Dallas Cowboys Football: How Long Has It Been?

We are two, count ’em dos, days away from watching the Dallas Cowboys play a football game. TWO DAYS. 

I’ve said many a time this offseason that we really haven’t even seen our Cowboys since that fateful January 11th day at Lambeau Field all the way back in 2015’s infancy. That sounds confusing since we saw the Cowboys play a whole season across the Fall of 2015, but were those our Cowboys?

Sure, Tony Romo pulled off a miraculous Week 1 victory over the Giants, but it didn’t feel like the team we know and love. That feeling of discontent was magnified exponentially a week later when Romo went down with his first broken collarbone of the season. After that it was a lather, rinse, repeat cycle of misery.

It’s been quite the while since we’ve seen America’s Team do battle on the gridiron, so Saturday’s contest against the Los Angeles Rams in the famed Coliseum will be more than a breath of fresh air.

Cowboys Nation has gotten accustomed to holding that breath though, unfortunately. I wrote last November about how long it’d been since Tony Romo and Dez Bryant hooked up for a touchdown. I’m not saying I can predict the future or anything, although Back To the Future is my favorite movie of all-time, but that following Sunday Romo hit Dez and an X was Thrown Up. So yea… I can predict the future!

In the same spirit I’ve broken down how long it’s been since particular moments pertinent to the 2016 Dallas Cowboys. Cher once speculated about what she would do if she could turn back time, well I’m better than Cher so today I’ve done it. Voila!

Number Of Days It’s Been Since _____ 
344 Dallas Played a Preseason Game
222 Dallas Played a Regular Season Game
579 Dallas Played a Playoff Game
249 Dallas Won a Game (any game)
260 Tony Romo Took a Snap
264 Tony Romo Threw a TD
237 Dez Bryant Caught a TD
222 Jason Witten Caught a TD
579 Orlando Scandrick Started a Game
617 Orlando Scandrick Had an Interception
229 DeMarcus Lawrence Had a Sack
224 Ezekiel Elliott Had Over 100 Yards in a Game (OSU)
224 Ezekiel Elliott Rushed for a TD (OSU)
226 Dak Prescott Threw a TD (Miss St.)
258 Dak Prescott Ran For a TD (Miss St.)

As you can tell, it’s been a pretty long time since we saw some cool stuff.

The likelihood of Romo, Dez, Witten, Scandrick, Lawrence, or Zeke breaking these streaks on Saturday is pretty slim if we’re being totally honest. Considering that the Cowboys are in the backup quarterback business (as in they need one), Dak Prescott is going to get some chances to set these numbers to zero in LA.

Two days!

Which one of these streaks are you hoping to see fall on Saturday when the Dallas Cowboys take on the Los Angeles Rams? Let us know! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me at @rjochoa!

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RJ Ochoa

Written by RJ Ochoa

I like long walks on the beach, mystery novels, no just kidding those suck. The Dallas Cowboys were put on this earth for us all to love and appreciate. I do that 24/7/365. I also love chicken parmesan. Let's roll.

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