Beast nuggets you can use to impress co-workers

September, 17, 2008
9/17/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

If you haven't visited the Web site, ColdHardFootballFacts.com, there's no time like the present. In the wake of Monday's epic Cowboys-Eagles game, the folks at Cold, Hard have come up with several fascinating nuggets.

I couldn't hear the broadcast from my seat at Texas Stadium on Monday, but apparently Mike Tirico mentioned that Donovan McNabb was one of only seven quarterbacks in the history of the league to have thrown for 25,000 yards and run for 2,500. So who are the other six?

  • John Elway -- 51,475 passing yards and 3,407 rushing yards
  • Frank Tarkenton -- 47,003 and 3,674
  • Steve Young -- 33,124 and 4,239
  • Steve McNair -- 31,304 and 3,590
  • Randall Cunningham -- 29,979 and 4,928
  • Jim Harbaugh -- 26,288 and 2,787
  • Donovan McNabb -- 25,765 and 2,965

And here are some players who barely missed the mark:

  • Bobby Layne -- 26,768 and 2,451
  • Rich Gannon -- 28,743 and 2,449
  • Mark Brunell -- 31,826 and 2,433 (still has a shot)
  • Terry Bradshaw -- 27,989 and 2,257
  • Steve Grogan -- 26,886 and 2,176

The other item I found interesting is that Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is on his way to having the highest passer rating in the history of the league. Through 28 starts and 919 attempts, Romo now has a 97.6 rating. Steve Young has the highest with 96.8. Romo needs 581 attempts to reach the league minimum for ending up in the record books.

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