A lot of discussion has been had over whether or not Dallas' offense is as good as their #2 overall point total suggests. I think a lot of the resistance to the idea that they aren't that great hinges solely on the Denver game and people thinking that the team would trend away from the rather lackluster games they had played and more towards the high-octane performance we saw against the Broncos, if only a little bit. Aikman's comments on the offense didn't come as a surprise. They really haven't been that great and when you do take out the non-offensive scores and short fields, they're not much better than average. I took out all the non-offensive scores for every team. Also removed scores on drives that started inside the opponents 20 yard line for the entire league. The remaining is what I am calling, "Sustained Drive Scoring". Couple things. Dallas is tied for #1 in terms of drives starting inside the opponents redzone. 49ers and Cardinals also have 5 drives starting at the 20 or closer. League average is 2 drives, Philly and the Jets don't have any it appears. Dallas ranks #1 in terms of points scored on these drives with 31 points. Arizona has scored 3 TDs, San Francisco has scored 2. League average is just under 12 points. Dallas is tied for #2 behind Kansas City in terms of non-offensive TDs. Dallas has 5 with a couple other teams and KC has 7. After factoring these in, Dallas ranks #13 in the NFL for Sustained Drive Scoring at 20.90 points per game, which gives you a difference between total points per game of 6.5 points per game. This is also the highest in the NFL. Dallas is one of 4 teams with a difference greater than 5 points per game and one of 8 teams with a difference greater than 4 points per game. The league average is a little over 3 points per game. New Orleans has the smallest difference at just over 0.33 points per game. They have zero non-offensive TDs. For Comparison's Sake: In 2011, Dallas scored 369 points. They had 1 non-offensive TD and 6 possessions that started inside the opponents Redzone. 4 TDs, 1 FG and an End of Game possession. In 2012, Dallas scored 376 points. They had 4 non-offensive TDs and 5 possessions that started inside the opponents Redzone, scoring 2 TDs, 2 FGs and turning it over once. Sustained Drive Scoring for the past 3 years: 2011: 20.6 points per game 2012: 20.5 points per game 2013: 20.9 points per game I know in some of the threads there have been people asking for numbers like this. Profootballreference has an amazing search feature that can isolate stats down to almost any specific measure and really made the task a lot easier. One thing that is interesting is that the Denver (and St. Louis) game featured no non-offensive TDs and no drives that started in the offenses Redzone which means that 48 of the 209 points that the Dallas offense has earned on its own right came in that single game.