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Brady, Brunell establish personal highs

DALLAS--The following are notes from the Jaguars' 23-17, overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys in Texas Stadium Sunday.

• Tight end Kyle Brady reached career highs for catches (10) and yards receiving (138). His 41 pass receptions this season is also a career-best (previous best is 32 in 1999), and his 138 yards receiving in Dallas is the 11th-best total in Jaguars history. Brady's three-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter is his first-ever touchdown reception from Mark Brunell. Brady's 36-yard reception yesterday is the second-longest of his career, which led to his second consecutive 100-yard game. He has 12 career touchdown catches; two with the Jaguars.

• Brunell achieved a career-best 83.3 percent completion rate (20 of 24). It marked the 10th time in his career that Brunell had thrown three touchdown passes in a game, and it is his first three-touchdown game since week two of the season in Baltimore. Also, Brunell's 146.4 passer rating yesterday is a career-best (previous best is 130.0 on 10-1-95 in Houston in Jaguars' first-ever victory). Brunell needs three touchdown passes to reach 100 in his career.

• Running back Fred Taylor's 31 rushing attempts yesterday are the second most of his career. His regular-season best is 32 carries vs. Detroit on 12-6-98. He had 33 rushing attempts vs. New England in the 1998 playoffs on 1-3-99. His third consecutive 100-yard game is a Jaguars record.

• Mike Hollis' 42-yard field goal in the second quarter was his 13th straight to begin this season, and is the third-best streak of his career. His best is 20 from 11-1-98 through 9-19-99. Hollis' streak this season ended in the fourth quarter when his 49-yard attempt was blocked.

• Defensive tackle Emarlos Leroy, playing for the injured Gary Walker, made his first-ever career start.

• Wide receiver Alvis Whitted made the first two touchdown catches of his career.

• Cornerback Aaron Beasley sacked quarterback Randall Cunningham and leads the Jaguars with five sacks.

• Wide receiver Jimmy Smith was deactivated for Sunday's game, the result of knee and hamstring injuries. It marks the first game Smith has missed in Jaguars history, and leaves only punter Bryan Barker to have played in every Jaguars game.

• Yesterday marked the fifth time in the last six games the Jaguars were seen on national television.

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