Dallas Is For Real(?)

After Sunday’s games, the Dallas Cowboys still sit alone atop the NFL with only one loss over their first ten games and, other than their three divisional opponents, only the Minnesota Vikings left between them and the post season. There’s a very real chance the Cowboys go 15-1 this year.

The Cowboys gained 417 total net yards in the team’s 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens yesterday. That marked the team’s eighth consecutive game with at least 400 yards, tied for the longest single-season streak in NFL history (2007 New England Patriots and 2013 Denver Broncos). The Cowboys have now won nine consecutive games, the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history.

Dallas rookie quarterback Dak Prescott passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Ravens. Prescott is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (1983) and Russell Wilson (2012) as the only rookie quarterbacks since 1970 to have multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games.

Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliotrushed for 97 yards and leads the NFL with 1,102 rushing yards. Elliott’s 1,102 rushing yards are the third-most in NFL history in a player’s first 10 games, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (1,223) of the LA Rams and Adrian Peterson (1,197) of the Minnesota Vikings.