Monday, October 7, 2013
Cowboys' loss by the numbers
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys’ 51-48 loss to the Denver Broncos was highly entertaining and highly frustrating, and there are plenty of statistical nuggets to pull from the game.
Thanks to the folks at Elias here are a few:
0-5: Tony Romo has passed for at least 400 yards in a game five times in his career, thanks to his franchise-record 506 yards Sunday, and lost all five games. The only other NFL quarterbacks to lose five games in which they passed for at least 400 yards are Carson Palmer (five of five), Drew Brees (five of 10), and Dan Marino (five of 13).
99: Combined points, the 4th-highest scoring game in NFL history that ended in regulation (14 shy of NFL record set in 1966 by Redskins and Giants, 113 points).
884: Combined passing yards by both teams tied for 3rd-most in an NFL game (most: Jan 1, 2012-- Lions at Packers, 971).
48: Points by the Cowboys, one shy of the NFL record for points in a loss (1963 Oilers scored 49 against the Raiders).
5: Romo is the 5th QB in NFL history with 500 passing yards and 5 TD passes in a game. The others are Matt Schaub, Matthew Stafford, Y.A. Tittle and Norm Van Brocklin.
120: Three Cowboys had 120 receiving yards. It’s just the 2nd time in AFL/NFL history a team had three players with 120 receiving yards and a receiving TD in a game.