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Stat Pack: Dak's 82, Zeke's NFL Record & More


Here is a deeper look at six statistics from the Cowboys' 40-7 blowout victory over the jaguars:

82 –

Dak Prescott rushed for a personal-best 82 yards in the game, the second-highest total by a quarterback in Cowboys history. Roger Staubach ran for 90 yards in a 20-7 victory over Philadelphia on Nov. 14, 1971. Staubach threw for only 176 yards in that same game and of the 10 times in his career he rushed for at least 40 yards, he threw for more than 200 just once. The Cowboys went 8-2 in those games. Prescott has now rushed for at least 40 yards three times and hasn't topped 200 passing yards in any of them. Dallas has gone 2-1 when he rushes for at least 40.

72 –

The Cowboys finished the game with 72 offensive plays run, the first time the team has topped the 70 mark since Oct. 30, 2016 against Philadelphia. And this is actually only the fifth time since the 2013 season that they've surpassed 70, the team undefeated, 5-0, in those outings. In the overall history of the team, Dallas has now run 70 plays in a game 101 times and are 65-34-2 in those outings.

3 –

Dallas is now 3-0 at home this season, marking the first time since AT&T Stadium opened in 2009 that the team has won its first three games at home. But this is also the first time the Cowboys have won their first three games at home since the 1999 season. They would go on to finish 7-1 on that year on their way to a wild-card finish. Overall, the Cowboys have started 3-0 at home 19 times in their history. Only once, in 1997, did they not go on to make the playoffs.

25 –

Ezekiel Elliott's touchdown in the fourth quarter marked the 25th rushing touchdown of his career. He reached the mark in just his 31st game, the fastest player to hit 25 rushing scores in team history. He bettered the previous record of 34 games, set by Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith. The Cowboys are now 15-3 when Elliott posts at least one rushing touchdown in a game.

101 –

Cole Beasley's 101-yard effort marked the first time a Cowboys wide receiver has eclipsed the century mark since Terrance Williams totaled 141 yards on Nov. 5 of last season against Kansas City. This was also only the second time Beasley has reached 100, behind only his 112 yards vs. Philadelphia on Nov. 8, 2015. His nine catches equaled his personal best, which was also set in that game against the Eagles, and was the sixth time in this career he's caught at least seven.

29 –

The Cowboys have simply been dominant in the first quarter this season, outscoring their opponents 29-7. That's the fewest points allowed by any NFL team in the first quarter of play, and is the fifth-largest point difference behind only the Chiefs (59-9), Bengals (45-17) and Lions (38-13). Overall, the Dallas defense is giving up an average of just 17.1 points per game, which ranks second in the NFL to only Baltimore (12.8).


Team Notes

• The victory marked the Cowboys' 40th regular season win at AT&T Stadium.

• The win also broke a 3-3 tie with Jacksonville and gave Dallas the winning edge in the series for the first time since gaining its second win over the Jaguars in 2002. It also upped the Cowboys record against the AFC South in 2018 to 1-1.

• The Cowboys offense scored on the first four drives of the game, marking the first time that has happened since Oct. 1, 2017 against the Rams.

• It was the first time Dallas has scored 40-or-more points in a game since Oct. 22 of last season against San Francisco.

• For just the eighth time since 2000, the Cowboys had two players with at least 80 rushing yards (Elliott, 106 and Prescott, 82). It is also just the fourth time since 2000 that Dallas had a rusher with 100-plus yards and another rusher with 80-plus yards.

• The Dallas defense held Jacksonville scoreless in the first half, marking the second time this season that the unit had shut out an opponent in a half, also vs. the Giants on Sept. 16.

• The Cowboys defense limited Blake Bortles to 149 passing yards, the fewest allowed this season and the fewest allowed since holding Russell Wilson to 93 yards against Seattle on Dec. 24, 2017.

Dorance Armstrong

• Dorance Armstrong made his first career start.

Cole Beasley

• Cole Beasley became the first Cowboy to top 100 yards since running back Rod Smith had 113 yards at the Giants on Dec. 10, 2017.

• Beasley's two receiving touchdowns marked his seventh career multi-touchdown game, and the first since against Kansas City on Nov. 5, 2017.

• Overall, Beasley's seven career multi-receiving touchdown games are tied with Drew Pearson for seventh in team history behind Dez Bryant (15), Bob Hayes (15), Frank Clarke (9), Tony Hill (9) and Michael Irvin (9).

Ezekiel Elliott

• This was Ezekiel Elliott 15th career 100-yard rushing game in the regular season, which ranks fifth all-time in team history behind Emmitt Smith (76), Tony Dorset (43), DeMarco Murray (19) and Calvin Hill (16).

• Dallas improved to 12-3 when Elliott rushes for 100 yards.

• Elliott's three 100-yard rushing games in 2018 are tied for the most by any NFL rusher, also the Steelers' James Conner and the Rams' Todd Gurley.

• Elliott's rushing touchdown allowed him to tie Dan Reeves for 11th on the club's all-time list.

• By totaling 24 carries, Elliott posted his 24th career game with at least 20 carries to tie Murray for the third-most games with at least 20 carries in team history. He trails only Smith (115) and Dorsett (57).

• With the win, the Cowboys improved to 18-6 in games in which Elliott records 20-or-more carries.

C.J. Goodwin

• C.J. Goodwin made his Cowboys debut on special teams.

Brett Maher

• Brett Maher connected on a season-high tying four field goals in the game, including a career-long from 55 yards.

• After missing his first career field goal attempt in the season opener at Carolina on Sept. 9, Maher has made each of his next 15 and is 15-of-16 on the season.

• With four field goals in the game, Maher has now posted the third-most field goals through a player's first six career games as a Cowboy, trailing only Richie Cunningham (21) and Dan Bailey (18).

• It was Maher's second game of the season with four-or-more field goals. He is now tied for the second-most games with four-or-more field goals in a season in team history (six players, eight times). Cunningham had three games in 1997.

Adam Redmond

• Adam Redmond made his Cowboys debut and played on special teams.

Dak Prescott

• Dak Prescott's 17-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter was the longest rush for a score in his career.

• Prescott's career-high 11 rushing attempts allowed him to top Quincy Carter (140) for the sixth-most rushing attempts by a Dallas quarterback (148).

• His 11 carries also tied Steve Pelluer for the most by a Cowboys quarterback in a single game in franchise history.

• It was Prescott's sixth career game with at least two passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown, the most by an NFL quarterback since 2016.

• Prescott had a 17-yard rushing touchdown in the first quarter to put Dallas up 10-0. It was his 13th career rushing score, third-most by a Cowboys quarterback, and the second-most by any NFL quarterback since he entered the NFL in 2016, behind only Carolina's Cam Newton (14).

• It was Prescott's ninth career game with at least one passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown. He is tied with Jack Kemp for the fourth-most games by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history, behind Newton (20), Steve Grogan (11) and Mark Sanchez (10).