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December 30, 2013

Cowboys' postgame notes: Terrance Williams finishes fourth in team history among rookies for catches, yards and TDs

Here are the postgame notes complied by the Cowboys' public relations staff:

The Dallas Cowboys offense did not yield a sack in tonight’s game (64 offensive snaps). Tonight was the second game this season the offense did not give up a sack (at Detroit, 10/27 – 56 plays).

The Dallas Cowboys defense registered five sacks tonight – the second-most this season behind the six against St. Louis (9/22).

Miles Austin caught two passes for 22 yards to give him 301 career receptions and become the 10th Dallas Cowboy to reach 300 career catches. He also passed Doug Cosbie (300) for ninth all-time in franchise history.

Dan Bailey converted one PAT tonight to give him 47 PATs this season, tying Mike Clark (1968) and Lin Elliott (1992) for the eighth-most in a season in team history.

Bailey’s three field goals tonight gave him his fourth career four-field goal game to tie Chris Boniol for the most in team history.

Bailey closed out the season converting 21 consecutive field goals – the second-longest streak in his career and fourth in team history:

                                         Consec

        Player                        FGM       Season

        Chris Boniol                27         1996

        Chris Boniol                26         1995

        Dan Bailey*                  26         2011

        Dan Bailey                   21         2013^

        Richie Cunningham* 18         1997

        Nick Folk                      16         2008-09

            *indicates rookie     ^will carry over next season

Dez Bryant finished tonight’s game with eight catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. For the season, he had 1,233 yards – a career-best and ninth in a season in franchise history:

Single-Season Receiving Yards (Cowboys)

Rnk     Player               Yards       Season

   1.   Michael Irvin....... 1,603         1995

   2.   Michael Irvin....... 1,523         1991

   3.   Michael Irvin....... 1,396         1992

   4.   Dez Bryant......... 1,382         2012

   5.   Terrell Owens... 1,355         2007

   6.   Michael Irvin....... 1,330         1993

   7.   Miles Austin....... 1,320         2009

   8.   Michael Irvin....... 1,241         1994

   9.   Dez Bryant........ 1,233         2013

10.   Bob Hayes......... 1,232         1966

Bryant’s touchdown catch tonight was his fifth straight game with a scoring reception – the second-longest streak of his career (seven in 2012).

For the season, Bryant had 13 touchdown catches – a single-season career-best and tied for third in a season in team history:

Single-Season Receiving TDs (Cowboys)

 Rnk    Player                 TDs         Season

   1.   Terrell Owens...... 15            2007

   2.   Frank Clarke......... 14            1962

   3.   Bob Hayes............ 13            1966

         Terrell Owens...... 13            2006

         Dez Bryant........... 13            2013

For his career Bryant has 40 touchdown catches to become the eighth Cowboy with 40 career touchdown receptions.

Jason Hatcher had two sacks tonight for his third multi-sack game of the season and fourth of his career. For the season he racked up 11.0 sacks – a career-best – making him the 24th different Dallas Cowboy to reach 10.0 sacks in a season and it is the eighth consecutive season the Cowboys had a defender reach double-digit sacks. Dallas’ eight straight seasons with a defender at 10-or-more sacks ties the longest streak in franchise history (including when sacks were unofficial prior to 1982) 1964-71. Hatcher is the first defender, not named DeMarcus Ware, to reach 10.0 since Greg Ellis had 12.5 in 2007.

DeVonte Holloman registered his first career sacks tonight, finishing with two.

Chris Jones had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line which gave him 30 for the season - third in a season in team history.

DeMarco Murray rushed 17 times for 51 yards. Murray’s 1,124 yards this season are 18th in a season in team history.

Murray now has 542 career rushing attempts and passed Dan Reeves (535) for 12th in rushing attempts in club history.

Kyle Orton made his first start as a Dallas Cowboy tonight. It was his first start since playing for the Kansas City Chiefs (a win at Denver, 1/1/12). Orton also became the 36th different player to make a start at quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys.

Orton finished the game 30-of-46 (65.2%) for 358 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. His 46 attempts were fourth in club history among quarterbacks making their first start as a Cowboy while his completions were third and yards were second.

Terrance Williams caught one pass for 39 yards and finished the season with 44 catches for 736 yards and five touchdowns. All-time among Dallas Cowboys rookies, Williams’ receptions are tied for fourth in a season, while his yards are fourth and touchdowns are tied for fourth.

Cowboys Rookie Receptions (Season)

Player                               Rec.          Season

Herschel Walker.............. 76             1986

Bob Hayes........................ 47             1965

Dez Bryant........................ 45             2010

Antonio Bryant.................. 44             2002

Terrance Williams......... 44             2013

 Cowboys Rookie Receiving Yards (Season)

Player                            Yards          Season

Bob Hayes.................. 1,023             1965

Herschel Walker........... 837             1986

Mike Sherrard................ 744             1986

Terrance Williams....... 736             2013

Antonio Bryant................ 733             2002

 

Cowboys Rookie Rec. TDs (Season)

Player                                TDs          Season

Bob Hayes........................ 12             1965

Antonio Bryant.................... 6             2002

Dez Bryant.......................... 6             2010

Billy Joe DuPree................ 5             1973

Mike Sherrard..................... 5             1986

Michael Irvin........................ 5             1988

Terrance Williams............ 5             2013

Jason Witten appeared in his 171st straight game tonight. His 171 consecutive games played ties Cornell Green (1962-74) for third in team history. Dale Hellestrae (176, 1990-2000) and Bob Lilly (196, 1961-74) hold the top-two spots.

Witten caught a season-high 12 passes for a season-best 135 yards tonight. He has now caught at least one pass in 85 straight games and trails only Michael Irvin (117 from 1990-98) for the team record. Witten’s last game without a reception was at the N.Y. Giants (11/2/08).

Witten’s 135 yards gave him his 20th career 100-yard game and were good for fifth in a game in his career. His 12 catches were also good for fifth in his career.

Witten finished the season with 73 catches to give him his eighth career and seventh consecutive season with 70 catches – both second all-time among league tight ends.

Witten’s 851 yards marked his eight career and seventh consecutive 800-yard season – both second all-time among league tight ends.

 

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