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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant went over 1,000 yards for the season during Thursday's 41-28 win over the Chicago Bears, making him just the third player in franchise history to record three consecutive seasons with 1,000 or more receiving yards, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Bryant finds himself in rather excellent company, joining Hall of Famer Michael Irvin (1991-1995) and future Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (2006-2008) as the only Cowboys to accomplish the feat.

Bryant had 1,382 receiving yards in 2012 and 1,233 yards last season, good for fourth and ninth places on the Cowboys' single-season list.

He entered Thursday's contest with 952 receiving yards this season, needing just 48 to hit the milestone for a third consecutive year.

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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck needs just five completions in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns to reach 1,000 completions for his career.

While 152 different quarterbacks have already reached the milestone, Luck stands out for the speed at which he will get there, with Sunday's game marking his 45th regular-season appearance in the NFL.

Marc Bulger is the only player to hit the mark in 45 games, and ESPN.com indicates nobody has ever reached 1,000 completions in 44 or fewer games or fewer.

Luck missed out on his chance to grab sole possession of the record, as he needed just 24 completions to get there heading into Sunday's eventual 49-27 win over the Washington Redskins. The third-year signal-caller was a victim of his own efficiency, completing 19 of his 27 pass attempts for 370 yards and five touchdowns in the blowout victory.

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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry scored a career-high 39 points in Wednesday's 123-104 win over the Utah Jazz, marking his fourth consecutive game with 25 or more points, per NBA.com Stats.

His previous career-best point total came back on Feb. 16, 2011, when he dropped 36 for the Houston Rockets in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

The four-game streak of 25-point performances is also a personal best for Lowry, who previously had just one three-game streak with 25 or more points, which occurred in April for the Raptors, also per Basketball-Reference.com's play index.

The recent hot streak is no coincidence, as it started last Friday against the Dallas Mavericks in the same game that fellow Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan suffered a torn left adductor longus tendon in his leg.

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While he would probably prefer to be judged on his record rather than his statistics, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is closing in on 20,000 career passing yards, needing just 43 to hit the mark in Sunday's Week 14 road game against the Arizona Cardinals, per Pro-Football-Reference.com's milestone watch.

Never the most prolific stat-compiler, Smith has 19,957 career passing yards through 107 career regular-season games, including 102 starts.

Though he's averaging just 186.5 passing yards per game for his career, the former No. 1 overall draft pick owns an impressive 56-45-1 record as a starter despite posting a 19-31 record through the first five seasons of his career, at which point he appeared to be one of the bigger first-round quarterback busts in recent memory.

Smith finally found success in 2011, his sixth season with the San Francisco 49ers and his first campaign playing under head coach Jim Harbaugh.

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Coming off 10 consecutive victories, the Golden State Warriors enter Thursday's game against the New Orleans Pelicans looking to match the franchise record for longest winning streak, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The impressive streak nearly ended Tuesday night, when the Orlando Magic surprisingly gave the Warriors a tight game on Golden State's home court.

Down 97-95 in the closing seconds, Warriors guard Stephen Curry drained an unassisted three-pointer with just 2.2 seconds remaining to give his team a one-point lead that would hold up.

Orlando's following inbounds pass was batted away by Warriors forward Draymond Green, falling right into Curry's hands as time ran out.

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis provided a rare stat line in Tuesday's 112-104 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder, finishing with 25 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, six steals and four blocks in a game that was mostly hyped for the season debut of Thunder forward Kevin Durant.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com), Hakeem Olajuwon is the only other player to hit all five of those statistical marks in a single regular-season game, having done so in a March 10, 1987 double-overtime contest against the Seattle SuperSonics.

Though he needed overtime to get there, Olajuwon recorded a stat line that was arguably even more impressive, finishing with 38 points, 17 rebounds, six assists, seven steals and 12 blocks for one of the more impressive triple-doubles in NBA history.

Olajuwon was a 24-year-old, third-year pro at the time, while Davis is currently just 21 years old but also in his third NBA season.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs 293 passing yards in Monday's game against the Atlanta Falcons to surpass Tony Romo's record for most passing yards through the first 100 starts of a career, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Rodgers has 27,522 career passing yards through 106 games, but he made seven appearances off the bench from 2005 to 2007, while Brett Favre was still the Packers' starting quarterback. Rodgers compiled 329 passing yards in those seven games, leaving him with 27,193 in the 99 games he's started.

Romo recorded 27,485 passing yards through the first 100 starts of his career, with another 362 yards in games he did not start. As the Cowboys' former holder for field goals, Romo is credited with 28 NFL appearances in which he didn't get the start, even though he attempted a pass in only two of those games.

Averaging 274.7 passing yards per start to this point in his career, Rodgers is a decent bet to break Romo's record Monday night, as the Falcons are allowing an NFL-high 284.9 passing yards per game.

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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo recorded an unusual double-double Tuesday, finishing with two points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in a 109-105 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Despite the lofty assist total, it was far from a perfect night for the four-time All-Star, as he committed a game-high seven turnovers while making just one of his eight field-goal attempts.

Rondo helped the Celtics to a 42-30 lead at the end of the first quarter, followed by a 66-50 lead at halftime, only to watch the Hawks storm back in the second half behind 24 points from shooting guard Kyle Korver.

According to Basketball-Reference.com's play index, Rondo is the only player going back to at least 1985-86 to record two or fewer points, 19 or more assists and 12 or more rebounds in a single regular-season game.

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The New York Jets ran for 210 yards in the first half of Monday's 16-13 loss to the Miami Dolphins, setting the standard for most rushing yards in a single half by any team this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

New York came out of the gates with a run-heavy gameplan, which led to 131 rushing yards in the first quarter, also the most by any team in the first quarter of any game this season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The early charge was led by running back Chris Johnson, whose impressive 47-yard scamper set up a 20-yard touchdown run by wide receiver Greg Salas to give the Jets an early 7-0 lead.

New York then took a 10-0 lead at the 12:01 mark of the second quarter, with Nick Folk's field goal capping off a 10-play, 44-yard drive that did not include any pass attempts.

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The Philadelphia 76ers enter Wednesday's road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves hoping to avoid tying the NBA record for most consecutive losses to begin a season, per ESPN Stats & Info.

The 2010-11 New Jersey Nets set the mark at 18 games, while the 76ers are currently tied for second place at 17 games with the 1988-89 Miami Heat and 1998-99 Los Angeles Clippers.

The good news for Philadelphia is that Wednesday's opponent is immensely beatable, as evidenced by the Timberwolves' 4-12 record and minus-10.6 point differential.

Of course, as bad as that point differential may be, it's still far better than the minus-14.4 mark the 76ers own entering Wednesday's game.