Fun with 2010 Stats and Facts
The 2010 Dallas Cowboys will not only finish with either a 5-11 (likely) or 6-10 record, but the team has also made its mark in the stats. Here are some highlights after 15 games.
1. Most Points Allowed
As expected, the Cowboys shattered the team record of points allowed in a season by giving up 423 after 15 games. This is 30 points more than the 1989 Cowboys gave up in 16 games and 18 more points than the 2004 Cowboys.
The 1962 Cowboys gave up 402 points in 14 games, averaging 28.7 points allowed per game. The current team will surpass that mark if the Eagles score 36 or more points next week. Seems like a good bet.
The only team to give up more than 30 points a game was the 1960 team, which allowed 369 points in 12 games.
Table: Points Allowed in a Season, Dallas Cowboys
2. Jon Kitna’s Passing Performance
Jon Kitna may or may not play in the season finale against Philadelphia. If he doesn’t, his 2,365 yards this season will rank 38th in team history for a single season.
Kitna’s totals are one fewer than Gary Hogeboom’s totals in 1984. Here’s why I find this interesting: Until 2010, Hogeboom held the team mark for most passing yards after three games with 905. Tony Romo surpassed that before he was injured against the Giants.
Kitna’s totals are more than Troy Aikman’s were in 1998, when Aikman threw for 2,330 yards. Like Romo, Aikman suffered through a broken clavicle that season.
3. Felix Jones’ Rushing Yards and Lack of Touchdowns
Individual Dallas running backs have gained more than 700 yards in a season 52 times. Felix Jones’ 719 yards ranks #52 right now. No other running back has rushed for more than 700 yards and scored only one touchdown, though.
4. Miles Austin’s Receiving Totals
At one point, Miles Austin looked like a lock to have 100 receptions and 1,500 receiving yards. He won’t come close to either, but with three receptions and 21 receiving yards next Sunday, he will have at least 70 receptions and 1,000 yards for the season. Individual Dallas receivers have gained at least 1,000 yards 25 times in team history.
5. David Buehler’s Point Totals
David Buehler doesn’t have many friends in Cowboy Nation right now, but his 112 points are noteworthy. His performance currently ranks #15 on the total number of points in a season, and with just one field goal, it will jump up to #13.
Table: Points in a Season, Dallas Cowboys