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Two Dallas Cowboys Look To Set Milestones In 2017

Two Dallas Cowboys Look To Set Milestones In 2017

The Dallas Cowboys are known for having some of the all-time greats put on the silver in blue throughout their history. Two Hall of Famer’s for the Dallas Cowboys are about to have their franchise records broken in the upcoming season, should everything come to fruition. The first being Michael Irvin’s record for receiving yards.

Jason Witten has already broken his receptions record and it is still growing. There isn’t a player within 300 receptions of Witten’s 1,089 career receptions record for the Dallas Cowboys. Just goes to show you how consistent that the eventual Hall of Fame tight end has been through his 14 seasons in the NFL.

Player Receptions Yards
Michael Irvin                 750          11,904
Jason Witten             1,089          11,888
Tony Hill                 479            7,988
Drew Pearson                 489            7,822
Bob Hayes                 365            7,295
Dez Bryant                 462            6,621
Frank Clarke                 281            5,214
Miles Austin                 301            4,481
Doug Cosbie                 300            3,728
Terrell Owens                 235            3,576

It isn’t likely that he will ever catch Tony Gonzalez, but currently Witten is firmly in second place in terms of yards and receptions by a tight end in NFL history. He is top five in touchdowns after passing Shannon Sharpe last season. The player who has his name on a college award, has proven to be one of the best tight ends to ever lace up a pair of cleats.

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The other playing being the master of the “X”, Dez Bryant. Although he has battled some injuries over the past couple of seasons, Bryant finished out the year strong with six touchdowns in the final eight games. This doesn’t include his two touchdowns versus the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs game.

Bryant has his eyes set on the Cowboys’ franchise number of 71 career receiving touchdowns that is currently held by Bob Hayes. Bryant is second with 67 touchdowns currently. Given the rate at which Dez Bryant scores touchdowns (9.6 per season), it shouldn’t be too long before the new record for most touchdown receptions in Dallas Cowboys’ history will belong to him.

Player TDs
Bob Hayes                   71
Dez Bryant                   67
Michael Irvin                   65
Jason Witten                   63
Tony Hill                   51
Frank Clarke                   50
Drew Pearson                   48
Billy Joe DuPree                   41
Terrell Owens                   38
Miles Austin                   34

The Dallas Cowboys Editor for Dallas Sports Fanatic, Host of the Cowboys Fanatic Podcast and also covers the Cowboys for @WFAASports.

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