Cowboys 100: Facts + Figures For Jaguars

LONDON -- The sun never sets on Cowboys Facts + Figures! Here are all the stats and information you'll need getting ready for Cowboys-Jaguars in London. How are the Cowboys when Romo doesn't play? Is Jason Garrett on the verge of history? And what Cowboys coach helped start the Jaguars franchise? We've got them all for the taking, so sit back and enjoy these facts!



LATEST COWBOYS NEWS

*The "breaking news'' about CAA (and Tom Condon) actually being in charge of Dez's contract negotiations? That was really breaking news when we revealed it on Sunday and Monday on 105.3 The Fan and here at CowboysHQ.com.

*More of the same today live from London with our "Fish on Football'' reports on 105.3 The Fan at 7:30, 11:30 and 3:45.

*Bruce Carter is not enjoying the food here. "This food's disgusting!'' he tells us, laughing. "I ordered a burger from room service n threw it right back out!'' Less of a laughing matter: the possibility that Bruce's snaps are shrinking. Not good for him.

*It was a "Romo Wednesday'' yesterday and the club is optimistic he might progress from there like it's a normal week, too. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, offensive linemen Doug Free and Ron Leary are back working. DeMarco seems fine despite the crushed pinkie finger. Tyrone Crawford, Nick Hayden and Rolando McClain did not work on Wednesday. Crawford is the one who seems out for Sunday.

JAGS FACTS

The Dallas Cowboys are 1-2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars in October.


The Dallas Cowboys are 0-1 on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Since 2002, Cowboys-Jaguars games have been played in four different locations: Texas Stadium (’02), EverBank Field (’06), AT&T Stadium (’10), and Wembley Stadium (’14).


The NFC holds a 6-3 edge against the AFC in the International Series.


The Cowboys are the second NFC East team to play in the International Series. The Giants played the inaugural game in 2007, defeating the Dolphins 13-10.


This will be the Jaguars’ second game in the International Series, tying them with the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the most played.


The Jaguars have never run a 3-4 defense, and are only 1/8 teams that has kept running a 4-3 defense since 1995.


The Cowboys are currently on a four-game winning streak on the road. The last time the Cowboys won four or more games in a row on the road was 2007 with seven. The franchise high is seven, which the 1968 Cowboys also accomplished.


The Dallas Cowboys are 9-11 against rookie quarterbacks since 2000.



INTERNATIONAL SERIES FACTS

Designated home teams are 3-7 in the International Series.


London is four hours ahead of New York City, where the NFL league offices are headquartered. Here is how NFL teams in each of the United States’ four time zones have fared when playing in London:

Eastern Time: 5-5

Central Time: 3-1

Mountain Time: 0-1

Pacific Time: 2-2



Central Time teams are 2-1 against Eastern Time teams.


The NFC has sent two teams each from its four divisions to play in the International Series. The AFC has only sent two teams from the East and the West and one each from the North and South.


The latest start time in the International Series occurred in 2013 as the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked off with the Minnesota Vikings at 10:07 GMT.


The earliest start time in the series occurred two weeks ago when the Detroit Lions faced the Atlanta Falcons at 1:37 GMT, which would have been 9:37 A.M. ET.


The shortest game occurred last year when the San Francisco 49ers decimated the Jacksonville Jaguars in two hours, fifty-three minutes.


The longest game happened in 2008 when the San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints battled for three hours, twenty-two minutes.

Most wins: 2 – New England, San Francisco

Most losses: 2 – Tampa Bay

Most points: 45 – New England

Fewest points: 7 – St. Louis, Tampa Bay

Most pass attempts: 51 – Josh Freeman, Ben Roethlisberger

Most completions: 36 – Ben Roethlisberger

Most passing yards: 383 – Ben Roethlisberger

Most passing TD’s: 4 – Tom Brady

Most interceptions: 4 – Josh Freeman

Most carries: 29 – Frank Gore

Most rushing yards: 145 – Matt Forte

Most rushing TD’s: 2 – five times

Most receptions: 12 – Antonio Brown

Most receiving yards: 169 – Brandon Lloyd

Most receiving TD’s: 2 – Brandon Lloyd, Rob Gronkowski, Greg Jennings

Most interceptions: 3 – Brandon Meriweather

Most sacks: 2.5 – Jared Allen

Most FG attempts: 3 – four times

Most FG’s made: 3 – Matt Prater, Nate Kaeding

Most punts: 9 – Dirk Johnson



INTERNATIONAL SERIES FACTS

Tony Romo is the eighth playoff-winning quarterback to be play in the International Series. Playoff-winning quarterbacks are 5-3.



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The Jacksonville Jaguars are a team that has evaded Tony Romo his entire career. In 2006, the Dallas played in Jacksonville in Week 1 of the season when Drew Bledsoe was the starter. In 2010, at then-Cowboys Stadium, Romo was injured and unable to play against Jacksonville.


When Romo is not in the lineup, since 2007, the Cowboys are 6-9.



BORTLES FACTS

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterbacks are now 11-25.


Blake Bortles will be the second rookie quarterback ever to start in an International Series game. The first was Derek Carr with Oakland earlier this year.


Bortles will be the youngest quarterback to ever start in an International Series game.


Bortles was taken with the third overall pick the draft. Since 1960, of the 56 quarterbacks taken within the first five picks, only 9/56 of them have won a Super Bowl.


Bortles is only the second UCF quarterback ever taken in the NFL draft. The last was Daunte Culpepper in 1999, who was also a first-round selection. They are also the school’s only first-round picks.


Bortles and fellow rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota have combined for three wins for the ’14 draft class. By November of last year, the ’13 draft class had already amassed six wins.


Bortles is the sixth quarterback Jacksonville has drafted in franchise history. The Cowboys have taken six signal callers since 1988.



GARRETT FACTS

Jason Garrett is 1/10 head coaches in the International Series to have 30 or more wins.



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The Jaguars are the final NFL team Jason Garrett has yet to face. Here is how other Cowboys coaches have compared in facing their final NFL team (where applicable):

Tom Landry: 1977 – TAM, 23-7 – W

Bill Parcells: 2006 – Colts, 21-14 – W



If Garrett were to defeat the Jacksonville Jaguars, he would join his own head coach, Barry Switzer, as the only Cowboys coach to do so on his first try.



BRADLEY FACTS

If Gus Bradley were to defeat the Dallas Cowboys, he would join Jack Del Rio as being the only Jaguars coach to do so on his first try.


Bradly is 1/13 head coaches in the league who was an NFL defensive coordinator.


Through his first 25 games, Bradley is 5-20. Like his predecessors, Tom Coughlin and Jack Del Rio, Bradley was able to coach through 25 games. Here is how he compares:

Del Rio: 11-14

Coughlin: 7-18

Bradley: 5-20



Among head coaches hired since 2013, Bradley is 4/7 coaches to still have a losing record. The other three coaches are Rob Chudzinski (fired), Marc Trestman, and Doug Marrone.


Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley was linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2006-08. During that time, Cowboys assistant head coach Monte Kiffin was the Bucs defensive coordinator as Cowboys special teams coach Rich Bisaccia held the same position in Tampa Bay.



DeMARCO FACTS

Through 22 games against 4-3 fronts as a starter, Murray has a 5.19 YPC. His average stats are 17 carries for 91.5 yards and a touchdown.


9/15 of Murray’s 100-yard games have come against 4-3 defenses.


11/19 of Murray’s games with a rushing touchdown have come against 4-3 fronts.


Murray’s career-high (and franchise record) 253 rushing yards in a game happened against a 4-3 defense.


DeMarco’s three rushing touchdowns, a career best, happened against a 4-3 front.


The second-most carries in Murray’s career – this year in Seattle – were 29 and occurred against a 4-3 front.


Murray’s best yardage totals of the year – 169 at Tennessee – occurred on natural grass.


The longest rush of DeMarco’s career on natural grass was 43 yards, which occurred last year on 12/22/13 in Washington.



BROADCAST FACTS

The Jaguars are 21-11 on FOX, and are currently on a four-game losing streak, their longest on the network.


This week’s commentators are Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa of Fox Sports. The Cowboys are 11-5 all-time and 1-0 on the season when this crew calls their games.


The Dallas Cowboys have never played an overseas game on FOX. Their contests in Tokyo and London were broadcast by NBC, CBS, and ESPN.


This is only the second time in the series a game will be broadcast on FOX. Here are the other commentators from previous games:


10/19/97 – NBC – Jaguars-Cowboys – Enberg, Maguire, Simms

10/29/00 – CBS – Jaguars-Cowboys – Gumbel & Simms

11/24/02 – CBS – Jaguars-Cowboys – Don Criqui & Steve Tasker

9/10/06 – FOX – Cowboys-Jaguars – Buck & Aikman

10/31/10 – CBS – Jaguars-Cowboys – Nantz & Simms



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This will be the third time Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa have called a game in the International Series. Here is a list of the other commentating teams:

2007 – FOX – Thom Brennaman, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

2008 – CBS – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

2009 – CBS – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

2010 – CBS – Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf

2011 – FOX – Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa

2012 – CBS – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

2013 – FOX – Chris Myers, Tim Ryan

2013 – CBS – Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

2014 – CBS – Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

2014 – FOX – Thom Brenneman, Troy Aikman



REF FACTS

This week’s referee is John Parry, whose last Cowboys game was last year’s Week 7 17-3 victory in Philadelphia. Parry has been a full time referee since 2007, and refereed Super Bowl XLVI. The Akron, Ohio resident has refereed 10 Cowboys games with Dallas owning a 4-6 record. Here are the results:

2003 – @TB, 0-16 – L

2005 – @WAS, 7-35 – L

2007 – GB, 37-27 – W

2008 – @Rams, 14-34 – L

2008 – SEA, 34-9 – W

2009 – @WAS, 17-0 – W

2010 – @NYG, 35-41 – L

2011 – DET, 30-34 – L

2012 – @ATL, 13-19 – L

2013 – @PHI, 17-3 – W



Dallas has won the penalty battle 6/10 times with Parry:

2003 – TB: 3/15; DAL: 1/5

2005 – WAS: 7/55; DAL: 9/56

2007 – GB: 9/142; DAL: 10/65

2008 – Rams: 5/32; DAL: 8/56

2008 – SEA: 5/46; DAL: 5/38

2009 – WAS: 4/33; DAL: 4/21

2010 – NYG: 6/46; DAL: 5/42

2011 – DET: 10/75; DAL: 7/33

2012 – ATL: 2/15; DAL: 7/50

2013 – PHI: 5/33; DAL: 12/75



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Parry has the worst home team winning percentage in the league:


Ed Hochuli: .875

Walt Anderson: .778

Bill Vinovich: .750

Brad Allen: .625

Tony Corrente: .625

Clete Blakeman: .625

Gene Steratore: .625

Jeff Triplette: .571

Pete Morelli: .571

Carl Cheffers: .563

Jerome Boger: .556

Terry McAulay: .500

Craig Wrolstad: .500

Bill Leavy: .429

Walt Coleman: .286

John Parry: .250



Parry ranks in the bottom of the league in terms of the home team winning the penalty battle:


Terry McAulay: .875

Brad Allen: .875

Jerome Boger: .778

Craig Wrolstad: .750

Tony Corrente: .750

Jeff Triplette: .714

Walt Anderson: .667

Bill Vinovich: .625

Ed Hochuli: .625

Pete Morelli: .571

Walt Coleman: .429

John Parry: .375

Gene Steratore: .375

Carl Cheffers: .313

Clete Blakeman: .250

Bill Leavy: .000



The Jaguars are 3-5 when Parry referees their games. Here are the results:


2007 – CAR, 37-6 – W

2008 – HTX, 30-27 – W

2008 – MIN, 12-30 – L

2009 – @SF, 3-20 – L

2011 – Colts, 19-13 – W

2012 – @MIA, 3-24 – L

2013 – Colts, 3-37 – L

2013 – @Titans, 29-27 – L



Similarly, the Jaguars have only won the penalty battle 3/8 times under Parry:

2007 – CAR: 5/50; JAX: 6/40

2008 – HTX: 2/15; JAX: 2/27

2008 – MIN: 5/49; JAX: 8/81

2009 – SF: 1/5; JAX: 6/60

2011 – Colts: 4/40; JAX: 1/10

2012 – MIA: 5/41; JAX: 10/88

2013 – Colts: 7/58; JAX: 9/65

2013 – Titans: 6/45; JAX: 4/19



John Parry was the side judge for the Houston Texans’ inaugural game hosting the Dallas Cowboys on 9/8/2002. His two penalty calls for the night were a defensive pass interference against Dallas on the game’s first play, and an illegal contact against Dallas with 13:31 in the fourth quarter.


Here is a list of the previous referees for the International Series:

2007 – Gerry Austin

2008 – Tony Corrente

2009 – Jerome Boger

2010 – Scott Green

2011 – Tony Corrente

2012 – Walt Coleman

2013 – Clete Blakeman

2013 – Ed Hochuli

2014 – Bill Leavy

2014 – Pete Morelli



The designated home team has won the penalty battle 3/10 times in the International Series:

2007 – NYG: 7/60; MIA: 7/61

2008 – SD: 14/134; NO: 6/60

2009 – NE: 10/66; TB: 6/55

2010 – DEN: 8/60; SF: 6/67

2011 – CHI: 7/54; TB: 8/69

2012 – NE: 8/42; Rams: 12/102

2013 – PIT: 4/50; MIN: 5/89

2013 – SF: 4/35; JAX: 6/76

2014 – MIA: 5/35; Raiders: 9/80

2014 – DET: 8/85; ATL: 5/39



MISCELLANEOUS FACTS

Cowboys secondary coach Joe Baker was instrumental in the foundation of the Jacksonville Jaguars. In 1994, he served as their manager of football operations. From 1995-98, he worked as assistant special teams coordinator.


Luke Butkus is the nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus. Luke is Jacksonville’s assistant offensive line coach. From 2009-10, Butkus held the same position for the Chicago Bears when Rod Marinelli, Cowboys defensive coordinator, was there holding the same job.


Bob Babich, Jacksonville’s defensive coordinator, coached in a variety of functions for the Chicago Bears from 2004-12, thus connecting him with Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson (quarterbacks, 2004-06) and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli (2009-12, defensive coordinator). In fact, in 2010, Babich went back to coaching linebackers and Marinelli succeeded him as defensive coordinator.


Babich coached the offensive line for the Wisconsin Badgers from 1988-89. Succeeding him was current Cowboys offensive line coach Bill Callahan, who held the job from 1990-94.


Jacksonville strength and conditioning coach Tom Myslinski has numerous connections to the Dallas Cowboys. Chiefly, he was drafted by the team in the fourth round of the 1992 draft, though waived during final cuts after the preseason finale. He returned to the team in midseason of 1999.


Brandon Weeden’s last start against the Jaguars resulted in a 32-28 loss. Weeden went 24/40 for 370 yards, three touchdowns, two interceptions, a 94.8 rating, and took three sacks.


If preseason counts, then the Dallas Cowboys are 0-1-1 in Wembley Stadium. Here are the results:

1986 – CHI, 6-17 – L

1993 – DET, 13-13 – T



Overseas, the Cowboys hold a 0-3-1 record. Here are the results:

1986 – CHI (London), 6-17 – L

1992 – Oilers (Tokyo), 23-34 – L

1993 – DET (London), 13-13 – T

2000 – ATL (Tokyo), 9-20 – L



Having played games in Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, and Canada, the Dallas Cowboys hold a 1-7-1 record overall. Here are the results:

1986 – CHI (London), 6-17 – L

1992 – Oilers (Tokyo), 23-34 – L

1993 – DET (London), 13-13 – T

1994 – Oilers (Mexico City), 0-6 – L

1995 – BUF (Toronto), 7-9 – L

1996 – KC (Monterrey), 6-32 – L

1998 – NE (Mexico City), 3-21 – L

2000 – ATL (Tokyo), 9-20 – L

2001 – Raiders (Mexico City), 21-6 – W



The Dallas Cowboys are 4-3 on 11/9. Here are the results:

1969 – NO, 33-17 – W

1975 – KC, 31-34 – L

1980 – @NYG, 35-38 – L

1981 – BUF, 27-14 – W

1986 – Raiders, 13-17 – L

1997 – Cardinals, 24-6 – W

2003 – BUF, 10-6 – W



The Dallas Cowboys have four birthdays to celebrate on 11/9:

Bob Bercich, CB, 1960-1961 – 11/9/1936

Jason Kaiser, CB, 1999 – 11/9/1973

Jamal Brooks, LB, 2001 – 11/9/1976

Tyler Clutts, FB, 2013 – 11/9/1984


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