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CowBuzz: Behind The Scenes Of Cowboys vs Packers

Posted Dec 15, 2013

A behind the scenes look at the Cowboys versus Packers game, including stats and notes.

Dan Bailey converted all five field goal tries today to give him 85 career field goals and pass Chris Boniol (81) for second in team history. Two of Bailey’s field goals were 50-yarders, giving him six field goals of 50-or-more yards made this season to establish a club record. He was tied with Ken Willis (1991) and David Buehler (2010) coming into today’s game. For his career, Bailey now has 11 field goals of 50-or-more yards to extend his club record. His five field goals today also gave Bailey his third career four-plus field goal game to tie Chris Boniol for the most in club history. Bailey has two games with five-or-more field goals to tie Chris Boniol and Richie Cunningham for the most in franchise history. His five also tied the third-most in a game in franchise history.

Dez Bryant finished today’s game with 11 catches for 153 yards and a touchdown. Bryant now has 11 touchdown receptions this season to tie the eighth-most in a season in franchise history. For his career Bryant has 38 touchdown catches to tie Terrell Owens for eighth in team history. Bryant upped his career receptions total to 281 to tie Frank Clarke for 12th in team history. DeMarco Murray rushed 18 times for 134 yards and a touchdown today. His 18 rushes upped his career rushing carries to 503 and made him the 13th Dallas Cowboy with 500 career rushing attempts. Murray’s 134 yards gave him his third 100-yard game of the season and the seventh of his career. The 134 yards were sixth in a game in his career. For his career, Murray has 2,537 rushing yards – the 11th Dallas Cowboy to cross the 2,500-yard threshold. Murray’s rushing score today was his eighth of the season – the most by a Cowboy since Marion Barber had 10 in 2007. Jason Witten appeared in his 169th straight game today. His 169 consecutive games played are third in team history. Dale Hellestrae (176, 1990-2000) and Bob Lilly (196, 1961-74) hold the top-two spots. With his four catches for 71 yards and one touchdown today, Witten 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 now has 865 career catches to pass Jimmy Smith (862) for 17th in league history. Witten caught a touchdown pass for his eighth score of the season. Witten’s eight are second in a season in his career (nine in 2010) and gave him 52 career touchdown catches – third in Cowboys history and tied with Dave Casper and Vernon Davis for seventh among NFL tight ends. Witten now has sole possession of third in touchdowns in Cowboys history, breaking a tie with Tony Hill.
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