QB S MULTIPLE TDs Tony Romo opened 2013 throwing a pair of scores against the N.y. Giants (9/8). He had multiple touchdown throws in nine other games, including a club-record tying five against Denver (10/6). Romo s 10 games with multiple touchdowns last season was third in a season in franchise history. He owns the top-two spots with 12 (2007) and 11 (2011). For his career, he has 66 career multipletouchdown games - tops in team history and fifth in the NFL since 2006: Multiple-touchdown games Cowboys Career NFL (since 2006) Player Games Player Games Tony Romo...66 Roger Staubach...48 Danny White...44 Troy Aikman...43 Don Meredith...41 Romo finished the 2012 season with four three-touchdown games and had four again in against St. Louis (9/22) and Denver (10/6) and at Detroit (10/27) and Chicago (12/9). His 32 career three-touchdown games is tops in team history and tied for fifth in the league since he became a starter. Three-touchdown games Cowboys Career NFL (since 2006) Player Games Player Games Tony Romo...32 Danny White...20 Roger Staubach...17 Don Meredith...14 Troy Aikman...10 PAR 3 Drew Brees...85 Peyton Manning...76 Tom Brady...73 Philip Rivers...73 Tony Romo...66 Drew Brees...52 Peyton Manning...47 Tom Brady...38 Aaron Rodgers...35 Philip Rivers...32 Tony Romo...32 Since becoming the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback midway through 2006, Tony Romo has thrown three-or-more touchdowns in a game a club-record 32 times. He did it four times in 2009 and had two in an injury-shortened 2010 season. In 2011 he had one against Detroit (10/2) to tie Danny White for the most in club history. He established a club-mark with three more against Buffalo (11/13). He added three in 2011 and finished 2012 with four three-touchdown games. He has four in 2013 after throwing three touchdowns against St. Louis (9/22), tying a club record with five touchdown throws against Denver (10/6) and adding three more at Detroit (10/27) and at Chicago (12/9). For his career, Romo has 32 three-touchdown games, and the Cowboys are (.625) when Romo throws for three-or-more scores. Games with Player 3-or-more TDs Tony Romo...32 Danny White...20 Roger Staubach...17 In the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Romo had six games with threeor-more touchdown passes to establish a single-season club-high: Games in a season Player with 3-or-more TDs Tony Romo...6 (2007) Tony Romo...6 (2008) Roger Staubach...5 (1979) Danny White...5 (1980) Tony Romo...5 (2011) FOUR SCORE, AND... Tony Romo tied a club record with his five touchdown throws against Denver (10/6). His five gave him eight career games with four-or-more touchdown throws, tying Danny White for the club high. Romo s eight since becoming the club s starter in 2006 is tied for fifth in the NFL: Four-touchdown games Cowboys Career NFL (since 2006) Player Games Player Games Danny White...8 Tony Romo...8 Don Meredith...6 Troy Aikman...3 Craig Morton...2 Drew Brees...22 Peyton Manning...18 Tom Brady...16 Aaron Rodgers...12 Eli Manning...8 Tony Romo...8 TD, TD, TD, TD, TD Tony Romo threw for a club-record tying five touchdowns in the loss to Denver (10/6). Romo s five scores that day also tied his single-game personal-best and marked the 10th time in franchise history a Cowboys quarterback had five scores in one game. Only Don Meredith - with three - has more five touchdown games than Romo, and Craig Morton is the only other Cowboys passer with multiple five touchdown games: Dallas Cowboys Five Touchdown Games Player TDs Opp. (Date) Player TDs Opp. (Date) 10/21/62 Morton...5 HOU, 12/20/70 Meredith...5 NyG, 9/18/66 10/30/83 Meredith...5 PHI, 10/9/66 9/12/99 9/29/68 Romo...5 TB, 11/23/06 Morton...5 PHI, 10/19/69 Romo...5 DEN, 10/6/13 FIVE FOR FIVE HUNDRED Despite Dallas loss to Denver (10/6), Tony Romo made NFL history by becoming just the fifth league passer to throw for five touchdowns and more than 500 yards. Romo finished the game with a club-record 506 passing yards along with his five passing scores. Romo joins Norm Van Brocklin, y.a. Tittle, Matthew Stafford and Matt Schaub: Player Yards TDs Opponent (Date) Norm Van Brocklin vs. N.y. yanks (9/28/51) y.a. Tittle vs. Washington (10/28/62) Matthew Stafford Green Bay (1/1/12) Matt Schaub vs. Jacksonville (11/18/12) Tony Romo vs. Denver (10/6/13) 300 Through his career, Tony Romo has reached the 300-yard mark a club-record 44 times. He owns the top-five single-season spots for 300-yard games, including a club-record nine games in Additionally, Romo had three straight games with 300-plus yards twice - the most consecutive games in club history. Romo topped the 300-yard mark in 2013, putting up a club-record 506 yards against Denver (10/6). He threw for 317 at Philadelphia (10/20), 337 against Minnesota (11/3), and 358 against Green Bay (12/15) for 44 career 300-yard outings. When Romo reaches the 300-yard horizon, Dallas owns a record (.614). Career 300-yard Player Games Tony Romo 44 Troy Aikman 13 Danny White 10 Romo threw for 300-or-more yards nine times in 2012, the most in a season in club history. He also had three straight games with 300 yards (Weeks 11-13) to tie the longest streak in club history: Dallas Cowboys 300-yard Games Single-season Consecutive Player Games Player Games Tony Romo...9 (2012) Tony Romo...3 (2007) Tony Romo...8 (2009) Tony Romo...3 (2012) Tony Romo...7 (2007) Don Meredith...2 (1963) Tony Romo...6 (2008) Vinny Testaverde..2 (2004) Tony Romo...5 (2011) Tony Romo...2 (mult.) 500 Tony Romo established a club record with 506 passing yards against Denver (10/6). His 506 were good for 12th in a game in NFL history (11th in the Super Bowl era) and he was the 15th league passer to top 500 yards in a single game: 500-yard Games (NFL History) Player Yards Player Yards Norm Van Brocklin Warren Moon Matt Schaub Boomer Esiason Dan Marino Matthew Stafford Tom Brady Phil Simms Drew Brees Eli Manning Vince Ferragamo Tony Romo y.a. Tittle Elvis Grbac Ben Roethlisberger
8 WHAT A RATING In 2011 Tony Romo recorded a passer rating of more than nine times to tie the second-most in a season in club history. Romo closed out 2012 with a or-better rating six times and had six again in 2013: 100-plus rating games (Cowboys season) Player (Season) Games Tony Romo (2007)...10 Tony Romo (2009)...9 Tony Romo (2011)...9 Troy Aikman (1993)...8 Troy Aikman (1995)...7 Tony Romo (2008)...7 Romo hit the century mark for the first time in th time in his career - against St. Louis (9/22) He then notched five more with a at San Diego (9/29), against Denver (10/6), at Detroit (10/27), against Oakland (11/28) and at Chicago (12/9) for 55 games above tops in team history, fifth in the NFL since His career passer rating of 95.8 is sixth all-time: 100-plus rating games Cowboys Career NFL (since 2006) Player Games Player Games Tony Romo...55 Drew Brees...64 Troy Aikman...44 Tom Brady...60 Roger Staubach...37 Philip Rivers...59 Danny White...33 Peyton Manning...56 Craig Morton...24 Tony Romo...55 All-Time NFL Passer Rating Player Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Rate Aaron Rodgers...2,955 1, , Peyton Manning..8,452 5, , Steve young...4,149 2, , Philip Rivers...4,108 2, , Tony Romo...3,775 2, , Tom Brady...6,586 4, , ROMO S RATINGS In 15 games of 2013, Tony Romo had six plus passer rating games. He had a streak of three games with a rating above It was the fourth such streak of his career. Included in his streak of three were ratings of vs. Denver (10/6) - and at San Diego (9/29). Those two ratings are good for the eighth and ninth-highest ratings in his career. His personal best was a against Philadelphia (12/2/12). He also owns the third-best single-game rating in club history (150.5) and three of the top-10 single-game figures: Romo s Single-Game Passer Rating Highs Rating Opp, Date Rating Opp, Date vs. Phi, 12/2/ vs. NyG 12/11/ vs. TB, 11/23/06 TB, 9/13/ vs. Buf, 11/13/ vs. Den, 10/6/13 Phi, 11/4/ vs. StL, 9/22/ vs. Atl, 10/25/09 TB, 12/17/11 Dallas Cowboys Single-Game Passer Rating Highs Player Rate Date Player Rate Date Meredith /9/66 Romo /23/06 Aikman /21/92 Romo /13/11 Romo /2/12 White /12/80 Aikman /20/92 White /13/82 Staubach /30/73 White /28/80 FOURTH QUARTER QB Through his career, Tony Romo continually displays late-game heroics. Romo finished 2013 seventh in the league with a fourth quarter passer rating, and through his career, he has the highest all-time fourth quarter quarterback rating (102.4): Player Att Com Pct Yds TD Int Rate Tony Romo , Aaron Rodgers , Steve young , Peyton Manning..2,001 1, , Kurt Warner , ALL-TIME COWBOYS QB WATCH Tony Romo opened the 2013 season tops in club history with 179 touchdown passes and second in attempts (3,289), completions (2,133) and passing yards (26,000). Through his career Romo has steadily climbed the club s all-time quarterback charts, making strides in 2012 by moving into second for completions. He started the season fourth in passing yards but moved to third against Chicago then second against the N.y. Giants. Romo was fourth in passing touchdowns at the start of last season but tied the club record with three tosses against Washington (11/22). He then established the club mark with three touchdown throws against Philadelphia (12/2) to break Aikman s old record of 165. He s also moved up the ladder in all-time wins amongst Cowboys quarterbacks, passing Danny White (62) in 2013 to claim the third-most wins as a Dallas quarterback. Below is how Romo s career numbers stack up in the storied quarterback history of the franchise: ATTEMPTS Troy Aikman...4,715 Tony Romo...3,775 Roger Staubach...2,958 Danny White...2,950 Don Meredith...2,308 COMPLETIONS Troy Aikman...2,898 Tony Romo...2,439 Danny White...1,761 Roger Staubach...1,685 Don Meredith...1,170 TOTAL QB STARTS Troy Aikman Roger Staubach Tony Romo Danny White...92 Don Meredith...84 PASSING YARDS Troy Aikman...32,942 Tony Romo...29,565 Roger Staubach...22,700 Danny White...21,959 Don Meredith...17,199 TOUCHDOWNS Tony Romo Troy Aikman Danny White Roger Staubach Don Meredith WINS AS STARTER Troy Aikman...94 Roger Staubach...85 Tony Romo...63 Danny White...62 Don Meredith...48 ALL-TIME UNDRAFTED QBS After coming into the league as an undrafted free agent in 2003, Tony Romo took the reins of the Dallas Cowboys offense in Since then, Romo has struck a note in several team and league record books. He ranks in the top-five in the major passing categories all-time among undrafted quarterbacks. Below is a look at where Romo s current career numbers compare to previously undrafted quarterbacks: Atts. Rnk Player Atts 1. Warren Moon...6, Dave Krieg...5, Jon Kitna...4, Kurt Warner...4, Tony Romo...3,775 Comps. Rnk Player Comps. 1. Warren Moon...3, Dave Krieg...3, Jon Kitna...2, Kurt Warner...2, Tony Romo...2,439 Comp. Pct. Rnk Player Pct. 1. Kurt Warner Tony Romo Jeff Garcia Jon Kitna Jake Delhomme Yds. Rnk Player Yds 1. Warren Moon...49, Dave Krieg...38, Kurt Warner...32, Jon Kitna...29, Tony Romo...29,565 TDs Rnk Player TDs 1. Warren Moon Dave Krieg Tony Romo Kurt Warner Jon Kitna Rating Rnk Player Rate 1. Tony Romo Kurt Warner Jeff Garcia Dave Krieg Jake Delhomme List does not include players selected in the supplemental draft or those drafted as futures. 8
9 400-of-600 In Week 16 of the 2012 season, Tony Romo established club season marks in passing attempts (611) and completions (405). He became the first Dallas Cowboy to attempt at least 600 passes in a season - 29th in NFL history - and complete at least 400 attempts - 13th in NFL history. His 425 completions on the season are sixth in a season in NFL history while his 648 attempts are 10th. In going at least 400-of-600 on the season, Romo marked the 12th time an NFL quarterback accomplished the feat, and he was the eighth different player to do it. Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Matt Ryan all did it with their performances in Week 17: 400-of-600 Club (by year) Player Team Year Atts Comps Warren Moon Hou Drew Bledsoe NE Rich Gannon Oak Drew Brees NO Drew Brees NO Peyton Manning Ind Drew Brees NO Matthew Stafford Det Drew Brees NO Tom Brady NE Matthew Stafford Det Tony Romo Dal Drew Brees NO Tom Brady NE Matt Ryan Atl Peyton Manning Den Drew Brees NO Matt Ryan Atl ROMO BY THE NUMBERS In the 12th game of 2013, Tony Romo topped 3,000 yards - his sixth career 3,000-yard season to establish a club-high. In Dallas come-from-behind win against Minnesota (11/3), Romo had two touchdown passes to give him 20 for the season - his sixth career season with 20-plus touchdown throws. Romo s six 20-touchdown seasons are a club-high: 3,000-yard seasons 20-touchdown seasons Player Seasons Player Seasons Tony Romo...6 Tony Romo...6 Troy Aikman...5 Danny White...4 Danny White...4 Don Meredith...3 Roger Staubach...3 In 2013, Romo fell 172 yards shy of his fifth 4,000-yard season. His 31 touchdowns gave him three seasons with 30 scoring tosses, and he is the only quarterback in team history with 4,000 yards and 30 scores in a season. TONY S TOTALS After finishing the 2011 season ranking in the top-five in all the single-season passing categories, Romo bettered some of those figures in He established single-season club records for completions (425), attempts (648) and yards (4,903). His 65.6 completion percentage for 2012 is fourth. Below is a look at the Cowboys all-time single-season passing records: ATTEMPTS Tony Romo (2012) Tony Romo (2009) Tony Romo (2013) Danny White (1983) Tony Romo (2011) COMPLETIONS Tony Romo (2012) Tony Romo (2009) Tony Romo (2011) Tony Romo (2013) Tony Romo (2007) PASSING YARDS Tony Romo (2012)...4,903 Tony Romo (2009)...4,483 Tony Romo (2007)...4,211 Tony Romo (2011)...4,184 Danny White (1983)...3,980 TOUCHDOWNS Tony Romo (2007)...36 Tony Romo (2011)...31 Tony Romo (2013)...31 Danny White (1983)...29 Danny White (1980)...28 Tony Romo (2012)...28 COMPLETION PCT Troy Aikman (1993) Tony Romo (2011) Jon Kitna (2010) Tony Romo (2012) Troy Aikman (1991) RATING Roger Staubach (1971) Tony Romo (2011) Troy Aikman (1993) Tony Romo (2009) Tony Romo (2007) ROMO WEEKLY Now in his 11th pro season, seventh as the starting quarterback, for the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo has established several single-season team passing records. He is the first quarterback in franchise history to top 4,000 yards in a single season, and he has topped that mark in three of the last four seasons and four times overall. Below is a week-by-week look at Romo s passing yards totals for his last two 4,000-yard seasons and how it compares to 2013: Tony Romo Week-by-Week ( ) ROMO OVER TIME Since coming onto the scene in 2006, Tony Romo has racked up 29,565 passing yards in 114 games played. Romo s average of yards-per-game since 2006 is fifth in the league: Passing Yards-per-Game (since 2006) Player Yds/G Yards Games Drew Brees Peyton Manning ,733 31, Tom Brady , Aaron Rodgers , Tony Romo , CALL IT A COMEBACK Since taking over as the Dallas Cowboys starting quarterback during the 2006 season, Tony Romo has been at the helm of some thrilling wins for the club. Included in his 63 wins as a starter are 20 occassions in which he led the team to a come-from-behind victory in the fourth quarter or overtime. Romo s 20 are a franchise-best, and in 2012 he had three straight games in which he had a comefrom-behind win. Romo had his first come-back win this season in the Week 9 game against Minnesota (11/3). He led Dallas on a nineplay, 90-yard drive that culminated with a seven-yard touchdown pass for the win. He did it again to keep the season alive at Washington (12/22), leading the team to 10 fourth quarter points. Below is a look at each of Romo s 20 games in which he battled a deficit to pull out the win and his fourth quarter stats in those games: Time Final Date Opp Score Left Att Com Yds TD Int Score : /19/06 IND : : : /15/08 PHI : : : : /22/09 WAS : : /26/11 WAS : : /24/11 MIA : : /18/12 CLE : /2/12 PHI : : /16/12 PIT : /3/13 MIN : : *italics indicate overtime and are reflected in the stats totals 9
10 NO PLACE LIKE HOME In 2012, Tony Romo hit 92 home touchdowns to surpass Danny White (91) for the most in team history. By season s end, he added nine more to total 101. Romo opened 2013 against the N.y. Giants with a pair of scoring tosses, he had three against St. Louis (9/22), a club-record tying five against Denver (10/6), one against Washington (10/13) two against Minnesota (11/3), one against Oakland (11/28) and two against Green Bay (12/15) to give him 117 for his career at home: Home Passing TDs (Cowboys history) Player TDs Tony Romo Danny White...91 Roger Staubach...87 Troy Aikman...87 Don Meredith...78 Additionally, Romo s ascension to the top of Cowboys passing charts has been at an incredibly rapid pace. His record-breaking 92nd home touchdown came in just 47 games played behind center. Below is a look at how many games it took the players before him to reach their respective home touchdown figure: Home Passing TDs (Cowboys history - Games Played) Player GP Tony Romo...47 Danny White...84 Roger Staubach...67 Troy Aikman...85 Don Meredith...55 Since becoming a starter in 2006, Romo s 117 home touchdowns are third in the league: Home Passing TDs since 2006 Player TDs Drew Brees Peyton Manning Tony Romo Tom Brady Philip Rivers ROMO AT 20K Against the N.y. Giants (12/11/11), Tony Romo reached the 20,000-yard milestone, finishing the game with 321 yards for 20,296 for his career. Romo reached that mark in 2,497 attempts -at the time, the second-fewest attempts to 20,000 yards among active quarterbacks. Romo also became the fourth Dallas Cowboy, 13th active and 94th passer in NFL history to reach the mark. His 20,296 yards through his first 75 starts were the third-most all-time: 20,000-Yard Club Dallas Cowboys Active Quarterbacks Player Yards Player Yards Troy Aikman...32,942 Tony Romo...29,565 Roger Staubach...22,700 Danny White...21,959 Fewest attempts to 20K (Active) Player Atts Ben Roethlisberger...2,490 Tony Romo...2,497 Phillip Rivers...2,504 Yards in 75 starts (All-time) Player Yards Dan Marino...20,492 Kurt Warner...20,305 Tony Romo...20,296 Peyton Manning...64,964 Drew Brees...51,081 Tom Brady...49,149 Eli Manning...35,345 Matt Hasselbeck...34,647 Ben Roethlisberger...34,105 Carson Palmer...33,739 Phillip Rivers...32,369 Tony Romo...29,565 Matt Schaub...24,254 Aaron Rodgers...24,197 Jay Cutler...23,937 Matt Ryan...23,472 Joe Flacco...21,545 Michael Vick...21,489 GO LONG Since becoming the Cowboys starting quarterback in 2006, Tony Romo has 32 touchdown passes of at least 50 yards - the most in the league since 2006: Touchdowns of 50-or-more yards (since 2006) Player TDs Tony Romo...32 Aaron Rodgers...23 Tom Brady...22 Drew Brees...22 Eli Manning...22 HALF OF ROMO In Dallas comeback win over Oakland (11/28), Tony Romo finished the second half 12-of-12 for 101 yards and a touchdown. It was the third time in his career he completed 100% of his second half passes. The last time was against Philadelphia (12/2/12) of-10 for 169 yards with three touchdowns - and the first was at Arizona (11/12/06) - 10-of-10 for 144 yards with one touchdown. In recent history of the organization, only Randall Cunningham (at Arizona, 9/10/00) completed all of his passes through one half. It was in the first half of the loss where he completed all 12 of his passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Besides the three flawless halfs mentioned above, there have been nine times in recent team history that a quarterback completed all but one pass (10-or-more attempts). The most recent was Kyle Orton (nine-of-10) against Chicago (10/1/12). Romo accomplished the feat three times and Troy Aikman did it five times. Romo had flashes of perfection in the 2013 opener, completing 13 straight passes in the second quarter, finishing the frame 16-of-19. ROMO 4K With 341 passing yards against Pittsburgh (12/16/12), Tony Romo reached 4,000 passing yards for the fourth time in his career. It also marked the fourth time a Cowboys quarterback reached 4,000 yards in a season. With four seasons of 4,000-plus yards, Romo tied Warren Moon and Philip Rivers for the sixth-most 4,000-yard seasons in NFL history. Aaron Rodgers added his fourth after Romo. Peyton Manning has the league-high with 13: 4,000-yard Seasons All-Time Since 2006 Player Seasons Player Seasons Peyton Manning...13 Drew Brees...8 Drew Brees...8 Peyton Manning...7 Dan Marino...6 Tom Brady...5 Brett Favre...6 Philip Rivers...5 Tom Brady...6 Carson Palmer...4 Philip Rivers...5 Aaron Rodgers...4 Warren Moon...4 Tony Romo...4 Carson Palmer...4 Five tied...3 Aaron Rodgers...4 Tony Romo...4 HOME SWEET HOME Tony Romo opened the fifth season at what is now AT&T Stadium against the N.y. Giants (9/8), marking his 28th game in the stadium since it opened in With Romo as the starting quarterback, Dallas holds a record at its home venue. Romo s personal stats at the stadium are quite impressive. For his career, Romo has completed 802-of-1,220 passes for 9,553 yards, with 66 touchdowns and 34 interceptions. Below is a yearby-year look at Romo s work at AT&T Stadium: Year GP Att Com Pct. Yds TD Int Rate , , , , Totals , , GAME AFTER GAME AFTER GAME... Tony Romo threw 31 touchdown passes in 2013 to tie his total from 2011 for second in a season in franchise history. Romo has the top spot with 36 (2007). With at least one touchdown pass in all 15 games he played in 2013, and through each of the last 13 games of 2012, Tony Romo owns the club record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass (28) which he will carry into the 2014 season: Dallas Cowboys Consecutive Touchdown Pass Games Player Games Seasons Tony Romo Tony Romo Tony Romo Troy Aikman
11 ROMO S RANKINGS Tony Romo has been steadily climbing the NFL s all-time passing charts. Coming into the 2013 season, Romo ranked 73rd in attempts (3,240), 55th in completions (2,097), 60th in passing yards (25,737) and 52nd in touchdown passes (178). By season s end, Romo moved to 54th in attempts, 39th in completions, 41st in passing yards and tied for 31st in touchdown passes. He should be able to continue his climb through 2014: NFL Career Attempts NFL Career Completions Leaders Leaders 1. Brett Favre...10, Brett Favre...6, Peyton Manning...8, Peyton Manning...5, Dan Marino...8, Dan Marino...4, Ken Stabler...3, John Brodie...2, Craig Morton...3, Jake Plummer...2, Tony Romo...3, Tony Romo...2,439 NFL Career Passing Yards NFL Career Touchdowns Leaders Leaders 1. Brett Favre...71, Brett Favre Peyton Manning...64, Peyton Manning Dan Marino...61, Dan Marino Joe Ferguson...29, Jim Hart Jon Kitna...29, K. Collins/K. Warner Tony Romo...29,339 Tony Romo CLIMBING THE TE CHARTS Since entering the league in 2003, Jason Witten has proven his skills as an offensive weapon. He has provided Dallas with the full package at tight end. After 11 seasons, Witten has caught 879 passes for 9,799 yards and 52 touchdowns. He is the second all-time leading tight end in career receptions and third in receiving yards. To open the 2011 season, Witten rattled off 110 yards - his 13th career 100-yard outing to become the seventh tight end in league history to reach 7,000 receiving yards. His work through the 2011 season allowed him to crack the top-five on the tight end receiving yards list. Witten opened the 2012 season at the N.y. Giants (9/5) with two catches for 10 yards to pass Jackie Smith (7,918) for fourth on the list. Despite Against Tampa Bay (9/23), Witten moved into third all-time. He then crossed the 8,000-yard mark against Chicago (10/1) with his 15th career 100-yard game. He opened the 2013 season by crossing the 9,000-yard threshold. By mid-november of 2011, Witten passed Newsome (662) for third on the all-time receptions list. With four catches at Seattle (9/16) in 2012, he became the third tight end in league history with 700 career catches. His seven catches in the finale at Washington (12/30) made him the third tight end in league history to reach 800 career receptions. In Week 2 of 2013 at Kansas City (9/15) Witten passed Shannon Sharpe (817) for second in catches: NFL Career Receptions NFL Career Receiving Leaders (TEs) Yards Leaders (TEs) 1. Tony Gonzalez*...1, Tony Gonzalez*...15, Jason Witten* Shannon Sharpe...10, Shannon Sharpe Jason Witten*...9, Antonio Gates* Antonio Gates*...9, Ozzie Newsome Ozzie Newsome...7,980 * indicates active players TE s TDs Coming off a 2010 season in which he registered a career-high and club tight end record-tying nine touchdowns, Jason Witten became the seventh Dallas Cowboy with 40 career touchdown catches in Later that same season, Witten tied Billy Joe DuPree (41) for sixth in club history. He then broke that tie in 2012 with a scoring grab against Chicago (10/1) to give him sole possession of sixth. He added a pair in the 2013 season opener, one against Denver (10/6) and one against Minnesota (11/3) to give him 48 and tie Drew Pearson for fifth in squad history. He tied Frank Clarke for fourth with two more snags at the N.y. Giants (11/24), tied Tony Hill for third with a score at Chicago (12/9) and took sole possession of third with a touchdown against Green Bay (12/15): All-Time Cowboys Receiving Touchdown List 1. Bob Hayes...71 ( ) 2. Michael Irvin...65 ( ) 3. Jason Witten...52 ( ) CLIMBING THE CHARTS Already placing in the top-three in career receptions and receiving yards all-time among league tight ends, Jason Witten is climbing the NFL s all-time receptions and receiving yards charts among all position players. Witten opened th in receptions (806) and 55th in receiving yards (8,948). He moved up two spots to tie Henry Ellard and Keyshawn Johnson (814) for 24th in receptions after in the opener against the Giants (9/8). He moved into 23rd after the game at Kansas City (9/15), passing Shannon Sharpe (815). He passed Steve Largent (819) against St. Louis (9/22) and tied Larry Centers for 21st at San Diego (9/29). He took 21st from Centers following the game against Denver (10/6). Against Minnesota (11/3) he passed Rod Smith and tied Irving Fryar (851) for 19th. He tied Muhsin Muhammad (860) against Oakland (11/28) then took sole possession of 18th with one catch at Chicago (12/9) and moved to 17th with four catches against Green Bay (12/15). He hit the top-50 in yards in the 2013 opener, registering 70, which put him over 9,000 for his career. Witten passed Tony Martin (9,065) to move into 49th against St. Louis then jumped to 48th at San Diego, passing Charley Taylor (9,110). Witten passed Anthony Miller (9,148) and Herman Moore (9,174) against Denver then passed Raymond Berry (9,275) against Washington (10/13). Against Minnesota, he jumped Rob Moore (9,368) for 44th. He hit 43rd at the N.y. Giants (11/24), passing Amani Toomer (9,497): NFL Career Receptions NFL Career Receiving Leaders Yards Leaders 1. Jerry Rice...1, Jerry Rice...22, Tony Gonzalez*...1, Terrell Owens...15, Marvin Harrison...1, Randy Moss...15, Torry Holt Eric Moulds...9, Keenan McCardell Drew Hill...9, Jason Witten* Jason Witten*...9,799 * indicates active players WITTEN THROUGH THE YEARS Now through 11 pro seasons, Jason Witten is the club s all-time leading receiver (879) and is second in yards (9,799). In 2012 he established a single-season league tight end record with 110 catches while also posting his fourth 1,000 yard season. Below is a season-by-season look at the tight end s single receptions and receiving yards totals: MORE TE s TDs In catching his 47th career touchdown pass in the game against Denver (10/6), Witten tied Ozzie Newsome and Pete Retzlaff for 11th all-time among NFL tight ends. He then had his 48th career touchdown on a 26-yard reception against Minnesota (11/3) to tie Raymond Chester for 10th. At the N.y. Giants (11/24), Witten added two more to tie Ben Coates for ninth all-time, then added one each at Chicago (12/9) and against Green Bay (12/15) to tie Dave Casper for eighth: Tight End TDs Years Tight End TDs Years Tony Gonzalez* Dallas Clark* Antonio Gates*...87 Shannon Sharpe Vernon Davis*...53 Dave Casper Jerry Smith Jason Witten* Wesley Walls Ben Coates *indicates active player 11
12 QUICK WITT-ED Jason Witten has steadily climbed Dallas all-time receiving yards charts. In 2008 he became the sixth player in Cowboys history to reach 4,000 career receiving yards. He topped the 5,000- yard barrier in the 2009 opener, the sixth pass catcher in club history to reach that mark. Later that same season, he passed Frank Clarke (5,247) for fifth on Dallas all-time receiving yards chart. Two weeks into 2010, Witten became the fifth Cowboy to top 6,000 career yards. He opened 2011 with 110 yards at the N.y. Jets (9/11) to become the fifth Cowboy to reach 7,000. His 94-yard outing against Detroit (10/2) put him past Bob Hayes (7,295) for fourth all-time in club history. He took third from Drew Pearson with four catches for 24 yards against Philadelphia (12/24). In 2012 Witten topped 8,000 yards with his 112-yard game against Chicago (10/1). He also passed Tony Hill in the Bears game. Witten opened 2013 with 70 yards against the N.y. Giants (9/8) to become the second Cowboy and third tight end to reach 9,000 career receiving yards: All-Time Cowboys Receiving Yards List 1. Michael Irvin...11,904 ( ) 2. Jason Witten...9, Tony Hill...7,988 ( ) ( ) 4. Drew Pearson...7,822 ( ) 5. Bob Hayes...7,295 ( ) Among his 9,799 yards are 20 games in which he reached 100 yards - a club tight end record. His yard outings is fourth all-time among league tight ends since 1970: Cowboys 100-yard NFL 100-yard Tight End Games Tight End Games 1. Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Doug Cosbie Kellen Winslow, Sr...24 Jay Novacek Antonio Gates Jason Witten Shannon Sharpe...19 In 2008 Witten became the fifth pass catcher in team history to top 400 receptions. Four weeks into 2009, he became the fifth to reach 450. He jumped past Tony Hill (fifth) and Emmitt Smith (fourth) also in He took second from Drew Pearson with 14 catches at the N.y. Giants (12/6/09) - second in his career. He became the second Cowboy to reach 700 receptions in Week 2 of 2012, and he added seven catches at Atlanta (11/4) to pass Michael Irvin for the top spot on Dallas all-time receptions chart: All-Time Cowboys Receptions List 1. Jason Witten ( ) 2. Michael Irvin ( ) 3. Drew Pearson ( ) 4. Emmitt Smith ( ) 5. Tony Hill ( ) Since 2006, Witten has caught the most passes (691) for the most yards (7,715) among active league tight ends. Player Rec. Player Yards Jason Witten Jason Witten...7,715 Tony Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez...7,317 Antonio Gates Antonio Gates...6,739 Kellen Winslow Vernon Davis...5,201 Heath Miller Kellen Winslow...5,186 40x10 With a club-record 18 catches against the N.y. Giants (10/28/12), Jason Witten hit 51 receptions for the season for his ninth straight season of 40 catches-or-more. He was the fourth tight end in NFL history with nine 40-catch seasons and the third to do it in nine-plus straight. Nine games into 2013, Witten hit 40 catches and became the fourth tight end with at least 10 overall and the third with 10 straight: 40-plus catch seasons by a tight end Tight End Total Consec. Years Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe , Antonio Gates Jason Witten Jeremy Shockey Frank Wycheck THAT S A BUNCH OF WITT After coming into the league as Dallas third round draft pick in 2003, Jason Witten has strung together a Hall of Fame career. He has appeared in the most Pro Bowls by a Cowboys tight end (nine, seven consecutive and ), is tops on the club s alltime receptions chart and second on the receiving yards chart. Proving himself as a reliable target, Witten has 879 career receptions for 9,799 yards. In 2012 he took the top spot on the club s receptions chart from Michael Irvin at Atlanta (11/4) after a sevencatch, 51-yard game. Witten took 151 games to reach the top of the team s receptions chart which was faster than Irvin (159). When compared to the two other NFL tight ends with at least 750 catches - Tony Gonzalez and Shannon Sharpe - Witten also reached the mark faster - Gonzalez (163 games), Sharpe (169). A favorite target of Tony Romo, Witten accounts for 576 catches and 6,531 yards of Romo s 2,439 completions and 29,565 yards. Both of Witten s numbers are more than any other player that has caught a pass from Romo. Witten caught 13 passes for 112 yards - both team highs - and a score - against Chicago (10/1). His 13 catches were third in his career, tied for third among any Cowboys pass catcher and tied for eighth by an NFL tight end. He then bettered that with a clubrecord 18-catch game against the N.y. Giants (10/28). His 18 receptions tied for third in a game in NFL history and were the most by a tight end in league history: Single-Game Cowboys Receptions Player No. Opp (Date) Jason Witten...18 NYG (10/28/12) Jason Det (12/9/07) Jason NyG (12/6/09) Lance Rentzel...13 Was (11/19/67) Jason Witten...13 Chi (10/1/12) Dez Bal (10/14/12) Single-Game Receptions NFL History NFL History (TEs) Player Rec. Player Rec. Brandon Marshall...21 Jason Witten...18 Terrell Owens...20 Kellen Winslow...15 Brandon Marshall...18 Jason Witten...15 Jason Witten...18 Five Tied...14 Clark Gaines...17 On top of his single-game receptions numbers, Witten established an NFL tight end season receptions record (103) while becoming just the third tight end to reach 110 catches in a season and the third Dallas Cowboy to do it. 50x10 With 18 catches against the N.y. Giants (10/28/12), Jason Witten topped 50 catches for the ninth consecutive season. He was the second tight end in league history with nine straight 50 catch seasons. With four catches at the N.y. Giants (11/24) this year, he became the third tight end with at least 10 seasons of 50 catches and the second to do it in consecutive seasons: 50-plus catch seasons by a tight end Tight End Total Consec. Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe Jason Witten Antonio Gates x10 In the win at Washington (12/22), Jason Witten caught two passes to give him 61 catches for the year - his 10th overall and 10th consecutive season with 60 receptions. Witten became the third tight end in league history with at least plus catch seasons and just the second with 10 straight. He is also the only Dallas Cowboy with catch seasons: 60-plus catch seasons by a tight end Tight End Total Consec. Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe Jason Witten Antonio Gates
13 70x8 Jason Witten topped 70 catches during the 2013 finale against Philadelphia (12/29). Witten has eight overall and seven consecutive 70-catch season - both second all-time among league tight ends: 70-plus catch seasons by a tight end Tight End Total Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Antonio Gates Shannon Sharpe x6 With his nine catches on Thanksgiving Day against Washington (11/22/12), Jason Witten passed 80 catches for the sixth time in his career. Witten s six 80+ catch seasons are second to Tony Gonzalez (eight) for the most by a tight end in league history. 80+ Catch Tight End Seasons Tony Gonzalez...8 Jason Witten...6 Todd Christensen...4 Kellen Winslow, Sr....3 Shannon Sharpe...3 Jimmy Graham x4 Jason Witten reached 90 catches in 2012 for the fourth time in his career. Witten s four 90-catch seasons are second to Tony Gonzalez (five) for the most 90-catch seasons by a tight end in league history. Witten had 90-plus catches in 2009 and 2010 to join Gonzalez as the only tight ends with consecutive 90-catch seasons. 90-Catch Seasons (Tight Ends) Tight End Rec Year Tight End Rec Year Jason Witten Todd Christensen Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Dallas Clark Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez Jimmy Graham Tony Gonzalez Ben Coates Todd Christensen Tony Gonzalez Rob Gronkowski Jason Witten x20 Jason Witten holds the club record with 20 career 100-yard games. He had three in against Philadelphia (12/29), 121 yards against Denver (10/6) and 102 against Minnesota (11/3): Witten s 100-yard games Yds Opp Date Yds Opp Date Yds Opp Date 167 NyG 10/28/12 12/27/09 9/11/ NyG 9/9/ PHI 12/2/ WAS 12/19/ Sea 11/27/ Oak 11/26/09 12/9/ PHI 12/16/07 10/8/ PHI 12/29/13 10/24/04 9/18/ PHI 11/15/ CHI 10/1/ MIN 11/3/ DEN 10/6/ PHI 9/15/08 Top-Five Dallas Cowboys Tight End Receiving Days Player Yards Opp Date Jason Witten 167 NYG 10/28/12 Doug Cosbie 9/15/85 Jason Witten 12/6/09 Jason Witten 140 WAS 12/19/10 Jason Witten 12/9/ On his third catch against New Orleans (12/23/12), Jason Witten reached 100 receptions for the season for the first time in his career. He was the second player in franchise history to top 100 in a season (Michael Irvin, 111 in 1995) and the third tight end in league history to accomplish the feat. Witten finished with a league tight end record 110 catches: 100-Catch Season (NFL TEs) Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Dallas Clark x10 Jason Witten s 102-yard game against Minnesota (11/3) put him over the 500-yard mark this season. The 2013 season is Witten s 10th career and 10th consecutive 500-yard season. He is the fourth NFL tight end with 10 career and tied for second with 10 straight. He is also the only pass catcher in team history with yard seasons. 500-plus yard seasons NFL Tight End Cowboys History Player Tot Consec. Player Tot Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Shannon Sharpe Drew Pearson Antonio Gates Tony Hill Jason Witten Michael Irvin x10 Jason Witten topped 600 yards for the 2013 season with a 53- yard performance against Oakland (11/28). Witten has now reached the 600-yard mark 10 times overall and consecutively. His 10 overall are third all-time among league tight ends and second for consecutive seasons among the same group. His 10 are the most overall and are the most consecutive in team history: 600-plus yard seasons NFL Tight End Cowboys History Player Tot Consec. Player Tot Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Shannon Sharpe Michael Irvin Jason Witten Tony Hill Antonio Gates Bob Hayes Jackie Smith Drew Pearson x10 Jason Witten had 71 yards against Green Bay (12/15) to put him over 700 yards for the 10th time in his career and 10th consecutive season. He now has the second-most overall and consecutive 700-yard seasons by a league tight end. He also has the most overall and most consecutive in team history: 700-plus yard seasons NFL Tight End Cowboys History Player Tot Consec. Player Tot Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Jason Witten Michael Irvin Shannon Sharpe Tony Hill Antonio Gates Drew Pearson x7 With a 135-yard game against Philadelphia (12/29), in the 2013 season finale, Jason Witten reached the 800-yard mark for the season. This season was his eighth 800-yarder. He also has seven consecutive 800-plus yard seasons, tying Tony Gonzalez for the most all-time among tight ends. His eight total is good for second: 800-plus yard seasons (NFL tight end) Player Total Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Shannon Sharpe Antonio Gates WITTEN AT 700 AND 8,000 In 2012 Jason Witten became the third tight end in league history to reach 700 career receptions (9/16). He did it in 145 career games - the fastest of the previous two. Tight ends games to 700 career receptions Player Games Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe Witten then topped 8,000 career yards (10/1) to become the third tight end to reach the mark. He did it in 147 games - the fastest of the previous two. Antonio Gates then bettered Witten s speed to 8,000 yards, reaching the mark in his 137th game on Oct. 15: Tight ends games to 8,000 career receiving yards Player Games Antonio Gates (reached on 10/15) Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe
14 WITTEN AT ,000 In the 2012 season finale, Jason Witten caught his 800th career pass. He became just the third tight end in league history to reach that figure. He reached 800 in 159 games - faster than the previous two. Witten entered yards shy of 9,000 career yards, and he became the third tight end in NFL history to reach the mark with a touchdown catch in the second quarter of the opener. He again did it faster than the previous two: Tight ends games to 800 receptions and 9,000 yards 800 Rec. 9,000 yards Player Games Player Games Jason Witten Jason Witten Tony Gonzalez Tony Gonzalez Shannon Sharpe Shannon Sharpe x6 Jason Witten reached the 900-yard mark in 2012 during Week 15. He has topped 900 yards seven times in his career and in sixth straight seasons. His seven are second to Tony Gonzalez (nine) while his six straight are tied with Gonzalez : 900-plus yard seasons (NFL tight end) Player Total Consec. Tony Gonzalez Jason Witten Antonio Gates Todd Christensen Shannon Sharpe ,000x4 Jason Witten closed out the 2012 season with 1,039 yards - second on the team and tops among league tight ends. It was his fourth career 1,000-yard season. Witten tied Tony Gonzalez for the most 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end in league history: 1,000-plus yard seasons (NFL tight end) Player Seasons Tony Gonzalez...4 Jason Witten...4 Kellen Winslow...3 Todd Christensen...3 Shannon Sharpe...3 WITTEN AT 7,000 With 110 yards in the 2011 opener at the N.y. Jets (9/11), Jason Witten became the seventh tight end in league history to top 7,000 career yards. He reached the mark in 128 games - the third fastest of the previous six. Below is a list of the tight ends in the 7,000-yard club and how many games it took to reach the mark: Games to Games to Player 7,000 Yds. Player 7,000 Yds. Antonio Gates Jackie Smith Pete Retzlaff Shannon Sharpe Jason Witten Ozzie Newsome Tony Gonzalez He also became the fifth Dallas Cowboy to reach the milestone. Games to Games to Player 7,000 Yds. Player 7,000 Yds. Michael Irvin...91 Drew Pearson Bob Hayes...96 Jason Witten Tony Hill BY-100 In Dallas last second loss to Denver (10/6), Tony Romo established a club record and marked the 15th time an NFL passer topped 500 yards in a game. In spreading the ball around, Romo helped the Cowboys finish the day with three receivers above 100 yards - Terrance Williams, 151, Dez Bryant, 141, and Jason Witten, 121. The Broncos game marked just the third time in franchise history Dallas had three pass catchers top 100 yards in a game: Player Yds Player Yds Player Yds Opp, Date Clarke Folkins /10/63 Witten Austin Bryant NyG, 10/28/12 Williams..151 Bryant..141 Witten DEN, 10/6/13 88, 88, 88 With the selection of Dez Bryant in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys added to their lineage of homegrown talent at wide receiver. Bryant was issued the jersey number 88 to follow in the footsteps of two of the previous 88s in club history - Drew Pearson ( ) and Michael Irvin ( ). His progress as a rookie was slowed after landing on IR with an ankle injury suffered at Indianapolis (12/5/10). He returned to open the 2011 season in style, and finished his second pro season with 63 catches for 928 yards and nine touchdowns. In 2012 Bryant notched his second career 100-yard game with 105 yards against Chicago (10/1). At Baltimore (10/14) Bryant had a career-best 13 receptions which also tied for third in a game in club history. He had a 110-yard performance against the N.y. Giants (10/28), then added 12 catches for 145 yards against Cleveland (11/18). He had 145 yards on eight catches against Washington (11/22) then had a career-high 224-yard game against New Orleans (12/23). He did it on nine catches with a pair of touchdowns. His 224 yards was the 10th 200-yard game in franchise history and the fourth-most yards in a game in team history. In Week 2 of 2013, Bryant topped the 100-yard mark (141) yards at Kansas City (9/15), then topped the century mark with 141 yards (six catches) with two scores against Denver (10/6). He had 110 yards at Philadelphia (10/20) then had his second multi-touchdown game with two scores at Detroit (10/27). He added his ninth score of the season with one against Oakland (11/28) on seven receptions for 61 yards. Bryant caught a team-high 11 passes (third in his career) for 153 yards (second) with a touchdown against Green Bay (12/15). By season s end, Bryant led the team in receiving yards while also leading with a career-high in catches (93) and touchdowns (13). Below is a comparison between the Cowboys 88s after 59 games: GP Rec Yds Avg TD Drew Pearson , Michael Irvin , Dez Bryant , A GRAND FOR DEZ With team-highs for catches (11) and yards (153) against Green Bay (12/5), Dez Bryant topped 1,000 yards on the season for the second time in his career. He accomplished the feat last season with 1,382 yards. Bryant s 1,000-yard season in 2013 was the 30th in franchise history, and he is the 12th different Cowboy to top 1,000 yards in a season. He finished with 1,233 yards - ninth in a season in team history: Dallas Cowboys 1,000-yard Seasons Player Yards Year Player Yards Year Michael Irvin...1, Raghib Ismail...1, Michael Irvin...1, Drew Pearson...1, Michael Irvin...1, Tony Hill...1, Dez Bryant...1, Michael Irvin...1, Terrell Owens..1, Tony Hill...1, Michael Irvin...1, Terrell Owens...1, Miles Austin...1, Terry Glenn...1, Michael Irvin...1, Frank Clarke...1, Dez Bryant...1, Miles Austin...1, Bob Hayes...1, Jason Witten...1, Michael Irvin...1, Jason Witten...1, Terrell Owens..1, Drew Pearson...1, Jason Witten...1, Lance Rentzel...1, Terry Glenn...1, Bob Hayes...1, Tony Hill...1, Jason Witten...1, TOTALING TEN TDs With his scoring grab at Chicago (12/9), Dez Bryant reached 10 touchdowns in It was his second straight 10-touchdown season and second consecutive. Bryant s 10-touchdown season is the 17th time a Cowboy had 10 scoring catches in a season, and he is the ninth different Cowboy to accomplish the feat. Of the previous 17, he is one-of-four to do it multiple times. Bryant added scores through each of the last three games to finish the year with 13 - tied for third in a season in team history: T. Owens F. Clarke B. Hayes T. Owens D. Bryant B. Hayes Dallas Cowboys 10-TD Seasons L. Rentzel D. Bryant M. Austin L. Robinson F. Clarke B. Hayes B. Hayes B. Hayes T. Hill M. Irvin T. Owens
15 BY DEZIGN After trading up in the 2010 NFL Draft to select Dez Bryant in the first round with the 24th overall pick, the Dallas Cowboys have seen nothing but production from the wide receiver. Despite his rookie season being cut short due to injury, Bryant was third on the team with 561 yards and six touchdowns and fourth with 45 catches. His reception total was second all-time among club rookies, his touchdowns were third and receiving yards fifth. He improved upon those numbers in his second season (2011), catching 63 passes for 928 yards and nine touchdowns before topping club receiving charts in 2012 with 1,382 yards (fourth in club history) and 12 touchdowns (tied for fifth) on 92 catches (seventh). Bryant finished 2013 as the team leader in receptions (93) yards (1,233) and touchdowns (13). For his career, he has 293 catches for 4,104 yards and 40 touchdowns. His totals rank among the best in club history through four seasons: Dallas Cowboys Receiving Figures (through four seasons) Receptions Yards Player (Years) Rec Player (Years) Yds Dez Bryant ( ) Bob Hayes ( )...4,162 Jason Witten ( ) Dez Bryant ( )...4,104 Bob Hayes ( ) Drew Pearson ( )..3,103 Herschel Walker ( ) Michael Irvin ( )..2,968 Emmitt Smith ( ) Tony Hill ( )...2,961 Touchdowns Player (Years) TDs Bob Hayes ( )...45 Dez Bryant ( )...40 Tony Hill ( )...24 Michael Irvin ( )...20 Drew Pearson ( )...18 Bryant s career receptions total 11th, his receiving yards are 17th and his touchdown catches are tied for fifth all-time in NFL history through a player s first four seasons. 200 Five times in 2012 Dez Bryant reached a career-high for singlegame receiving yards. He first did it against Chicago (10/1) with 105 yards, then against the N.y. Giants (10/28) with 110, followed by 145-yard games against Cleveland (11/18) and Washington (145). He topped the charts with a 224-yard game against New Orleans (12/23). Bryant s 200-yard performance was the eighth in 2012 by an NFL pass catcher, the 10th in team history, and was good for the fourth-most yards in franchise history: Dallas Cowboys 200-yard Receiving Games Player Opp (Date) Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Miles (10/11/09) Bob (11/13/66) Frank Clarke Was (9/16/62) Dez Bryant NO (12/23/12) Lance Rentzel Was (11/19/67) Tony Hill Phi (11/12/79) Terrell Owens SF (11/23/08) Michael Irvin Pho (9/20/92) James (11/12/89) Kevin (12/25/95) GOING STREAKING Dez Bryant hauled in two touchdown passes in the game against New Orleans (12/23/12) to give him a scoring grab in seven straight games. His seven-game scoring bonanza tied the longest streak in club history. He is one of only two Cowboys (Terrell Owens) with the seven-game scoring streak in one season, as two others did it spanning two: Consecutive Games Receiving TD Player Games Year Player Games Year Frank Clarke Terrell Owens Bob Hayes Dez Bryant Bryant had a streak of four straight games with a score snapped against Washington (10/13). But currently has a five-game stretch that will carry over into DEZ-ZLING PERFORMANCES Dez Bryant finished 2012 with 92 receptions, a career-high 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns. From Weeks 8-13, he opened the flood gates of production. Over that span, he led the league with six touchdown catches, was third with 475 yards and seventh with 29 catches. He logged three 100-yard games, including back-to-back 145-yarders against Cleveland (11/18) and Washington (11/22). Bryant tied a club record with a touchdown catch in seven consecutive games. On Thanksgiving Day against Washington, he had two scoring grabs then did the same the next week against Philadelphia (12/2), the sixth time in team history - fifth different player - Dallas Cowboy had back-to-back multi-touchdown games. Bryant repeated the feat in 2013 with another pair in two games - at San Diego (9/29) and against Denver (10/6): Consecutive Multi-TD Games Player TDs Opp (Date) TDs Opp(Date) Frank Clarke 2...Was (11/3/63) (11/10/63) Frank Clarke 2...Phi (10/14/62) (10/21/62) Tony Hill 2...NyG (10/8/78) (10/15/78) Terrell Owens (11/11/07) 4...Was (11/18/07) Miles Austin (10/11/09) 2...Atl (10/25/09) Dez Bryant 2...Was (11/22/12) 2...Phi (12/2/12) Dez Bryant (9/29/13) 2...Den (10/6/13) In 2012 Bryant had two scores against New Orleans (12/23). His two touchdown catches came on consecutive drives, both from 58 yards. Bryant became the first league pass catcher with 55-plus yard touchdown grabs on consecutive drives since Buffalo s Lee Evans (at Houston, 11/19/06) did it with back-toback 83-yard scoring snags. Bryant s two touchdown catches against the Saints was his fourth multi-touchdown game of the season, sixth of his career. Bryant s four in 2012 were a single-season club best, while his six career were tied for sixth. Bryant finished 2013 with three multi-score games to give him nine for his career - tied for second in club history: Dallas Cowboys Multi-TD Games Cowboys Season Cowboys Career Player Games Year Player Games Dez Bryant Bob Hayes...15 Frank Clarke Frank Clarke...9 Frank Clarke Tony Hill...9 Bob Hayes Michael Irvin...9 Bob Hayes Dez Bryant...9 Bob Hayes Drew Pearson...7 Bob Hayes Lance Rentzel...6 Terrell Owens Terrell Owens...6 Laurent Robinson Dez Bryant DEZ-TRUCTIVE Dez Bryant had back-to-back touchdown games when he caught two each at San Diego (9/29) and against Denver (10/6). Bryant averaged 23.5 yards-per-catch with six catches for 141 yards and two scores in the Broncos game. The 141 yards was his second 100-yard game of the season, eighth of his career, and tied the fourth-most yards in his career. He added 110 yards at Philadelphia (10/20) for his third of the season, ninth of his career. He then had his 10th career (fourth of the season) with 153 yards (second in his career) against Green Bay (12/15). For his career, Bryant has yard outings which are second through the first four seasons of a Dallas Cowboys career and are 10th through an entire career. Dallas Cowboys 100-yard Games Through four seasons Career Player Games Player Games Bob Hayes ( )...16 Michael Irvin ( )...47 Dez Bryant ( )...10 Tony Hill ( )...26 Michael Irvin ( )...9 Bob Hayes ( )...23 Drew Pearson ( )..8 Drew Pearson ( )..18 Tony Hill ( ) Dez Bryant ( )...10 Dez Bryant 100-yard Games Yds Opp Date Yds Opp Date 224 NO 12/23/ GB 12/15/ CLE 11/18/ WAS 11/22/12 9/15/ DEN 10/6/ NyG 10/28/12 10/20/ CHI 10/1/12 11/14/10 15
16 MAN ON FIRE Through the second half of the 2012 season, Dez Bryant heated up, racking up the most touchdowns (10) and the third-most yards (879) in the league over that span: NFL Pass Catchers - Last Eight Games (2012) Player TDs Player Yards Dez Bryant (Dal)...10 Calvin Johnson (Det)...1,197 Danario Alexander (SD)...7 Andre Johnson (Hou)...1,036 James Jones (GB)...7 Dez Bryant (Dal) Demaryius Thomas (Den)...6 Brandon Marshall (Chi) Michael Crabtree (SF)...6 Demaryius Thomas (Den) Eric Decker (Den)...6 Through 2013 Bryant continued his touchdown tear. He finished with 13 touchdowns (tied for third), and over the previous 24 games, he has racked up 23 touchdowns - tops in the league over that span. Over that same span, Bryant had 2,112 yards - third in the league - and averaged 14.8 yards-per-catch - third over that span among players with at least 120 receptions - Bryant has 143 catches (sixth). Bryant s 879 receiving yards over the last half of the 2012 season were fifth and his 10 touchdowns were tied for fourth in an eightgame span and were tops in the last half of the season in franchise history: Dallas Cowboys Pass Catchers - Last Eight Games of Season (Yards) Player Year Rec. Yards Avg TD Dez Bryant Michael Irvin Miles Austin Michael Irvin Michael Irvin Part of Bryant s 879 yards was due in part to a 224-yard performance (12/23). He was one-of-seven different NFL pass catchers to have 200 yards in a game in /4,000 CLUB Dez Bryant s totals have continued to climb since entering the league in Over the previous four seasons ( ), only Bryant and Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson have amassed 4,000 receiving yards and 40 receiving touchdowns. 4,000+ Yards and 40+ TDs (Since 2010) Player (Team) GP Rec Yards TDs Calvin Johnson (Det) , Dez Bryant (Dal) , Overall, Bryant is one of only six players in NFL history - and the second Cowboy (Bob Hayes, ) - to post at least 4,000 receiving yards and 40 touchdowns during their first four pro seasons and the first to do so since Randy Moss ( ). 4,000+ Yards and 40+ TDs Player (Team) Years GP Rec Yards TDs Randy Moss (Min) , Jerry Rice (SF) , Lance Alworth (SD) , Bob Hayes (Dal) , Dez Bryant (Dal) , John Jefferson (SD/GB) , ANOTHER 200 With four catches in the 2012 season finale, Dez Bryant caught his 200th career pass. Bryant became the 20th player in franchise history to reach 200. In Week 2 of 2013, Bryant caught eight passes to pass Terry Glenn (208) and Timmy Newsome (212) for 18th in club history. At San Diego (9/29) Bryant had six catches to pass Ron Springs for 17th. He passed Herschel Walker (232) against Washington (10/13), Terrell Owens (235) and Kelvin Martin (237) at Philadelphia (10/20). Against Oakland (11/28), he passed Billy Joe DuPree (267) for 13th then tied Frank Clarke with 11 catches against Green Bay (12/15). He passed Clarke with four snags at Washington (12/22): Player Rec. Player Rec. Jason Witten Bob Hayes Michael Irvin Jay Novacek Drew Pearson Miles Austin Emmitt Smith Doug Cosbie Tony Hill Daryl Johnston Tony Dorsett Dez Bryant ROLLING ON T-DUB S Drafted in the third round (74th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Baylor, Terrance Williams came to Dallas as a big-body, strong receiver with the ability to stretch the field. He started to emerge as the player the Cowboys were counting on as the rookie finished with 44 catches (fourth on the team, 10th among league rookies) for 736 yards (third on the team, third among rookies) and five touchdowns (third, tied for fourth among rookies). His 16.7 yard-per-catch average was third among rookies with at least 10 catches, and his 82-yard touchdown (vs. Denver, 10/6) tied for the sixth-longest catch in the league this season. From Week 5-8, Williams had a touchdown catch in each game, the first time in team history a rookie had a streak of four games with a touchdown reception. He is the fifth different Cowboy rookie with a streak of three: Dallas Cowboys Touchdown Catch Streak (Rookie) Player Streak Season Games Terrance Williams Bob Hayes Bob Hayes Antonio Bryant Martellus Bennett Dez Bryant William s 60-yard scoring catch Detroit (10/27) gave him the longest streak in club history, and coupled with his 82-yarder to kickoff the streak, he became the first Dallas Cowboy with multiple 60-plus yard touchdown catches in a season since Terrell Owens in ROOKIE RECEIVING ROUTES Terrance Williams finished his rookie season fourth on the team with 44 catches, third with 736 yards and third with five touchdown catches. His figures tied for fourth in a season in club rookie annals in receptions and touchdown catches and ranked fourth in receiving yards: Dallas Cowboys Rookie Receiving Charts (season) Receptions Player Rec. Year Player Rec. Year Herschel Walker Jason Witten Bob Hayes Michael Irvin Dez Bryant Don Perkins Antonio Bryant Billy Joe DuPree Terrance Williams Tony Dorsett Mike Sherrard DeMarco Murray Yards Player Yds. Year Player Yds. Year Bob Hayes...1, Herschel Walker Mike Sherrard Terrance Williams Antonio Bryant Michael Irvin Dez Bryant James Dixon Touchdowns Player TDs Year Player TDs Year Bob Hayes Mike Sherrard Antonio Bryant Michael Irvin Dez Bryant Terrance Williams Billy Joe DuPree Martellus Bennett
17 MURRAY, MURRAY, MURRAY In Dallas Thanksgiving Day win over Oakland (11/28) DeMarco Murray rushed 17 times for 63 yards with three touchdowns. Murray s three rushing scores marked his first career multi-touchdown game, the first by a Cowboy since Marion Barber s two at New Orleans (12/19/09) and the first three rushing score game since Julius Jones at Seattle (12/6/04). Murray s three touchdowns was the 18th time a Dallas Cowboy had threeor-more rushing touchdowns in a game, and he is the eighth different Dallas rusher to accomplish the feat. Dallas Cowboys Three Rushing TD Game Player Opp Date TD Player Opp Date TD D. Perkins..NyG 12/1/63 3 E. 10/25/92 3 D. 11/22/70 3 E. 11/8/92 3 C. 9/19/71 4 E. 9/4/95 4 D. Thomas..STL 12/18/71 3 E. 11/19/95 3 C. Hill...PHI 10/20/74 3 E. Smith...WAS 11/28/96 3 T. 10/7/79 3 E. 11/15/98 3 R. Springs..STL 9/13/81 3 E. Smith...MIN 11/26/98 3 E. Smith...PHO 12/16/90 4 J. 12/6/04 3 E. Smith...PHO 11/3/91 3 D. Murray..OAK 11/28/13 3 RUSHIN ATTACK Despite Dallas loss at Chicago (12/9), one bright spot in the contest was the club s rushing attack. Lead running back DeMarco Murray finished with 146 yards on 18 carries, including 99 yards in the first half. His 8.1-yard average was the second-highest average in his career (minimum 10 carries). It was also his thirdhighest rushing yardage output of his career (253, vs. St. Louis - 10/23/11 and 175, vs. St. Louis - 9/22/13). Joseph Randle also saw action, rushing nine times for 43 (5.9) yards and a touchdown. For the day, Dallas totalled 198 yards on 28 carries for a 7.1-yard average. It was the most rushing yards for the club since the 227 last season at Baltimore (10/14) and tied the 19th-most since the 2000 season. The next week against Green Bay (12/15), Murray rushed for 134 yards on 18 carries (7.4) with a touchdown. It was his third 100-yard game of the season, seventh of his career and sixthmost yards in his career. It was also the first time he posted backto-back 100-yard games. His 7.4-yard average was third (minimum 10 carries). Murray s 100-yard Outings Yds. Avg. Opp. Date Yds. Avg. Opp. Date STL 10/23/ BUF 11/13/ STL 9/22/ GB 12/15/ /9/ /5/ SEA 11/6/11 WHAT A RUSH AGAIN After racking up 72 yards in the first quarter at Baltimore (10/14/12), DeMarco Murray bettered that mark in 2013 against St. Louis (9/22). Murray posted 86 yards in the first quarter and finished the game with 175. Murray s 86 yards were the fourthmost rushing yards in the first quarter in team history and tied for ninth in any quarter: First Quarter Rushing Yards (Dallas Cowboys) Player Yds Opp (Date) Player Yds Opp (Date) E. Smith Was (9/9/91) E. (9/4/95) E. (9/22/91) J. Jones...81 NO (12/10/06) D. Murray...91 STL (10/23/11) E. Smith...73 Min (11/23/00) D. Murray...86 STL (9/22/13) D. (10/14/12) Murray finished the first half with 96 yards - then 14th in the first half and tied for the 28th-most in any half in Cowboys history. In the first half at Chicago (12/9) this season, Murray rushed for 99 yards - 14th and 25th in any half. He then had a 93-yard half against Green Bay (12/15). Murray s 175 yards in the game were second in his career and tied for ninth in a game in team history. Single-Game Rushing Totals (Dallas Cowboys) Player Yds Opp (Date) Player Yds Opp (Date) D. Murray..253 STL (10/23/11) E. (10/31/93) T. Dorsett..206 Phi (12/4/77) J. (12/6/04) J. (12/24/05) T. (12/14/05) T. E. (9/22/91) T. (12/6/81) D. Murray.175 StL (9/22/13) SECOND HALF OF MURRAY Through the second half of the 2013 season, the Dallas Cowboys rushing attack picked up steam behind the legs of DeMarco Murray. Playing in six of the first eight games (missing two with a knee injury), DeMarco Murray rushed 91 times for 428 yards (4.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. After rebounding from the knee injury, over the course of the next seven games, Murray rushed 126 times for 693 yards (5.5) and six touchdowns. He went from averaging 71.3 yards-per-game (first six) to 86.6 through the next seven. For his work through the second half of 2013, the third-year pro also earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Frank Gore. Among all NFL running backs, Murray s second half totals rank at the top with his carries placing 14th, yards third and touchdowns tied for third: Rushing Yards Leaders (Yards, Games 9-16) Player Atts Yards Avg Long TD LeSean McCoy t 6 Ryan Matthews DeMarco Murray Matt Forte Marshawn Lynch Murray s 693 yards through the last eight games (games nine through 16) are the 11th-most rushing yards over that span in franchise history. He is separated from the top-spot on that list by 127 yards - Emmitt Smith 820 yards in CARRYING THE LOAD The motivation for a stronger running game with DeMarco Murray is evident as the club is an undefeated 11-0 when DeMarco Murray gets 20-or more carries. He topped 20 carries three times this season - against the N.y. Giants in the opener, against St. Louis (9/22) and at Washington (12/22). Below is a look at his 20-carry games: Murray s 20-plus Carry Games Opp. Date Att Yds Score Opp. Date Att Yds Score STL...9/22/ /5/ STL...10/23/ PHI...12/2/ SEA...11/6/ BUF...11/13/ NYG...9/8/ MIA...11/24/ Murray s stat line from those games reads: Games No. Yds. Avg. Lng TD , t 6 HIGH-OCTANE OFFENSE Since Jason Garrett s arrival in Dallas as the club s offensive coordinator and eventual head coach, the Cowboys offense has put up some of its best net yardage output in franchise history. The 2009 club has the single-season franchise yards mark, the 2011 team has the second and the 2012 squad the third. Additionally, in his first year (2007), the club finished eighth alltime, followed by the 2010 squad in ninth. Below is a year-by-year glimpse at the Cowboys yardage output in each of Garrett s season with the club: Dallas Cowboys Year-by-Year Net Yards (since 2007) 5,851 5,512 6,390 5,828 6,008 5,994 5,458 17
18 BAILEY S BOOTS Dan Bailey closed out the 2012 season converting 29-of-31 field goal tries (93.5%). His 29 field goals made in 2012 tied for fourth in a season in franchise history while his 93.5 field goal percentage was second. In 2013 Bailey went 28-of-30 (93.3) and had five games with at least three field goals and one game with five. For his career, Bailey notched 15 games with three-plus field goals - second in team history. He opened 2013 against the N.y. Giants (9/8) with three field goals then moved into second after connecting on three at Kansas City (9/15). He hit three at Detroit (10/27), five against Green Bay (12/15) and three in the finale against Philadelphia (12/29) for 15 career three-field goal games. He also has three games with four-plus field goals - tied for second: Games with 3+ FGs Made Games with 4+ FGs Made Players Games Players Games Rafael Septien...21 Chris Boniol...4 Dan Bailey...15 Richie Cunningham...3 Richie Cunningham..11 Eddie Murray...3 Chris Boniol...10 Dan Bailey...3 Eddie Murray...7 Five others...2 Toni Fritsch...7 GAME-WINNING KICKS In his rookie season, Dan Bailey was called upon six times to win or tie the game with his foot. Four times he came through for Dallas. Bailey s four game-winning field goals were the most by a Dallas Cowboy in a single season and the most by a rookie in NFL history. In 2012 Bailey had four opportunities to do the same, and he came through with 0:02 left in the fourth quarter against Cleveland (11/18) to send the game in overtime, then sealed it with a 38-yard kick with 6:07 remaining in the extra period. The second was at Cincinnati when he hit a 40-yarder as time expired and the third was against Pittsburgh (12/16) with a 21-yarder in overtime. He added one game-winner in 2013 with a 35-yarder at the N.y. Giants (11/24). In team history, there have now been 37 instances in which a kicker was true on a game-winning field goal with 2:00-or-less left in the fourth quarter or in overtime. Bailey has rang true with eight game-winners to pass Rafael Septien for the most in team history: Dallas Cowboys Game-Winning Field Goals Player Opp, Date Yards Score Time Left Greene PIT, 9/17/ :00 10/29/ :23 11/13/ :19 11/7/ :53 9/16/ :26 Herrera STL, 11/13/ :04 10/26/ :01 Herrera Septien BAL, 10/15/ :03 3:28-OT 9/2/ :16 11/4/ :03 Septien TB,10/9/ :38-OT Septien NO, 10/21/ :42-OT Septien NE, 11/22/ :04 10/19/ :02 1/2/ :16-OT Boniol NyG, 12/17/ :00 11/10/ :00 Cunningham WAS, 11/16/ :04 10/1/ :08-OT Seder WAS, 10/15/ :00 9/29/ :00 9/15/ :04-OT Cundiff PHI, 10/12/ :11 Cortez NyG, 10/16/ :47-OT 12/2/ :06 10/8/ :02 12/5/ :01-OT Buehler WAS, 12/19/ :55 9/18/ :10-OT Bailey WAS, 9/26/ :52 11/20/ :47-OT Bailey MIA, 11/24/ :00 Bailey CLE, 11/18/ :07-OT 12/9/ :00 Bailey PIT, 12/16/ :36-OT 11/24/ :00 BAILEY S ON ICE Dan Bailey converted 28-of-30 (93.3%) field goal tries in 2013, and had a streak of 21 consecutive field goals made snapped, missing a 35-yarder against St. Louis (9/22). Bailey s previous long streak was 26 and tied Chris Boniol for second in team history. He finished the season with another 21-game streak. At Kansas City (9/15) Bailey was true on three tries, including a pair from 50-plus yards (51 and a career-long 53). Bailey s two 50- yard field goals marked the second time in team history a kicker hit two 50-plus tries in the same game. The first was Eddie Murray at Minnesota, 12/12/93 (51 and 52 yards). Bailey did it twice more after nailing two 53-yarders at Detroit (10/27) and two 50-yarders against Green Bay (12/15). Since 2000, a kicker has hit two-or-more 50-plus yard field goals in a game 57 times, and Bailey s were the 53rd, 55th and 57th occurrences, and he became the 34th different kicker to accomplish it over that span. Bailey is one-of-15 players to do it in multiple games, one-of-eight to do it three times and the only one to do three in the same season. For his career, Bailey is 11-of-16 from 50-plus yards and is atop the club s charts for 50-yarders in a season (six ) and career. MORE RELIABLE IS BETTER Dan Bailey came to Dallas in 2011 as a rookie free agent and immediately earned his spot as the club s place kicker, finishing the season 32-of-37 (86.5%) on field goals for the second-best field goal percentage by a rookie in franchise history. His 32 field goals made were also a club rookie record. He had a streak of 26 consecutive made which were the most by a rookie in NFL history. His second season was an improvement on an already stellar start to a career as he finished with a 93.5 (29-of-31) field goal percentage - second in team history. For his career, Bailey has converted 89-of-98 tries (90.8%), and his 89 field goals made are second in team history. He passed Richie Cunningham with two against Minnesota (11/3) then took second from Chris Boniol with five against Green Bay (12/15). Bailey has also hit all 123 PAT tries - fifth in franchise history: Dallas Cowboys Career Kicking Charts Field Goals Made Rafael Septien Dan Bailey...89 Chris Boniol...81 Richie Cunningham...75 Mike Clark...69 Field Goal Percentage Dan Bailey Chris Boniol Eddie Murray Richie Cunningham Nick Folk PATs MADE Rafael Septien Mike Clark Nick Folk Danny Villanueva Dan Bailey Toni Fritsch Chris Boniol Efren Herrera Billy Cundiff MAKING THE POINT During Dan Bailey s first three pro seasons, the former undrafted free agent has has been a scoring machine, totaling 390 points to already rank sixth in team history. Bailey s three-year total of 390 points is also the second-most kicking points to begin a career in NFL history: Player Years XPM FGM FG% Points Mason Crosby Dan Bailey S. Gostkowski Jason Elam M. Vanderjagt
19 RETURN POLICY With his 109 punt return yards against Washington (10/13), Dwayne Harris registered the seventh-most punt return yards in a game in team history: Dallas Cowboys Punt Return Yards (game) Player Yards Date Player Yards Date K. Martin /15/91 P. Crayton /1/09 B. Hayes /8/68 J. Jones /23/80 B. Johnson /15/76 D. Harris /13/13 M. Renfro /29/64 Against the Redskins, Harris also upped his career punt return yardage total to 623 and passed Reggie Swinton (555) and Gary Allen (599) for ninth all-time in team history. He now has 690 for his career: Dallas Cowboys Punt Return Yards (career) Player Yards Player Yards Kelvin Martin...1,803 Kevin Williams Butch Johnson...1,313 Mel Renfro Deion Sanders...1,184 James Jones Bob Hayes...1,158 Dwayne Harris Patrick Crayton...1,066 Harris finished 2013 eighth in the league with 857 kickoff return yards. For his career, he has 1,298 yards - 17th in club history. LIL DWAYNE The Dallas Cowboys win over the Washington Redskins (10/16) was due in large part to the special teams return units and return specialist Dwayne Harris. In the second quarter, with Dallas holding a 7-3 lead, Harris took a Sav Rocca punt from the Dallas 14-yard line 86 yards for a touchdown. Harris touchdown return was the second punt return for a touchdown in his career. It was also the fifth-longest punt return in team history: Dallas Cowboys Long Punt Returns Player Yards Opponent, Date Dennis Morgan...98t at St. Louis, 10/13/74 Bryan McCann...97t vs. Detroit, 11/21/10 Dez Bryant...93t vs. N.Y. Giants, 10/25/10 Bob Hayes...90t vs. Pittsburgh, 12/8/68 Dwayne Harris...86t vs. Washington, 10/13/13 In the third quarter of the Redskins game, Harris returned a kickoff 90 yards to the Redskins 15-yard line. Two plays later, Dallas scored a touchdown to go up Harris 90-yard kickoff return tied the 10th-longest kickoff return in franchise history, and his was the third return of 90-or-more yards that did not result in a touchdown: Dallas Cowboys Long Kickoff Returns Player Yards Date Player Yards Date A. Wright t 12/22/91 T. Henderson...97 t 9/28/75 A. Marsh t 10/14/62 J. Dixon...97 t 10/22/89 I. Thomas t 12/4/71 J. Dixon /8/89 M. Renfro t 11/7/65 A. Wright...90 t 9/16/90 M. Washington t 11/22/70 J. Tucker /15/00 R. Swinton t 9/22/02 D. Harris /13/13 F. Jones...98 t 9/15/08 With his 86-yard punt return for a touchdown and his 90-yard kickoff return, Harris became just the third NFL player in the history of the league to post an 85-plus yard punt return and kickoff return in the same game: Player TM KR PR Opponent, Date Eddie Payton...Det 98t 87t vs. Minnesota, 12/17/77 Dante Hall...KC 88t 86t vs. St. Louis, 12/8/02 Dwayne Harris...Dal 90 86t vs. Washington, 10/13/13 Harris finished the Redskins game (10/13) with 222 combined return yards to register fourth in a game in team history: Dallas Cowboys Single-Game Combined KR/PR Yards Player KR PR Tot Opponent Date Mel Renfro vs. Green Bay 11/29/64 Felix Jones vs. Philadelphia 9/15/08 Reggie Swinton vs. Denver 11/22/01 Dwayne Harris vs. Washington 10/13/13 Reggie Swinton at Philadelphia 9/22/02 TAKE IT AWAY The Dallas Cowboys finished the 2013 season tied for ninth in the league with a +8 takeaway differential. If the Cowboys were able to maintain +10 differential they had through most of the season, it would have tied the ninth-best turnover margin in franchise history, and the best since +10 in 1999: Dallas Cowboys Turnover Differential Season TOs TAs Diff * * tied with 1968 and 1980 The club s 28 takeaways in 2013 were fifth for the club since Dallas Cowboys Year-by-Year Takeaways (since 2005) NOT SO MARGINAL The Dallas Cowboys forced six takeaways in the season-opener against the N.y. Giants (9/8), and the club suffered just one turnover in the game. Dallas +5 turnover differential in the game marked the 16th time in club history the team had a +5-or-better turnover differential. It was the first since the +5 they had at Miami (9/16/07). Only three other times in the franchise s history did the club better the +5 margin vs. San Francisco (10/12/80) and +6 at New England (9/21/81) and vs. Washington (9/9/85). In the loss at Detroit (10/27), the Cowboys picked off two passes and recovered two fumbles, finishing with a +4 margin. The 2013 season is the 11th season in which Dallas had more than one game with a +4-or-better and the first since Dallas finished the season +8 in the takeaway department which tied for ninth in the league. In total, Dallas had 28 takeaways, the fifth-most for the club since Last season, the Dallas defense forced 16 turnovers through the entire season. On the flip side, the Cowboys had a streak of 11 straight games with a turnover going into the Lions game. The club did not suffer a turnover in the game and snapped the streak which was the second-longest active streak at the time. SACK ATTACK From Dallas racked up at least 35 sacks each season, but fell short in 2012, posting 34. The 2013 team finished with 34 once again, and since the 2006 season, Dallas has totalled 326 sacks - third in the league over that span: NFL Team Sack Leaders - since 2006 Team Sacks Minnesota Vikings Pittsburgh Steelers Dallas Cowboys Miami Dolphins Philadelphia Eagles Over the previous five seasons, Dallas single-season sack high was 42 in Helping that total were the four sacks the club had in the first half of the game at Arizona (12/4). It was the 11th time in team history the team had four-or-more first half sacks, and the first since having five against Baltimore (12/20/08). 19
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