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INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Milestones achieved during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles game

A group of Santas get ready for a halftime performance.

Star-Telegram/Ron Jenkins

A group of Santa’s get ready for a halftime performance.


Here are notes compiled by the Dallas Cowboys’ staff:

The Dallas Cowboys did not throw an interception today, and it marked Dallas’ fourth straight game without throwing an interception. It is the longest streak for the Cowboys since 2009 (four straight, 11/26-12/19).

The Dallas Cowboys avoided a shutout today with a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The last time Dallas was held scoreless was at New England (11/16/03). It also extended their streak of home games without a shutout to 166. The last time Dallas was shutout at home was against Philadelphia (9/15/91).

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INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Milestones achieved during the Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game

Here are the notes compiled by the Cowboys’ staff:

Today’s win gave Dallas its eighth win of the season to guarantee a .500-or-better finish for the 34th time in franchise history.

The win improved Dallas’ Saturday record to 15-12 and its Saturday night record to 5-2.

The Dallas defense held Tampa Bay to just one first half first down. It was the fifth time since 1991 – as far back that can be researched tonight – the defense accomplished the feat:

Opponent Date
at N.Y. Giants………. 9/13/92
vs.Philadelphia……. 11/1/92
at Washington………. 10/2/94
at Philadelphia…….. 10/10/99
atTampa Bay………. 12/17/11

Through 14 games of his rookie season, Dan Bailey has been true on 32 field goals. His 32 field goals made in 14 games is second in team history over that span:

Player (Year) FGM FGA Pct.
Richie Cunningham (1997)…. 33 35 94.3
Dan Bailey (2011)……………… 32 36 88.9
Chris Boniol (1996)…………….. 27 31 87.1
Rafael Septien (1981)………… 26 31 83.9
Richie Cunningham (1998)…. 24 28 85.7

Bailey’s 32 made field goals thus are fourth through an entire rookie season in NFL history:

Player (Year) FGM FGA Pct.
Ali Haji-Sheikh (1983)…………. 35 42 83.3
Richie Cunningham (1997)…. 34 37 91.9
Chester Marcol (1972)………… 33 48 68.8
Dan Bailey (2011)……………… 32 35 88.6
Kevin Butler (1985)…………….. 31 37 83.8
Mason Crosby (2007)………….. 31 39 79.5

Sammy Morris made his Dallas Cowboys debut tonight after signing with the club on Dec. 13. Morris finished his first outing with 12 carries for 53 yards (4.4 avg.).

Romo has thrown for 3,895 yards this season to rank fourth in a season in club history:

Player (Year) Yards
Tony Romo (2009)……. 4,483
Tony Romo (2007)……. 4,211
Danny White (1983)…… 3,980
Tony Romo (2011)……. 3,895
Drew Bledsoe (2005)…. 3,639

Romo’s 29 touchdowns this season are tied for second in a season in team history:

Player (Year) TDs
Tony Romo (2007)……. 36
Danny White (1983)…… 29
Tony Romo (2011)……. 29
Danny White (1980)…… 28
Roger Staubach (1979) 27
Tony Romo (2008, 09). 26

Romo completed 23 pass completions today to give him 317 for the season. His 317 this season are the fourth in a season in team history:

Player (Year) Comps
Tony Romo (2009)……. 347
Tony Romo (2007)……. 335
Danny White (1983)…… 334
Tony Romo (2011)……. 317
Troy Aikman (1992)…… 302

With his 133.9 rating, Romo now has 42 career games with a passer rating of at least 100.0. He has the second-most 100-plus rating games in team history:

Player Games
Troy Aikman………… 44
Tony Romo………….. 42
Roger Staubach…… 37
Danny White………… 33
Craig Morton………… 24

Romo’s three touchdown passes today was his 24th career game with three-or-more touchdown passes, the most in team history:

Player 3-or-more-TDs (games)
Tony Romo………………… 24
Danny White……………….. 20
Roger Staubach………….. 17

It was also Romo’s fifth game with three-plus touchdown passes this season to tie the third-most in a season in team history:
3-or-more TD games
Player (season) (season)
Tony Romo (2007)……………… 6
Tony Romo (2008)……………… 6
Roger Staubach (1979)………. 5
Danny White (1980)……………. 5
Tony Romo (2011)……………… 5

DeMarcus Ware’s sack today upped his official club sack record to 96. Among all-time (pre-1982 included) club sack leaders, Ware’s 96 put him past Jethro Pugh (95.5) for fifth:

Career sacks, including pre-1982
Player (Years) Sacks
Harvey Martin (1973-83)……………… 114.0
Randy White (1975-88)……………….. 111.0
Too Tall Jones (1974-78, 80-89)….. 106.0
George Andrie (1962-72)………………. 97.0
DeMarcus Ware (2005-11)……………. 96.0

Ware’s 16.0 sacks thus far are the second-most in his career (20.0 in 2008) and second in a season in club history:

Player (Year) Sacks
DeMarcus Ware (2008)……. 20.0
DeMarcus Ware (2011)…… 16.0
DeMarcus Ware (2010)……. 15.5
Jim Jeffcoat (1986)………… 14.0
DeMarcus Ware (2007)……. 14.0

Ware’s sack tonight was his first career sack against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. There are now only four teams in which he has not had a sack – Denver, Jacksonville, Miami and San Diego.

Jason Witten’s 77 yards today upped his season total to 849 for his sixth season with 800-or-more yards. His six tie Shannon Sharpe for second all-time among tight ends:

800-plus yard seasons (Tight End)
Player Total
Tony Gonzalez……. 11
Shannon Sharpe…… 6
Jason Witten………… 6
Antonio Gates……….. 5

Witten has reached the 800-yard mark in each of the last five seasons (including 2011) to give him the second-most consecutive 800-yard seasons among tight ends in NFL history. Tony Gonzalez has the most consecutive (seven).

All-time among club pass catchers, Witten’s six 800-yard seasons ties Bob Hayes for third while his five are good for second:

800-plus yard seasons (Dallas Cowboys)
Player Total
Michael Irvin………… 8
Tony Hill………………. 7
Bob Hayes……………. 6
Jason Witten………… 6

Consecutive 800-plus yard seasons (Dallas Cowboys)
Player Consecutive
Michael Irvin………. 8 (1991-98)
Jason Witten……… 5 (2007-11)
Bob Hayes………….. 4 (1965-68)
Drew Pearson……… 4 (1974-77)
Tony Hill……………. 4 (1978-81)

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PRO BOWL WORTHY: DeMarcus Ware regains sack lead; On pace to tie record

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) grabs Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) for a 4th qtr loss on this sack.

Star-Telegram/Paul Moseley

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) grabs Washington Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) for a 4th qtr loss on this sack.

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While it was a rather quiet afternoon for DeMarcus Ware for most of Sunday’s game with the Redskins, he did record a key fourth-quarter sack, upping his total to 14 through 10 games.

Not only did that put him ahead of Minnesota’s Jared Allen, who remained at 13.5 on Sunday, but it keeps him right on pace to tie or just surpass Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5 sacks.

The math isn’t exact here, but Ware is averaging nearly a sack and a half for each game. With six games left, Ware is on pace to record somewhere between eight or nine sacks for the rest of the regular season.

Even if he falls off the pace a bit, Ware has a four-sack game this year against the Eagles and has numerous multi-sack games for his career. So it’ll likely come down to the season finale against Strahan’s former team, the Giants, in the regular-season finale on Jan. 1.

The question is where Allen will be on the stat sheet.

Along with the NFL records, Ware is also moving up the charts on the Cowboys’ all-time sack list. He recorded his 94th career sack on Sunday, moving him in a tie for seventh in team history, equaling Bob Lilly.

By the end of the years, it’s realistic to think Ware will be fourth in club history, passing Jim Jeffcoat (94.5), Jethro Pugh (95.5) and George Andrie (97). The all-time record for sacks in Cowboys history is 114, set by Harvey Martin.

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