Today's win gave Dallas its ninth win of the season to mark the club's 33rd winning season in franchise history.
The Dallas Cowboys drove 79 yards on five plays culminating with a Tony
Romo-to-Miles Austin touchdown on their opening possession. It was the
first time the Cowboys had a touchdown on their opening drive since the
club went 71 yards in five plays with a Romo-to-Martellus Bennett
touchdown hookup against Seattle (11/27/08).
Dallas then scored on its second possession tonight to mark the first
time since the Seattle game (11/27/08) that the Cowboys have scored
touchdowns on their first two drives of the game.
The Cowboys took their first drive of the second half down the field for
a touchdown. Tonight's game marked the first time Dallas scored on both
opening possessions of the half since at the N.Y. Giants (11/11/07).
Dallas had 156 passing yards in the first quarter tonight. It was the
most first quarter passing yards by the team since 1991 - as far back
that can be researched tonight. The previous high was 150 against
Dallas' 195 yards of total offense in the first frame was also the most
by the club since 1991. The previous high was 190 against Philadelphia
The Cowboys amassed 439 yards of total offense today to give them 5,523
through 14 games - the most in team history through 14 games.
The Cowboys 439 yards of offense today marked the seventh game of
400-or-more yards this season which is the most in a season in club
Austin's 139 yards upped his season total to 1,138 to give him his first
career 1,000-yard season. It also marked the fifth consecutive season
the Cowboys had a pass catcher top 1,000 yards, the 24th time in the
history of the club and the 11th different Cowboys to accomplish the
With Austin's 1,138 receiving yards and Tony Romo's 3,886 passing yards
this season, the WR/QB duo became just the second set of undrafted free
agents to produce a 1,000-yard receiver and 3,000-yard passer. The first
was Mike Furrey and Jon Kitna in 2006.
Austin's 139 receiving yards today marked his fifth 100-yard outing of
the season and sixth of his career.
Austin also notched his 11th touchdown of the season - the sixth-most in
a season in club history. He is also one of just five players in
franchise history with more than 10 touchdowns in a season.
Marion Barber's 17 carries today gave him 898 for his career to pass
Julius Jones (885) for seventh in club history.
Barber's two rushing touchdowns today gave him 42 for his career to tie
him with Don Perkins for third all-time in team history. It also marked
his 10th career multi-rushing touchdown game to tie Tony Dorsett for the
second-most in team history.
David Buehler added two touchbacks today to give him 23 for the season -
leaving him four shy of Lin Elliott for the most in a Cowboys season
Victor Butler earned his first career start tonight in place of DeMarcus
Ware, who saw time in passing situations after suffering a neck injury
Patrick Crayton had two punt returns today to give him 105 for his
career to pass Bob Hayes (104) for the fourth-most punt returns in team
With his six points, Folk now has 23 for his career to break a tie with
Toni Fritsch (317) and pass Richie Cunningham (320) for eighth in career
points in club history.
Mike Jenkins added his fifth interception of the season in the second
NOTES: Dallas does it!
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