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CowBuzz: Behind The Scenes Of Thanksgiving Day

Posted Nov 28, 2013

A behind the scenes look at Thanksgiving Day, stats and notes from the game.

This Thanksgiving started off with a different look than any other as the Cowboys wore navy jerseys at home for the first time since the Cotton Bowl days.

Dez Bryant caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown today. Dez now has 3,767 career receiving yards and passed Doug Cosbie (3,728) for eighth in receiving yards in team history.

DeMarco Murray rushed 17 times for 63 yards and three touchdowns today – his first career multiple touchdown game.

Murray’s three rushing touchdowns today was the first multiple rushing touchdown game by a Dallas Cowboy since Marion Barber had two at New Orleans (12/19/09). It was the first three rushing score game by a Cowboy since Julius Jones had three at Seattle (12/6/04).

Murray’s three rushing scores today was the 18th time a Dallas Cowboy had three-or-more rushing touchdowns in a game.

Murray is the eighth different Dallas rusher to accomplish the feat. Murray has seven rushing touchdowns on the season, the most since Marion Barber had seven in 2009.

Tony Romo completed 23-of-32 passes (71.9%) for 225 yards and one touchdown today. Romo finished today’s game completing 12-of-12 second half passes. It was the third time in his career he completed 100% of his second half passes. The last time was against Philadelphia (12/2/12) and the first was at Arizona (11/12/06). In recent history of the organization, only Randall Cunningham – at Arizona, (9/10/00) completed all of his passes in one half – the first half, 12-of-12.

Romo now has 3,140 yards this season to give him his sixth career 3,000-yard season – the most in franchise history. For his career, Romo now has 28,877 passing yards to pass Len Dawson (28,711) and Rich Gannon (28,743) for 44th all-time in NFL history.

Romo’s touchdown toss today gave him at least one in each of the previous 25 games and extend his club record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. Romo has 201 career touchdown throws to tie Roman Gabriel and Matt Hasselbeck for 35th all-time. In completing 71.9% (23-of-32) of his passes today, Romo has completed at least 70.0% of his passes in five games this season. His five thus far tie the fourth-most in a season in team history.

Romo now has 36 career games with a completion percentage of 70.0-or-more. Troy Aikman has the club high with 39. Romo’s 36 are tied for fourth in the NFL since becoming a starter in 2006 and are tied for 12th all-time in NFL history:

Selena Gomez performed at halftime to kickoff the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Campaign and Mary J. Blige sang the National Anthem.
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