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September 06, 2012

Cowboys notables:Ware 100th sack, Murray fourth 100-yard game, Ogletree first 100-yard game, Romo 129.5 QB rating

Here are the Cowboys' notes compiled by the team's public relations department:

Tonight’s win upped the Cowboys all-time record on opening day to 35-17 and snapped a two-game kickoff weekend losing streak.

Miles Austin’s four catches tonight upped his career total to 215 to pass Timmy Newsome (212) for 17th on the club’s all-time receptions list.

Josh Brent earned his first career start, taking over for Jay Ratliff (ankle) at nose tackle.

Bruce Carter made the first start of his career as one of Dallas’ inside linebackers.

Morris Claiborne made his NFL debut as one of Dallas’ starting cornerbacks tonight.

DeMarco Murray rushed for 131 yards to give him his fourth career 100-yard outing and the fourth-most rushing yards in a game in his career.

Murray upped his career rushing total to 1,028 to pass Chris Warren (948) Scott Laidlaw (997) and Troy Aikman (1,016) for 23rd on the Cowboys all-time rushingyards list.

Kevin Ogletree established career-highs in catches, yards and touchdown passes tonight. He finished with eight catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns. It was also his first career 100-yard performance and touchdown catches

As Murray rushed for 131 yards, Ogletree had 114 receiving yards and Romo threw for 307, it was the second straight games against the N.Y. Giants the club had a 100-rusher, 100-yard receiver and a 300-yard passer – vs. New York (12/11/11).

Tony Romo completed 22 passes tonight to give him 1,694 career completions. He is nowthird on the club’s all-time completions list, passing Roger Staubach (1,685) this evening. He trails Danny White (1,761) by 67 for second.

Romo threw three touchdown passes tonight to up his club high of three-plus touchdown games to 25.

Romo had a passer rating of 129.5 tonight. It was his 44th career game with a rating above 100.0 to tie Troy Aikman for the most 100-plus rating games by a quarterback in franchise history.

It was also the fifth time – out of six – that Romo had a rating above 100.0 on opening day – Romo’s five are the most in team history (Troy Aikman, 4), tied for seventh and represent the fourth-highest figure in NFL history:

                           Opening Day Passer Rating Above 100.0

            Player                       Games         Player                       Games

            Brett Favre.................... 8              Ken Anderson............ 5

            Frank Tarkenton.......... 7              Len Dawson............... 5

            Tom Brady.................... 6              Joe Ferguson............. 5

            Drew Brees.................. 6              Sonny Jurgensen...... 5

            Dan Fouts..................... 6              Vinny Testaverde....... 5

            Dan Marino................... 6              Tony Romo................ 5 

 

Below is Romo’s stat line for season-opening games:

                     GP       Att       Comp       Yds           Pct       TD     Int            Rating          Record

Romo.......... 6      195         138       1,949         70.8      14         4             118.1               4-2

DeMarcus Ware had two sacks tonight to give him 101.5 for his career and make him the 28th league defender with 100-or-more career sacks. Ware reached the milestone in 113 career games – the second fastest league defender to attain 100 sacks:

            Player                     Games

            Reggie White............ 96

            DeMarcus Ware... 113

            Bruce Smith............ 115

            Jared Allen.............. 122

            Leslie O’Neal......... 127

Ware’s two sacks tonight also upped his streak of consecutive games with a sack to four games – the eighth streak of four-or-more sacks in his career. 

 Ware’s two sacks tonight also upped his club record of multiple sack games to 24. He now has three multi-sack gamesagainst the Giants and a career total of 14.5 sacks against New York.

It was also Ware’s second career and second consecutive multi-sack season opener.

Witten’s 10 yards gave him 7,919 for his career and allowed him to overtake Jackie Smith (7,918) for fourth on the NFL’s all-time tight ends receiving yards list.

 

 

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