Dallas Cowboys: The good offensive numbers
5 – The number of players in NFL history that have done what Ezekiel Elliott has done after Sunday.
With Elliott’s first quarter touchdown reception, he now has 45 rushing touchdowns and 10 receiving touchdowns in his first 5 seasons. Only Shaun Alexander, Marcus Allen, Chuck Foreman, and Todd Gurley have accomplished this. That is a pretty decorated group of backs to be a part of given one of them is an NFL Hall of Famer, and two of the others probably should be.
Elliott also finally had his first 100-yard game of the season. He gained 103 yards on 21 carries (4.9ypc). He also added 11 yards and a touchdown on two catches.
7 – The number of offensive line rotations the Dallas Cowboys have now used this season.
With Zack Martin starting at right tackle, the Dallas Cowboys rolled out yet another starting lineup, although this one did not feature any new faces but only a position switch.
Maybe the Cowboys have found something that works though, because the Cowboys rushed for 180 yards (easily the most all season), Andy Dalton was only pressured 4 times on 34 drop backs (11.7%), and the Cowboys finally had a run go for over 30 yards for the first time all season.
4 – The number of teams left in the league who have not had a run of 30+ yards.
Entering the game, the Cowboys were 1 of 5 teams to not have a rush of at least 30 yards in a game. That all changed when this re-shuffled offensive line paved the way for Tony Pollard to run 42 yards basically untouched to the end zone in the fourth quarter. Of course, it always helps when the cornerback decides he is not interested in tackling.