By: Edward Egros

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Cowboys at Lions

Pasted GraphicSERIES FACTS (5)

This is the 11th time in franchise history the Cowboys have started 5-4. 4/10 of those previous teams made the playoffs with only two having won the division (1970, 1996).

This is the sixth time in franchise history the Lions are 3-5-1. None of those previous teams made the playoffs nor did they finish with a winning record.

The Cowboys are 3-3 against the Lions in November with a 1-3 record on the road.

The Cowboys are 5-9 against the Lions on the road, including playoffs. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Tiger Stadium: 0-1
Pontiac Silverdome: 3-6
Ford Field: 2-1

The Cowboys were both the first and last opponent at the Pontiac Silverdome.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (15)

Prescott is tied with Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson for the third-most touchdown passes in the NFL with 18.

Prescott is tied with Matt Ryan, Sam Darnold, and Jared Goff for the fourth-most interceptions with nine.

Prescott’s 8.7 yards per pass attempt is the second-highest in the NFL. Mahomes’ 9.0 is the highest.

Prescott’s 308.6 passing yards per game are the third-highest in the league.

Prescott’s 102.4 passer rating is the ninth-highest.

Prescott’s 11 sacks are the absolute fewest among quarterbacks who have started every game this year.

Prescott’s 3.3 sack percentage is tied with Mahomes for the lowest in the league.

Prescott, Kirk Cousins, and Tom Brady are the only quarterbacks this season with five-plus wins and zero game-winning drives and/or fourth quarter comebacks.

Prescott has the fourth-most first downs by pass with 128.

Prescott’s average depth of target is 9.9 yards, the third-highest in the NFL.

20 of Prescott’s incomplete passes have been drops, the second-most in the league.

Prescott has taken 32 hits, tied with Russell Wilson and Jameis Winston for the third-most in the NFL.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game, Prescott’s eight red zone touchdowns are tied for the fifth-fewest in the league.

Prescott is 1/10 quarterbacks who have not thrown a red zone interception on a minimum of 40 red zone throws.

Prescott is tied with Wilson, Brady, and Andy Dalton for the fourth-most red zone rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with three.


JEFF DRISKEL FACTS (5)

Driskel is the sixth ever quarterback drafted from Louisiana Tech.

Driskel was a member of the North Team for the 2016 Senior Bowl, coached by the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff.

Driskel’s two rushing touchdowns are the most by a drafted Louisiana Tech quarterback since Terry Bradshaw, who had 32 in his career.

Driskel is 1-1 over his career.

The last Lions quarterback to start at Ford Field not named Matthew Stafford was Shaun Hill on Jan. 2, 2011.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (15)

Elliott is tied with Marlon Mack for the fifth-most carries in the NFL with 178. However, he has the eighth-most rushing yards with 788.

Elliott’s six rushing yards are tied for the seventh-most overall.

Among running backs in the top-10 in rushing yards, Elliott’s longest rush of 27 yards is the fewest of the group. Next lowest is Oakland’s Josh Jacobs with 51 yards.

Elliott’s 4.4 yards per carry through the first nine games are the second-lowest of his career. The lowest is 4.1 from 2017.

Elliott’s 788 rushing yards are the second-lowest of his career through the first nine games. Next lowest is 783 from 2017.

Elliott’s 442 yards before contact are the fourth-highest in the NFL.

Elliott’s 346 yards after contact are the 10th-highest in the league.

Elliott has just six broken tackles this season, tied with Mack for the fewest among running backs in the top-10 in rushing yards.

Elliott has produced 16 first downs off his first down carries, the fourth-highest overall.

Elliott’s 4.27 yards per carry on first down is the eighth-highest among running backs in the top-10 in rushing yards.

Elliott is tied with Derrick Henry and Leonard Fournette for the eighth-most second down conversions on the ground with 17.

Elliott’s 49 carries on second down are the eighth-most overall.

Elliott’s six red zone rushing touchdowns are the seventh-most overall.

Elliott has taken 78.4% of the Cowboys’ red zone rushing attempts, the most on the team, and the fifth-most in the NFL.

Elliott has the most red zone rushing attempts in the NFL with 40.

JASON GARRETT FACTS (11)

This is the 38th week of Garrett’s career that the Cowboys have been in undisputed first place in the NFC East.

Garrett’s 3-2 record against the Lions is his second-best against an NFC North opponent:
Vikings: 2-1
Lions: 3-2
Bears: 2-2
Packers: 1-6

Garrett is 8-12 against the NFC North with a 3-4 record on the road.

Garrett’s 3-4 road record against the NFC North is his second-best against a non-NFC East division:
NFC West: 6-5
NFC North: 3-4
NFC South: 3-7

Garrett is 11-6 against backup quarterbacks with a 5-3 record on the road.

Garrett is 27-19 against non-playoff qualifying head coaches.

Garrett is 25-15 in November with a 12-4 record on the road.

Garrett is 29-18 in the Eastern Time Zone with a 14-6 record in the early afternoon time slot.

Garrett is 23/44 on challenges for his career with a 2/3 record in 2019.

Garrett challenged pass interference once so far. He lost in the Green Bay game in Week 5.

Garrett’s first home win came against the Lions on Nov. 21, 2010.


MATT PATRICIA FACTS (10)

Patricia is 0-1 against the Cowboys. Here is how he compares to other Lions coaches in their first bout with Dallas:
George Wilson: 1-0
Joe Schmidt: 0-1
Rick Forzano: 0-1
Tommy Hudspeth: 0-1
Monte Clark: 1-0
Darryl Rogers: 1-0
Wayne Fontes: 1-0
Marty Mornhinweg: 1-0
Steve Mariucci: 0-1
Rod Marinelli: 1-0
Jim Schwartz: 0-1
Jim Caldwell: 0-1
Matt Patricia: 0-1

Patricia joins Schmidt, Wilson, Gus Dorais, and Bill Edwards as the only Lions coaches to go 3-5-1.

Patricia is 2-1 against the NFC East with a 1-0 record on the road.

Patricia, Josh McDaniels, Brian Flores, and Bill O’Brien are the only Bill Belichick assistants who spent all of their NFL coaching years with Belichick before becoming head coaches.

Patricia is the only Belichick assistant to get his first career win against Belichick.

Among Belichick assistants that have become head coaches, defensive coordinator has been the most proficient in producing head coaches with four: Nick Saban, Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Matt Patricia.

Patricia was the most recent Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator to get a head coaching gig since Dan Quinn, who was the Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator in Super Bowl XLVIII, until the Miami Dolphins hired Flores.

Patricia is 3/9 on challenges for his career with an 0/2 record in 2019.

Patricia is 0/1 on challenges related to pass interference.

The Lions are tied with the Chiefs and Jaguars for the 11th-most penalties in the league with 70.

BROADCAST FACTS (8)

This week’s commentators are Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis, making it the first time since the 1991 NFC divisional playoffs and the 1992 regular season matchup that Cowboys-Lions will have returning commentators from the previous season’s game.

Dallas is 27-18 when Kevin Burkhardt calls their games, including radio.

The Cowboys are 8-1 when Charles Davis does color commentary for their games

The Lions are 0-3 when Burkhardt calls their games.

The Lions are 0-2 when Davis calls their games.

Dallas is 138-124 all-time on FOX, including postseason.

Detroit is 123-205-1 all-time on FOX, including postseason.

This is the 20th early afternoon game in the series.


TONY CORRENTE FACTS (13)

This week’s referee is Tony Corrente. The Cowboys are 8-7 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
2018 — JAX, 40-7 – W

*Playoff game


Since 2000, the Cowboys have had fewer penalties than their opponents 5/15 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
2013 — NYG: 6/52; DAL: 5/40
2014 — WAS: 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
2018 — JAX: 4/30; DAL: 3/25

*Playoff game


Corrente is in the middle of the pack in terms of home team winning percentage in 2019:
Alex Kemp: .667
Brad Allen: .667
Carl Cheffers: .667
Jerome Boger: .625
Scott Novak: .611
Craig Wrolstad: .556
John Hussey: .556
Walt Anderson: .556
Ron Torbert: .556
Tony Corrente: .556
Bill Vinovich: .500
Adrian Hill: .500
Shawn Smith: .444
Brad Rogers: .375
Clete Blakeman: .375
Shawn Hochuli: .222
Clay Martin: .222



Corrente has second-highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: .889
Tony Corrente: .778
Clete Blakeman: .750
Alex Kemp: .667
Clay Martin: .667
Shawn Smith: .556
John Hussey: .556
Brad Allen: .556
Ron Torbert: .556
Bill Vinovich: .500
Jerome Boger: .500
Adrian Hill: .500
Craig Wrolstad: .444
Shawn Hochuli: .444
Walt Anderson: .444
Carl Cheffers: .444
Brad Rogers: .375


The Lions are 5-16 with Corrente. Here are the results:
1999 – @MIN, 17-24 – L
2000 – @NO, 14-10 – W
2001 – @MIN, 26-31 – L
2001 – CHI, 0-24 – L
2002 – CHI, 17-20 – L-OT
2005 – @CHI, 6-38 – L
2007 – @RAI, 36-21 – W
2007 – NYG, 10-16 – L
2008 – @MIN, 10-12 – L
2009 – @CIN, 13-23 – L
2010 – @MIA, 34-27 – W
2011 – KC, 48-3 – W
2011 – @NO, 28-45 – L
2012 – @GB, 20-27 – L
2013 – @MIN, 13-14 – L
2014 – @NE, 9-34 – L
2015 – @SEA, 10-13 – L
2016 – @CHI, 14-17 – L
2016 – @NYG, 6-17 – L
2017 – MIN, 23-30 – L
2019 – @PHI, 27-24 – W


The Lions have had fewer penalties than the opposition 14/21 times with Corrente:
1999 – MIN: 7/45; DET: 4/47
2000 – NO: 12/89; DET: 8/74
2001 – MIN: 8/70; DET: 8/90
2001 – CHI: 7/68; DET: 5/50
2002 – CHI: 6/64; DET: 7/50
2005 – CHI: 6/40; DET: 3/30
2007 – RAI: 8/50; DET: 6/35
2007 – NYG: 6/47; DET: 7/40
2008 – MIN: 7/99; DET: 5/96
2009 – CIN: 9/75; DET: 7/45
2010 – MIA: 8/63; DET: 6/53
2011 – KC: 8/70; DET: 4/35
2011 – NO: 3/18; DET: 7/64
2012 – GB: 7/50; DET: 5/55
2013 – MIN: 4/25; DET: 6/52
2014 – NE: 11/89; DET: 9/54
2015 – SEA: 5/30; DET: 4/37
2016 – CHI: 8/55; DET: 10/76
2016 – NYG: 5/46; DET: 2/15
2017 – MIN: 9/74; DET: 8/54
2019 – PHI: 4/30; DET: 9/61

Corrente’s games are tied for the fifth-most sacks per game:
Vinovich: 6.5
Hill: 6.3
Smith: 6.3
Allen: 6.1
Corrente: 5.7
Anderson: 5.7
Rogers: 5.5
Boger: 5.1
Kemp: 5.0
Martin: 4.9
Hussey: 4.7
Wrolstad: 4.7
Blakeman: 4.6
Cheffers: 4.4
Torbert : 4.2
Novak: 4.1
Hochuli: 3.3


Corrente calls the fourth-most offensive holdings per game:
Cheffers: 5.2
Rogers: 4.1
Torbert : 4.1
Corrente: 3.9
Hochuli: 3.7
Hill: 3.6
Blakeman: 3.6
Anderson: 3.5
Allen: 3.3
Kemp: 3.3
Boger: 3.1
Wrolstad: 3.1
Smith: 2.7
Martin: 2.7
Novak: 2.4
Hussey : 2.2
Vinovich: 1.5

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 Lions are 4/7 when challenging Corrente with opponents going 2/9. Replay Assistant is 2/6 with only one of those calls benefiting the Lions.



Corrente is tied for the fifth-highest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Kemp: .571 (4/7)
Blakeman: .571 (4/7)
Novak: .556 (5/9)
Vinovich: .462 (6/13)
Corrente: .429 (3/7)
Torbert: .429 (3/7)
Hussey : .400 (4/10)
Smith: .400 (2/5)
Anderson: .333 (3/9)
Rogers: .333 (2/6)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Boger. .250 (2/8)
Allen: .231 (3/13)
Hochuli: .167 (1/6)
Wrolstad: .125 (1/8)
Martin: .111 (1/9)
Hill: .000 (0/5)


Corrente has taken on three challenges related to pass interference and has not overturned the call on the field:
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Anderson: .333 (1/3)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Novak: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Blakeman: .000 (0/2)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Hill: .000 (0/2)
Hussey : .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/3)
Kemp: .000 (0/3)
Hochuli: .000 (0/3)
Torbert: .000 (0/3)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/4)
Martin: .000 (0/7)
Allen: .000 (0/7)

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


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (18)

The last time the Cowboys faced the Lions at Ford Field without Matthew Stafford quarterbacking the Lions was on Dec. 9, 2007, when Jon Kitna started against Dallas and was coached by Rod Marinelli.

The Cowboys have the sixth-highest scoring offense in the league at 27.9 points per game.

The Lions offense scores 24.1 points per game, the 14th-highest in the NFL.

Detroit’s offense has the 15th-lowest red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 56.0%. The next lowest is Dallas at 58.1%.

The Cowboys have the highest third down conversion rate in the league at 51.4%. Interestingly, the Cowboys are tied with the Ravens for the third-fewest third downs faced with 107.

The Dallas offense scores 2.61 points per drive, the second-highest in the league.

The Lions defense has an opposing passer rating of 100.0, the 10th-highest in the NFL.

The Lions defense is tied with the Jets and Broncos for the fifth-fewest sacks in the league with 19.

Detroit’s defense gives up 129.7 rushing yards per game, the seventh-highest overall.

Detroit’s defense also gives up 4.6 yards per carry, tied with Miami and San Francisco for the eighth-highest overall.

Detroit’s defense gives up 26.3 points per game, the ninth-most overall.

The Lions defense is tied with Atlanta for the fifth-highest red zone conversion rate at 62.9%.

The Detroit defense has blitzed just 46 times, not only the lowest in the NFL, but their 12.5% blitz rate is the lowest in the league.

The Cowboys defense has given up nine passing touchdowns, tied with Chicago and Baltimore for the fifth-most in the NFL.

The Cowboys are 2-4 on Nov. 17. Here are the results:
1963 – PHI, 27-20 – W
1968 – @WAS, 44-24 – W
1974 – @WAS, 21-28 – L
1985 – CHI, 0-44 – L
1991 – @NYG, 9-22 – L
2002 – @CLT, 3-20 – L


The Lions are 7-5 on Nov. 17. Here are the results:
1935 – GB, 20-10 – W
1940 – @PHI, 21-0 – W
1946 – GB, 0-9 – L
1957 – SF, 31-10 – W
1963 – RAM, 21-28 – L
1968 – MIN, 6-13 – L
1974 – NYG, 20-19 – W
1985 – MIN, 41-21 – W
1991 – RAM, 21-10 – W
1996 – SEA, 17-16 – W
2002 – NYJ, 14-31 – L
2013 – @PIT, 27-37 – L


The Cowboys have two birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 17:
1935 – Bobby Joe Conrad, WR, 1969
1938 – Ken Frost, DT, 1961-62


The Cowboys have a death to remember in Amos Marsh, who played running back from 1961-64, and died on Nov. 17, 1992.

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This is the 12th time in franchise history the Cowboys have started 5-3. 7/11 of those previous teams made the playoffs with five of them having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last altered, 99/136 teams that started 6-3 made the playoffs with 54 of them having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last realigned, 77/161 of teams that started 5-4 made the playoffs.

The Vikings are 6-3 for the fifth time in franchise history. Only 2/4 of those previous teams made the playoffs.

Since 1990, 99/119 teams that started 7-3 made the playoffs with 62 of those teams having won the division.

Since 1990, 87/145 teams that started 6-4 made the playoffs with 34 of them having won the division.

The Cowboys are 1-5 against the Vikings in November with a 1-4 record at home.

The Cowboys are 6-7 against the Vikings at home, including playoffs. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Cotton Bowl: 2-0
Texas Stadium: 3-7
AT&T Stadium: 1-0

The Vikings are 1/3 teams the Cowboys have faced in every round of the playoffs. The other two teams are the Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams.

The Cowboys are 147-107-2 all-time in November with a 91-51-2 record at home.

The Vikings are 133-102-5 all-time in November with a 47-62-3 record on the road.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (11)

With a minimum of 50 pass attempts, Prescott’s 62.9 completion percentage on third down is the 10th-highest in the NFL.

With a minimum of 70 pass attempts on second down, Prescott’s 112.5 passer rating is the fifth-best in the league.

Half of Prescott’s eight interceptions have occurred on first down.

Prescott is tied with Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, and Andy Dalton for the fourth-most red zone rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with three.

Prescott is 1/8 quarterbacks who has thrown at least 35 red zone passes without an interception.

Prescott is tied with Philip Rivers for the third-most hits taken with 28.

Prescott is tied with Baker Mayfield for the most pass attempts dropped with 19.

Prescott has the fifth-highest average depth of target at 9.6.

Prescott is tied with Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, and Carson Wentz for the seventh-highest touchdown passes in the NFL with 15.

Prescott has the eighth-highest passer rating in the league at 102.5.

Prescott has an 8.7 yards per attempt, the third-highest in the NFL. Second-highest is Kirk Cousins at 8.8.


KIRK COUSINS FACTS (11)

Cousins’ 100.9 passer rating is the seventh-highest in the NFL on first down among quarterbacks with at least 100 passes.

Cousins’ five passing touchdowns on first down is tied for the sixth-highest in the league.

Cousins’ 68.8 completion percentage is the seventh-highest in the league.

Cousins’ 1.2 interception percentage is the fifth-lowest in the NFL.

Cousins’ three interceptions through the first nine games are the fewest of his career.

Cousins’ 112.0 passer rating is the third-highest in the NFL.

Cousins’ 112.0 passer rating is the highest of his career through the first nine games of his career.

Cousins has benefited from 1,114 yards after the catch, the sixth-highest in the league.

Cousins is tied with Jameis Winston and Derek Carr for the seventh-most red zone passing touchdowns with 10.

Cousins is tied for the 10th-most red zone interceptions in the league with one.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (11)

Elliott’s six rushing touchdowns are tied for the fifth-most in the NFL.

Among running backs with at least 100 rushes, Elliott’s 4.7 yards per carry is the eighth-highest in the league.

Elliott’s 92.6 rushing yards per game are the fourth-most in the NFL.

Elliott is tied with Dalvin Cook for the second-most first downs rushing with 43.

Elliott’s 405 yards before contact are tied with Nick Chubb for the third-most in the league.

Elliott’s 336 yards after contact are the ninth-most in the league.

Elliott’s six rushing touchdowns in the red zone are tied for the fourth-most in the league.

Elliott has been the target of 43 of the Cowboys’ 82 red zone plays.

Elliott has a 4.51 yards per carry on first down, tied with Marlon Mack for the seventh-most in the NFL among backs with at least 100 first down carries.

Elliott has 451 yards on first down, the seventh-most in the league.

Elliott has taken 44 second down carries, tied with Aaron Jones for the eighth-most in the NFL.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (11)

This is the 37th week of Garrett’s career that the Cowboys have been in undisputed first place in the NFC East.

Garrett is 2-4 against former Cowboys coordinator though all of those games were against Sean Payton.

Garrett’s 2-0 record against the Vikings is his best against an NFC North opponent:
Vikings: 2-0
Lions: 3-2
Bears: 2-2
Packers: 1-6

Garrett is 8-11 against the NFC North with a 6-6 record at home.

Garrett’s 6-6 home record against the NFC North is his best compared to the rest of the conference:
NFC South: 5-4
NFC North: 6-6
NFC West: 3-5

Garrett is 40-38 against playoff-winning head coaches with a 22-15 record at home and is currently on a five-game home winning streak.

Garrett is 25-14 in November with a 13-10 record at home.

Garrett is 1-6 in games immediately following Monday Night Football games with an 0-4 record at home.

Garrett is 8-8 against road teams from the Central Time Zone.

Garrett is 23/44 on challenges for his career with a 2/3 record in 2019.

Garrett challenged pass interference once so far. He lost in the Green Bay game in Week 5.


MIKE ZIMMER FACTS (11)

Zimmer is the second Vikings head coach to have previously been a defensive coordinator.

This is Zimmer’s first time to face Dallas. 2/7 of Vikings head coaches who initially faced the Cowboys won: Jerry Burns and Mike Tice.

Zimmer is the ninth former Cowboys coordinator to face Dallas. Ex-Cowboys coordinators are 16-30-1 against their former team. Here is the list:
Sean Payton: 5-3
Dan Reeves: 5-8
Norv Turner: 4-9
Dave Wanndstedt: 1-2
Dick Nolan: 1-5-1
Butch Davis: 0-1
Dave Shula: 0-1
Tony Sparano: 0-1

Zimmer is 7-3 against the NFC East with a 2-3 record on the road.

Zimmer is 5-0 indoors this season with just road game indoors: Week 7 at Detroit.

Zimmer is 33-23-1 against playoff-winning head coaches with a 22-10 record at home.

Zimmer is 15/34 on challenges for his career with a 3/6 record in 2019.

Zimmer is 0/3 on pass interference challenges this season.

Zimmer is 5-2 on NBC Sunday Night Football with a 1-1 record on the road.

Zimmer is 12-8 in November with a 5-5 record on the road.

Zimmer is 6-9-1 as the road team in the Central Time Zone.


BROADCAST FACTS (11)

The Vikings are the 11th team the Cowboys will face on the NBC Sunday Night Football package, including playoffs.

The last time Dallas and Minnesota played on a Sunday night was in 1995 on TNT Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys beat the Vikings 23-17 in overtime in the Metrodome.

Cowboys-Vikings will be played on all three incarnations of Sunday Night Football:
1988 (ESPN)
1995 (TNT)
2019 (NBC)

Cowboys-Vikings has been televised on every available TV network. Here is the Cowboys’ record by network:
CBS: 11-4
FOX: 2-6
ABC: 1-4
ESPN: 0-1
NBC: 1-0
NFL Network: 1-0*

*simulcast of an NBC game on Dec. 1, 2016.

Dallas is 27-21 on NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

Minnesota is 7-11 on NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

The Cowboys are 54-37 when Al Michaels calls their games, including postseason.

The Vikings are 20-25 when Michaels calls their games, including postseason.

The Cowboys are 28-22 when Collinsworth does color commentary for their games.

The Vikings are 9-19 when Collinsworth does color commentary for their games.

On KXAS, the NBC affiliate for Dallas-Fort Worth, the Cowboys are an all-time 53-36, including simulcast cable games from 1987-90.


SHAWN HOCHULI FACTS (10)

This week’s referee is Shawn Hochuli. The Cowboys have a 2-0 record with the son of former unofficial arch-referee, Ed Hochuli. Here are the results:
2018 – TB, 27-20 – W
2019 – @WAS, 31-21 – W

The Cowboys have never had fewer penalties than the opposition under the younger Hochuli:
2018 – TB: 9/72; DAL: 10/67
2019 – WAS: 6/44; DAL: 8/67


This is the first Vikings game Hochuli will referee.

Hochuli is tied for the lowest home team winning percentage in the NFL:
Brad Allen: .750
Alex Kemp: .750
Scott Novak: .688
Carl Cheffers: .625
Jerome Boger: .571
Tony Corrente: .500
John Hussey: .500
Ron Torbert: .500
Bill Vinovich: .500
Craig Wrolstad: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Adrian Hill: .500
Brad Rogers: .375
Shawn Smith: .375
Clete Blakeman: .375
Clay Martin: .250
Shawn Hochuli: .250


Hochuli is tied for the fourth-lowest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: .875
Clete Blakeman: .750
Tony Corrente: .750
John Hussey: .625
Alex Kemp: .625
Brad Allen: .625
Shawn Smith: .625
Clay Martin: .625
Jerome Boger: .571
Ron Torbert: .500
Bill Vinovich: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Adrian Hill: .500
Shawn Hochuli: .500
Craig Wrolstad: .375
Brad Rogers: .375
Carl Cheffers: .375


Hochuli has the lowest sacks per game rate in the NFL:
Vinovich: 6.5
Smith: 6.3
Hill: 6.3
Allen: 6.0
Corrente: 5.6
Rogers: 5.5
Anderson: 5.4
Boger: 5.1
Martin: 5.0
Wrolstad: 4.6
Blakeman: 4.6
Torbert : 4.4
Kemp: 4.4
Novak: 4.3
Hussey : 4.3
Cheffers: 4.1
Hochuli: 3.5


Hochuli is tied for the second-highest offensive holding calls per game in the NFL:
Cheffers: 5.4
Hochuli: 4.1
Rogers: 4.1
Torbert : 4.1
Corrente: 4.0
Hill: 3.6
Kemp: 3.6
Blakeman: 3.6
Allen: 3.4
Anderson: 3.4
Wrolstad: 3.1
Boger: 3.1
Novak: 2.8
Martin: 2.5
Hussey : 2.4
Smith: 2.1
Vinovich: 1.5


The Cowboys, nor their opponents, nor Replay Assistant has had to challenge Hochuli so far.


Hochuli is tied for the fifth-lowest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Blakeman: .571 (4/7)
Novak: .556 (5/9)
Kemp: .500 (3/6)
Hussey: .500 (4/8)
Vinovich: .462 (6/13)
Torbert : .429 (3/7)
Corrente: .429 (3/7)
Anderson: .375 (3/8)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Rogers: .333 (2/6)
Smith: .250 (1/4)
Boger: .250 (2/8)
Hochuli: .167 (1/6)
Allen: .167 (2/12)
Martin: .111 (1/9)
Hill: .000 (0/5)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/6)


Hochuli is 1/14 referees this season who has not overturned decisions on the field related to pass interference:
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Anderson: .333 (1/3)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Novak: .000 (0/2)
Blakeman: .000 (0/2)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Hill: .000 (0/2)
Hussey: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Hochuli: .000 (0/3)
Corrente: .000 (0/3)
Kemp: .000 (0/3)
Torbert : .000 (0/3)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/3)
Martin: .000 (0/7)
Allen: .000 (0/7)


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (13)

The Vikings defense has allowed 38 missed tackles, the second-fewest in the NFL.

The Vikings have produced 28 sacks, the sixth-most this season.

The Vikings have broken up 49 passes, the second-most in the league.

Minnesota’s defense is tied for the sixth-most interceptions with eight.

The Vikings have tallied 47 tackles for loss, the fourth-most in the league.

The Vikings defense has allowed just two rushing touchdowns, the fewest in the NFL.

Vikings safety Anthony Harris’ three interceptions are tied for the fourth-most in the league.

Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr has been sent on 55 blitzes this season, the 10th-most in the NFL.

Stefon Diggs’ 13.1 yards per target is tied with Kenny Stills for the most in the NFL. Amari Cooper is third with 12.3.

Diggs’ four fumbles are the most by a receiver this season.

The Cowboys are 3-5 on Nov. 10. Here are the results:
1963 – @SF, 24-31 – L
1968 – NYG, 21-27 – L
1974 – SF, 20-14 – W
1975 – KC, 31-34 – L
1985 – @WAS, 13-7 – W
1991 – @OTI, 23-26 – L-OT
1996 – @SF, 20-17 – W-OT
2013 – @NO, 17-49 – L


The Vikings are 1-4 on Nov. 10. Here are the results:
1963 – @GB, 7-28 – L
1968 – GB, 14-10 – W
1985 – GB, 17-27 – L
1996 – @SEA, 23-42 – L
2002 – NYG, 20-27 – L


The Cowboys have two birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 10:
1940 – Lance Poimbeouf, G, 1963
1982 – Chris Canty, DE, 2005-08

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SERIES FACTS (11)

The Cowboys are 4-3 for the 15th time in club history. 6/14 of the previous teams made the playoffs with 4/6 of those teams having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, 94/209 teams that started 4-3 made the postseason with 41 teams having won the division.

The Giants are 2-6 for the sixth time in franchise history. None of those teams made the playoffs, and the 1974 team finished 2-12, and because they traded their 1975 first-round pick to the Cowboys, that pick became a second overall pick, which turned into Randy White.

The 1970 Cincinnati Bengals are the only team in the modern era to make the playoffs after a 2-6 start. The only other pro football team (NFL, AFL, AAFC) since 1940 to have a comparable record and make the playoffs were the 2-5-1 Buffalo Bills (no relation to the current incarnation).

Dallas is going for their 23rd sweep of the Giants in series history. With 22 sweeps so far, it is the most sweeps against a divisional foe in Cowboys history. This number also ties the Eagles for the most sweeps by a divisional opponent in Giants history since 1960.

Dallas is 30-25-1 against the New York Giants on the road. Here is the record broken down by venue:

Yankee Stadium: 7-3-1
Yale Bowl: 2-0
Shea Stadium: 1-0
Giants Stadium: 14-19
MetLife Stadium: 6-3

The Cowboys’ 6-3 record against the Giants at MetLife Stadium is the second-best among NFC East opponents:
Philadelphia: 7-2
Dallas: 6-3
Washington: 3-7

The Cowboys are 15-11 against the Giants in November with an 8-8 record on the road.

This is the 15th consecutive prime time game in the series and the 14th straight season Dallas-New York will be in prime time, the second-longest running series in prime time behind Dallas-Philadelphia with 16.

The Cowboys are 146-107-2 in November with a 55-56 record on the road.

The Giants are 158-161-9 in November with a 96-76-5 record at home.



DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (14)

Prescott has the fourth-highest completion percentage in the NFL at 70.6%.

Prescott’s 8.9 yards per pass attempt is the third-highest in the NFL.

Prescott’s 303.3 passing yards per game are the third-most in the league.

Prescott’s 102.6 passer rating is the eighth-highest in the NFL.

Prescott’s 4.0 sack percentage is tied with Tom Brady for the fifth-lowest in the league.

Prescott is tied with Lamar Jackson for the sixth-highest average depth of target in the NFL at 9.5.

Prescott is tied with Jameis Winston, Kyler Murray, and Matthew Stafford for the sixth-lowest yards after catch per completion at 4.7.

18 of Prescott’s passes have been subjected to drops, the highest in the NFL.

Prescott is tied with Matt Ryan and Jacoby Brissett for the eighth-most quarterback hits with 23.

Among quarterbacks Prescott is tied with Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, and Andy Dalton for the second-most red zone rushing touchdowns with three.

Prescott is tied with Jimmy Garoppolo and Kyler Murray for the fifth-most third down conversions rushing for a quarterback with six.

Prescott’s 10.4 rushing yards on third down are second to only Patrick Mahomes’ 11.3.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game, Prescott’s 9.0 yards per pass attempt on third down are the third-highest in the league.

Prescott is 7/17 in completing a fourth quarter comeback.


DANIEL JONES FACTS (12)

Jones is tied with Jacoby Brissett for the second-most third down conversions rushing by a quarterback with seven.

Jones has a 100.4 passer rating on third down.

Jones is tied for the ninth-most touchdown passes on third down with four.

Jones’ seven interceptions are tied for the sixth-most in the league.

Jones’ 75-yard touchdown pass to Evan Engram in the Sept. 22 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is tied for the sixth-longest pass this season.

Jones’ 6.8 yards per pass attempt are tied with Kyler Murray for the seventh-lowest in the NFL.

Jones’ 84.4 passer rating is the eighth-lowest in the league.

Jones is tied with Baker Mayfield for the seventh-most in the NFL.

Jones is actually 1/20 quarterbacks this season to have completed a fourth quarter comeback and led a game-winning drive.

Jones’ 5.6 air yards per completion are the 10th-lowest in the league.

Jones has taken the most quarterback hits in the NFL with 32.

Jones has scrambled out of pass attempts 14 times, the ninth-most in the NFL.


EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (4)

Elliott gains 297 yards before contact, the fifth-most in the league.

Elliott gains 305 yards after contact, the eighth-most in the NFL.

Elliott has a 4.25 yards per carry on first down, the eighth-highest in the NFL among running backs with at least 60 carries.

Elliott is tied for the 11th-most second down conversions on the ground with 12.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (16)

This is the 34th week of Garrett’s career that the Cowboys have been in undisputed first place in the NFC East.

Garrett has a 36-19 record against the NFC East with a 20-7 record on the road.

Garrett’s 20-7 road record in the NFC East is the best since Nov. 14, 2010, when he took over as interim coach of the Cowboys:

Philadelphia: 18-10
New York: 10-17
Washington: 9-19

Garrett is 6-3 against the Giants on the road. Here is how that compares to other NFC East opponents:
Philadelphia: 7-2
Washington: 7-2
New York: 6-3

Garrett owns a 12-6 against the Giants. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys head coaches:
Tom Landry: 35-16-2
Jason Garrett: 12-6
Chan Gailey: 3-1
Jimmy Johnson: 5-5
Barry Switzer: 4-4
Bill Parcells: 4-4
Wade Phillips: 3-5
Dave Campo: 1-5

Garrett has completed a series sweep 10/16 times since taking over as Cowboys head coach.

Garrett has executed a series sweep on the road 6/8 times since taking over as Dallas head coach.


Garrett is 26-17 against coaches who have yet to qualify for the playoffs with a 13-4 record on the road.

Garrett is 24-14 in November with a 12-5 record on the road.

Garrett is 10-11 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 10-11 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: 10-11
Wade Phillips: 6-2
Jimmy Johnson: 6-8
Barry Switzer: 3-5
Chan Gailey: 2-2
Dave Campo: 2-5
Bill Parcells: 3-7


Garrett is 4-4 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: 4-4
Jimmy Johnson: 3-2
Dave Campo: 1-2

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
Pat Shurmur: 1-0
Marty Schottenheimer: 1-0
Ben McAdoo: 1-1
Jimmy Johnson: 3-2
Rich Kotite: 3-2
Joe Gibbs: 4-3
Jason Garrett: 4-4
Joe Bugel: 2-2
Vince Tobin: 2-2
Jay Gruden: 3-2
Ray Rhodes: 2-2
Doug Pederson: 1-2
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 4-4 on ESPN Monday Night Football. Here are other Cowboys head coaches’ records on ESPN:
Wade Phillips: 3-1
Jason Garrett: 4-4
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 23/44 on challenges for his career with a 2/3 record in 2019.

Garrett has thrown one challenge flag relative to pass interference and he lost it.


PAT SHURMUR FACTS (7)

Shurmur risks becoming the first Giants coach since John McVay to start off his career by being swept in two straight seasons by the Cowboys.

Shurmur is 2/8 at staving off a series sweep.

Shurmur is 1/4 in staving off a series sweep at home.

Against playoff-winning coaches, Shurmur is 6-23 with a 4-10 record at home.

Shurmur is 8/22 on challenges for his career with a 0/5 mark in 2019.

Shurmur has thrown four challenges relative to pass interference and has lost all four.

The Giants are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the fifth-fewest penalties in the NFL with 47.


BROADCAST FACTS (21)

WFAA will simulcast 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
WFAA (2018) 0-1


The Cowboys are 48-36 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 beat down.

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 2000, 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 recorded 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)

The Cowboys are wearing their “cursed blue” jerseys on Monday Night Football. Here is their uniform breakdown by record on ESPN telecasts:
White: 8-13
Blue: 1-5

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: 1-5
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 and Jason Witten are the only remaining Cowboys 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 and Anthony “Booger” McFarland return as the 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
Joe Tessitore: 0-1
Anthony McFarland: 0-1
Jason Witten: 0-1

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

Jason Witten is 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
Witten: Nov. 5, 2018 – OTI, 14-28 – L


Another quoted statistic going into this game is how the Cowboys have the second-most Monday Night Football appearances with 80. The Dolphins have 85. 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 14 MNF appearances since 2006 versus the Cowboys’ 13. However, since 2006, the Cowboys have had 48 SNF appearances versus the Dolphins’ two. So, actually, the correct way to look at this statistic is the Cowboys lead the league with 162 marquee game appearances versus the Dolphins’ 128.


CLAY MARTIN FACTS (11)

The last time the Cowboys had Martin was on Dec. 30, 2018, at MetLife Stadium in a 36-35 win over the Giants. The Cowboys also had fewer penalties: 6/46 to 11/78.

Martin has the second-lowest home team winning percentage in the league:
Brad Allen: .714
Alex Kemp: .714
Scott Novak: .688
Jerome Boger: .571
Carl Cheffers: .571
Clete Blakeman: .429
Tony Corrente: .429
Walt Anderson: .429
Adrian Hill: .429
Brad Rogers: .429
Ron Torbert: .429
Bill Vinovich: .429
Craig Wrolstad: .429
John Hussey: .429
Shawn Smith: .375
Clay Martin: .286
Shawn Hochuli: .143



Martin is tied for the fifth-highest percentage of home teams with fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: .875
Clete Blakeman: .714
Alex Kemp: .714
Shawn Smith: .625
Clay Martin: .571
Tony Corrente: .571
Jerome Boger: .571
Brad Allen: .571
Shawn Hochuli: .571
John Hussey: .571
Bill Vinovich: .571
Brad Rogers: .429
Ron Torbert: .429
Adrian Hill: .429
Walt Anderson: .429
Craig Wrolstad: .286
Carl Cheffers: .286


The Giants are 1-1 with Martin. Here are the results:
2018 – CHI, 30-27 – W-OT
2018 – DAL, 36-35 – L


The Giants have never had fewer penalties than the opposition with Martin:
2018 – CHI: 8/58; NYG: 12/107
2018 – DAL: 6/46; NYG: 11/78



Martin is right in the middle in terms of sacks per game:
Vinovich: 6.7
Hill: 6.4
Smith: 6.3
Allen: 6.0
Rogers: 5.7
Corrente: 5.6
Anderson: 5.1
Boger: 5.1
Martin: 5.0
Blakeman: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.3
Novak: 4.3
Cheffers: 4.3
Hussey: 4.1
Kemp: 4.1
Torbert : 4.0
Hochuli: 3.6


Martin is tied for the third-lowest offensive holding calls per game:
Cheffers: 5.9
Torbert : 4.4
Hochuli: 4.3
Rogers: 4.1
Corrente: 4.0
Hill: 3.9
Allen: 3.7
Blakeman: 3.7
Kemp: 3.4
Anderson: 3.3
Boger: 3.1
Wrolstad: 2.9
Novak: 2.8
Hussey : 2.4
Martin: 2.4
Smith: 2.1
Vinovich: 1.4


Neither the Cowboys, the Giants, their opponents, nor Replay Assistant has played a part in Martin’s games to date.


Martin has the third-lowest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Novak: .556 (5/9)
Vinovich: .500 (6/12)
Blakeman: .500 (3/6)
Hussey: .500 (3/6)
Anderson: .500 (3/6)
Kemp: .500 (2/4)
Corrente: .429 (3/7)
Rogers: .400 (2/5)
Torbert : .333 (2/6)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Boger: .250 (2/8)
Smith: .250 (1/4)
Allen: .222 (2/9)
Hochuli: .200 (1/5)
Martin: .125 (1/8)
Hill: .000 (0/5)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/6)



Martin has seen the most pass interference challenges and has not overturned on yet:
Anderson: 1/1
Cheffers: 1/1
Vinovich: 2/5
Hussey: 0/1
Smith: 0/1
Blakeman: 0/2
Hill: 0/2
Hochuli: 0/2
Kemp: 0/2
Novak: 0/2
Rogers: 0/2
Boger: 0/2
Corrente: 0/3
Torbert: 0/3
Wrolstad: 0/3
Allen: 0/4
Martin: 0/6

Martin is a high school basketball coach in Jenks, Okla.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (4)

Jason Witten is the only NFL player to have been a color commentator on Monday Night Football and then resumed his NFL career and then played a game on MNF.

The Cowboys are 4-5 on Nov. 4. Here are the results:
1962 – @WAS, 38-10 – W
1973 – CIN, 38-10 – W
1979 – @NYG, 16-14 – W
1984 – NYG, 7-19 – L
1985 – @CRD, 10-21 – L
1990 – @NYJ, 9-24 – L
2001 – @NYG, 24-27 – L-OT
2007 – @PHI, 38-17 – W
2012 – @ATL, 13-19 – L


The Giants are 5-6 on Nov. 4. Here are the results:
1928 – Frankford Yellow Jackets – 0-0 – T
1934 – @CHI, 7-27 – L
1945 – RAM, 17-21 – L

1951 – NY Yanks, 37-31 – W
1956 – @PIT, 17-14 – W
1962 – CRD, 31-28 – W
1973 – @RAI, 0-42 – L
1979 – DAL, 14-16 – L
1984 – @DAL, 19-7 – W
1991 – @PHI, 7-30 – L
2001 – DAL, 27-24 – W-OT
2012 – PIT, 20-24 – L

The Cowboys have seven birthdays to celebrate on Nov. 4:
1947 – Ike Thomas, DB, 1971
1956 – Ron Springs, RB, 1979-84
1963 – Jesse Solomon, LB, 1989-90
1984 – Tony Hills, OT, 2014
1988 – Dez Bryant, WR, 2010-17
1988 – Andrew Gachkar, LB, 2015-16
1994 – Ryan Switzer, WR, 1994

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This is the 12th time in Cowboys history they have started 3-3. 3/11 of those previous teams made the playoffs with only two having won the division: 1996 and 2018.

Since 1990, 74/213 teams that started off 3-3 made the playoffs with 34/74 teams having won the division.

The Eagles are 3-3 for the 18th time in franchise history. 9/17 of those teams made the playoffs with four of those teams having won the division.

In the history of the NFC East, 21/55 teams that started 3-3 made the playoffs with 8/21 having won the division. All eight teams had a winning percentage inside the division between .625 and .833.

This is the 16th-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 26th prime time game the Cowboys will play against the Eagles. It is the 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 32/59 times. 14/27 of those initial wins came in Dallas.

The Cowboys are 18-15 against the Eagles in October with a 12-3 record at home.

The Cowboys are 25-37 against the Eagles at home, including playoffs. Here is a breakdown by venue:

Cotton Bowl: 4-7
Texas Stadium: 14-26
AT&T Stadium: 7-4


The Cowboys’ 5-6 record against the Eagles, including playoffs, at AT&T Stadium is their worst against any divisional opponent:
Washington: 7-3
New York: 6-5
Philadelphia: 5-6

DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (5)

Prescott is tied with Matt Ryan and Daniel Jones for the third-most interceptions chucked on first down with three.

Prescott has thrown for the 11th-most first downs on third down with 21.

Prescott is tied with Kirk Cousins for the third-highest yards per attempt in the NFL at 8.9.

Prescott’s average depth of target is 9.6, tied with Deshaun Watson for the fourth-most in the NFL.

Prescott is 7/17 in completing a fourth quarter comeback.


CARSON WENTZ FACTS (5)

Wentz has the ninth-highest passer rating on third down among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1 at 106.9.

Wentz has thrown for the most first downs on third down with 29.

Wentz is tied with Jacoby Brissett for the second-most third down conversions on the ground for a quarterback with six. Only Lamar Jackson has more with nine.

Wentz is tied with Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan for the most touchdowns thrown on third down with five.

Wentz is tied with Jameis Winston for the fourth-most “bad throws,” according to Pro Football Reference, with 43.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (5)

Elliott is tied with Christian McCaffrey with the most third down rushing attempts for a running back with 11. Elliott has more yards with 78 and two touchdowns to McCaffrey’s 61.

Elliott is tied for the most third down conversions on the ground with Lamar Jackson with nine.

Elliott has 258 yards before contact, the fifth-most in the league.

Elliott has 233 yards after contact, the 10th-most in the NFL.

Elliott is tied with Mark Ingram for the second-most rushing attempts inside the 10-yard line with 14.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (14)

Garrett has a 35-19 record against the NFC East with a 15-12 record on at home.

Since taking over as interim coach in 2010, Garrett’s 15-12 record at home in the NFC East is tied for the best in the division since Nov. 14, 2010:

Jason Garrett: 15-12
Philadelphia: 15-12
New York: 12-16
Washington: 10-17


Garrett owns a 10-8 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: 10-8
Chan Gailey: 3-1
Jimmy Johnson: 5-6
Bill Parcells: 3-5
Dave Campo: 0-6


Garrett is 3-6 against the Eagles at home. Here is how that compares to the rest of the NFC East:
Washington: 6-3
New York: 6-3
Philadelphia: 3-6

Garrett is currently 42-37 without Tony Romo under center.

Garrett is 21-17 on the road without Romo under center.

Garrett is 5-5 against Philadelphia without Romo. Here is how that compares to other divisional opponents:
Washington: 8-2
New York: 6-3
Philadelphia: 5-5

Garrett is 12-13 against Super Bowl-winning head coaches.

Garrett is 18-9 in the first games of a series against NFC East foes with a 9-7 record at home.


Garrett owns a 24-22 record in prime time, including playoffs, with a 15-9 at home.

Garrett is 14-18 in October with a 7-9 record at home.

Garrett is 10/20 when it comes to snapping a team out of a losing streak.

Since 2016, Garrett is less likely to go for it on fourth down in an NFC East game with a 39.6% go-for-it rate compared to 55.7% in non-divisional games.

Garret is 22/43 on challenges for his career with a 1/2 record in 2019.



DOUG PEDERSON FACTS (10)

Pederson has won the opening contest of a division series 6/10 times since becoming Eagles head coach with 3/6 of those wins coming on the road.

Pederson is 12-7 against the NFC East with a 5-4 record on the road.

Pederson is 12-16 against playoff-winning head coaches with an 3-11 record at on the road.

Pederson is 11-5 in prime time games with a 6-3 record on the road.

Pederson is 2-4 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
Mike McCormack: 2-4
Doug Pederson: 2-4
Rich Kotite: 2-7
Ray Rhodes: 3-6
Dick Vermeil: 4-10
Marion Campbell: 1-5
Ed Khayat: 0-3
Jerry Williams: 0-5


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.

Pederson is less likely to go for it on fourth down in a division game at 43.6% compared to 52.1% in non-NFC East contests.

Pederson is 12/25 on challenges in his career with a 0/2 ledger in 2019. Both of his challenges were regarding pass interference.

BROADCAST FACTS (13)

This is the 11th-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 43rd NFC East game on
Sunday Night Football since 2006.

Dallas is 26-21 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

The Eagles are 19-19 on
NBC Sunday Night Football, including playoff games and NFL Specials.

This will be Al Michaels’ 22nd game in the series, second-most to Pat Summerall’s 24.

The Cowboys are 53-37 when Michaels calls their games.

The Eagles are 38-36 when Michaels does play-by-play.

This will be the 13th game in the series Cris Collinsworth will call. The most in the series is John Madden with 20.

The Cowboys are 27-22 when Collinsworth does color commentary for their games.

The Eagles are 29-22 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 52-36, 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.



JEROME BOGER FACTS (12)

This week’s referee is Jerome Boger. The Cowboys have a 7-5 record with Boger. Here are the results:
2006 — @Titans, 45-14 – W
2006 — @ATL, 38-28 – W
2008 — @NYG, 14-35 – L
2009 — SEA, 38-17 – W
2010 — NO, 27-30 – L
2011 — BUF, 44-7 – W
2013 — @KC, 16-17 – L
2013 — @NO, 17-49 – L
2014 — NYG, 31-21 – W
2014 — @WAS, 44-17 – W
2016 — PHI, 29-23 – W-OT
2017 — Chargers, 6-28 – L


The Cowboys have had fewer penalties than the opposition 6/12 times with Boger:
2006 — Titans: 5/55; DAL: 5/61
2006 — ATL: 8/68; DAL: 4/32
2008 — NYG: 8/65; DAL: 9/55
2009 — SEA: 6/53; DAL: 5/43
2010 — NO: 4/30; DAL: 4/19
2011 — BUF: 3/12; DAL: 8/74
2013 — KC: 10/45; DAL: 5/27
2013 — NO: 6/44; DAL: 11/82
2014 — NYG: 6/40; DAL: 6/46
2014 — WAS: 9/101; DAL: 7/48
2016 — PHI: 5/40; DAL: 11/84
2017 — Chargers: 5/56; DAL: 7/60


Boger is tied for the seventh-highest home team winning percentage in the NFL:
Brad Allen: .800
Scott Novak: .750
Alex Kemp: .667
Brad Rogers: .600
Clete Blakeman: .600
John Hussey: .500
Jerome Boger: .400
Carl Cheffers: .400
Adrian Hill: .400
Ron Torbert: .400
Bill Vinovich: .400
Craig Wrolstad: .400
Walt Anderson: .333
Shawn Smith: .333
Tony Corrente: .200
Clay Martin: .167
Shawn Hochuli: .167


Boger is tied for the second-highest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: 1.000
Jerome Boger: .800
Clete Blakeman: .800
Shawn Hochuli: .667
John Hussey: .667
Alex Kemp: .667
Ron Torbert: .600
Bill Vinovich: .600
Tony Corrente: .600
Shawn Smith: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Clay Martin: .500
Brad Allen: .400
Carl Cheffers: .400
Brad Rogers: .400
Adrian Hill: .200
Craig Wrolstad: .000


The Eagles are 4-5 when Boger referees their games. Here are the results:

2007 – MIA, 17-7 – W 2008 – ATL, 27-14 – W
2008 – @WAS, 3-10 – L
2009 – @SD, 23-31 – L
2011 – NE, 20-38 – L
2014 – Titans, 43-24 – W
2015 – @WAS, 23-20 – L
2016 – @DAL, 23-29 – L
2017 – NYG, 27-24 – W


Philadelphia has had fewer penalties than the opposition 4/9 times:

PHI: 4/40; MIA: 3/15
PHI: 7/70; ATL: 6/51
PHI: 3/20; WAS: 3/25
PHI: 9/70; SD: 3/31
PHI: 10/60; NE: 3/20
PHI: 9/69; Titans: 7/56
PHI: 8/72; WAS: 10/110
PHI: 5/40; DAL: 11/84
PHI: 9/103; NYG: 10/137


Boger’s games see the seventh-most sacks per game on average:
Vinovich: 7.4
Rogers: 6.6
Allen: 6.0
Hill: 5.8
Corrente: 5.4
Martin: 5.2
Boger: 5.0
Smith: 5.0
Anderson: 4.8
Kemp: 4.7
Blakeman: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.6
Cheffers: 4.0
Hochuli: 4.0
Novak: 4.0
Hussey : 3.7
Torbert : 3.4


Boger calls the seventh-fewest offensive holding calls per game:
Torbert: 5
Cheffers: 4.8
Rogers: 4.4
Corrente: 4.4
Hochuli: 4.3
Allen: 4.2
Kemp: 3.7
Anderson: 3.5
Hill: 3.4
Blakeman: 3.4
Boger: 3.2
Novak: 3.0
Wrolstad: 3.0
Martin: 2.7
Hussey : 2.7
Smith: 2
Vinovich: 1.6

Dallas has yet to lose a challenge when Boger goes under the hood (5/5). Additionally, opponents are 0/3 on challenges, and Replay Assistant is 1/2 with just one of those verdicts benefiting the Cowboys.


The Eagles are 1/2 when challenging Boger’s calls with opponents going 2/2. Replay Assistant is 0/5 with three of those calls favoring Philadelphia.


Boger has the fifth-lowest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Kemp: .667 (2/3)
Novak: .571 (4/7)
Vinovich: .500 (4/8)
Hussey : .500 (3/6)
Corrente: .500 (2/4)
Anderson: .400 (2/5)
Blakeman: .400 (2/5)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Allen: .286 (2/7)
Rogers: .250 (1/4)
Hochuli: .250 (1/4)
Torbert: .200 (1/5)
Boger: .143 (1/7)
Martin: .125 (1/8)
Smith: .000 (0/3)
Hill: .000 (0/4)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/4)


Boger has been challenged twice to overturn the ruling/non-ruling of pass interference and has upheld the original decision every time:
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Hill: .000 (0/1)
Hussey: .000 (0/1)
Kemp: .000 (0/1)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/2)
Novak: .000 (0/2)
Blakeman: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Hochuli: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/2)
Allen: .000 (0/3)
Torbert: .000 (0/3)
Martin: .000 (0/6)



MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (26)

The Cowboys are tied with the Texans, 49ers, and Seahawks for the second-most first down runs in the NFL with 105.

The Cowboys’ 105 first-down runs through the first six games are actually more than they ran last year through the first six weeks (97).

The Cowboys are tied for the 15th-most yards gained on first down at 5.8.

Dallas is tied with Buffalo for the most first downs gained on first down with 40.

The Cowboys gain the most yards on second down at 8.0.

Dallas has the second-most second down conversions in the NFL with 61. Only Baltimore has more with 65.

On average, the Cowboys have 7.5 yards to go on second down, tied for the fifth-lowest in the league.

The Cowboys pass on second down 87 times, tied with the Falcons and Texans for the fifth-most in the NFL.

Eagles receivers DeSean Jackson and Nelson Agholor are tied for the fourth-most touchdowns caught on third down with two apiece.

The Cowboys and Eagles defenses are tied with the Cardinals for the 14th-most in the NFL with 14.

The Eagles are second in the NFL with 23 QB knock-downs.

The Eagles and Cowboys both are tied along with the Patriots, Broncos, and Washington for the eighth-most QB hurries in the league with 31 apiece.

The Cowboys defense is tied with the Colts for the sixth-fewest blitzes this year with 48.

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham is tied with Cameron Jordan and Preston Smith for the second-most third down sacks in the league with 4.0.

Graham is tied for the seventh-highest tackles for loss in the NFL with six.

Graham is tied with Marcus Davenport for the sixth-highest quarterback hurries in the NFL with 10.

Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett has produced the fourth-most QB knockdowns with seven.

Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn is tied for the eighth-most sacks in the league with 5.0.

Philadelphia linebacker Nathan Gerry is 1/15 defensive players so far to have recorded a pick-six.

The Eagles defense has the 13th-highest opposing passer rating in the NFL at 94.5.

The Cowboys defense is smack in the middle in terms of opposing passer rating at 90.0.

The Eagles defense has surrendered the second-lowest rushing yards in the NFL at 3.3.

The Dallas defense is tied with the Patriots, Giants, and Titans for the 12th-lowest yards per carry surrendered in the league at 4.2.


The Cowboys are 4-3 on Oct. 20. Here are the results:
1963 – @NYG, 21-37 – L
1968 – @MIN, 20-7 – W
1974 – PHI, 31-24 – W
1985 – @PHI, 14-16 – L
1996 – ATL, 32-28 – W
2002 – @CRD, 6-9 – L-OT
2013 – @PHI, 17-3 – W


The Eagles are 4-6 on Oct. 20. Here are the results:
1940 – WAS, 17-34 – L
1946 – @CHI, 14-21 – L
1957 – CLE, 17-7 – W
1963 – @CLE, 7-37 – L
1968 – CHI, 16-29 – L
1974 – @DAL, 24-31 – L
1985 – DAL, 16-14 – W
1996 – MIA, 35-28 – W
2002 – TB, 20-10 – W
2013 – DAL, 3-17 – L


The Cowboys have three birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 20:
1962 – Ray Childress, DT, 1996
1964 – Manny Hendrix, CB, 1986-91
1965 – Chad Hennings, DT, 1992-2000
1972 – Dexter Coakley, LB, 1997-2004
1988 – Mario Butler, CB, 2012

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SERIES FACTS (13)

The Cowboys are 3-2 for the 16th time in franchise history. 10/15 of those previous teams made the playoffs with seven of those teams having won the division.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last reformatted, 124/247 teams that started 3-2 made the playoffs.

The Jets are 0-4 for the seventh time in team history. None of those teams ever made the playoffs.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, there have been 92 teams to start 0-4. Only the 1992 San Diego Chargers rebounded from a 0-4 start to make the playoffs.

The Cowboys are 7-4 against the Jets with a 5-2 record on the road.

The Cowboys are 5-2 against the Jets on the road. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Shea Stadium: 2-0
Giants Stadium: 3-1
MetLife Stadium: 0-1

The Cowboys are 1-0 against the Jets in October. That lone contest was in 1987 in a 38-24 win at Giants Stadium.

The Cowboys are 128-111-2 in October with a 54-70-1 record on the road.

The Cowboys are 146-146-1 in the Eastern Time Zone with a 29-33 record in the late afternoon time slot.

The Jets are 4-7 against the Cowboys. It is their second-best against current NFC East teams: Giants: 5-8
Dallas: 4-7
Washington: 3-8
Philadelphia: 0-11

The Cowboys’ 7-4 mark against the Jets is their second-best against current AFC East teams:
Bills: 8-4
Jets: 7-4
Patriots: 7-5
Dolphins: 8-7

Formerly known as the New York Titans, the Jets are 1/8 current teams to have had a different mascot.

For the third straight game in the series, the Cowboys and Jets will be starting two different quarterbacks than the previous encounter. The last time this happened in series history was during the three games between 1978 and 1990.


DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (15)

Prescott is tied for the second-most touchdown passes in the NFL with 11. Only Russell Wilson has thrown more with 12.

Prescott’s six interceptions are the fifth-most in the league and the most thrown through the first five games by a Dallas quarterback since Tony Romo’s nine in 2012.

Prescott still has the fifth-highest passer rating at 106.0.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Prescott’s 69.6 completion percentage is the fourth-highest in the NFL.

Prescott is tied with Patrick Mahomes for the highest yards per attempt in the NFL at 9.4.

Prescott’s 13.5 yards per completion are the third-highest in the league.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game and not had a bye, Prescott is tied with the Colts’ Jacoby Brissett for the fewest sacks with six.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game and not had a bye, Prescott is tied with Brissett for the second-fewest hurried throws in the league with 13.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game and not had a bye, Prescott has been blitzed the fewest at 33 times.

Prescott has taken 16 hits so far, the sixth-most in the league.

Prescott’s throws have been subjected to 11 drops, tied with Carson Wentz and Jared Goff for the most in the NFL. Goff is tied for second-most interceptions with seven, Prescott fifth with six, and Wentz with just two on the season.

Prescott has the fourth-most third down conversions on the ground by a quarterback with four.

Prescott has thrown five red zone touchdowns, tied for the ninth-most in the league.

Prescott is one of 10 quarterbacks in the NFL to have thrown 19 red zone passes without an interception.

Prescott is 7/16 in completing a fourth quarter comeback.


SAM DARNOLD FACTS (10)

Darnold is the 25th quarterback taken from USC and the seventh taken in the first round.

Darnold’s final stat line from the Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills was 28-of-41 for 175 yards, a touchdown, four sacks, an 84.9 passer rating, and rushed one time for no gain.

Last season, Darnold had the eighth-lowest yards per pass attempt in the league at 6.9.

Last year, Darnold threw 15 interceptions, tied with Andrew Luck and Case Keenum for the second-highest in the league.

Last season, Darnold actually engineered a fourth quarter comeback and a game-winning drive.

A win would join Darnold with Ken O’Brien, Ray Lucas, Mark Sanchez, and Ryan Fitzpatrick as the only Jets quarterbacks to defeat the Cowboys.

Darnold is 2-5 at home with an 88.5 passer rating.

In 2018, Darnold was tied with Baker Mayfield for the fourth-highest average depth of target at 9.3 yards.

In 2018, Darnold was tied with Derek Carr for the ninth-most hurried throws with 69.

Among quarterbacks with at least 100 third down pass attempts, Darnold had the sixth-lowest passer rating at 83.5.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (15)

The Cowboys are 2-4 when Elliott has 15 or fewer carries in a game.

The Cowboys are 12-2 when Elliott has a 5.0 or better yards per carry.

Elliott has a 4.5 yards per carry and 7.1 yards per reception through the first five games. The yards per carry are his second-worst through the first five games, and the yards per reception are tied for the worst of his career through the same span.

Elliott’s 24 first downs are tied with Derrick Henry for the third-most in the league.

Elliott gains 199 yards before contact, the seventh-most in the league.

Elliott gains 187 yards after contact, the 10th-most in the NFL.

Elliott’s two broken tackles are the fewest among running backs with at least 80 attempts this season.

Elliott and Christian McCaffrey are tied for the most red zone rushing attempts in the league with 17. However, both have four red zone rushing touchdowns, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL.

Elliott is in the middle of the pack in terms of seeing eight-man boxes, according to Next Gen Stats, with a 16.47% incident rate, the 19th-fewest in the NFL.

According to Next Gen Stats, Elliott’s 2.67 second spent behind the line of scrimmage are the 11th-fewest on average.

Elliott’s 4.79 yards per carry on second-down are the ninth-most in the NFL among backs with at least 15 second-down carries.

Elliott is tied for the 11th-most second-down conversions in the league with nine.

Elliott has the sixth-highest first-down yards per attempt in the NFL among backs with at least 50 carries at 4.07.

Elliott is tied with Leonard Fournette and Todd Gurley for the sixth-most first downs rushing on first down with eight.

Elliott has 58 first down rushing attempts, the third-most in the NFL.


JASON GARRETT FACTS (10)

Garrett is 3-2 for the first time in his career.

Garrett is 1/3 Cowboys head coaches to have lost to the Jets. The other two are Jimmy Johnson and Chan Gailey.

Garrett owns the most losses to the Jets in the franchise with two.

Garrett is 4-5 against the AFC East with a 1-3 record on the road.

Garrett’s 0-2 record against the Jets is tied with the Patriots for his worst record against an AFC East opponent:
Dolphins: 3-0
Buffalo: 1-1
Patriots: 0-2
Jets: 0-2

Garrett is 14-17 in October with a 7-8 record on the road.

Garrett is 28-17 in the Eastern Time Zone with a 14-6 record in the early afternoon time slot.

Garrett is 10/19 when it comes to snapping a team out of a losing streak.

Garret is 22/43 on challenges for his career with a 1/2 record in 2019.

The Cowboys have the fourth-highest red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 68.8%. However, they are tied for the 14th-most red zone trips with 16.


ADAM GASE FACTS (10)

Gase is the first Jets coach since Lou Holtz in 1976 to start 0-4.

A win would join Gase with Bruce Coslet, Bill Parcells, Rex Ryan, and Todd Bowles as the only Jets coaches to defeat the Cowboys.

Gase is the first retread coach in Jets history since Parcells to have any postseason coaching experience as a head coach.

Gase, like Garrett, is a “son” of Nick Saban’s. From 2000-02, Gase spent a season as a graduate assistant and then two years as a recruiting assistant for the LSU Tigers then coached by Saban.

Gase is 1/6 coaches to have been employed by two different franchises in the AFC East as a head coach.

Until the hiring of Joe Douglas, Gase was the fifth Jets coach to also double up as general manager.

Gase and Mike McCoy are the only two of the five former offensive coordinators of Peyton Manning’s to get head coaching gigs.

Gase is the first offensive-minded coach hired by the Jets for head coach since Rich Kotite in 1995.

Gase was an offensive assistant with the Detroit Lions from 2005-06 and later quarterbacks coach in 2008. This ties him with Dallas defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, who was the head coach of the Lions from 2006-08.

Gase is 4/10 on challenges for his career with a 0/3 overturn rate in 2019.


BROADCAST FACTS (6)

Since CBS took over the AFC package, the Dallas Cowboys are 24-15 on that network. Overall, the Cowboys are 291-192-6 on CBS.

The Cowboys are 20-12 when Nantz calls their games, playoffs included.

Dallas is 2-2 when Romo calls the action.

Romo is 1/11 ex-Cowboys to call Dallas games 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 Jason Witten.

This is the seventh game in the series to be broadcast on CBS, the most in the series. Dallas has a 5-1 advantage.

The last game in New York in the series to be broadcast on CBS was on Dec. 18, 1993. The Cowboys prevailed 28-7.



BRAD ROGERS FACTS (10)

This week’s referee is Brad Rogers. As a rookie referee, neither the Cowboys nor the Jets have had a game with him to date.

Rogers is tied for the fifth-highest home team winning percentage in the NFL:
Brad Allen: .750
Scott Novak: .700
John Hussey: .600
Alex Kemp: .600
Brad Rogers: .500
Clete Blakeman: .500
Jerome Boger: .500
Carl Cheffers: .500
Adrian Hill: .500
Bill Vinovich: .500
Walt Anderson: .400
Shawn Smith: .400
Ron Torbert: .400
Craig Wrolstad: .400
Tony Corrente: .200
Shawn Hochuli: .200
Clay Martin: .000


Rogers is tied for the third-lowest percentage of home teams having fewer penalties:
Scott Novak: 1.000
Shawn Hochuli: .800
John Hussey: .800
Alex Kemp: .800
Clete Blakeman: .750
Bill Vinovich: .750
Jerome Boger: .750
Walt Anderson: .600
Ron Torbert: .600
Tony Corrente: .600
Clay Martin: .600
Shawn Smith: .400
Carl Cheffers: .250
Brad Allen: .250
Brad Rogers: .250
Adrian Hill: .000
Craig Wrolstad: .000


Rogers’ games feature the second-highest number of sacks per game:
Vinovich: 7.8
Rogers: 7.5
Allen: 6.5
Hill: 6.5
Martin: 5.6
Corrente: 5.4
Smith: 5.0
Boger: 5.0
Blakeman: 4.8
Anderson: 4.6
Hochuli: 4.6
Wrolstad: 4.6
Cheffers: 4.5
Hussey: 4.2
Novak: 4.2
Kemp: 4.0
Torbert : 3.4


Rogers has called the sixth-highest number of offensive holding calls this season:
Cheffers: 5.5
Torbert : 5.0
Allen: 4.8
Hochuli: 4.6
Corrente: 4.4
Rogers: 4.0
Kemp: 3.6
Anderson: 3.6
Blakeman: 3.5
Hill: 3.3
Boger: 3.3
Novak: 3.2
Wrolstad: 3.0
Martin: 2.8
Hussey : 2.6
Smith: 2.0
Vinovich: 1.5


Rogers is tied for the sixth-lowest challenge overturn rate in the NFL:
Kemp: .667 (2/3)
Novak: .500 (3/6)
Hussey: .500 (3/6)
Corrente: .500 (2/4)
Hochuli: .500 (1/2)
Vinovich: .429 (3/7)
Allen: .400 (2/5)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Anderson: .250 (1/4)
Blakeman: .250 (1/4)
Rogers: .250 (1/4)
Boger: .200 (1/5)
Smith: .200 (1/5)
Martin: .167 (1/6)
Hill: .000 (0/2)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/4)


Rogers has not overturned a pass interference challenge this season:
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Hill: .000 (0/1)
Boger: .000 (0/1)
Hussey : .000 (0/1)
Kemp: .000 (0/1)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/2)
Novak: .000 (0/2)
Allen: .000 (0/2)
Blakeman: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Torbert : .000 (0/3)
Martin: .000 (0/5)


Rogers was the field judge for the Cowboys games against the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 and the Indianapolis Colts in 2018.

This is the first Jets game Rogers will work in any capacity.

Rogers got his start in officiating refereeing Texas high school football games, and currently lives in Lubbock, Texas.


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (3)

Amari Cooper has the second-most receiving yards in the NFL with 512.

Cooper is tied with D.J. Chark for the second-most touchdown catches with five.

The Jets defense has given up 53 passes to receivers, the seventh-lowest in the NFL.

The Jets defense is tied for the eighth-fewest touchdown catches surrendered to receivers with four.

The Jets defense has created 33 quarterback pressures, the fourth-fewest in the NFL.

The Cowboys defense is tied with the Texans, Browns, and Jaguars for the second-most missed tackles in the NFL with 46.

The Jets defense is tied with the Bears for the third-lowest yards per carry in the NFL at 3.4

The Jets blitz as often as the Patriots with 63 instances, tied for the seventh-most in the league.

The Cowboys are 7-2 on Oct. 13. Here are the results:
1963 – DET, 17-14 – W
1968 – PHI, 34-14 – W
1974 – @CRD, 28-31 – L
1985 – PIT, 27-13 – W
1991 – CIN, 35-23 – W
1996 – CRD, 17-3 – W
1997 – @WAS, 16-21 – L
2002 – CAR, 14-13 – W
2013 – WAS, 31-16 – W

The Jets are 0-6 on Oct. 13. Here are the results:
1963 – @SDG, 20-24 – L
1968 – DEN, 13-21 – L
1974 – NE, 0-24 – L
1991 – OTI, 20-23 – L
1996 – @JAX, 17-21 – L
2013 – PIT, 6-19 – L


The Cowboys have three birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 13:
1942 – Jerry Jones, owner, 1989-present
1952 – Charley Young, RB, 1974-77
1977 – Quincy Carter, QB, 2001-03

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SERIES FACTS (10)

This is the 23rd time the Cowboys have started 3-1. 16/22 of those previous teams won the playoffs with 11/16 of those teams having won the division.

This is the 29th time the Packers have started 3-1. 14/28 of those previous teams made the postseason.

Since 1990, when playoff formats were last tinkered with, 145/226 teams that started 3-1 made the playoffs with 90/145 playoff qualifiers winning the division.

Since 1970, the Cowboys are 166-120 in late afternoon games with a 107-56 record at home.

Since 1970, the Packers are 69-66-1 in late afternoon games with a 35-48-1 record on the road.

The Cowboys are 128-110-2 in October all-time with a 74-40-1 record at home.

The Cowboys are 6-7 in late afternoon games with the Packers.

The Cowboys are 4-7 against the Packers in October.

Dallas is 12-8 against Green Bay at home, including playoffs. Here is the breakdown by venue:
Cotton Bowl: 1-3
Texas Stadium: 11-2
AT&T Stadium: 0-3

This is the fifth time the Cowboys and Packers will meet with the same record. Dallas has prevailed 4/4 times.

DAK PRESCOTT FACTS (15)


Prescott has a 113.7 passer rating, 9.0 yards per pass attempt, and taken three sacks. Through four games last season, Prescott had an 85.2 passer rating, 6.6 yards per attempt, and taken 14 sacks.

Prescott is tied with Jameis Winston, Carson Wentz, and Matthew Stafford the most touchdown passes in the NFL with nine.

Prescott’s 9.0 yards per pass attempt is the second-highest in the NFL. Only Patrick Mahomes’ 9.7 is better.

Prescott’s 113.7 passer rating is the third-highest in the NFL among starting quarterbacks who have played since Week 1.

Prescott’s three sacks are tied with Tom Brady for the fewest among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1.

Prescott leads the NFL in air yards per pass attempt at 5.6.

Prescott has the third-highest air yards per completion in the NFL at 7.8.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Prescott is tied for the third-fewest hurried throws in the NFL with 11.

Prescott’s average depth of target is 9.6 yards, the seventh-highest in the NFL.

Prescott’s 50 passes for first downs are tied with Andy Dalton for the ninth-highest in the NFL.

Prescott’s passes have been dropped seven times, tied for the eighth-highest in the NFL.

Among quarterbacks who have started every game since Week 1, Prescott’s been blitzed 29 times, tied for the second-fewest in the NFL.

Prescott is tied for the third-most red zone touchdowns in the NFL with five.

Prescott has a 73.3 completion percentage in the red zone. Among quarterbacks with at least 10 passes, Derek Carr has a higher percentage at 78.6%.

Prescott is now 7/16 in completing a fourth quarter comeback.


AARON RODGERS FACTS (4)

Rodgers is tied with Russell Wilson, Jacoby Brissett, and Patrick Mahomes for the 14th-most third down conversions by pass with 14.

Among quarterbacks with at least 25 third down passes, Rodgers has the 16th-highest third down passer rating at 82.8.

Rodgers has the ninth-most throws on first down with 58.

On Dec. 25, 2011, Rodgers posted a 142.7 passer rating against the Bears in a 35-21 win. The passer rating was the highest against Rod Marinelli in his time in Chicago. The five touchdowns were also the most against a Marinelli-led defense in that span. Overall, Rodgers is 12-2 against Marinelli.

EZEKIEL ELLIOTT FACTS (10)

Elliott is tied with Carson Wentz for the most third down conversion runs with six.

With a minimum of five rushing attempts, Elliott has the highest yards per carry on third down at 9.3.

Elliott has the second-highest third down rushing yards in the NFL with 56, bested only by Dak Prescott’s 57.

Elliott has the fifth-highest yards before contact in the league at 176.

Among running backs with at least 70 carries, Elliott is tied with Marlon Mack for the fewest broken tackles with two.

Elliott is tied for the third-most rushing attempts on first down with 49.

Elliott is tied with Christian McCaffrey for the 14th-highest yards per carry on first down at 3.9.

Elliott has the ninth-highest first downs rushing on first down with five.

Elliott is tied for the 10th-most second conversions by rush in the NFL with eight.

With at least 15 attempts, Elliott has the seventh-highest yards per carry on second down with 4.53.

JASON GARRETT FACTS (7)

Garrett is 1-5 against the Packers. Here is how he compares to other Cowboys head coaches:

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


When coaching against playoff-winning quarterbacks, Garrett is 33-38 and currently on a four-game winning streak.

Garrett is 11-14 against rookie coaches with a 7-8 record at home.

Garrett is 8-10 against the NFC North with a 6-5 record at home.

Garrett’s 6-5 home record against the NFC North is his best compared to the rest of the conference:
NFC North: 6-5
NFC South: 5-4
NFC West: 3-5

Garrett is 21/37 in preventing a losing streak.

The Packers are 1/5 teams that Garrett has defeated both as a player and as a head coach. The other four teams are the Giants, Cardinals, Panthers, and Washington.



MATT LAFLEUR FACTS (11)

LaFleur is facing the Cowboys for the first time. Here is how other Packers coaches fared in their initial encounters with Dallas:
Vince Lombardi: 1-0
Phil Bengtson: 1-0
Dan Devine: 1-0
Bart Starr: 1-0
Forrest Gregg: 0-1
Lindy Infante: 1-0
Mike Holmgren: 0-1
Ray Rhodes: 0-1
Mike Sherman: 1-0
Mike McCarthy: 0-1

LaFleur is the first Packers rookie coach to face the Cowboys since Bart Starr in 1975, who defeat Dallas on the road 19-17 for his first career win.

LaFleur joins Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, and Ray Rhodes as the only Packers coaches to lead the club to a 3-1 start.

Among the rookie coach class of 2019, LaFleur and the Bears’ Vic Fangio are the only two who had playoff-winning quarterbacks on the roster.

LaFleur is the fifth consecutive Packers head coach to inherit a Super Bowl-winning starting quarterback.

The Packers are tied with the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, and Houston Texans for the 13th-fewest penalties in the NFL with 28.

The Packers have the 11th-highest red zone conversion rate in the NFL at 64.3%.

Green Bay has the sixth-worst third-down conversion rate in the NFL at 31.9%.

LaFleur has won challenges 2/5 times. He is 0/2 when challenging pass interference.

Thus far, LaFleur is 1-0 against playoff-winning coaches with that win coming against Mike Zimmer in Week 2. Jason Garrett is his first road test. On the 2019 slate, presuming none get replaced by interims, LaFleur is set to have five more games after Week 5 against playoff-winning coaches.

LaFleur is an alumnus of Saginaw Valley State, same as Cowboys safety Jeff Heath.


BROADCAST FACTS (5)

Sunday will mark the 15th time that FOX has broadcast a game in this series. Here is how their number, adjusted for Sunday, compares to the other networks that have telecast Dallas-Green Bay:

CBS: 18
FOX: 15
NBC: 2
ABC: 1


Dallas is 138-123 all-time on FOX, including postseason.

The Cowboys are 40-42 when Joe Buck does play-by-play for their games.

Dallas is 46-48 when Troy Aikman does color commentary for their games.

Pat Summerall called the most games in the series with 10 total with his first game being the 1967 NFL Championship, otherwise known as the “Ice Bowl.” Troy Aikman on Sunday will become the second with nine.


RON TORBERT FACTS (12)

This week’s referee is Ron Torbert. The Cowboys have a 2-2 record in his games:

2015 – CAR, 14-33 – L
2016 – NYG, 19-20 – L
2017 – @SF, 40-10 – W
2018 – WAS, 31-23 – W


Dallas has never had fewer penalties than the opposition in all four of his games:

2015 – CAR: 8/53; DAL: 8/40
2016 – NYG: 4/40; DAL: 6/50
2017 – SF: 2/22; DAL: 5/36
2018 – WAS: 4/25; DAL: 4/30


Torbert is tied for the sixth-highest home team winning percentage in the NFL:
John Hussey: .750
Brad Rogers: .667
Clete Blakeman: .667
Brad Allen: .667
Scott Novak: .625
Ron Torbert: .500
Alex Kemp: .500
Carl Cheffers: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Bill Vinovich: .500
Craig Wrolstad: .500
Adrian Hill: .333
Jerome Boger: .333
Shawn Hochuli: .250
Shawn Smith: .250
Tony Corrente: .000
Clay Martin: .000



Torbert’s games are second-highest for the home team winning the penalty battle: Scott Novak: 1.000
Ron Torbert: .750
Shawn Hochuli: .750
John Hussey: .750
Alex Kemp: .750
Bill Vinovich: .750
Clete Blakeman: .667
Jerome Boger: .667
Tony Corrente: .500
Walt Anderson: .500
Clay Martin: .500
Shawn Smith: .500
Brad Allen: .333
Carl Cheffers: .250
Adrian Hill: .000
Brad Rogers: .000
Craig Wrolstad: .000


The Packers are 2-2 with Torbert. Here are the results:
2016 – @CHI, 30-27 – W
2017 – @MIN, 10-23 – L
2018 – @RAM, 27-29 – L
2018 – @NYJ, 44-38 – W-OT


The Packers have had fewer penalties with Torbert 2/4 times:
2016 – CHI: 6/40; GNB: 8/64
2017 – MIN: 7/65; GNB: 8/92
2018 – RAM: 2/15; GNB: 2/10
2018 – NYJ: 16/172; GNB: 10/86


Torbert’s games have featured the absolute fewest sacks per game through four weeks:
Vinovich: 7.8
Rogers: 7.0
Allen: 6.7
Corrente: 5.8
Smith: 5.8
Hill: 5.0
Hochuli: 5.0
Novak: 5.0
Wrolstad: 4.8
Hussey: 4.8
Boger: 4.7
Cheffers: 4.5
Martin: 4.5
Anderson: 4.3
Blakeman: 4.0
Kemp: 3.8
Torbert: 3.0



Torbert calls the third-highest offensive holding calls in the NFL:
Allen: 5.7
Cheffers: 5.5
Torbert: 5
Hochuli: 4.8
Corrente: 4.5
Kemp: 4.3
Anderson: 3.8
Hill: 3.6
Novak: 3.5
Hussey : 3.3
Boger: 3.3
Rogers: 3.0
Wrolstad: 3.0
Blakeman: 2.7
Martin: 2.5
Smith: 1.8
Vinovich: 1.5


The Cowboys are 0/1 on challenges under Torbert while opponents are 1/1. Replay Assistant has yet to challenge one of Torbert’s calls.


The Packers are 1/2 on challenges under Torbert while opponents are 1/1. Replay Assistant has not been a factor.


Torbert is one of six referees to not overturn a challenge in 2019:
Allen: .667 (2/3)
Hochuli: .500 (1/2)
Corrente: .500 (2/4)
Anderson: .500 (1/2)
Blakeman: .500 (1/2)
Kemp: .500 (1/2)
Novak: .500 (1/2)
Vinovich: .429 (3/7)
Hussey: .400 (2/5)
Rogers: .250 (1/4)
Cheffers: .333 (1/3)
Hill: .000 (0/1)
Smith: .000 (0/2)
Boger: .000 (0/2)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/3)
Torbert: .000 (0/3)
Martin: .000 (0/4)


Torbert has been challenged twice relative to pass interference calls/no-calls. Here are the results and how they fare with his peers (where applicable):
Cheffers: 1.000 (1/1)
Vinovich: .400 (2/5)
Wrolstad: .000 (0/1)
Smith: .000 (0/1)
Novak: .000 (0/1)
Allen: .000 (0/1)
Boger: .000 (0/1)
Hussey : .000 (0/1)
Kemp: .000 (0/1)
Torbert: .000 (0/2)
Corrente: .000 (0/2)
Rogers: .000 (0/2)
Martin: .000 (0/4)


MISCELLANEOUS FACTS (26)


This is the 3/5 time since 2015 the Cowboys are catching the Packers coming off of a 10-day rest.

The Packers gain 5.1 yards per first down play, the eighth-lowest in the NFL.

The Cowboys are tied with the Panthers and Texans for the 10th-lowest yards per first down play at 5.3.

In the first half of games, the Cowboys have run 35 times and passed 24 on first down. The rushes are tied for the third-most in the NFL.

The Cowboys’ 24 passes on first down in the first half are tied with New Orleans and San Francisco for the sixth-fewest in the NFL.

The Cowboys gain the most yards on average on second down with 7.9.

The Cowboys and Packers are tied with the Giants for the sixth-lowest yards to go on second down with 7.5.

Dallas has thrown on second down the eighth-highest times in the league with 56.

The Packers are tied for the ninth-most throws on second down with 55.

Green Bay running back Aaron Jones has the third-highest red zone rushing touchdowns in the league with four, higher than Ezekiel Elliott’s three.

Jones is tied for the sixth-highest broken tackles after receptions in the league with four.

Jones is tied for the fifth-highest second down conversions by rush in the NFL with nine.

Packers tight end Jimmy Graham and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten are tied for the second-most red zone touchdowns by tight ends with two.

Both of Witten’s touchdown catches came on first down, tying them for the fourth-most first down touchdowns in the league.

Packers receiver Davante Adams is tied for the fifth-most red zone targets in the NFL with six. However, he has just three catches for 20 yards to show for it.

Adams is tied for the fifth-highest third down conversion catches with seven.

Adams has the fourth-most first downs receiving with 20.

The Packers have the fourth-lowest opposing passer rating in the league at 73.2.

The Cowboys have the 10th-lowest opposing passer rating in the NFL at 86.1.

The Cowboys defense has the third-fewest tackles for loss with.

Green Bay’s defense is tied with Washington for the fourth-fewest tackles for loss with 13.

Dallas receiver Amari Cooper has caught all three of his red zone targets for touchdowns, tied for the fourth-most in the NFL.

Cooper is tied for the sixth-most drops in the league with three.

The Cowboys are 4-4 on Oct. 6. Here are the results:
1963 – @PHI, 21-24 – L
1968 – @CRD, 27-10 – W
1974 – MIN, 21-23 – L
1975 – @DET, 36-10 – W
1985 – @NYG, 30-29 – W
1991 – @GB, 20-17 – W
2002 – NYG, 17-21 – L
2013 – DEN, 48-51 – L


The Packers are 7-4 on Oct. 6. Here are the results:
1929 – CRD, 9-2 – W
1935 – PIT, 27-0 – W
1946 – RAM, 17-21 – L
1957 – DET, 14-24 – L
1963 – RAM, 42-10 – W
1968 – @ATL, 38-7 – W
1974 – BUF, 7-27 – L
1985 – DET, 43-10 – W
1991 – DAL, 17-20 – L
1996 – @CHI, 37-6 – W
2013 – DET, 22-9 – W

The Cowboys have four birthdays to celebrate on Oct. 6:
1928 – LB Wayne Hansen, 1960
1942 – LB Russell Wayt, 1965
1964 – OT Louis Cheek, 1990
1966 – K Ken Willis, 1990-91