NOTES: Cowboys top Eagles

Dez Bryant

It was a record-setting night for Tony Romo as the Cowboys topped Philadelphia, 38-33.

Tonight's win allowed the Dallas Cowboys to sweep the Eagles this season. It was the first season sweep for Dallas since 2009, the 16th time since 1970 and 18th time overall.

The win also snapped Dallas' eight-game Sunday night losing streak.

Dez Bryant caught six passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns tonight. His two scores gave him his fourth consecutive game with a touchdown catch, the longest streak in his career.

Along with Bryant's two touchdown catches last week, it was the sixth time in club history a player had multiple touchdowns in back-to-back games, and Bryant is the fifth different player to accomplish the feat. The previous players to do it were Miles Austin (10/11/09, 10/25/09), Terrell Owens (11/11/07, 11/18/07), Tony Hill (10/8/78, 10/15/78) and Frank Clarke (10/14/62, 10/21/62 and 11/3/63, 11/10/63).

Bryant now has 23 career touchdown catches, and passed Jay Novacek (22) to tie Patrick Crayton for 12th in franchise history.

Bryant's 98 receiving yards tonight gave him 988 for the season to establish a career-best. His previous was his 928 yards from last season.

Bryant's six receptions tonight upped his career receptions total to 179 to pass Marion Barber for 25th in franchise history.

In his return to the field after missing the previous six games with a sprained foot, DeMarco Murray led all rushers with 23 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown. His 23 carries gave him 262 career rushing attempts to pass Don Meredith (242), Scott Laidlaw and Tashard Choice (250 each) for 22nd.

Tony Romo finished tonight's game completing 22-of-27 passes (81.5%) for 303 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a quarterback rating of 150.5.

Romo's three touchdown throws tonight gave him 95 touchdowns in home games to up his club-high of home touchdowns.

In completing 22-of-27 passes, Romo completed 81.5% of his passes – his 30th career game with a completion percentage of 70.0-or-more. Troy Aikman has the clubhigh with 39.

WarNest.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo knows what matters the most when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys.

Tweets