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November 22, 2012

Cowboys notes: Cowboys have had five 400-yard games

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

The Dallas Cowboys had 458 yards of total offense today. It was the second-most total yardage output for the club this season behind its 481 yards at Baltimore (10/14). It was also the club’s fifth 400-yard game of the season – tied for the eighth-most in a season in franchise history. Six times the club had six games with 400-plus yards and the club record is eight, established in 2009.

Dan Bailey was true on all three of his field goal tries, including a career-long tying 51-yarder. Today was the third time he hit a 51-yard field goal. The first was against St. Louis (10/23/11) and the second was against the N.Y. Giants (10/28/12).

Bailey’s three field goal conversions today gave him his 10th career game making three-plus field goals. He is now tied with Chris Boniol for the third-mostgames with three-or-more field goals converted in team history. Richie Cunningham (11) is second and Rafael Septien (21) has the team-high.

Dez Bryant led the team with a career-high tying 145 yards and a pair of touchdowns on eight catches. He had an 85-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter today. It was the longest catch of his career, tied for the ninth-longest play in team history and was the longest pass reception by a Cowboy since Jason Tucker had a 90-yard touchdown catch against the N.Y. Giants (1/2/00).

Bryant’s 145 yards today gave him 2,369 for his career and allowed him to pass Daryl Johnston (2,227), Preston Pearson (2,274), Raghib Ismail (2,281), Joey Galloway (2,341) and Bill Howton (2,368) for 21st in franchise history.

Bryant’s touchdown catches gave him his third straight game with a scoring reception – tying the longest streak in his career.

Bryant’s multiple touchdown reception game today was his second multi-touchdown game of the season and fourth of his career. It also gave him 21 career touchdown catches to move past Butch Johnson (19) and Terry Glenn (20) for 14th in franchise history.

Bryant’s 145-yard outing tied the second-most yards by a Cowboys receiver on Thanksgiving Day. Michael Irvin has the high (157 – vs. Pittsburgh, 11/28/91) and both Lance Rentzel (vs. St. Louis, 11/23/67) and Miles Austin (vs. Oakland, 11/26/09) were also tied for second with 145 each.

Tyrone Crawford had his first career sack (for 0 yards) today. It occurred in the second quarter.

Felix Jones finished today’s game with six rushes for 14 yards and three catches for 47 yards with a touchdown. His touchdown catch gave him a score in his third consecutive game (two receiving and one rush). It is the second-longest touchdown streak in his career behind a four-game streak in weeks 1-4 of his rookie season in 2008 (three rush and one kickoff return).

Jones caught three passes today to give him 127 for his career and break a tie with Pettis Norman and Alvin Harper (124) and tie Eric Bjornson for 35th in team history.

Jones’ 47 receiving yards today upped his career receiving yards total to 1,062 and pass Mike Ditka for 42nd in club record books.

Brian Moorman netted 52.3 yards on his three punts today. His 52.3 net was second in his career. His career-high was 53.0 at Kansas City (12/13/09).

Jermey Parnell made his first career start today. He started at left tackle in place of Tyron Smith (ankle).

Charlie Peprah intercepted his first pass as a Dallas Cowboy in the fourth quarter of today’s game. It was the eighth pick of his career.

Tony Romo finished today’s game completing 37-of-62 passes for 441 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Romo’s 62 attempts tied his club record while his 37 completions were a career-best and second in franchise history. His 441 yards were a career-high and good for third in franchise history.

Single-Game Highs

Attempts

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

62          Tony Romo        vs. N.Y. Giants (10/28/12)

62          Tony Romo       vs.Washington (11/22/12)

57          Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/26/98)

Completions

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

41          Tony Romo        at N.Y. Giants (12/6/09)

37          Tony Romo       vs.Washington (11/22/12)

36          Tony Romo        vs. N.Y. Giants (10/28/12)

Passing Yards

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

460        Don Meredith    at San Francisco (11/10/69)

455        Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/26/98)

441        Tony Romo       vs. Washington (11/22/12)

Romo’s 85-yard touchdown pass to Dez Bryant was the longest pass completion of his career. It also tied the ninth-longest completion in franchise history and was the longest since a 90-yard Troy Aikman-to-Jason Tucker scoring hookup against the N.Y.Giants (1/2/00).

Romo’s three scoring throws today gave him 92 touchdowns in home games to pass Danny White (91) for the most home touchdowns in franchise history. Romo accomplished the feat in his 47th home appearance while White did it in 84.

Romo’s three touchdown passes today gave him 52 career multiple-touchdown games to improve his club-high and allow him to tie for fifth in the NFL since becoming a starter in 2006:

Cowboys Career Multi-TD Games

Player                             Games

     Tony Romo..................... 52

     Roger Staubach............. 48

     Danny White................... 44

     Troy Aikman.................... 43

     Don Meredith.................. 41

NFL Multi-TD Games (since 2006)

Player                             Games

     Drew Brees..................... 70

     Tom Brady....................... 61

     Philip Rivers................... 61

     Peyton Manning............. 57

     Tony Romo..................... 52

     Eli Manning..................... 51

Romo’s three touchdown tosses today gave him 165 for his career and tied him with Troy Aikman for the all-time Dallas Cowboys club record.

Romo now has 27 career games with three-or-more touchdowns, upping his club record.

Romo now has 26 career three-touchdown games – the most in Cowboys history, fourth among all-time undrafted quarterbacks and the fourth-most in the NFL since 2006:

Cowboys Career Three-TD Games

Player                                   Games

        Tony Romo............................ 26

        Danny White........................... 20

        Roger Staubach.................... 17

        Don Meredith......................... 14

        Troy Aikman........................... 10

 All-Time Undrafted Three-TD Games

Player                          Games

        Kurt Warner................... 34

        Dave Krieg..................... 31

        Warren Moon................ 27

        Tony Romo................... 26

NFL Three-TD Games (since 2006)

Player                             Games

     Drew Brees...................... 42

     Tom Brady........................ 34

     Peyton Manning............... 33

     Aaron Rodgers................ 29

     Tony Romo...................... 26

     Philip Rivers..................... 25

Romo’s 441 passing yards today was his fifth 300-yard game of the season and the 37th of his career. Dallas now holds a 23-14 (.622) record when Romo tops 300 yards.

Romo’s 441 yards was his second 400-yard game of the season and the third of his career. Romo’s three career 400-yard games sets a club record while his two this season also establish a single-season club record.

Romo threw for 441 yards today to give him 3,357 for the season. Romo now has five 3,000-yard seasons to tie Troy Aikman for the most in team history. Danny White is third with four.

Thanksgiving Day Single-Game Highs

Attempts

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

62          Tony Romo       vs. Washington (11/22/12)

57          Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/26/98)

44          Drew Bledsoe   vs. Denver (11/24/05)

Completions

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

37          Tony Romo       vs. Washington (11/22/12)

34          Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/26/98)

30          Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/23/00)

30          Jon Kitna            vs. New Orleans (11/25/10)

Passing Yards

No.         Player                 Opp(Date)

455        Troy Aikman      vs. Minnesota (11/26/98)

441        Tony Romo       vs. Washington (11/22/12)

356        Troy Aikman      vs. Tennessee (11/27/97)

Romo’s 62 pass attempts today upped his Thanksgiving Day pass attempts total to 221 and pass Danny White (187) for second in team history. Troy Aikman has the high with 341.

In completing 37 passes today, Romo has completed 142 Thanksgiving Day passes to pass Danny White (112) for second in team history. Troy Aikman has the high with 211.

With 441 passing yards today, Romo has thrown for 1,808 Thanksgiving Day yards. He passed Danny White (1,545) for second in team history behind Troy Aikman’s 2,280.

Romo’s three touchdown tosses today gave him 17 for Thanksgiving. He broke a tie with Danny White for the most touchdown throws on Thanksgiving Day in Cowboys record books.

Anthony Spencer had 2.0 sacks today, his sixth career multiple sack game and second of the season.

Spencer’s 2.0 sacks today gave him three straight games with at least a half sack – the third time in his career he has had that streak. His first three-game streak came in 2009 (Weeks 15-17) and the second in 2011 (Weeks 1-3).

In finishing today’s game with 74 receiving yards, Jason Witten now has 8,619 for his career to pass Paul Warfield8,565 and Laveranues Coles (8,609) for 64th all-time in NFL history.

Witten led the team with nine catches today to give him 82 for the season, giving him his sixth season with at least 80receptions. Witten’s six 80-catch seasons ties Tony Gonzalez for the most all-time among league tight ends. Witten’s six also tie Gonzalez and six others for the sixth-most 80-catch seasons among all pass catchers in NFL history.Jerry Rice has the NFL record with 12.

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