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Published: July 12, 2013 at 03:45 p.m.
Updated: July 12, 2013 at 10:47 p.m.

Mind-blowing stats for Dallas Cowboys

Emmitt Smith owns almost every NFL rushing record. Smith's league-record 11 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons from 1991 to 2001 is among the top 10 mind-blowing Dallas Cowboys stats compiled by the research team.

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  • A grand ol' back 10

    A grand ol' back

    Emmitt Smith owns almost every rushing record in the NFL. In his 15-year career, Smith had an NFL-record 11 consecutive seasons with 1,000 yards from 1991-2001. Smith accounts for nearly half of the Cowboys' 23 1,000-yard seasons. Since he left Dallas in 2002, the Cowboys have had only one 1,000-yard rusher -- Julius Jones in 2006. (Associated Press)

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    Never forget 1995

    In 1995, Michael Irvin had 1,603 receiving yards and Emmitt Smith rushed for 1,773 yards. They are the only running back-wide receiver combo to individually put up 1,600 yards in a single season. Both totals set franchise records that still stand today. In 1995, both Smith and Irvin had 11 100-yard games. Irvin's total of 11 100-yard games mark set the single-season record for a receiver; it is a record that wasn't matched until Calvin Johnson did so in 2012. The Cowboys finished the 1995 season with their fifth Super Bowl victory, defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX.(Associated Press)

  • Rating Roger 8

    Rating Roger

    Pro Football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach led the NFL in passer rating (104.8) during his first full season as the Cowboys' starting quarterback in 1971, a season in which the franchise captured its first Super Bowl with a 24-3 win over the Miami Dolphins. Staubach was the MVP of Super Bowl VI. Staubach's impressive passer rating in 1971 would have ranked third in the NFL last season behind only Aaron Rodgers (108.0) and Peyton Manning (105.8). The list of quarterbacks who have never had a passer rating that high includes Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Dan Fouts and Jim Kelly. The number is also tops for a single season in Cowboys history, meaning it is higher than any passer rating of Tony Romo or Troy Aikman's career. (AP Photo/Charles Bennett)

  • The longest yard 7

    The longest yard

    Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett has the only 99-yard run in NFL history. It came at the Minnesota Vikings on Jan. 3, 1983 under some unique circumstances. First, it was on "Monday Night Football", meaning much of the nation was watching. Second, the game was the final one of the entire strike-shortened 1982 season. Dorsett rushed for 153 yards in that game, but finished just short of the rushing title during the nine-game season with 745 yards, behind only Freeman McNeil and his 786 yards for the New York Jets. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

  • Tony Ro-no 6

    Tony Ro-no

    Tony Romo is 55-38 in his career as a starter. He has nine career games in which he has thrown three-plus interceptions, and the Cowboys are 1-8 in those games (Note: Romo did not start one of these games). In fact, Romo has thrown multiple interceptions in 19 career games, and the Cowboys are 4-15 in those games. The good news -- Romo is 51-24 as a starter when he throws one or fewer interceptions. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

  • The 88 club 5

    The 88 club

    Dez Bryant has played 43 games in his career. In those 43 games, Bryant has 200 receptions for 2,871 yards and 27 touchdowns. Those numbers are eerily similar to his predecessor wearing 88: Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. Through his first 43 games, Irvin had 176 receptions for 3,057 yards and 20 touchdowns. Is greatness in the cards for Bryant? (Associated Press)

  • Prime's time 4

    Prime's time

    On Sept. 21, 1998, Deion Sanders had a performance for the ages in the Meadowlands during the Cowboys' 31-7 win over the Giants. Prime became the only player in NFL history to return a punt for a touchdown, return an interception for a touchdown and catch a pass in the same game. He returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown, returning an interception 71 yards for a touchdown and caught a 55-yard pass from current Cowboys coach Jason Garrett. Fittingly, Primetime did all this in prime time, with many watching on "Monday Night Football". (AP Photo/John Greilick)

  • Witten is a wonder 3

    Witten is a wonder

    Rob Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham drew attention for their record-setting seasons in 2011, but Jason Witten had a remarkable season in 2012. His 110 receptions set the single-season record for tight ends. Witten had more receptions than any of the four different Cardinals starting quarterbacks of 2012 had completions. In Week 8, Witten also set the single-game receptions record for a tight end with 18 against the Giants. In that game, Witten had more receptions than the entire Giants team, yet the Cowboys lost in dramatic fashion, 29-24, in a game remembered for the "Hand of Dez." (AP Photo/James D Smith)

  • 'Doomsday Defense' 2

    'Doomsday Defense'

    The "Doomsday Defense" set the foundation for the Cowboys franchise to bring home its first Super Bowl championship in 1971 -- but doomsday began sooner. From 1966-1969, the Cowboys had the best rush defense, allowing the fewest rushing yards in the NFL for four consecutive seasons -- still the longest reign of any NFL defense. In 1968, the Cowboys allowed only two rushing touchdowns all year -- tying the NFL record. In 1966, the Cowboys set the single-game record with 12 sacks against the Steelers, a feat they matched in 1985 -- and only three other teams have matched. The "Doomsday Defense" featured Hall of Famers Bob Lilly, Mel Renfro and Herb Adderley, and later included Randy White, who arrived in 1975 for the second coming of Doomsday. (AP Photo/SS)

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    QBs B-Ware

    Decades removed from the "Doomsday Defense," the current Cowboys possess one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers, DeMarcus Ware. Ware's two-sack performance in Week 1 of the 2012 season against the Giants made him the second-fastest player to reach 100 career sacks, doing so in 113 games, behind only Reggie White. In 2010, Ware recorded 15.5 sacks, marking his second season as the NFL's sack leader -- tying the NFL record. From 2007-2008, Ware had a streak of 10 games in which he recorded a sack, tying Denver's Simon Fletcher for the longest streak in NFL history. When Ware led the league with 20.0 sacks in 2008, he had more sacks than three different teams: The Bengals, Browns and Chiefs. (AP Photo/Scott Boehm)

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