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December 23, 2012

Deeper inside the Cowboys' numbers from Sunday's loss to Saints


More key Cowboys’ numbers and nuggets from Sunday’s 34-31 loss to New Orleans:


The Cowboys produced 446 yards of total offense, marking the eighth time for Dallas to top the 400-yard mark this season. It ties the 2009 season for the highest number of 400-yard games in franchise history.


The Cowboys have played three overtime games in their last four appearances in Arlington. It marks the most home overtime games in any season in franchise history. With Sunday’s loss, Dallas is now 19-14 overall in overtime games and has a 6-5 home record in overtime contests.


Dez Bryant’s 224 receiving yards was the fourth-highest single game total in franchise history, eclipse only by Miles Austin (250 vs. KC in 2009), Bob Hayes (246 vs. Washington in 1966) and Frank Clarke (241 vs. Washington in 1962).


Bryant’s two-touchdown game was his fourth multi-touchdown game of the season, the most of any season in franchise history. Bryant has 12 touchdown catches this season, tying for fifth-most in club history.


Bryant has 1,311 receiving yards this season, the seventh-highest total in franchise history. And he can add to that total next week against Washington. The Cowboys’ top six totals: Michael Irvin (1,603 yards, 1995), Michael Irvin (1,523 yards, 1991), Michael Irvin (1,395 yards, 1992), Terrell Owens (1,355 yards, 2007), Michael Irvin (1,330 yards, 1993) and Miles Austin (1,320 yards, 2009).


Tony Romo threw for 416 yards (26-of-43, 60.5 pct.) and four touchdowns, good for a passer rating of 123.8. For the season, Romo that thrown for 4,685 yards, setting a new club record. He is the first passer to top 4,500 yards in franchise history.

_ Jimmy Burch




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