2017 NFL Records & Milestones: NFC East Edition

by | Jan 8, 2018 | Articles, The League, The Team

The NFL released its list of records and milestones achieved during the 2017 season. Here’s a look at what the Dallas Cowboys and other teams from the NFC East accomplished.

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DALLAS COWBOYS:

  • Wide Receiver Dez Bryant has 73 career touchdown catches and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Hayes (71) for the most touchdown receptions in franchise history.
  • Tight End Jason Witten has 12,448 career receiving yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (11,904) for the most career receiving yards in franchise history. Witten also has 68 career touchdown catches and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (65) for the third-most in franchise history.
  • Defensive End DeMarcus Lawrence is the third player in franchise history with at least 14 sacks in a season (14.5), joining DeMarcus Ware and Jim Jeffcoat.

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NEW YORK GIANTS:

  • Tight End Evan Engram had six touchdown catches, the most by a rookie tight end in franchise history. Engram also ranked second in franchise history among rookie tight ends in receptions (64) and receiving yards (722).
  • Safety Landon Collins led the team with 99 tackles and is the first safety in franchise history with three seasons of 95+ tackles.

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES:

  • Won the NFC East division title for the first time since 2013.
  • Had 13 wins, tied for the most in a single season in franchise history (2004).
  • Tied for first in the NFL (New England) with a +162 point differential, led the league in rush defense (79.2 yards per game) and ranked first in the NFC in turnover differential (+11).
  • Quarterback Carson Wentz had 33 touchdown passes, the most in a single season in franchise history (Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen, 32 in 1961). Wentz also threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter in Week 5 and became the only quarterback in franchise history to throw three touchdown passes in the first quarter of a game.

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WASHINGTON REDSKINS:

  • Quarterback Kirk Cousins passed for 4,093 yards, the fourth-most in franchise history. He also has three consecutive 4,000-yard seasons and he is the only player in franchise history with multiple 4,000-yard seasons. And finally, Cousins has nine career games with at least 300 passing yards, three touchdown passes and no interceptions and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Sonny Jurgensen and Joe Theismann for the most such games in franchise history.
  • Wide Receiver Jamison Crowder led the team with 66 catches and has 192 career receptions, the second-most in franchise history by a player in his first three NFL seasons (Gary Clark, 202).
  • Linebacker Ryan Kerrigan tied for fourth in the NFL and led the team with 13 sacks, his fifth season leading Washington in sacks, tied with Dexter Manley (five) for the most seasons leading the team in sacks in franchise history.