The Dallas Cowboys defense shined in a huge victory against the New York Giants on the first Sunday Night of the 2023 season and that means many records in the history of the Texas franchise.
Biggest shutout in Cowboys history
The most points scored by the Cowboys in a game is 59 and although last night they were far from that amount, they achieved the biggest shutout in the history of the franchise thanks to the score of 40-0.
The last time Dallas held its top opponent scoreless was a 38-0 rout of the Baltimore Colts on September 4, 1978. On that occasion, Roger Staubach threw four touchdown passes, Doug Dennison scored on the ground and Mexican Rafael Septién added eight points with five extra points and a 48-yard field goal.
Cowboys record in Week 1 against the Giants
The most frequent opponent in Cowboys history to start the regular season is the New York Giants. Heading into last night’s matchup, the two franchises have met 12 times in Week 1 and Dallas is 11-1.
Dak Prescott emulated Roger Staubach
Before the first game of the 2023 season, Dak Prescott had a 10-game winning streak against the Giants and with the win he reached 11 consecutive victories, something that only the legendary Roger Staubach has achieved.
After winning five of the first seven games of his career against the New York team, ‘Roger the Dodger’ won the last 11 games against the Giants. This streak lasted between 1974 and 1979.
For his career, Staubach was 16-2 against New York and amassed 3,071 yards with 24 TDs and 13 interceptions after completing 226 of 392 passes he attempted.
Additionally, Prescott surpassed 25,000 yards last night. That puts him in a select club with Aaron Rodgers, the new QB of the New York Jets, as they are the only QBs to throw for more than 25,000 yards and rush for 1,500 in their first hundred. NFL games.