At the risk of burning you out on statistics from Sunday afternoon that should blow your mind, allow me this one more.
The Cowboys accomplished something offensively on Sunday that is normally reserved for high school and college offenses, but almost never done in the NFL. In fact, in the last 1,000 NFL games played, I only found it one other time (going back to 2010). It is the absurdity of 9 yards per play.
Actually, on Sunday, in their 54 offensive snaps, the Cowboys accumulated 522 total yards for a yards per play mark of 9.6667.
9.6667 yards per snap. 54 times they snapped the ball in that game - and kept a pace of 9.7 yards per.
As I can tell, it has happened one other time - a full year ago - when San Francisco bombed Buffalo, 45-3. And that is it. No other team in this age of sling it around has ever done this, partly because, maybe, no team has felt that it has to press the issue offensively for an entire game. Even Denver in this very game, "settled" for...