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

Year W L T Pts PtsO ? PtDif Coaches
2010 5 10 0 380 423 -43 Garrett,Phillips
2004 6 10 0 293 405 -112 Parcells
1962 5 8 1 398 402 -4 Landry
1989 1 15 0 204 393 -189 Johnson
1988 3 13 0 265 381 -116 Landry
1961 4 9 1 236 380 -144 Landry
1963 4 10 0 305 378 -73 Landry
1960 0 11 1 177 369 -192 Landry
2008 9 7 0 362 365 -3 Phillips
2000 5 11 0 294 361 -67 Campo
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/28/2010.

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

Rk Year Age Tm Pos G GS RshTD RecTD AllTD XPM FGM Sfty Pts
1 Emmitt Smith 1995*+ 26 DAL RB 16 16 25 25 150
2 Emmitt Smith 1994*+ 25 DAL RB 15 15 21 1 22 132
3 Nick Folk 2007* 23 DAL K 16 0 53 26 131
4 Chris Boniol 1995 24 DAL K 16 0 46 27 127
5 Richie Cunningham 1998 28 DAL K 16 0 40 29 127
6 Richie Cunningham 1997+ 27 DAL K 16 0 24 34 126
7 Rafael Septien 1983 30 DAL K 16 0 57 22 123
8 Eddie Murray 1993 37 DAL K 14 0 38 28 122
9 Rafael Septien 1981*+ 28 DAL K 16 0 40 27 121
10 Chris Boniol 1996 25 DAL K 16 0 24 32 120
11 Lin Elliott 1992 24 DAL K 16 0 47 24 119
12 Ken Willis 1991 25 DAL K 16 0 37 27 118
13 Chris Boniol 1994 23 DAL K 16 0 48 22 114
14 Emmitt Smith 1992*+ 23 DAL RB 16 16 18 1 19 114
15 David Buehler 2010 23 DAL K 15 40 24 112
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/28/2010.