Game-Day Notebook


  • The Cowboys had the fourth-most rushing yards in club history with 294 against the Rams, who were allowing an NFL-high 163 before Sunday. * Dan Bailey's two field goals Sunday upped his streak of consecutive field goals made to 16 to tie Nick Folk (16) for the fourth-longest streak overall in team history. His streak is also the second longest by a rookie in club history. * On the way to 253 yards, Murray scored his first career touchdown on a 91-yard first quarter run. His 91-yard run was the second-longest rush in franchise history behind Tony Dorsett's 99-yarder at Minnesota (1/3/83). It was the longest rush by a Cowboy since Troy Hambrick went 80 yards against Philadelphia (9/30/01). * Murray's 253 yards is the 10th-best game in NFL history and second-most by a rookie, behind only Adrian Peterson's 296 yards. * Murray's 91-yard touchdown rush also goes down as the second-longest touchdown run on a player's first career rushing touchdown in NFL history and the longest since the 1970 merger. * Murray was the first Cowboys rookie to top 100 yards in a game since Marion Barber rushed for 127 yards against Arizona (10/30/05). * Murray averaged 10.1 yards-per-carry, the highest rushing average with 20-or-more attempts in club history. * Phillip Tanner recorded his first career rushing stats Sunday, carrying the ball six times for 34 yards (5.7 avg.) with a touchdown. * DeMarcus Ware notched his eighth sack of the season on a fourth quarter takedown of Jay Feeley. He tied Tony Tolbert (1996) for the most sacks by a Cowboy through the first six games of a season since sacks became official in 1982. * Jason Witten finished the game with 35 receiving yards to up his career total to 7,416 and pass Pete Retzlaff (7,412) for fifth on the NFL's all-time tight ends receiving yards chart. * Witten's touchdown catch Sunday was the 39th of his career to give him sole possession of seventh in club history. It was also his third straight game with a touchdown reception, tying the second-longest streak of his career (9/23/07-10/8/07). The longest closed out the 2010 season when he caught a scoring pass in each of the last five games.
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