Seven odds and ends from Saturday’s loss
By Todd Archer
IRVING, Texas — Seven odds and ends from Saturday’s 27-26 loss to Arizona, starting with the last time the Cowboys missed two extra points in a season.
** David Buehler has missed two extra points on the season. The last time that has happened in Cowboys’ history? Chris Boniol made 46 of 48 attempts in 1995. That was also the year Boniol made 27 of 28 field goal tries. It’s not quite as bad as 1979 when Rafael Septien missed four point-after attempts.
** Saturday’s loss was the 10th of the season for the Cowboys. It is the first time since 2004 they have had double-digit losses. In the Jerry Jones era, it is the sixth time they have had at least 10 losses in a season. The others: 1989, 1997, 2000-2002.
** It seems as if getting 100 receiving yards is not necessarily a good thing for Miles Austin. He had 115 yards Saturday at Arizona, breaking the century mark for the fifth time this year. He had 146 yards vs. Washington, 142 vs. Chicago, 166 vs. Tennessee and 117 against Jacksonville. The Cowboys have lost all five games. The Cowboys are 5-6 when Austin has 100 yards in a game.
** With one game to go, Jason Witten has 90 catches on the season. It is the third time Witten has had at least 90 catches in a season and only Tony Gonzalez has more 90-catch seasons by a tight end in NFL history with four. He had 96 catches in 2007 and 94 catches last year. Witten and Gonzalez are the only tight ends with consecutive 90-catch seasons. Gonzalez’s came in 2007-08.
** With one sack Saturday, DeMarcus Ware has 77 for his career, which ties him for the second-most in team history, according to the NFL since sacks did not become an official stat since 1982. Jim Jeffcoat is the leader with 94.5. Now, if you want to go back longer than 1982, then Harvey Martin is the leader with 114.
** In a game in which Stephen McGee completed the first pass of his career, Jon Kitna’s 12 completions before he left the game with an injury allowed him to surpass Kurt Warner (2,666), Steve Young and Brad Johnson (2,668) for 24th in NFL history. Kitna has 2,671 completions.
** Felix Jones has 1,670 rushing yards in his career with his 77-yard effort against the Cardinals. He passed Duane Thomas for 15th in team history. Thomas had 1,596 yards. Why did I think Thomas had more than that?