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October 28, 2012

Cowboys get three receivers over the 100-yard mark for the second time ever

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

The Dallas Cowboys had three receivers top 100 yards tonight (Jason Witten, 167; Miles Austin, 133; and Dez Bryant ,110) for just the second time in franchise history. The first was at San Francisco (11/10/63) as Frank Clarke (190), Lee Folkins (112) and Billy Howton (107) were the first Cowboys trio to accomplish the feat.

Dallas finished the game with 415 net passing yards – the sixth-most in a game in franchise history:

Single-Game Passing Yards (team history)

Yards          Opp (Date)

455.......... MIN (11/26/98)

452.......... @Det (9/15/85)

440.......... PHI (10/9/66)

427.......... @SF (9/18/11)

419.......... @SF (11/10/63)

415.......... NYG (10/28/12)

Miles Austin finished second on the team with nine catches for 133 yards today. His 133 yards marked his third 100-yard outing of the season and the 14th of his career. His 133 yards today were the ninth-most in a game in his career:

Austin’s Single-Game Yardage Total

Yards       Opp            Date

  250         @KC        10/11/09

  171         ATL           10/25/09

  166         TEN          10/10/10

  146         @Was      9/12/10

  145         OAK          11/26/09

  143         @SF         9/18/11

  142         CHI           9/19/10

  139         @NO        12/19/09

  133         NYG         10/28/12

 Austin’s nine catches today upped his career total to 245 to pass Kelvin Martin (237) for 13th in franchise history.

 Austin’s 133 yards today upped his career total to 3,855 to pass Doug Cosbie (3,728) forseventh in team history.

 Dez Bryant finished third on the team in both receptions (five) and yards (110) today. His 110 yards marked a career-high, his second 100-yard game of the season and the third of his career.

 Bryant upped his career receptions total to 149 to pass Don Perkins (146) for 29th in team history.

 Bryant improved his career receiving yards total to 1,977 to pass Timmy Newsome (1,966) for 28th in franchise history.

Bryant had a career-long 55-yard catch today.

Lance Dunbar had a 44-yard kickoff return today for the longest kickoff return of the season to date.

Dwayne Harris tied his career-long punt return of 14 yards today.

Felix Jones rushed 13 times for 19 yards and touchdown today. He now has 507 career rushing attempts to become the 12th Dallas Cowboy with 500 rushes.

Jones’ rushing touchdown today was the 10th of his career to make him the 18th Dallas Cowboy with 10-or-more rushing scores.

Danny McCray picked off his second career pass today.

John Phillips notched his second career touchdown reception – the first was also against the N.Y. Giants (12/11/12).

Tony Romo finished today’s game 36-of-62 for 437 yards. His 62 attempts established a club record while his 437 passing yards were a single-game career-high and good for third in club history:

Single-Game Passing Yards (Team History)

Player                    Yards       Opp (Date)

Don Meredith........ 460          @SF (11/10/63)

Troy Aikman.......... 455          MIN (11/26/98)

Tony Romo.......... 437          NYG (10/28/12)

Romo’s 437 yards was his second career 400-yard game (first was 406 vs. Tennessee, 10/10/10) and his 34th career outing with 300-or-more passing yards.

Romo also rushed for his fifth career touchdown today.

DeMarcus Ware’s sack today was his fifth straight game with at least a half sack – the fourth such streak in his career.

Ware has 13.5 career sacks against the Giants – the second-most against any team in the league (Philadelphia, 15.5). He also has 13.5 sacks of Eli Manning – more than any other quarterback he has sacked in the league.

Ware now has 107.0 career sacks to take sole possession of third place on Dallas’ all-time unofficial (pre-1982) sack list:

Player                       Sacks

Harvey Martin......... 114.0

Randy White........... 111.0

DeMarcus Ware... 107.0

Jason Witten led the team with a club-record 18 catches for a team-best and career-high 167 yards. Witten now owns the top-three and is tied for fourth for receptions in a single-game in club history:

Dallas Cowboys Single-Game receptions

Player                 Rec      Opp (Date)

Jason Witten...... 18      NYG (10/28/12)

Jason Witten....... 15      @Det (12/9/07)

Jason Witten....... 14      @NYG (12/6/09)

Lance Rentzel..... 13      WAS (11/19/67)

Jason Witten....... 13      CHI (10/1/12)

Dez Bryant........... 13      @Bal (10/14/12)                                                 

Witten’s 18 catches tied for the third-most in a game in NFL history (Brandon Marshall, 18, vs. San Diego, 9/15/08) and were the most by a tight end in NFL history.

Witten’s 167-yard performance tied for the 20th-best single-game total by a league tight end and was a club tight-end record.

Witten also extended his club tight end record of 100-yard outings to 16.

Witten upped his season catch total to 51 to give him his ninth career and ninth consecutive season with at least 40 catches. He is now tied with Jeremy Shockey for the third-most 40-plus catch seasons and the third-most consecutive 40-catch seasons among tight ends in NFL history.

              40-Plus Catch Seasons by a Tight End

            Player                         Total      Consec           Years

            Tony Gonzalez*........... 15            15               1998-12

            Shannon Sharpe........ 11              7               1992-98, 00-03

            Jeremy Shockey............ 9              9               2002-10   

            Jason Witten*............... 9              9               2004-12

            Frank Wycheck.............. 8              8               1995-02

            Antonio Gates*.............. 8              8               2004-11

Witten’s 51 catches thus far also marked his ninth career and ninth consecutive 50-catch season for the second-most by a tight end behind Tony Gonzalez (14 total and 14 consecutive) in NFL history.

Witten now has 747 career receptions and trails Michael Irvin by only three for tops in team history.







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Romo to Witten continues to put up all kinds of passing records and we are still losing games. Go figure...

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