HISTORY: Dallas Cowboy notes

Here are the notes compiled by the Dallas Cowboys‘ after  the game:

Bruce Carter made his NFL debut tonight playing on special  teams.

Last week DeMarco Murray established a club  record with 253 rushing yards. He became the ninth Dallas Cowboy to pass the 175  rushing yard mark. His 74 yards tonight represent the sixth-most following a  175-plus yard performance in club history:

                                        175-plus                                Next Week

         Player                         Yds       Opp      Date                Yds       Opp      Date

Tony  Dorsett                183        @NYG  11/9/80          122         STL      11/16/80

Emmitt  Smith              237        @Phi    10/31/93        117         NYG      11/7/93

Tony  Dorsett                175        @Bal    12/6/81          101          PHI      12/13/81

Tony  Dorsett                206        PHI       12/4/77            92         @SF     12/12/77

Julius  Jones                198        @Sea   12/6/04            88          NO       12/12/04

DeMarco  Murray        253        STL       10/23/11          74         @Phi     10/30/11

Emmitt  Smith              182        @Pho   9/22/91            67         NYG      9/29/91

Troy  Hambrick             189        @Was   12/14/03          36         NYG      12/21/03

Julius  Jones                194        @Car    12/24/05          35         STL      1/1/06

Laurent Robinson led all Cowboys with 103 receiving yards.  It was his second 100-yard effort of the season and the third of his career. He  also had his first touchdown as a Dallas Cowboy on a 70-yard reception. It was  the second-longest catch of his career behind a74-yard touchdown catch while  with Atlanta (at Arizona, 12/23/07).

Tony Romo threw 35 passes tonight to give him 2,322 attempts  for his career and pass Don Meredith (2,308) for the fourth-most pass attempts  in franchise history:

        Player                            Attempts

Troy Aikman  (1989-00)     4,715

Roger Staubach  (1969-79)      2,958

Danny White  (1976-88)    2,950

        Tony Romo  (2006-11)      2,322

        Don  Meredith (1960-68)   2,308

DeMarcus Ware established a career-high with four sacks  tonight. His previous high was three which he did seven times in his career. It  was his fourth multiple-sack game of the season and 21st of his  career. His four sacks gave him 12.0 on the season for the sixth consecutive  10.0+ sack season of his career. Ware’s six straight makes him the fifth  defensive player to tally six straight double-digit sack seasons:

                                                 Consec. 10+

         Player                              Sack Seasons

Reggie White (1985-93)……….  9

John Randle (1992-99)………..  8

LawrenceTaylor (1984-90)…..  7

Bruce Smith (1992-98)………..  7

DeMarcus Ware  (2006-11)….. 6

It was also Ware’s eighth career game with three-or-more  sacks, the most in the league since his rookie season (2005):

                                               

                                                 3.0-or-more

         Player                         Sack games (since 2005)

        DeMarcus  Ware………………… 8

Julius  Peppers…………………… 6

Aaron Kampman………………..  4

Shawne Merriman………………  4

Ware’s four sacks also tie Ed “Too Tall” Jones (vs. N.Y.  Giants, 11/2/87) and Charles Haley (at Pittsburgh, 9/4/94) for the second-most  sacks in a game in team history. Jim Jeffcoat has the club record with five (at  Washington, 11/10/85).

For the season, Ware’s 12.0 sacks through the first seven  games of the season are the most in team history. The previous high was his 9.0  through the first seven games in 2008.

Witten’s four catches tonight gave him 40 for the season – his eighth straight season with 40-or-more catches. Witten’s eight tie him with  Frank Wycheck for the fourth-most while his eight straight aretied for  third:

40-catch

         Player                                        Seasons

        Tony Gonzalez  (1998-2010)…….. 13

Shannon Sharpe (1992-98,00-03)  11

Jeremy Shockey  (2002-10)………… 9

Frank Wycheck  (1995-02)…………… 8

        Jason Witten  (2004-11)…………….. 8

Consecutive 40-Catch Seasons

         Player                                         Seasons

        Tony Gonzalez  (1998-2010)…….. 13

Jeremy Shockey  (2002-10)………… 9

Frank Wycheck  (1995-02)…………… 8

Jason Witten  (2004-11)…………….. 8

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