Originally Posted by WoodysGirl
Regardless, they certainly did get a win, and that will be just the 5th time under the Garrett/Romo regime (2007-present) that they have won a game in which the offense did not generate 300 yards of offense.
300 yards is a poor amount of yardage production in the NFL. Offenses in the NFL average 351 yards per game this season, which continues to demonstrate that this league is becoming more and more offensive. Yards are easier to accumulate than ever before, but the benchmark of 400 being a fantastic day of offense and 300 being extremely poor remains the same as it has for quite a while.
This completely ignores the context of the game. Dallas accumulated 275 yards of offense in the first 3 quarters, a pace that would give 367 over a full game. But in the 4th quarter, the punt return TD and INT TD happened before they ever touched the ball. As a result, they didn't attempt any offense in the 4th quarter - Romo didn't throw a single pass and they just ran up the middle (for 19 total yards) and punted. I'm not suggesting they were the Greatest Show on Turf out there, but the yardage totals were perfectly respectable during the 3 quarters that the offense actually played.