A (Random) Review of the Final Team Statistics

11949839951696055221simple_calculator_01.svg.hiHere are a few (admittedly random) notes about the final team statistics for the 2013 Dallas Cowboys:

Everyone knows the Cowboys set a franchise record for futility on defense by allowing 6,645 yards. The team allowed 432 points, which is the second-highest total in team history.

The highest total remains 436, set by the 2010 Cowboys. A difference? The 2010 team only scored 394 points, while the 2013 team scored 439.

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Those 439 points rank fifth in team history behind the 1983 team (479), the 2007 team (455), the 1980 team (454), and the 1966 team (445) p0ints.

Of course, the 1966 team still has the mark for most points scored per game, as the team averaged 31.79 per game in a 14-game season.

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The Cowboys ranked 5th in the league in points scored but only 16th in yards gained. The #16 ranking is the lowest finish for a Dallas team since the Cowboys ranked 30th in 2002.

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The Cowboys finished with a turnover ratio of +7. This ranked 9th in the league, which is the highest such rank since 2007.

Dallas had a turnover ratio of -13 in 2012 and -11 in 2008. Fortunately, those are the only two seasons since 2006 in which the Cowboys have had negative ratios.

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The Cowboys tied for 29th in the NFL in total number of penalties with 112.  Dallas ranked 7th in 2012 with 89 and tied for 2nd in 2011 with 85. The yards given up via penalty increased from 726 in 2011 to 875 in 2013.

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The Cowboys had 42 sacks in 2011. That number decreased to 34 in 2012 and 2013.

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The Cowboys were among three teams (Denver, Baltimore) to attempt seven field goals of 50 yards or more. Like the Broncos and Ravens, Dallas made six of them.

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Lastly, the Cowboys tied for 7th in the league with an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. However—and this will surprise nobody—the Cowboys ranked 31st in rushing attempts with 336.

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Article by Matt Cordon

Blogging impatiently about the Cowboys since 2006. Being a fan since 1977 hasn't required quite as much patience.
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