By the Numbers: Cowboys at 49ers

News and notes for Sunday's game in San Francisco.

* After two weeks, the Cowboys are currently ranked 18th (ninth in the NFC) in total offense with and average of 326.0 yards per game. Dallas is ranked 15th in the NFL (eighth in the NFC) in rushing (99.5 yards per game). With an average of 226.5 passing yards per game, Dallas ranks 15th in the NFL in passing (seventh in the NFC).

* After opening the season with the best third down conversion rate in the NFL (7-of-11 for 63.6 percent at San Diego), Dallas converted 41.2 percent of its third down tries against Washington. The Cowboys are currently tied for second in the NFL with an overall third down conversion rate of 50.0 percent.

* The Cowboys have not thrown an interception thus far in 2005. Dallas's season opening win at San Diego marked the team's first game without throwing an interception in five outings - dating to the Monday night win at Seattle on Dec. 6, 2004. Drew Bledsoe has thrown 60 straight passes without an interception as the starting quarterback.

* Dallas is currently tied for seventh in the NFL in the red zone production category. The Cowboys have scored touchdowns on four of their six possessions inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

* The Cowboys are averaging 18.5 first downs per game, which is tied for 11th best in the NFL.

* The Cowboys are currently ranked 20th in the NFL (11th in the NFC) in total defense, allowing an average of 326 yards per game.

* In rushing defense, the Cowboys are 15th in the NFL (eighth in the NFC) with an average of 103.5 yards allowed on the ground. Dallas is 19th in pass defense (ninth in the NFC) with an average of 215 yards through the air.

* WR Terry Glenn's 157 receiving yards against Washington marked the 17th 100-yard receiving yard game of his career.

* P Mat McBriar returns from a solid rookie season where he averaged 42.4 yards per effort and downed 22 punts inside the oppositions' 20-yard line. He is currently ranked third in the NFC in overall punting average (45.9), and he has downed three of his nine punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

* K Jose Cortez will be facing his former team this weekend. In 26 career games with San Francisco, he converted 36-of-49 field goal attempts - including a long of 52 yards - and all 72 PATs.

3 - Number of interceptions for the Cowboys in two games, tying them for fifth in the NFL.

4 - Number of forced turnovers for the Cowboys defense, helping them to a plus-3 turnover margin, third best in the NFC.

5 - Number of sacks of Redskins quarterback Mark Brunell, the most by the Dallas defense since Thanksgiving Day in 2004 when it registered six sacks.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's early in the season I'm not dwelling on a loss. I've told them they're not going to be judged by one loss like that. I think you can just go forward from here. If we can just play well from here, we'll forget about that. And if we don't play well from here, everyone will say, 'That's the reason you didn't." * Cowboys coach Bill Parcells.

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