Eatman: Just For Fun, Let's Pace The Season

Some of you guys could care less about stats – other than how many Ws there are at the end. Nothing wrong with that.

But there are others who get excited about end of the season totals and how certain guys rank around the league or in team history.

So through four games of the season, obviously we're a quarter of the way done. Easy math shows us the pace this team and these players are on for the rest of the year. Of course, it doesn't always play out that way, but it's fun to check out the pace.

Tony Romo – Through four games, Romo has thrown for 1,273 yards, with seven scores and five interceptions. At this pace, Romo will shatter his own franchise record with 5,092 passing yards, which would also be an NFL record, surpassing Dan Marino (5,084) set in 1984.  

DeMarcus Ware – With five sacks in the first four game, it's not difficult to stretch that over the course of the year. Ware is on pace to have 20 sacks, which would equal his career-high of 20 he had in 2008.

Jason Witten – His consistency in the lineup has allowed him to get off to a fast start, one that would top career highs in catches and yards. Witten currently has 27 receptions for 366 yards and just one score. If he keeps that pace, Witten will have 108 catches, which would be just three short if Michael Irvin's franchise mark of 111 set in 1995. Witten is on pace for 1,494 receiving yards, which would be third in franchise history.

Miles Austin – Injuries have limited him to just two games this year so it's difficult to get a good reading on him. He's got four touchdowns in four games, although he's averaging two per game. That would be quite a pace if he could keep that up. Still, an average of one touchdown per game would give him 16 receiving touchdowns, besting Terrell Owens' record of 15 set in 2007.

Dez Bryant – Has scored three touchdowns in four games. He's on pace to get 12 touchdowns on just 40 receptions. Obviously, injuries have slowed him as well.

Felix Jones – Even with two solid games the last two weeks, he's still not on pace to become the Cowboys' first 1,000-yard rusher in four years. Jones has 241 yards and if he keeps that up, he'll finish with 964 yards.

Sean Lee – The second-year linebacker has been phenomenal through four games, with 47 tackles, two interceptions and four pass deflections with two forced fumbles. If there was any way, Lee could stay on that pace, we're talking about 188 tackles, eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles? That's absurd. He's not just in the Pro Bowl, but he's starting at middle linebacker.

Dan Bailey –The rookie has been sensational so far, with just one miss in 13 attempts. With 12 field goals, he's on pace for 48, which would shatter Richie Cunningham's mark of 34. Also, Bailey has 45 points – a pace of 180 points. The franchise record is 150 points set by Emmitt Smith. Whether or not Bailey stays on pace, he still has a good shot to surpass that record.

Danny McCray – This one is off the radar a bit, but with 10 special teams tackles through four games, McCray is one pace for 40 special teams tackles, which would shatter the franchise record of 32 set by Jim Schwantz in 1996.

Then again, what matters the most is the wins and losses. So if we're talking about the pace, the Cowboys are 2-2 and obviously staring at an 8-8 record, which won't be good enough to make the playoffs. So all these records and franchise marks won't matter much anyway.

But for some, it's fun to look ahead and see what the pace is for this first quarter of the season.

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