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October 31, 2011

Cowboys notes

Here are the notes compiled by the Cowboys' public relations department 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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