Tuesday Fast Facts: 2016 in review

The regular season has come to a close and the Cowboys had quite a year.

In this end of the season edition of Tuesday Fast Facts, we list some of the most relevant nuggets from the 2016 season.

  • Dallas finished in the top five in points scored and allowed for the first time since 1995. The Cowboys have also finished in the top five of both categories five other times in full seasons post-merger. They’ve made the Super Bowl in four of the five seasons (78, 92, 93, and 95).
  • Dallas did not throw a single interception while trailing this season. They’re the first team to do that since the 2011 Green Bay Packers.
  • The Cowboys finished the season with 24 rushing touchdowns for the first time since 1995 when Emmitt Smith set the single season record for rushing touchdowns with 25.
  • Dallas finished with 36 sacks on the season for the first time since 2011.
  • 1,336 rushing yards is the fewest Dallas has allowed since 1992.
  • 2016 marked just the fourth time in team history, and the first since 1978, that Dallas didn’t allow a single opponent to score more than 30 points.
  • With another eight home games in the books, the Cowboys haven’t been shutout at home since 1991, totaling 206 games. Dallas overall streak without being shutout is up to 214 games, just five from the franchise record.
  • Dallas’ streak of consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing was snapped at 19 on Sunday. Cowboys fell three short of the franchise record of 22. The Panthers, Browns, and Jets now have the longest active streak in the NFL at four.
  • The Cowboys went 9-0 in 2016 when they ran for at least 150 yards. Dallas is 17-3 in the last three years when they rush for at 150 yards.

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