JaQuan Hardy put the Cowboys ahead 51-20 over the Eagles on Saturday but his touchdown also gave Dallas a crazy NFL record.
Granted, the Philadelphia Eagles were resting or without the majority of their starters, but the Dallas Cowboys absolutely took it to the bird on their home field on Saturday night to cap off the regular season.
Specifically, the NFC East winners this season hung 50+ points on their rivals, even scoring two touchdowns after Dak Prescott and the majority of the offensive starters went to the bench. And that second touchdown of the pair helped Dallas make some NFL history.
Midway through the fourth quarter, running back JaQuan Hardy found a hole, dodged a would-be tackler and scampered for a 22-yard touchdown to give the Cowboys a huge lead. And with that, Dallas set an NFL record.
Cowboys set record for most touchdown scorers in a single season
Hardy became the 22nd player on Dallas to score a touchdown this season, the most different players to find the end zone for a single team in NFL history.
What’s crazy about that stat for the Cowboys is that, despite the star power on offense, it has been the Dan Quinn defense that has led them to winning the division and a 12-win season. The offense, for its part, has been a bit erratic, falling short of expectations on more than a couple of occasions.
With 22 different players scoring, though, that should give an indication of how deep and talented this roster is on offense. And with the playoffs looming, that’s enough to keep opposing defensive coordinators up at night.