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Stat Check: 7 facts to know following the Cowboys’ week three win

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Stat Check: 7 facts to know following the Cowboys’ week three win

Ezekiel Elliott 

Ezekiel Elliott slid into sole possession of third place for the must rushing touchdowns in team history (48). Elliott was a man amongst boys Monday night as he rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. He also contributed another 21 yards receiving on three catches. Elliott also moved past Marion Barber for the third-most multi-rushing touchdown games in Cowboy history (11).

Elliott continued to write records as he surpassed 100 scrimmage yards on the night for the 45th time of his career, which is the fourth-most in team history.

Takeaways

Anthony Brown, a cornerback often picked on by fans, set the tone Monday night with his first interception of the season on the Eagles’ first drive. Brown’s first-quarter interception marked the 10th consecutive game that the Dallas Cowboys have recorded a takeaway, which is second-most among active NFL teams – Miami (24).

First Downs

The Dallas Cowboys matched their own franchise record set against the Los Angeles Chargers in week two. The team recorded 13 first downs in the first quarter of Monday’s game for the second consecutive game. Those both are franchise records. The only other team in the last 40 years to gain 13-plus first downs in the first quarter twice in a single season is the 2018 Rams, according to the Dallas Cowboys Public Relations department.

Trevon Diggs

Trevon Diggs became the first Cowboy with an interception in each of the first three games of a season since Everson Walls in 1985. He picked off Jalen Hurts on their first possession of the second for a 59-yard touchdown. The last time Dallas intercepted a pass for a score was in 2017 at Washington – Byron Jones.

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott logged his 20th career game with three-or-more passing touchdowns, tying Danny White for second in team history. Prescott connected with Dalton Shultz twice for touchdowns and found Cedrick Wilson in the back of the end zone on a fourth-down call inside the five-yard line.

Osa Odighizuwa

Osa Odighizuwa reached 1.5 sacks on the year tonight and became the first rookie Cowboy defender to post at least 1.5 sacks in a game since Maliek Collins had 2.0 sacks against the Cleveland Browns in 2016.

Dalton Shultz

Dalton Shultz recorded his first career multi-touchdown game against the Eagles. The last Cowboys tight end with multiple touchdowns in a game was fellow teammate Blake Jarwin against the New York Giants in their season finale in 2018.

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