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October 24, 2011

Cowboys' offensive linemen have a field day

The Cowboys offensive linemen loved Sunday's game. The Cowboys rushed for 294 yards, the fourth-most in team history.

"It’s always been an emphasis of ours and being an offensive lineman, you want to run the ball," right guard Kyle Kosier said. "You don’t want to sit back and throw the ball 60 times. You have to prove to your coach you can run it, and we proved tonight we can run it. Now, we’ve got to do it for the rest of the season."

Here are the Cowboys' all-time top rushing performances:

Yards _ Opp _ Date

354 _ at Baltimore _ 12-6-81
313 _ at Green Bay _ 11-12-78
299 _ Cleveland _ 11-25-82
294 _ St. Louis _ 10-23-11
289 _ Washington _ 11-23-78
286 _ Philadelphia _ 11-18-73

-- Charean Williams


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Congratulations! I have always been a fan of this team. I hope that they rock the house this season.

What was especially amazing about the 354 yard performance was that it came with Glenn Carano starting at QB in place of the injured Danny White. Carano had come in late for White in the Cowboys' previous game (a 10-9 win over the Bears on Thanksgiving Day), and White wasn't ready to play against the Colts. Carano threw for only 51 yards in the game (Drew Pearson threw for more, completing a pass to James Jones for 59 yards), but the Cowboys rushing attack made Carano's struggles inconsequential. Tony Dorsett led Dallas with 175 yards, with Jones contributing a career high 86 yards on only five carries.

Wow, 354 thats a huge day

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