Cowboys have most rushing TDs through five games since 1995 Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are scoring rushing touchdowns at a pace not seen since Emmitt Smith was once plowing into the end zone at the old Texas Stadium.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Cowboys already have 11 rushing touchdowns in 2016—the most by an NFL team after five games since the 1995 Cowboys.

The Cowboys won the Super Bowl in 1995, largely on the back of Smith—who rushed for a league-high 25 touchdowns. Smith produced nine scores during the first five games, and Dallas eventually rushed for 29 as a team.

The 2016 Cowboys lead the NFL in rushing attempts (169), rushing yards (776) and rushing touchdowns (11). Rookie Ezekiel Elliott has powered the rushing dominance, with a league-high 109 attempts and 546 rushing yards behind one of the NFL’s best offensive lines. The fourth overall pick also has five rushes over 20 yards (including last Sunday’s 60-yard score against the Bengals) and five rushing scores.

Backup running back Alfred Morris has 128 rushing yards and two scores, while rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has rushed for three touchdowns.

Back in 1995, the Cowboys used 150 yards and three touchdowns from Smith to beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game. Dallas might need a similar stat line from Elliott on Sunday, when the 4-1 Cowboys go to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers.

Zach Kruse

About Zach Kruse

Zach is the associate editor at The Sports Daily. He also covers the NFL for Bleacher Report and CheeseheadTV.

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