By: Mark Lane

Cowboys at Falcons

SERIES FACTS (10)

This is the fifth time in franchise history the Cowboys have started 4-5. None of the previous four teams made the playoffs.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last reformatted, 22/158 teams that started 4-5 made the playoffs with 10 of them having won the division.

This is the second time in franchise history the Falcons have started 4-5. The 1983 team finished 7-9 and failed to make the playoffs.

The Cowboys are 33-17 in pre-Thanksgiving games.

Atlanta is on a three-game winning streak against the Cowboys, their longest in the series. Comparatively, Dallas has strung together five multi-game winning streaks against Atlanta with the longest being five games.

The Cowboys are 7-7 in Atlanta. Here is a breakdown by venue:
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium: 4-3
Georgia Dome: 3-3
Mercedes-Benz Stadium: 0-1

Dallas is 1-5 against the Falcons in November with a 0-5 record on the road.

Since 1970, the Cowboys are 146-111 in early afternoon games with a 77-72 record on the road.

Since 1970, the Falcons are 238-257-3 in early afternoon games with a 159-136-1 record at home.

The Cowboys are 141-135-1 in games in the Eastern Time Zone with a 63-5
9 record on the road.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (17)

Prescott is 0-1 against the Falcons. Here is how other Cowboys quarterbacks have fared in their first starts against Atlanta:

Don Meredith: 1-0
Craig Morton: 1-0
Roger Staubach: 1-0
Danny White: 1-0
Steve Pelluer: 1-0
Steve Beuerlein: 1-0
Tony Romo: 1-0
Dak Prescott: 0-1
Troy Aikman: 0-1
Babe Laufenberg: 0-1
Bernie Kosar: 0-1
Ryan Leaf: 0-1
Quincy Carter: 0-1
Brandon Weeden: 0-1

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the lowest passing yards with 1,930.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott is tied for the third-lowest passing touchdowns at 11.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott is tied for the sixth-fewest interceptions with five.

Prescott is tied with Cam Newton and Blake Bortles for the ninth-lowest yards per pass attempt at 7.1.

Prescott is tied for the eighth-lowest yards per completion at 11.0.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the seventh-lowest passer rating at 90.8.

Prescott is tied for the eighth-most fourth quarter comebacks this season with one.

Prescott is tied with the fifth-most game-winning drives in the NFL this season with two.

Prescott is tied for the second-most red zone interceptions this season with two.

Prescott targeted receiver Amari Cooper 10 times last week at Philadelphia, which were tied with Cole Beasley against the Jaguars for the most targets Prescott has given to an individual receiver.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott has the third-longest “time to throw” at 3.01 seconds.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott throws 1.2 yards behind the line to gain.

On first down, Prescott has a 93.0 passer rating, 8.2 yards per attempt, and Ezekiel Elliott his most-targeted receiver with 17 passes. Here is how that compares to his previous seasons through the first nine games:
2016 – 102.7 passer rating, 7.6 yards per attempt, Jason Witten (20)
2017 – 102.6 passer rating, 7.0 yards per attempt, Dez Bryant (32)


On second down, Prescott has a 95.2 passer rating, 6.6 yards per attempt, and Allen Hurns his most targeted receiver with 20 passes. Here is how that compares to the past two seasons through nine games:
2016 –113.0 passer rating, 9.0 yards per attempt, Jason Witten (27)
2017 – 101.3 passer rating, 7.4 yards per attempt, Dez Bryant (29)


On third down, Prescott has an 81.1 passer rating, 6.0 yards per attempt, and Cole Beasley his most targeted receiver with 19 passes. Here is how that compares to the first nine games of previous seasons:
2016 – 100.6 passer rating, 8.3 yards per attempt, Cole Beasley (21)
2017 – 88.8 passer rating, 6.1 yards per attempt, and Dez Bryant (19)


With a minimum of 100 pass attempts, last year, Prescott was tied for the fifth-fewest sacks
in the league with 10. This season, Prescott is tied for the league lead with 32.


MATT RYAN FACTS (21)

According to Next Gen Stats, Ryan is tied with Mitch Trubisky for the eighth-most “completed air yards” at 6.5.

According to Next Gen Stats, Ryan throws 0.9 yards behind the line to gain, the same average as Tom Brady.

Ryan has the fourth-highest completion percentage in the NFL at 71.1 percent.

Ryan has the fourth-highest passing yards in the NFL at 3,015.

Ryan is tied with Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees for the fifth-most passing touchdowns in the NFL with 21.

Ryan is tied with Alex Smith for the third-fewest interceptions in the NFL with three.

Ryan’s 0.8 interception percentage is the third-lowest in the NFL. Smith has a 1.0 interception percentage.

Ryan’s 8.5 yards per pass attempt are the sixth-most in the NFL.

Ryan’s 335.0 passing yards per game are the most in the NFL.

Ryan’s 113.2 passer rating is the fourth-highest in the league.

Ryan has taken 24 sacks on the season, tied with Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum for the ninth-most in the NFL.

Ryan is 1/6 quarterbacks who has started every game this season and not yet engineered a fourth quarter comeback or game-winning drive.

With a minimum of 60 pass attempts, Ryan has the highest third down completion percentage in the NFL at 76.1 percent.

With a minimum of 60 pass attempts, Ryan has the second-highest third down passer rating in the NFL at 118.2.

With a minimum of 60 pass attempts, Ryan has the third-highest yards per pass attempt on third down at 9.2.

Ryan has converted the second-most third downs through the air this season with 49.

Among quarterbacks taken since 1999,
Ryan is one of the 9/23 quarterbacks taken within the first three picks of the draft to play in a conference title game.

Ryan is 58-29 at home compared to 44-42 on the road.

Ryan is 63-13 when he has a passer rating of 100.0 or greater.

Ryan
is 36-48 when he throws an interception compared to 65-26 when he does not.

Ryan is 80-59 when he gets sacked at least once.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (10)

Garrett is 6-1 in pre-Thanksgiving games with a 4-0 record on the road.

Garrett is 0-3 against the Falcons. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys head coaches:

Tom Landry: 9-3
Barry Switzer: 2-0
Chan Gailey: 1-0
Wade Phillips: 1-0
Bill Parcells: 1-1
Jimmy Johnson: 2-3
Dave Campo: 0-1
Jason Garrett: 0-3


The Falcons are 1/5 teams in the NFL that have defeated Garrett on multiple occasions without a loss to date and the only one from the NFC.

This is the second 4-5 start of Garrett’s career.

Garrett is 25-17 in the Eastern Time Zone with a 9-3 record in November.

Garrett is 21-14 in November with a 10-4 record on the road.

The Cowboys are tied for the fifth-fewest penalties in the NFL with 54.

The Cowboys
54 penalties are the 20th-fewest in franchise history through nine games.

The Cowboys’ 51.9 red zone conversion percentage is the ninth-lowest in
the NFL.

The Cowboys’
20.1 points per game are the ninth-fewest in the NFL. It is the second-lowest in the Garrett era with 2015’s 18.4 holding the top spot.



DAN QUINN FACTS (10)

Quinn is 7-3 against the NFC East with a 4-0 record at home.

Quinn is 2-0 against the Cowboys. Here is how he compares to other Falcons coaches with multiple games coached against Dallas:

Dan Quinn: 2-0
Pat Peppler: 1-0
Marion Campbell: 2-2
Jerry Glanville: 2-2
Dan Henning: 1-1
Dan Reeves: 1-1
Mike Smith: 1-1
Leeman Bennett: 0-2
June Jones: 0-2
Norb Hecker: 0-2
Norm Van Brocklin: 0-3

Quinn’s 2-0 record against the Cowboys is tied with two other teams for his best against a NFC East opponent:
Dallas: 2-0
New York: 2-0
Washington: 2-0
Philadelphia: 1-3

Quinn is 6-7 in November with a 3-4 record at home.

Quinn is 1/17 head coaches to guide a team to a Super Bowl in his second year with the team.

Quinn is 0/1 this season on challenges with a 10/17 record for his career.

The Falcons have committed the 12th-fewest penalties in the NFL with 57.

The Falcons’ 57 penalties through the first nine games are tied for the 22nd-most in franchise history.

Atlanta has the seventh-best red zone conversion rate in the league at 69.0 percent.

Quinn was the defensive line coach for the 2005-06 Miami Dolphins. That connects him with head coach Jason Garrett (quarterba
cks coach), offensive coordinator Scott Linehan (offensive coordinator), offensive consultant Hudson Houck (offensive line coach), and director of pro scouting Judd Garrett (offensive quality control).


BROADCAST FACTS (10)

This is the eighth game in the series to be broadcast on FOX. Here is a breakdown of games on other networks:

CBS: 15
FOX: 7
ABC: 2
NBC: 1
NFL Network: 1

This week’s game is the 17th early game in the series.

This week’s broadcasting team is Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, making them the 27th different team to call a game in this series.

Dallas is 22-18 when Burkhardt calls their games.

The Falcons are 9-9 when Burkhardt calls their games.

Dallas is 4-0 when Davis does color commentary for their games.

The Falcons are 12-5 when Davis does color commentary for their game
s.

Dallas is 128-121 all-
time on FOX, including postseason.

The Falcons are 160-152 on FOX, including postseason and Super Bowls XXXIII and LI.

This will be the ninth game in Mercedes-Benz Stadium to be broadcast on FOX.


CRAIG WROLSTAD FACTS (13)

This week’s referee is Craig Wrolstad. The Cowboys have a 4-2 record with Wrolstad. Here are the resu
lts:

2014 – Cardinals, 17-28 – L
2015 – NYJ, 16-19 – L
2016 – CHI, 31-17 – W
2016 – WAS, 31-26 – W
2017 – @Cardi
nals, 28-17 – W
2017 – WAS, 38-14
– W



The Cowboys have
had fewer penalties than the opposition 5/6 times with Wrolstad:

2014 – Cardinals: 6/62; DAL: 5/33
2015 – NYJ: 8/61; DAL: 6/54
2016 – CHI: 6/45; DAL: 4/45
2016 – WAS: 3/30; DAL: 3/25
2017 – Cardinals: 6/50; DAL: 9/76
2017 – WAS: 7/43; DAL: 3/25


Wrolstad has the seventh-lowest home te
am winning percentage this season among referees:
Carl Cheffers: .778
Shawn Hochuli: .778
John Hussey: .778
Alex Kemp: .750
Tony Corrente: .722
Brad Allen: .667
Jerome Boger: .667
Clay
Martin: .667
Bill Vin
ovich: .667
Pete Morelli: .556
Walt Coleman: .556
Craig Wrolstad: .556
John Parry: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Ron Torbert: .444
Clete Blakeman: .250
Shawn Smith: .188


Wrolstad leads the NFL for percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Craig Wrolstad: 1.000
Pete Morelli: .778
Tony Corrente: .667
Bill Vinovich: .667
Shawn Hochuli: .667
John Hussey: .556
Jerome Boger: .556
Brad Allen: .556
Alex Kemp: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Walt Coleman: .444
Ron Torbert: .444
Clete Blakeman: .3
75
John Parry: .375
Shawn Smith: .375
Clay Martin: .3
33
Carl Cheffers: .222


The Falcons have a 2-2 record with Wrolstad:
2014 – TB, 56-14 – W
2015 – NO, 17-20 – L
2016 – @PHI, 15-24 – L
2017 – @NYJ, 25-20 – W


Atlanta has had fewer penalties than the opposition 2/4 times with Wrolstad:
2014 – TB: 11/110; ATL: 5/5
0
2015 – NO:
4/45; ATL: 4/32
2016 – PHI: 10/77; ATL: 8/67
2017 – NYJ: 6/50; ATL: 6/68


Wrolstad’s games see the fifth-highest sacks per game this
season:
Chef
fers: 7.2
Martin: 5.9
Smith: 5.8
Hochuli: 5.7
Coleman: 5.7
Anderson: 5.4
Kemp: 5.3
Allen: 5.3
Morelli: 5.0
Corrente: 4.8
Hussey: 4.7
Torbert: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.6
Vinovich: 4.3
Blakeman: 4.2
Boger: 3.8
Parry: 3.6


Wroldstad’s crew has the second-highest rate of offensive holding calls:
Hochuli: 4.1
Wrolstad: 3.4
Cheffers: 3.1
Torbert: 3.0
Kemp: 2.9
Smith: 2.9
Anderson: 2.8
Martin: 2.3
Morelli: 2.0
Parry: 2.0
Allen: 2.0
Blakeman: 2.0
Boger: 2.0
Hussey: 1.8
Corrente: 1.8
Coleman: 1.2
Vinovich: 0.8


Dallas is 0/2 when challenging Wrolstad while opponents are 2/2. Replay Assistant is 0/1 with none of those calls benefiting the Cowboys.


The Falcons have never challenged Wrolstad though the opposition is 1/1. Replay Assistant has also not yet challenged Wrolsta
d.

Wrolstad
is tied for the fourth-lowest overturn rate on coaches’ challenges this season:
Allen: 1.000 (3/3)
Parry: .667 (4/6)
Hussey: .667 (4/6)
Cheffers: .600 (3/5)
Anderson: .500 (3/6)
Torbert: .500 (3/6)
Coleman: .500 (2/4)
Hochuli: .500 (1/2)
Morelli: .500 (1/2)
Blakeman: .333 (1/3)
Corrente: .286 (2/7)
Vinovich: .250 (1/4)

Martin: .200 (1/5)
Wrolstad
: .200 (1/5)
Boger: .167 (1/6)
Smith: .000 (0/2)
Kemp: .000 (0/5)

Wrolstad was a field judge on Ed Hochuli’s crew on Jan. 9, 2010 when Dallas defeated Philadelphia 34-14 to win their first playoff game in 13 years.

Away from pro football, Wrolstad is a high school athletic director for Seattle Christian Schools in Tukwila, Washington.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (9)


The Falcons are 27-19 when Jones has 100 yards or more receiving.

Atlanta is 42-34 when Jones catches five or more passes.

The Falcons have the fifth-highest opposing passer rating in the NF
L at 104.8. The Cowboys are right behind them at 101.3.

The Falcons are tied for the fourth-fewest sacks with 17.

Atlanta gives up the sixth-most yards per pass attempt in the NFL at 8.0.

Atlanta is tied with the Los Angeles Rams for the most rushing yards per attempt surrendered at 5.2.

The Falcons have the fourth-worst scoring defense in the NFL, giving up 28.2 points per game.

The Cowboys are 5-4 on Nov. 18. Here are the results:
1962 – CHI, 33-34 – L
1973 – PHI, 31-10 – W
1979 – @WAS, 20-34 – L
1984 – @BUF, 3-14 – L
1990 – @RAM, 24-21 – W
1996
– GB, 21-6 – W
2001 – PHI, 3-36 – L
2007 – WAS, 28-23 – W
2012 – CLE, 23-20 – W-OT


The Falcons are 2-3 on Nov. 18. Here are the results:
1984 – CLE, 7-23 – L
1990 – PHI, 23-24 – L
2001 – @GB, 23-20 – W
2007 – TB, 7-31 – L
2012 – CRD, 23-19 – W


The Cowboys have three birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 18:
1955 – Glenn Carano, QB, 1978-83
1962 – Buzz Sawyer, P, 1987
1969 – Raghib Ismail, WR, 1999-2001

Cowboys at Eagles

SERIES FACTS (12)

This the seventh time in franchise history the Cowboys have started 3-5. None of those previous six teams made the playoffs.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, 13/163 teams that started 3-5 made the playoffs.

This is the 19th time the Eagles have started 4-4. 4/18 of those previous teams made the playoffs.

1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, teams that have started 4-4 have made the playoffs 54/170 times. 19/54 of those teams won the division.

This is the 15th-straight season a game from the Dallas-Philadelphia series will be in prime time, making it the longest prime time streak in current NFL rivalries.

This is the 25th prime time game the Cowboys will play against the Eagles. It is tied for second-most against a divisional opponent in Dallas history but the most against any divisional opponent in Philadelphia history.

The Cowboys have only ever opened up their series against the Eagles with a win 31/58 times. 17/31 of those initial wins came in Philadelphia.

Dallas is 16-13 against the Eagles in November with an 8-4 record on the road.

The Dallas Cowboys are 29-27 against the Philadelphia Eagles on the road. Here is the breakdown by venue:

Franklin Field: 4-6
Veterans Stadium: 16-15
Lincoln Financial Field: 9-6


The Cowboys’ 9-6 record at Lincoln Financial Field is the best among NFC East opponents:

Dallas: 9-6
New York: 5-11
Washington: 7-9


Philadelphia is coming off of a bye. The Cowboys are 20-10 against teams coming off of bye weeks with a 2-3 record against Philadelphia and an 8-8 record on the road.

The Eagles are 22-7 coming off of bye weeks with a 14-4 record at home.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (16)

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the fifth-lowest yards per pass attempt in the NFL at 7.0.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the ninth-lowest yards per completion in the league at 11.1.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott’s 207.5 yards per game are the worst in the NFL.

Prescott’s 88.9 passer rating is the fifth-worst among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1.

Prescott’s 28 sacks are the third-most in the NFL.

Among quarterbacks with a minimum of 200 passes, Prescott’s 62.9 completion percentage is the fourth-worst in the NFL.

The only quarterback who has started since Week 1 and completed fewer passes than Prescott (149) is Russell Wilson with 146.

Prescott is tied with Ben Roethlisberger, Jared Goff, Derek Carr, Blake Bortles, and Jameis Winston for the second-most red zone interceptions in the NFL with two.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the fifth-highest completion percentage inside the 10-yard line at 57.1.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott is third in the NFL in “time to throw” at 3.04 seconds.

Prescott’s 6.1 “completed air yards” are the 10th-highest among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, according to Next Gen Stats.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott throws 0.7 yards behind the line to gain, which is the same as Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton, and Josh Rosen.

Prescott is tied with Kirk Cousins and Case Keenum for the third-most sacks on third down with 13.

Prescott has been sacked the most in the NFL on first down with 11.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Prescott has the second-lowest yards per pass attempt on third down at 5.6.

Prescott’s 74.0 passer rating on third down is the worst among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1.


CARSON WENTZ FACTS (15)

On third down, Wentz’s 99.1 passer rating is the eighth-highest among quarterbacks with a minimum of 50 passes.

On third down, Wentz’s 7.2 yards per pass attempt is tied with Andrew Luck for the 12-highest in the NFL among quarterbacks with a minimum of 50 passes.

On third down, among quarterbacks with a minimum of 50 attempts, Wentz has the 11th-worst completion percentage on third down at 58.9.

Wentz is 11-12 when he gets sacked twice or more compared to 10-2 when he sacked once or fewer.

Of the 12 games Wentz has had with a sack or fewer, 1/12 have occurred in 2018.

Wentz is 15-5 when his passer rating is above 90.0 compared to 6-9 when it is not.

5/20 of Wentz’s 90-plus passer rating games have come in 2018, but the Eagles have only won in two of them.

Wentz is tied for the second-best completion percentage inside the 10-yard line at 66.7 percent.

Wentz is tied with Joe Flacco for the 15th-most red zone touchdown passes with 10.

Wentz has yet to throw a red zone interception since 2016.

Wentz is 10th in the NFL at 7.9 yards per pass attempt.

Wentz’s 109.6 passer rating is the seventh-best in the NFL.

Wentz’s 70.7 completion percentage is the fifth-highest in the NFL.

Wentz has been sacked 21 times this season, tied for 13th-most in the NFL. He was sacked 23 times through nine games in 2017, which were the eighth-most in the NFL at the time.

Wentz’s 0.9 interception percentage is the third-lowest in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers (0.3) and Drew Brees (0.4).


JASON GARRETT FACTS (16)

This is the second 3-5 start in Garrett’s career and now leads the Cowboys for the most such starts.


Garrett owns a 22-20 record in prime time with a 9-11 record on the road.


Garrett is 20-14 in November with a 10-5 record on the road.


Garrett owns an 8-8 record against the Eagles. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches where applicable:

Tom Landry: 36-20
Barry Switzer: 6-3
Wade Phillips: 5-2
Jason Garrett: 8-8
Chan Gailey: 3-1
Jimmy Johnson: 5-6
Bill Parcells: 3-5
Dave Campo: 0-6


Garrett is 15-9 in the first games of a series against NFC East foes with a 7-2 record on the road.

Garrett has a 29-19 record against the NFC East with a 17-8 record on the road.


Garrett is 6-2 against the Eagles on the road. Here is how that compares to the rest of the NFC East:

Philadelphia: 6-2
Washington: 6-2
New York: 5-3


Garrett is currently 31-32 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 17-13 on the road without Romo under center.

Garrett is 3-5 against Philadelphia without Romo. Here is how that compares to other divisional opponents:
Washington: 6-2
NY Giants: 4-3
Philadelphia: 3-5

Garrett is 8-12 against Super Bowl-winning head coaches.


Garrett is 1/4 on challenges this season. Last season, Garrett was 1/5, and 1/3 the season before that.

The Cowboys are tied for the sixth-fewest penalties in the NFL with 49.

The Cowboys’ 49 penalties through the first eight games are tied for the 19th-fewest in franchise history.

Dallas is tied with Buffalo for the ninth-worst red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 50 percent.

The Cowboys have the fifth-worst third down conversion rate in the NFL at 33.3 percent.


DOUG PEDERSON FACTS (11)

Pederson has won the opening contest of a division series 4/7 times since becoming Eagles head coach.

Pederson is 8-5 against the NFC East with a 4-2 record at home.

Pederson is 11-10 against playoff-winning head coaches with an 8-4 record at home.

Pederson is 8-3 in prime time games with a 4-1 record at home.

Pederson is 2-2 against the Cowboys. Here is how he compares to other Eagles head coaches:

Andy Reid: 17-12
Buddy Ryan: 8-2
Nick Skorich: 4-2
Buck Shaw: 1-0
Joe Kuharich: 5-5
Chip Kelly: 3-3
Doug Pederson: 2-2
Marion Campbell: 1-5
Mike McCormack: 2-4
Rich Kotite: 2-7
Ray Rhodes: 3-6
Dick Vermeil: 4-10
Ed Khayat: 0-3
Jerry Williams: 0-5



The Eagles are tied with the Cardinals for 15th-fewest penalties in the NFL with 55.

The Eagles’ 55 penalties through the first eight games are tied for the 27th-most in team history since 1940.

The Eagles have the 15th-lowest red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 54.8 percent.


Pederson joins Jerry Williams, Ed Khayat, and Marion Campbell as the only Eagles head coaches to have once played for the Eagles.


Pederson’s first ever career win was against the Dallas Cowboys, a 13-10 win on Oct. 10, 1999 at Veterans Stadium, which was Andy Reid’s first career win and also Michael Irvin’s last game.


The Cowboys are 1/3 teams Pederson defeated while a quarterback. The other two were the Bears and the Patriots.


BROADCAST FACTS (13)

This is the 10th-straight year the Cowboys and Eagles have played each other on Sunday Night Football, the longest streak between two opponents in the package.

This is the 42nd NFC East game on Sunday Night Football since 2006.

Dallas is 25-20 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

The Eagles are 17-17 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

This will be Al Michaels’ 21st game in the series, second-most to Pat Summerall’s 24.

The Cowboys are 52-36 when Michaels calls their games.

The Eagles are 36-34 when Michaels does play-by-play.

This will be the 12th game in the series Cris Collinsworth will call. The most in the series is John Madden with 20.

The Cowboys are 26-21 when Collinsworth does color commentary for their games.

The Eagles are 27-20 when Collinsworth calls their games.

The Eagles have played on Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday on NBC.

On KXAS, the NBC affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth, the Cowboys are an all-time 51-35, including simulcast cable games from 1987-90.

The first regular season match-up between the Eagles and Cowboys on Sept. 30, 1960 – a Friday night – was not televised.


JOHN PARRY FACTS (11)

This week’s referee is John Parry. The Cowboys are 8-6 when he referees. Here are the results:
2007 – GB, 37-27 – W
2008 – @Rams, 14-34 – L
2008 – SEA, 34-9 – W
2009 – @WAS, 17-0 – W
2010 – @NYG, 35-41 – L
2011 – DET, 30-34 – L
2012 – @ATL, 13-19 – L
2013 – @PHI, 17-3 – W
2014 – @JAX, 31-17 – W
2015 – @NYG, 20-27 – L
2015 – WAS, 23-34 – L
2016 – @Ravens, 27-17 – W
2017 – @PHI, 6-0 – W
2018 – NYG, 20-13 – W




The Cowboys have had fewer penalties than the opposition 6/14 times with Parry:


2007 – GB: 9/142; DAL: 10/65
2008 – Rams: 5/32; DAL: 8/56
2008 – SEA: 5/46; DAL: 5/38
2009 – WAS: 4/33; DAL: 4/21
2010 – NYG: 6/46; DAL: 5/42
2011 – DET: 10/75; DAL: 7/33
2012 – ATL: 2/15; DAL: 7/50
2013 – PHI: 5/33; DAL: 12/75
2014 – JAX: 2/19; DAL: 9/65
2015 – NYG: 3/13; DAL: 7/46
2015 – WAS: 3/20; DAL: 4/44
2016 – Ravens: 12/136; DAL: 5/45
2017 – PHI: 7/49; DAL: 7/64
2018 – NYG: 3/24; DAL: 6/47


Parry has the seventh-lowest home team winning percentage this season:
Shawn Hochuli: .875
Tony Corrente: .813
Brad Allen: .750
Carl Cheffers: .750
John Hussey: .750
Alex Kemp: .714
Bill Vinovich: .625
Craig Wrolstad: .625
Clay Martin: .625
Jerome Boger: .625
John Parry: .571
Walt Coleman: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Pete Morelli: .500
Ron Torbert: .500
Clete Blakeman: .250
Shawn Smith: .188


Parry has the second-lowest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Craig Wrolstad: 1.000
Pete Morelli: .875
Tony Corrente: .750
Bill Vinovich: .750
Shawn Hochuli: .750
John Hussey: .625
Alex Kemp: .571
Brad Allen: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Jerome Boger: .500
Walt Coleman: .375
Clete Blakeman: .375
Clay Martin: .375
Ron Torbert: .375
Shawn Smith: .375
John Parry: .286
Carl Cheffers: .250




The Eagles are 5-5 with Parry. Here are the results:

2007 – @WAS, 33-25 – W
2009 – KC, 34-14 – W
2009 – @NYG, 45-38 – W
2010 – GB, 20-27 – L
2010 – @NYG, 38-31 – W
2013 – DAL, 3-17 – L
2014 – @HTX, 31-21 – W
2015 – @DET, 14-45 – L
2016 – @WAS, 20-27 – L
2017 – DAL, 0-6 – L



The Eagles have had fewer penalties with Parry 7/10 times:

2007 – WAS: 11/74; PHI: 5/38
2009 – KC: 10/90; PHI: 3/20
2009 – NYG: 7/54; PHI: 6/45
2010 – GB: 2/15; PHI: 10/80
2010 – NYG: 4/35; PHI: 5/30
2013 – DAL: 12/75; PHI: 5/33
2014 – HTX: 9/54; PHI: 7/55
2015 – DET: 4/29; PHI: 2/30
2016 – WAS: 9/75; PHI: 13/114
2017 – DAL: 7/64; PHI: 7/49



Parry’s games feature the absolute fewest sacks in the NFL this season among referees:
Cheffers: 6.9
Hochuli: 6.3
Smith: 5.8
Martin: 5.6
Coleman: 5.6
Allen: 5.4
Morelli: 5.4
Anderson: 5.4
Kemp: 5.1
Corrente: 4.9
Torbert: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.5
Hussey: 4.5
Vinovich: 4.3
Boger: 4.3
Blakeman: 4.1
Parry: 3.3


Parry’s have the ninth-highest rate of offensive holding calls:
Hochuli: 4.1
Wrolstad: 3.6
Kemp: 3.3
Smith: 2.9
Torbert: 2.9
Anderson: 2.8
Cheffers: 2.8
Martin: 2.4
Parry: 2.1
Morelli: 2
Blakeman: 2
Corrente: 2
Boger: 1.9
Hussey: 1.9
Allen: 1.6
Coleman: 1.4
Vinovich: 0.8




Under John Parry, the Cowboys are 0/4 on challenges while their opponents are 6/7. Replay Assistant is 2/4 with none of the calls benefiting the Cowboys.



With Parry, the Eagles are 3/4 on challenges while their opponents are 0/4. Replay Assistant is 1/7 with three of those calls having benefited Philadelphia.


Parry is tied for the third-highest overturn rate on challenges this season:
Allen: 1.000 (2/2)
Hussey: .667 (4/6)
Parry: .600 (3/5)
Cheffers: .600 (3/5)
Hochuli: .500 (1/2)
Morelli: .500 (1/2)
Torbert: .500 (3/6)
Anderson: .500 (3/6)
Blakeman: .333 (1/3)
Coleman: .333 (1/3)
Corrente: .333 (2/6)
Vinovich: .250 (1/4)
Wrolstad: .200 (1/5)
Martin: .200 (1/5)
Boger: .200 (1/5)
Kemp: .000 (0/3)
Smith: .000 (0/2)



MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (6)

Ezekiel Elliott’s 18.6 attempts per game are the third-most in the NFL.

Elliott’s 680 rushing yards are the fourth-most in the NFL.

The Cowboys are 4-3 on Nov. 11. Here are the results:
1962 – NYG, 10-41 – L
1973 – @NYG, 23-10 – W
1984 – @CRD, 24-17 – W
1990 – SF, 6-24 – L
2001 – @ATL, 13-20 – L
2007 – @NYG, 31-20 – W
2012 – @PHI, 38-23 – W


The Eagles are 4-6 on Nov. 11. Here are the results:

1933 – Brooklyn Dodgers, 7-10 – L
1945 – NYG, 38-17 – W
1951 – @CLE, 17-20 – L
1956 – PIT, 14-7 – W
1962 – GB, 0-49 – L
1973 – ATL, 27-44 – L
1984 – @MIA, 23-24 – L
2001 – MIN, 48-17 – W
2007 – @WAS, 33-25 – W
2012 – DAL, 23-38 – L

The Cowboys have six birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 11:
1930 – Bob Fry, OT, 1960-64
1968 – Lin Elliott, K, 1992-93
1968 – John Jett, P, 1993-96
1983 – Tony Curtis, TE, 2006-08
1986 – Mark Sanchez, QB, 2016
1991 – Jayrone Elliott, LB, 2017


The Cowboys have a death to remember on Nov. 11. In 2007, Dick Nolan died at the age of 75. He played defensive back for Dallas in 1962, but he was the club’s defensive coordinator from 1962-67. He returned as a position coach from 1982-90 and coached the receivers from 1982-85 and the secondary from 1986-90.

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SERIES FACTS (14)

The Cowboys are 67-69-1 in their blue jerseys with a 3-0 record against the Titans franchise.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, 32/173 teams that started 3-4 made the playof
fs.

The Cowboys are 3-4 for the eighth time in franchise history. None of those teams made the playoffs.

This is the 11th time in franchise history the Titans have started 3-4. Only 2/10 of those previous teams made the playoffs.

The Cowboys are 3-4 against the Titans at home. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Cotton Bowl: 1-0
Texas Stadium: 3-3
AT&T Stadium: 0-1

The Titans are 1/7 franchises to have an undefeated record at AT&T Stadium. The other six are the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, and San Francisco 49ers.

The Cowboys are 1-4 against the Titans franchise in November with a 0-3 record at home.

The Cowboys are 1-1 against the Titans franchise in prime time with all of the games being on the road.

The Cowboys have had a prime time game after a bye seven times in team history: 1992, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2014, and 2016. Dallas is 6-1.

The Cowboys have gone on to play at home following their bye week 10/30 times: 1990, 1996-97, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2009-10, 2016

Dallas has faced a divisional opponent 17 times after a bye week 1990, 1992-94, 1996, 1998-01, 2004-05, 2007-08, and 2013-16.

Since the bye week’s institution in 1990, the Cowboys have had 17 October. The Cowboys are 2-1 at home coming out of an October bye. Here is the Cowboys’ breakdown of bye weeks by month, including years and records after the bye:

September – 6-1 – 1992-94, 1997, 1999, 2003, 2006
October – 9-7 – 1991, 1993, 1995-96, 1998, 2000-01, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010-12, 2015-18
November – 4-1 – 2002, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2014
December – 1-0 – 1990

In games after their bye, the Cowboys are 20-9. Here is how they fare against the rest of the NFC East:

Philadelphia: 21-8
Dallas: 20-9
Washington: 14-15
New York: 11-18

Dallas faced Detroit, Arizona, and Washington three times before the bye, the most for any opponent. Here is a look at the rest of the Cowboys’ opponents, including records:

Arizona: 3-0
Washington: 3-0
Philadelphia: 2-0
Jacksonville: 2-0
San Francisco: 1-0
Atlanta: 1-0
Carolina: 1-0
Houston: 1-0
Kansas City: 1-0
San Diego: 1-0
Cincinnati: 1-0
Minnesota: 1-0
Green Bay: 1-1
New Orleans: 1-1
NY
Giants: 1-1
New England
: 0-1
Chicago: 0-2
Detroit: 0-3


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (12)

Prescott’s 87.4 passer rating is the fifth-worst in the NFL among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott is tied for the sixth-fewest interceptions among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1 with four.

Prescott’s eight touchdowns are tied for the fewest among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott’s 1,417 passing yards are the fewest among starting quarterbacks who have started since Week 1.

Among quarterbacks with at least five starts this season, Prescott is tied with Cam Newton and Marcus Mariota for the eighth-lowest yards per pass attempt in the NFL at 6.9.

Prescott is tied with Kirk Cousins for the fourth-most sacks in the NFL with 23.

Prescott is tied for the second-fewest red zone touchdowns in the NFL with five among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott’s 3.04 “time to throw,” according to Next Gen Stats, is the second-most among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott has the eighth-highest “intended air yards” at 8.6 among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, according to Next Gen Stats.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Prescott has the fourth-lowest “longest completed air distance,” according to Next Gen Stats, at 45.3 yards.

Prescott throws for a half yard behind the sticks on average, according to Next Gen Stats.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Wee
k 1, Prescott’s 11.1 yards per completion are tied for the eighth-lowest in the NFL.


MARCUS MARIOTA FACTS (9)

Mariota’s 78.5 passer rating is the fourth-worst among quarterbacks with at least five starts this season.

Mariota has thrown three touchdowns this season, the second-fewest among quarterbacks with five starts in 2018.

Mariota’s passing yards of 1,030 are the third-fewest among quarterbacks with at least five starts.

Mariota’s 10.4 yards per completion are the second-lowest among quarterbacks with at least five starts this season.

Mariota is the 13th-most sacked quarterback in the NFL with 19 takedowns.

According to Next Gen Stats, Mariota has the third-shortest “time to throw” at 2.58 seconds.

According to Next Gen Stats, Mariota has the fourth-fewest “completed air yards” at 4.5.

According to Next Gen Stats, Mariota has the eighth-lowest
“intended air yards” at 7.2.

According to Next Gen Stats, Mariota throws 1.2 yards behind the sticks.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (18)

With a 3-4 record this season, Garrett owns the most 3-4 starts in club history with three.

Garrett is 20-13 in November with a 10-8 record at home.

Garrett is 5-1 against the AFC South with a 3-1 record on the road.

Garrett’s 2-0 home record against the AFC South is tied for his best against any AFC division:
AFC South: 2-0
AFC North: 2-0
AFC West: 2-2
AFC East: 2-2

Garrett is 1-0 against the Titans. Here is how other Cowboys coaches have fared against the Titans franchise:

Tom Landry: 4-2
Bill Parcells: 1-0
Jason Garrett: 1-0
Jimmy Johnson: 0-1
Wade Phillips: 0-1
Barry Switzer: 1-1
Dave Campo: 1-1


Garrett is 9-8 as a coach when his team wears their road blues. Garrett is 1-0 as a starter in the road blues, having defeated Washington 31-10 on Oct. 4, 1998.


Garrett’s 9-8 record when his team is wearing the “cursed blues” ranks him middle of pack with other Cowboys coaches:

Tom Landry: 37-33-1
Jason Garrett: 9-8
Wade Phillips: 6-2
Jimmy Johnson: 6-8
Barry Switzer: 3-5
Chan Gailey: 2-2
Dave Campo: 2-5
Bill Parcells: 3-7


Jason Garrett is 2-6 before the bye week. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches:

Jimmy Johnson: 5-0
Bill Parcells: 4-0
Barry Switzer: 3-1
Wade Phillips: 3-1
Dave Campo: 2-1
Chan Gailey: 1-1
Jason Garrett: 2-6

Garrett is 4-3 after the bye week. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches:

Barry Switzer: 4-0
Chan Gailey: 2-0
Bill Parcells: 3-1
Wade Phillips: 3-1
Jason Garrett: 4-3
Jimmy Johnson: 3-2
Dave Campo: 1-2


Here is how Garrett’s pre-bye record compares to all head coaches in the NFC East since 1990:

Tom Coughlin: 7-5
Jimmy Johnson: 5-0
Bill Parcells: 5-0
Dan Reeves: 4-1
Jim Fassel: 5-2
Joe Gibbs: 5-2
Barry Switzer: 3-1
Wade Phillips: 3-1
Ray Handley: 2-0
Chip Kelly: 2-1
Marty Schottenheimer: 1-0
Dave McGinnis: 1-0
Ben McAdoo: 1-1
Doug Pederson: 3-0
Dave Campo: 2-1
Rich Kotite: 2-2
Ray Rhodes: 2-2
Mike Shanahan: 2-2
Chan Gailey: 1-1
Andy Reid: 6-8
Norv Turner: 3-4
Jason Garrett: 2-6
Buddy Ryan: 1-2
Vince Tobin: 1-3
Jay Gruden: 2-2-1
Pat Shurmur: 0-1
Steve Spurrier: 0-2
Jim Zorn: 0-2
Richie Petitbon: 0-2
Joe Bugel: 0-4


Here is how Garrett’s post-bye record compares to all head coaches in the NFC East since 1990:

Andy Reid: 13-1
Tom Coughlin: 7-5
Barry Switzer: 4-0
Bill Parcells: 4-1
Norv Turner: 5-2
Buddy Ryan: 3-0
Wade Phillips: 3-1
Chan Gailey: 2-0
Marty Schottenheimer: 1-0
Ben McAdoo: 1-1
Jimmy Johnson: 3-2
Rich Kotite: 3-2
Joe Gibbs: 4-3
Jason Garrett: 4-3
Joe Bugel: 2-2
Vince Tobin: 2-2
Jay Gruden: 3-2
Ray Rhodes
: 2-2
Doug Pederson: 1-1

Steve Spurrier: 1-1
Chip Kelly: 2-1
Dave Campo: 1-2
Mike Shanahan: 1-3
Dan Reeves: 1-4
Jim Fassel: 1-6
Dave McGinnis: 0-1
Richie Petitbon: 0-2
Jim Zorn: 0-2
Ray Handley: 0-2


Jason Garrett is 4-3 on ESPN Monday Night Football. Here are other Cowboys head coaches’ records on ESPN:

Wade Phillips: 3-1
Jason Garrett: 4-3
Jimmy Johnson: 1-1
Chan Gailey: 1-1
Tom Landry: 0-2
Dave Campo: 0-3
Bill Parcells: 0-4 (one MNF game)


Garrett is currently 31-31 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 14-18 at home without Romo under center.

The Cowboys have the sixth-fewest penalties in the NFL with 43.

Dallas’ 43 penalties through the first seven games are the 21st fewest in the NFL.

The Cowboys offense is right in the middle for red zone conversions in the NFL at 55.6 percent.

Garrett is 20/39 on challenges for his career with a 1/3 record in 2018.


MIKE VRABEL FACTS (10)

Vrabel is the five head coach of the Tennessee Titans. Since 1999, when the Oilers became the Titans, the Cowboys have also had five different head coaches.


Vrabel is facing the Cowboys for the first time as Titans coach. Here are how other coaches in franchise history fared against Dallas:

Wally Lemm: 0-1
Sid Gillman: 0-1
Bum Phillips: 1-0
Ed Biles: 0-1
Hugh Campbell: 0-1
Jerry Glanville: 1-0
Jack Pardee: 1-1
Jeff Fisher: 3-2



Vrabel is 3-2 against playoff-winning coaches with a 1-1 record on the road.


Vrabel is the first Titans coach since Jeff Fisher to come from a defensive background.

Vrabel is the first coach since Gary Kubiak with the 2015 Denver Broncos to take over a team that went to the playoffs the year prior.

Vrabel is 1/6 head coaches in the NFL who won a Super Bowl ring as a player. He is 1/3 coaches to have won multiple Super Bowls.

Vrabel is 0/3 on chall
enges this season.

The T
itans have the absolute lowest penalties in the NFL with 34.

Tennessee’s 34 penalties are tied with the 1972 team for the fifth-lowest penalties through the first seven games.

The Titans have the fourth-worst red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 43.8 percent.


CLETE BLAKEMAN FACTS (12)

This week’s referee is Clete Blakeman. The Cowboys are
3-4 when he referees their games. Here are the results:

2010 – JAX, 17-35 – L
20
12 – PIT, 27-24 – W-OT
2014
– @Rams, 34-31 – W
2014 –
PHI, 10-33 – L
2015 – NE, 6
-30 – L
2016 – @PIT, 35-30 –
W
2017 – Rams, 30-35 – L


The Cowboys have had fewer penalties than the opposition 4/7 time with Blakeman:

2010 – JAX: 6/36; DAL: 3/20
2012 – PIT: 0/0; DAL: 8/61
2014 – Rams: 8/119; DAL: 3/15
2014 – PHI: 4/20; DAL: 6/42
2015 – NE: 9/65; DAL: 7/50
2016 – PIT: 4/40; DAL: 10/98
2017 – Rams: 7/41; DAL: 4/45


Blakeman has the second-lowest ho
me team winning percentage in the NFL:

Shawn Hochuli: 1.000
Tony Corrente: .786
John Hussey: .750
Alex Kemp: .714
Clay Martin: .714
Brad Allen: .714
Carl Cheffers: .714
Jerome Boger: .625
Walt Anderson: .571
Bill Vinovich: .571
Craig Wrolstad: .571
John Parry: .571
Ron Torbert: .571
Walt Coleman: .429
Pete Morelli: .429
Clete Blakeman: .286

Shawn Smith: .214


Blakeman is tied for the fifth-lowest percentage of the home team having fewer penalties:

Craig Wrolstad: 1.000
Tony Corrente: .857
Pete Morelli: .857
Shawn Hochuli: .714
Bill Vinovich: .714
John Hussey: .625
Walt Anderson: .571
Alex Kemp: .571
Jerome Boger: .500
Walt Coleman: .429
Clay Martin: .429
Brad Allen: .429
Clete Blakeman: .429
Carl Cheffers: .286
John Parry: .286
Ron Torbert: .286
Shawn Smith: .286

The Titans have
a 2-7 record with Blakeman as referee:

2010 – DEN, 20-26 – L
2010 – @HTX, 0-20
– L
2011 – RAV, 26-13 – W
2012 – @GB, 7-55 – L
2014 –
@JAX, 13-21 – L
2015 – @HTX
, 6-20 – L
2015 – @CLT, 24-3
0 – L
2016 – @HTX, 20-27 – L
2017 – HTX, 24-13 – W



The Titans have had fewer penalties 4/9 times with Blakeman:

2010 – DEN: 6/74; OTI: 10/111
2010 – HTX: 6/68; OTI: 10/79
2011 – RAV: 7/44; OTI: 6/70
2012 – GB: 1/10; OTI: 5/35
2014 – JAX: 3/25;
OTI: 7/47
201
5 – HTX: 7/85; OTI: 6/45
2016 – CLT: 6/71; OTI: 6/60
2016 – HTX: 6/59; OTI: 11/93
2017 – HTX: 11/85; OTI: 7/63


Blakeman’s games have the second-lowest average for sacks per game:

Cheffers: 6.7
Hochuli: 6.3
Smith:
5.9
Allen: 5
.7
Martin: 5.6
Anderson: 5.4
Coleman: 5.3
Kemp: 5.1
Corrente: 4.9
Vinovich: 4.9
Wrolstad: 4.7
Torbert: 4.7
Morelli: 4.6
Hussey: 4.5
Boger: 4.3
Blakeman: 3.4
Parry: 3.3


Blakeman is tied for the seventh-lowest instance of offensive holding calls per game:

Hochuli
: 4.3
Wrolstad: 3.4

Kemp: 3.3
Cheffers: 2.7
Smith: 2.7
Torbert: 2.4
Morelli: 2.3
Martin: 2.1
Parry: 2.1
Corrente: 2.1
Blakeman: 2.1
Anderson: 2
Hussey: 1.9
Boger: 1.9
Allen: 1.6
Coleman: 1.3
Vinovich: 0.9


Challenging Blakeman this season is a 50-50 proposition for coaches:
Allen: 1.000 (1/1)
Hussey: .667 (4/6)
Cheffers: .600 (3/5)
Parry: .600 (3/5)
Anderson: .500 (3/6)
Torbert: .500 (3/6)
Morelli: .500 (1/2)
Blakeman: .500 (1/2)
Hochuli: .500 (1/2)
Vinovich: .333 (1/3)
Corrente: .333 (1/3)
Martin: .250 (1/4)
Wrolstad: .200 (1/5)
Boger: .200 (1/5)
Kemp: .000 (0/3)

Smith: .000 (0/2)
C
oleman: .000 (0/2)


With Blakeman under the hood, the Cowboys are 2/3 on challenges with the opposition going 1/5 while Replay Assistant is 3/9 with only one call benefitting Dallas.


With Blakeman under the hood, the Titans are 0/4 on challenges with the opposition a perfect 1/1. Replay Assistant has yet to challenge one of Blakeman’s calls.


Blakeman was a backup quarterback for the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1984-87.


BROADCAST
FACTS (20)

WFAA will sim
ulcast the game in Dallas-Fort Worth, and are the fifth Metroplex station to do so since 1987. Here is a list of the other stations that have simulcast Cowboys cable games and the Cowboys’ records:

KXAS (1987-90): 1-2
KTXA (1991-12): 13-15
KTXD (2013): 0-1
WFAA (2014): 0-1
KTVT (2014): 1-0
WFAA (2015): 1-0
KTVT (2015): 0-1
WFAA (2016) 1-0
WFAA (2017) 1-0


The Cowboys are 48-35 on WFAA, including simulcast games.

The Nov. 13, 1988 ESPN Sunday Night Football game between Minnesota and Dallas was blacked out in Dallas-Fort Worth, and probably for good reason. The Vikings handed the Cowboys their largest margin of defeat on ESPN with a 43-3 drumming.

The only quarterback the Cowboys have faced on both of ESPN’s telecasts is Eli Manning, who remains a perfect 3-0 against the Cowboys having played them in three different venues (2004: Giants Stadium; 2006: Texas Stadium; 2010: AT&T Stadium).

Going back to 2
000, the Cowboys have had four rushers go over 100 yards in an ESPN telecast: Troy Hambrick (2001), Julius Jones (2004), Felix Jones (2011), DeMarco Murray (2014), and Ezekiel Elliott (2016).

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence has recor
ded the most sacks in an ESPN game with three last season at the Arizona Cardinals. DeMarcus Ware’s 7.5 sacks is the most for a Cowboys career on ESPN.

Bill Parcells holds the distinction as being the only NFL head coach to have coached on ESPN Sunday Night Football and ESPN Monday Night Football in the same calendar year (1/1/06 and 10/23/06)

On ESPN Monday Night Football, the Dallas has worn only their white jerseys. However, they had occasions to wear their “cursed blues” on ESPN Sunday Night Football. Here’s their record in their blue and white jerseys:

White: 8-13
Blue: 1-4

ESPN only showed Sunday night games during the second half of the season from 1987-97. From 1990-97, TNT carried the first half of the season’s Sunday night contests. The Cowboys actually had a better record of 3-1 on TNT than their 2-12 record on ESPN Sunday Night Football.

The Cowboys have kicked off ESPN’s telecasts for the year only twice: 1989 and 1990. While many remember the Cowboys’ infamous Week 1 loss to the expansion Houston Texans, this was not ESPN’s first telecast of the season. That was three days prior on Sept. 5 when Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann, and Paul Maguire called the 49ers-Giants matchup, which became the basis for the NFL’s Kickoff Special.

Dallas has played on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday on ESPN.

For ESPN telecasts since 1987, September is the most-played month for the Cowboys, who hold a 4-3 record. Here is the Cowboys’ record in the other months in which they have played on ESPN:

September: 4-3
October: 1-5
November: 1-4
December: 3-4
January: 0-2


The Cowboys have been on both sides of one-point contests on ESPN. The first was a 31-32 loss to the Cardinals on Sept. 10, 2000, while their victory was the 25-24 thriller in Buffalo on Oct. 8, 2007.

L.P. Ladouceur is the only remaining Cowboy to have played on both ESPN Sunday Night Football and ESPN Monday Night Football.

Andy Reid and Tom Coughlin are the only two coaches to have faced the Cowboys on both of ESPN’s NFL packages. However, Coughlin is the only coach to have defeated the Cowboys on both packages.

Parcells and Wade Phillips are the only two Cowboys head coaches to have coached against their former teams on ESPN telecasts (Parcells: Patriots in ’03 and Giants in ’06; Phillips: Bills in ’07). Only Phillips defeated his former team.

Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, and Anthony McFarland are the rookie talent for ESPN Monday Night Football. Here is the Cowboys’ record for all talent that participated in ESPN’s coverage of Dallas Cowboys football since 1987:

Mike Patrick: 2-12
Roy Firestone: 0-1
Joe Theismann: 2-12
Paul Maguire: 1-9
Solomon Wilcots: 1-4
Suzy Kolber: 4-8
Mike Tirico: 5-5
Tony Kornheiser: 2-1
Michele Tafoya: 3-2
Jon Gruden: 5-4
Ron Jaworski: 4-1
Ed Werder (2011, Cowboys sideline): 1-0
Lisa Salters: 3-3
Sean McDonough: 2-0


Lisa Salters is former running back Tony Dorsett’s cousin.

Jason Witten will become the 11th former Cowboy to call a Dallas game on television. The other 10 are John Roach, Eddie LeBaron, Don Meredith, Roger Staubach, Daryl Johnston, Brian Baldinger, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Charles Davis, and Tony Romo. Here are the results of their first Cowboys games called:

Roach: Sept. 19, 1965 – NYG, 31-2 – W
LeBaron: Sept. 15, 1968 – DET, 59-13 – W
Meredith: Nov
. 16, 1970 – Cardinals, 0-38 – L
Staubach: Oct
. 12, 1980 – SF, 59-14 – W
Johnston: Nov. 12, 2000 – CIN, 23-6 – W
Baldinger: Dec. 3, 2000 – @TB, 7-27 – L
Aikman: Nov. 4, 2001 – @NYG, 24-27 – L-OT
Sanders: Dec. 16, 2006 – @ATL, 38-28 – W
Davis: Nov. 1, 2009 – SEA, 38-17 – W
Romo: Nov. 5, 2017 – KC, 28-7 – W


Another quoted statistic going into this game is how
the Cowboys have the second-most Monday Night Football appearances with 79. The Dolphins have 84. The reality behind that statistic is in 2006 the NFL moved its marquee game from Monday Night Football to Sunday Night Football. The truth is the Dolphins have had 13 MNF appearances since 2006 versus the Cowboys’ 12. However, since 2006, the Cowboys have had 45 SNF appearances versus the Dolphins’ two. So, actually, the correct way to look at this statistic is the Cowboys lead the league with 157 marquee game appearances versus the Dolphins’ 127.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (5)

The Titans defense has the absolute best red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 33.3 percent.

Dallas took Texas defensive tackle Scott Appleton with their first round pick in the 1964 NFL Draft, as did the Houston Oilers in the AFL Draft. Appleton chose the Oilers over the Cowboys and went on to play five seasons in the AFL for Houston (1964-66) and San Diego (1967-68).


The Cowboys are 4-4 on Nov. 5. Here are the results:

1961 – Cardinals, 17-31 – L
1967 – ATL, 37-7 – W
1972 – @Chargers, 34-28 – W
1978 – @MIA, 16-23 – L
1989 – @WAS, 13-
3 W
2000 – @PHI, 13-16 – L-OT
2006 – @WAS, 19-22 – L
2017 – KC, 28-17 – W


The Titans franchise is 7-3 on Nov. 5. Here are the results:
1961 – @DEN, 55-14 – W
1967 – @NE, 7-18 – L
1972 – @CLE, 0-20 – L
1978 – CLE, 14-10 – W
1979 – @MIA, 9-6 – W
1989 – DET, 35-31 – W
1995 – @CLE, 37-10 – W
2000 – PIT, 9-7 – W
2006 – @JAX, 7-37 – L
2017 – RAV, 23-20 – W


The Cowboys have four birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 5:

Danny Villanueva, K, 1965-67 – 11/5/1937
Filip Filipovic, P, 2002 – 11/5/1977
Cha-ron Dorsey, T, 2001-02 – 11/5/1978
Nick Folk, K, 2007-09 – 11/5/1984

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SERIES FACTS (15)

This is the 11th time in Cowboys history they have started 3-3. 2/10 of those previous teams made the playoffs with only one having won the division: 1996.

Since 1990, 70/203 teams that started off 3-3 made the playoffs with 32/70 teams having won the division.

In the history of the NFC East, there have been 53 teams that started 3-3. 18/53 of those teams ended up making the postseason with 7/18 of those teams winning the division. The most recent qualifier was the 2016 Giants, and the most recent division winner was the 2013 Eagles.

This is the 31st time Washington has started 3-2. 8/30 of those previous teams made the playoffs with four of those having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last reformatted, 120/238 teams that started 3-2 made the playoffs.

In the history of the NFC East, there have been 66 teams that started 3-2. 35/66 of those teams ended up making the postseason with 15/35 of those winning the division. The most recent qualifier was the 2011 Giants, who are also most recent division winner.

One cliché thrown around heading into a Dallas-Washington game is how the respective records need to be thrown out. However, team records are still very predictive:

Dallas with winning record: 29-18-1
Washington with winning record: 22-13
Both teams with same records (Dallas perspective): 19-13-1

The Cowboys are 10-11 against Washington in October with a 5-7 record on the road.

Dallas is 32-28 against the Washington on the road. Here is the breakdown by venue:

Griffith Stadium: 0-1
RFK Stadium: 18-20
FedEx Field: 14-7


The Cowboys’ 14-7 record at FedEx Field is the best in the NFC East:

Dallas: 14-7
Philadelphia: 12-9
NY Giants: 11-9-1

Since 1970, the Cowboys are 163-119 in late afternoon games with a 59-63 record on the road.

In late afternoon games in the Eastern Time Zone, the Cowboys are 27-28.

Washington is 39-23 in home games in the late afternoon time slot.

The Cowboys are 128-109-2 in October with a 54-69-1 record on the road.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (15)

Prescott is 9-4 against the NFC East with a 4-2 record on the road.

Prescott has an 82.5 passer rating against the NFC East, his second-lowest against any particular division in his career.

Prescott is 4-0 against Washington. Only Craig Morton and Danny White are the other Cowboys quarterbacks to start their careers with identical records against Washington.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott has the third-most time to throw in the NFL at 3.03 seconds.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott throws the ball 0.7 yards behind the line to gain.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott’s 5.9 “completed air yards” are higher than Ben Roethlisberger (4.7), Matt Stafford (5.2), Tom Brady (5.2), and Drew Brees (5.6).

Among quarterbacks who have started every game this season, Prescott has thrown for the fewest passing yards with 1,144.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018, Prescott is tied with Derek Carr for the third-fewest touchdown passes thrown with seven.

Prescott is tied for the seventh-fewest interceptions in the NFL with four.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Prescott has the second-lowest yards per pass in the NFL at 6.7.

Not only is Prescott’s yards per game the lowest among starting quarterbacks since Week 1 at 190.7, but the second place qualifier, Russell Wilson, averages 17.3 more yards.

Prescott has the sixth-lowest yards per completion in the NFL at 10.8 among starting quarterbacks since Week 1.

Prescott’s 85.5 passer rating is the third-lowest in the NFL among starting quarterbacks since Week 1.

Prescott has been sacked 19 times, tied with Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson for the fourth-most in the NFL.

Prescott has thrown the exact same number of passes this season as Alex Smith: 171.


ALEX SMITH FACTS (15)

Among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018, Smith has thrown for the third-fewest passing yards 1,205.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018, Smith is tied with Eli Manning for the fewest touchdown passes thrown with six.

Among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1, Smith’s 7.0 yards per pass is the fifth-lowest in the NFL.

Among starting quarterbacks since Week 1, Smith is tied with Matt Stafford for the eighth-lowest yards per completion in the league at 11.0.

Smith’s 241.0 yards per game are the fifth-lowest in the NFL among starting quarterbacks since Week 1.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game, Smith is tied with Matt Ryan for the third-fewest interceptions with two.

Smith’s 91.9 passer rating is the ninth-lowest among starting quarterbacks since Week 1.

Smith is 1/8 quarterbacks this season who has started since Week 1 and not completed a fourth quarter comeback or executed a game-winning drive.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Smith has the 10th-highest third down completion percentage in the NFL at 60.4 percent.

Smith has the 11th-most third down passing yards in the NFL at 396.

Smith is 1/5 quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1 and has yet to throw an interception on third down.

Smith has the 10th-highest yards per pass on third down among quarterbacks who have started since Week 1 at 7.5.

Smith is tied with Deshaun Watson and Case Keenum for the 14th-most third down conversions throwing with 20.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Smith has the 13th-highest third down passer rating at 96.1.

Smith is 1-2 against the Cowboys with a 98.9 passer rating.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (17)

Garrett has never started 0-3 on the road in his career, not even when he was an interim in 2010.

Garrett has improved a 3-3 start into 4-3 record 2/4 times.

Garrett is 15-8 in the first games of a series against NFC East foes with a 7-1 record on the road.

Garrett has a 29-18 record against the NFC East with a 17-6 record on the road.


Garrett has a 6-1 mark at FedEx Field. Here is how that compares to the rest of the division:
FedEx Field: 6-1
Lincoln Financial Field: 6-2
MetLife Stadium: 5-3



Garrett is 11-4 against Washington. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys head coaches:

Tom Landry: 15-16
Jason Garrett: 11-4
Dave Campo: 5-1
Bill Parcells: 5-3
Chan Gailey: 4-0
Wade Phillips: 4-3
Jimmy Johnson: 5-5
Barry Switzer: 4-4


Jimmy Johnson is the only Cowboys head coach to have not swept Washington. Conversely, four out of the Cowboys’ eight head coaches have been swept by Washington (Landry, Switzer, Parcells, Garrett).


Washington is the one divisional opponent Garrett has defeated the most with 11 wins. New York is second with 10. Philadelphia is last with eight.


NY Giants, Carolina, Green Bay, Arizona, and Washington are the only teams Jason Garrett has defeated as both a starting quarterback and head coach.

Garrett is 14-15 in October with a 7-7 record on the road.

Garrett is 23-25 in late afternoon games with a 13-10 record on the road.

Garrett is currently 31-30 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 17-12 on the road without Romo under center.

Garrett is 6-1 against Washington without Romo. Here is how that compares to other divisional opponents:
Washington: 6-1
NY Giants: 4-3
Philadelphia: 3-5

The Cowboys have committed 35 penalties through six games, tied for the eighth-fewest in the NFL.

The Cowboys’ 35 penalties are tied for the 15th-fewest in franchise history.

The Cowboys have committed the eighth-fewest red zone penalties in the NFL with three.

JAY GRUDEN FACTS (10)

Gruden is 5-8 in initial division games. His first ever division win was against the Cowboys.


At home, Gruden is 6-7 against the NFC East.

Gruden is 4-7 in late afternoon games with a 1-2 record at home.

Gruden has an 8-5 record in October, by far his winningest month:
September: 5-6
October: 8-5
November: 5-8
December: 6-5
January: 1-2

Gruden is 7-1 in home games in October.

Gruden has not defeated the Cowboys yet at FedEx Field.

Washington is seventh in the NFL with fewest penalties with 33.

Washington’s 33 penalties are tied for the 51st-fewest in team history since 1940.

Washington has committed two offensive penalties in the red zone, tied for the third-fewest in the NFL.

Gruden was head coach or the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League from 1998-01 and then 2004-08. In the 2006 Eastern Conference championship, Gruden’s Predators defeated the Dallas Desperados 45-28. The Desperados were owned by Jerry Jones and coached by assistant director of pro personnel Will McClay.


JOHN HUSSEY FACTS (11)

This week’s referee is John Hussey. The Cowboys are 1-1 when he referees their games:

2016 – DET, 42-21 – W
2017 – SEA, 12-21 – L


Dallas has had fewer penalties 1/2 times with Hussey:

2016 – DET: 5/62; DAL: 8/47
2017 – SEA: 11/142; DAL: 7/75



Hussey is tied for the second-highest home team winning percentage in 2018:
Shawn Hochuli: 1.000
John Hussey: .833
Jerome Boger: .833
Clay Martin: .833
Walt Anderson: .800
Alex Kemp: .800
John Parry: .800
Tony Corrente: .750
Carl Cheffers: .667
Bill Vinovich: .600
Brad Allen: .600
Craig Wrolstad: .600
Ron Torbert: .600
Walt Coleman: .333
Pete Morelli: .333
Clete Blakeman: .200
Shawn Smith: .100


Hussey has the fifth-highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties in 2018:
Tony Corrente: 1.000
Craig Wrolstad: 1.000
Pete Morelli: .833
Bill Vinovich: .800
John Hussey: .667
Shawn Hochuli: .600
Alex Kemp: .600
Walt Anderson: .600
Jerome Boger: .500
Shawn Smith: .400
Brad Allen: .400
Clay Martin: .333
Carl Cheffers: .333
Walt Coleman: .333
Clete Blakeman: .200
John Parry: .200
Ron Torbert: .200


Washington is 2-1 when Hussey referees their games:
2016 – @NYG, 29-27 – W
2016 – GB, 42-24 – W
2017 – @NYG, 10-18 – L


Washington has had fewer penalties 2/3 times with Hussey:
2016 – NYG: 11/128; WAS: 8/70
2016 – GB: 6/59; WAS: 6/40
2017 – NYG: 3/25; WAS: 4/35



Hussey’s games this season have featured 3.8 sacks per game:
Cheffers: 7.3
Smith: 7
Allen: 6.2
Martin: 6
Hochuli: 5.6
Coleman: 5.5
Morelli: 5
Anderson: 4.8
Wrolstad: 4.8
Vinovich: 4.6
Corrente: 4.5
Parry: 4.2
Kemp: 4
Boger: 4
Torbert: 4
Hussey: 3.8
Blakeman: 3


Hussey’s games feature 1.7 offensive holding calls per game, tied for the fourth-lowest in the NFL:
Hochuli: 3.6
Wrolstad: 3.5
Kemp: 3
Torbert: 3
Anderson: 2.8
Smith: 2.6
Martin: 2.5
Cheffers: 2.5
Morelli: 2.5
Corrente: 2.3
Blakeman: 2.2
Allen: 1.8
Boger: 1.7
Hussey: 1.7
Parry: 1.6
Coleman: 1.5
Vinovich: 0.8
The Cowboys are 0/1 in challenging Hussey while neither opponents nor Replay Assistant have had to challenge Hussey’s calls.

Washington is also 0/1 when challenging Hussey. Opponents and Replay Assistant similarly have never challenged Hussey.

Hussey has the third-highest overturn rate in the NFL. He is tied with Carl Cheffers for the most challenges to review this season:
Parry: 1.000 (1/1)
Hochuli: 1.000 (1/1)
Hussey: .800 (4/5)
Cheffers: .600 (3/5)
Morelli: .500 (1/2)
Blakeman: .500 (1/2)
Anderson: .333 (1/3)
Martin: .250 (1/4)
Torbert: .250 (1/4)
Boger: .250 (1/4)
Wrolstad: .250 (1/4)
Vinovich: .000 (0/1)
Coleman: .000 (0/1)
Corrente: .000 (0/2)
Kemp: .000 (0/2)
Smith: .000 (0/1)


BROADCAST FACTS (7)

Dallas-Washington has been played on 5/7 possible broadcast networks. Here is a breakdown of the Cowboys’ record against their arch rival by network:

CBS: 32-24-2
FOX: 22-10
NBC: 5-2
ABC: 7-7
ESPN: 4-1
NFL Network: 1-0

Since CBS took over the AFC package, the Dallas Cowboys are 24-14 on that network. Overall, the Cowboys are 291-191-6 on CBS.

The Cowboys are 20-11 when Nantz calls their games, playoffs included.

Washington is 0-6 when Nantz calls their games.

Dallas is 2-1 when Romo calls the action.

The rest of the NFC East is 1-0 when Romo calls the action.

Romo is 1/10 ex-Cowboys to call Dallas games on television. The other nine are John Roach, Eddie LeBaron, Don Meredith, Roger Staubach, Daryl Johnston, Brian Baldinger, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, and Charles Davis.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (10)

Ezekiel Elliott and Adrian Peterson each have three rushing touchdowns.

Elliott has the eighth-highest yards per carry in the NFL at 5.0.

Elliott is second in the NFL with 97.7 rushing yards per game.

Peterson’s 15.4 rushing attempts per game are the 10th-most in the NFL.

Washington’s defense allows 90.2 rushing yards per game, the sixth-fewest in the NFL.

Dallas’ defense allows 90.7 rushing yards per game, the seventh-fewest in the NFL.

Washington’s offense is tied for 13th-best in the NFL with a 56.3 red zone conversion rate. The Cowboys are tied for tied for 13th-worst in the NFL at 52.9 percent.

The Cowboys are 7-0 on Oct. 21:
1962 – @PIT, 42-27 – W
1973 – NYG, 45-28 – W
1979 – CRD, 22-13 – W
1984 – NO, 30-27 – W-OT
1990 – @TB, 17-13 – W
2007 – MIN, 24-14 – W
2012 – @CAR, 19-14 – W


Washington is 10-2 on Oct. 21. Here are the results:

1934 – PHI, 6-0 – W
1945 – PHI, 24-14 – W
1951 – CRD, 7-3 – W
1956 – CLE, 20-9 – W
1962 – @PHI, 27-21 – W
1973 – CRD, 31-13 – W
1979 – PHI, 17-7 – W
1984 – @CRD, 24-26 – L
1990 – PHI, 13-7 – W
2001 – CAR, 17-14 – W-OT
2007 – CRD, 21-19 – W
2012 – @NYG, 23-27 – L



The Cowboys have two birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 21:

1960 – Cleo Simmons, TE, 1983
1960 – Elvis Patterson, CB, 1993

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SERIES FACTS (17)

This is the 13th time in club history the Cowboys have started 2-3. Only 1/12 of those previous teams made the playoffs, and coincidentally they won the NFC East: 1996.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, only 50/233 teams that started 2-3 made the postseason.

In the history of the NFC East (which was founded in 1970), there have been 62 teams that started 2-3. 12/62 of those teams made the playoffs. 7/12 of those teams won the division.

This is the third time in franchise history the Jaguars have started 3-2. The other two teams in 2005 and 2017 made the playoffs.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last reformatted, 120/238 teams that started 3-2 made the playoffs.

The Cowboys are 3-3 against the Jaguars with a 2-2 record at home.

The Cowboys are 1-2 against the Jaguars in October with every game played in Dallas. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Texas Stadium: 1-1
AT&T Stadium: 0-1

Since 2002, the Cowboys are 11-5 against the AFC South with a 6-2 record at home.

Among AFC South opponents, since 2002, the Cowboys’ 2-2 record against the Jaguars is actually the worst against opponents from that division:
Colts: 3-1
Titans: 3-1
Texans: 3-2
Jaguars: 2-2

The Jaguars are 22-43 in the Central Time Zone, including playoffs.

The Jaguars are 9-13 in the state of Texas.

The Cowboys are 127-109-2 in October with a 73-40-1 record at home.

Jacksonville is 36-56 in October with a 17-32 record on the road.

Since 1970, the Cowboys are 162-119 in late afternoon games with a 103-56 record at home.

Jacksonville is 31-42 in late afternoon games with a 13-31 record on the road.

The Cowboys are 4-5 in October “sun games” in AT&T Stadium.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (12)

Prescott has the third-most “time to throw,” according to Next Gen Stats, at 3.02 seconds.

Prescott’s “average yard to sticks,” according to Next Gen Stats, is minus-1.1 yards, meaning his passes are a little over a yard behind the line to gain.

According to Next Gen Stats, Prescott has the 14th-lowest “completed air yards” in the league at 5.6.

Prescott’s 81.4 passer rating is the third-worst among quarterbacks who have started every game this season.

Prescott’s four interceptions are actually tied for the ninth-fewest among quarterbacks who have started every game this season.

Prescott’s 3.5 touchdown percentage is the fourth-lowest among quarterbacks who have started every game this year.

Prescott’s 6.7 yards per pass attempt is the second-lowest among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018.

Prescott’s 10.8 yards per completion is the fifth-worst among quarterbacks who have started every game this season.

Prescott’s 192.2 passing yards per game is the absolute lowest in the NFL among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018.

Prescott is tied with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Ryan for the fifth-most sacks in the NFL with 15.

Prescott is tied for the sixth-most red zone interceptions in the NFL with one.

Prescott and Bortles have exactly two carries for 17 yards inside the red zone this season.


BLAKE BORTLES FACTS FACTS (12)

Bortles has the ninth-most completions in the NFL with 130.

Bortles has the sixth-most pass attempts in the NFL with 211.

Bortles has the fourth-worst passer rating among quarterbacks who have started every game at 82.4.

Bortles has thrown seven interceptions this season, tied for the second-most in the NFL.

Bortles’ 3.8 touchdown percentage is the fifth-lowest among quarterbacks who have started every game this year.

Bortles’ 7.2 yards per pass is tied for the sixth-fewest in the NFL among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018.

Bortles’ 11.7 yards per completion is tied for the 12th-lowest in the NFL among quarterbacks who have started every game this year.

Bortles’ 305.0 passing yards per game is the 10th-most in the league among quarterbacks who have started every game in 2018.

Bortles is tied with Derek Carr, Jared Goff, and Ben Roethlisberger for the second-most red zone interceptions with two.

Bortles is 1/8 quarterbacks this season to have thrown an interception inside the 10-yard line.

Bortles has the 13th-most “time to throw,” according to Next Gen Stats, with 2.8 seconds.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game this season, according to Next Gen Stats, Bortles is tied for the 12th-lowest “completed air yards” in the NFL at 5.6.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (15)

Garrett is 1-0 against the Jaguars. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys coaches:
Jason Garret: 1-0
Barry Switzer: 1-0
Dave Campo: 1-1
Wade Phillips: 0-1
Bill Parcells: 0-1

The Jaguars were the 31st team that Garrett faced back on Nov. 9, 2014 at Wembley Stadium.

Garrett is 33-36 against playoff-winning head coaches with a 17-15 record at home and is currently on a four-game losing streak.

Garrett is 5-1 against the AFC South with a 2-0 record at home.

Garrett’s 2-0 home record against the AFC South is his second-best against any AFC division:
AFC North: 4-0
AFC South: 2-0
AFC West: 2-2
AFC East: 2-2

Garrett is 13-15 in October with a 6-8 record at home.

Garrett is 22-25 in late afternoon games with a 9-15 record at home.

The Cowboys are tied with the New Orleans Saints for the 12th-fewest penalties in the NFL with 32.

The Cowboys’ 32 penalties through the first five games are tied for the 27th-fewest in club history.

The Cowboys are tied for the fewest red zone penalties in the NFL with just one.

Garrett is 20/39 on challenges for his career.

Garrett is 1/3 on challenges this season.

Garrett is currently 30-30 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 13-18 at home without Romo under center.

Garrett and Doug Marrone were teammates on the ’89 Saints.


DOUG MARRONE FACTS (13)

Marrone and Garrett are the only two active head coaches in the league who were promoted from interim coaches.

Marrone will be the fourth different Jacksonville coach to face the Cowboys. Here is how the other coaches fared in initial encounters:
Tom Coughlin: 0-1
Jack Del Rio: 1-0
Gus Bradley: 0-1

Marrone is the only Jaguars coach to ever lead the team to the playoffs in his first season.

Marrone is 7-6 against the NFC with a 3-4 record on the road.

Marrone is 1-0 against the NFC East.

Marrone is 6-7 in October with a with a 5-4 record on the road.

Marrone is 2-9 in late afternoon games with a 0-7 record on the road.

Marrone is 2-3 in the Central Time Zone with all of those games being early.

The Jaguars have the fifth-most penalties in the NFL with 40.

The Jaguars’ 40 penalties are tied for the fourth-most in franchise history through the first give games.

Jacksonville is tied for the fourth-fewest red zone penalties in the NFL with two.

Marrone is 13/23 on challenges in his career.

Marrone is 1/2 on challenges in 2018.


TONY CORRENTE (12)


This week’s referee is Tony Corrente. The Cowboys are 7-7 when he referees their games:

2000 — MIN, 15-27 – L
2001 — @SEA, 3-29 – L
2004 — NO, 13-27 – L
2005 — Rams, 10-20 – L
2006 — WAS, 27-10 – W
2009 — CAR, 21-7 – W
2010 — @WAS, 7-13 – L
2010 — @PHI, 14-13 – W
2013 — NYG, 36-31 – W
2014 — WAS, 17-20 – L-OT
2015 — @PHI, 20-10 – W
2016 — CIN, 28-14 – W
2016 — @MIN, 17-15 – W
2016* — GB, 31-34 – L

*Playoff game


Since 2000, the Cowboys have had fewer penalties than their opponents 4/14 times. Here is the breakdown:

2000 — MIN: 4/21; DAL: 5/45
2001 — SEA: 0/0; DAL: 6/70
2004 — NO: 9/136; DAL: 11/76
2005 — Rams: 7/40; DAL: 10/78
2006 — WAS: 11/117; DAL: 9/90
2009 — CAR: 6/60; DAL: 9/80
2010 — WAS: 5/42; DAL: 12/81
2010 — PHI: 4/40; DAL: 6/45
2013NYG: 6/52; DAL: 5/40
2014WAS: 6/45; DAL: 3/35
2015
— PHI: 8/60; DAL: 18/142
2016 — CIN: 6/49; DAL: 7/45
2016 — MIN: 8/57; DAL: 10/78
2016* — GB: 3/22; DAL: 6/50

*Playoff game



Corrente has the eighth-lowest home team winning percentage in the NFL through five weeks:
Shawn Hochuli: 1.000
Clay Martin: .800
John Hussey: .800
Carl Cheffers: .800
Alex Kemp: .750
Brad Allen: .750
Walt Anderson: .750
John Parry: .750
Ron Torbert: .750
Tony Corrente: .700
Bill Vinovich: .600
Craig Wrolstad: .600
Jerome Boger: .600
Walt Coleman: .400
Pete Morelli: .400
Clete Blakeman: .250
Shawn Smith: .125


Corrente is tied with Craig Wrolstad for the highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Tony Corrente: 1.000
Craig Wrolstad: 1.000
Bill Vinovich: .800
Pete Morelli: .800
Walt Anderson: .750
Shawn Hochuli: .600
Jerome Boger: .600
John Hussey: .600
Alex Kemp: .500
John Parry: .250
Brad Allen: .250
Ron Torbert: .250
Shawn Smith: .250
Clay Martin: .200
Carl Cheffers: .200
Walt Coleman: .200
Clete Blakeman: .000



The Jaguars have a 10-11 record when Corrente referees their games:

1999 – CLE, 24-7 – W
2001 – @SEA, 15-24 – L
2001 – @CIN, 14-10 – W
2003 – @HTX, 20-24 – L
2003 – TB, 17-10 – W
2004 – @SDG, 21-34 – L
2004 – @RAI, 13-6 – W
2005 – @HTX, 38-20 – W
2006 – NYJ, 41-0 – W
2006 – @KC, 30-35 – L
2007 – ATL, 13-7 – W
2007 – @HTX, 28-42 – L
2008 – @OTI, 10-17 – L
2009 – @CLT, 12-14 – L
2013 – @RAM, 20-34 – L
2013 – HTX, 27-20 – W
2014 – CLE, 24-6 – W
2014 – @RAV, 12-20 – L
2016 – @BUF, 21-28 – L
2017 – @HTX, 29-7 – W
2017 – @OTI, 10-15 – L


The Jaguars have had fewer penalties than the opposition 9/21 times with Corrente:

1999 – CLE: 6/55; JAX: 7/55
2001 – SEA: 7/60; JAX: 4/24
2001 – CIN: 7/54; JAX: 7/40
2003 – HTX: 4/43; JAX: 9/48
2003 – TB: 7/80; JAX: 5/48
2004 – SDG: 4/44; JAX: 5/33
2004 – RAI: 8/72; JAX: 7/87
2005 – HTX: 7/40; JAX: 6/50
2006 – NYJ: 6/59; JAX: 9/62
2006 – KC: 5/32; JAX: 5/35
2007 – ATL: 5/44; JAX: 11/91
2007 – HTX: 3/20; JAX: 8/45
2008 – OTI: 5/36; JAX: 6/50
2009 – CLT: 3/17; JAX: 3/24
2013 – RAM: 6/53; JAX: 4/45
2013 – HTX: 14/177; JAX: 8/57
2014 – CLE: 8/50; JAX: 3/25
2014 – RAV: 9/70; JAX: 5/60
2016 – BUF: 6/31; JAX: 6/60
2017 – HTX: 9/94; JAX: 10/89
2017 – OTI: 2/15; JAX: 6/41



Corrente’s games feature the sixth-fewest sacks per game:
Smith: 7
Cheffers: 6.6
Martin: 6.4
Allen: 6.3
Coleman: 6
Hochuli: 5.6
Anderson: 5.5
Morelli: 4.6
Vinovich: 4.6
Kemp: 4.5
Hussey: 4.2
Corrente: 4.2
Parry: 4
Wrolstad: 4
Torbert: 3.8
Boger: 3.2
Blakeman: 3



Corrente’s crew calls the seventh-most offensive holding calls per game through five weeks:
Wrolstad: 3.8
Hochuli: 3.6
Anderson: 3.5
Torbert: 3.5
Kemp: 3
Smith: 2.8
Corrente: 2.6
Martin: 2.6
Blakeman: 2.3
Cheffers: 2.2
Morelli: 2.2
Hussey: 2
Boger: 2
Parry: 2
Coleman: 1.6
Allen: 1.3
Vinovich: 0.8



When Corrente has officiated Cowboys games, the Cowboys are 1/5 on coaches challenges compared to opponents being 2/2. However, while Replay Assistant is also 0/4, all of those calls benefited Dallas.


The Jaguars are 3/6 when challenging Corrente with the opposition going 5/11. Replay assistant is 3/11 with five of those calls benefiting the Jaguars.


Corrente is tied for the lowest overturn rate in the NFL through five weeks:
Blakeman: 1.000 (1/1)
Hochuli: 1.000 (1/1)
Parry: 1.000 (1/1)
Hussey: .800 (4/5)
Cheffers: .600 (3/5)
Anderson: .500 (1/2)
Morelli: .500 (1/2)
Martin: .400 (2/5)
Boger: .400 (2/5)
Vinovich: .333 (1/3)
Torbert: .250 (1/4)
Wrolstad: .200 (1/5)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Kemp: .000 (0/2)
Allen: .000 (0/1)
Coleman: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/3)


In the 2011 season, Corrente underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments to treat his throat cancer. Corrente only missed Weeks 13-15 of the season.




BROADCAST FACTS (12)

This is the fourth game in the series to be broadcast on CBS. Here is the breakdown by network:
CBS: 3
FOX: 2
NBC: 1

Since CBS took over the AFC package, the Dallas Cowboys are 23-14 on that network. Overall, the Cowboys are 290-191-6 on CBS.

The Jaguars have a 112-149 all-time record on CBS.

This is the fifth time in the series that a game has drawn a network’s A-team.

The Cowboys are 19-11 when Nantz calls their games, playoffs included.

Jacksonville is 6-5 when Nantz calls their games, including playoffs.

Dallas is 1-1 when Romo calls the action.

The Jaguars are 3-2 when Romo calls their games.

Nantz is the only play-by-play to call multiple games in the series with two, making him the leader in games called.

Romo is the seventh different color commentator in this series.

Romo is 1/10 ex-Cowboys to call Dallas games on television. The other nine are John Roach, Eddie LeBaron, Don Meredith, Roger Staubach, Daryl Johnston, Brian Baldinger, Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, and Charles Davis.

This is the 12th late afternoon game on CBS to be broadcast from AT&T Stadium. Dallas holds a 7-5 in such games.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (8)

Ezekiel Elliott is tied for the fifth-most rushing yards inside the 5-yard line with six, but he has the fewest touchdowns with one.

Elliott is still the league-leader in rushing yards with 480. 3/5 of the top-5 rushers are on losing teams.

Elliott has the second-fewest rushing touchdowns among the top-10 rushers this season. Only San Francisco’s Matt Breida has fewer with one.

With a minimum of 60 attempts, Elliott has the highest yards per carry in the NFL at 5.2.

Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon is tied for the ninth-most receiving touchdowns in the NFL with three.

The Cowboys are 2-5 on Oct. 14. Here are the results:
1962 – PHI, 41-19 – W
1973 – @RAM, 31-37 – L
1979 – RAM, 30-6 – W
1984 – @WAS, 14-34 – L
1990 – @CRD, 3-20 – L
2007 – NE, 27-48 – L
2012 – @RAV, 29-31 – L



The Jaguars have played one game on Oct. 14, a 37-17 win over the Houston Texans at home.


The Cowboys have birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 14:

1943 – Lance Rentzel, WR, 1967-70
1964 – Paul Palmer, RB, 1989
1983 – Brandon Weeden, QB, 2014-15
1986 – Manuel Johnson, WR, 2010