The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and their rookie quarterback have emerged as the leaders of the NFL’s top rushing attack, but howey and Hugh Howrey could be on the verge of becoming a team on the rise.
The rookie duo, who were both undrafted out of South Carolina, combined for 12 touchdowns on the season.
Their combined total of 1,076 yards ranks them second in the NFL behind only Carolina Panthers running back Tarik Cohen.
Howey and Howrey also both have a chance to break the 1,000-yard barrier for the first time.
Howey has already eclipsed the mark, breaking the 1 and 1.5 mark with the Cowboys on Saturday.
The duo is the only duo in NFL history to both record 1,300 yards and 1,400 yards rushing in the same season.
Howrey, a second-round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft, is coming off a breakout rookie campaign that included a career-high 14 touchdowns.
The former Florida State standout scored five touchdowns in the Cowboys’ season opener against the Houston Texans.
The pair was named the league’s Offensive Rookie of the Week on Tuesday after they rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries against the Buffalo Bills.
They were also named to the Pro Bowl for the third straight year, and Howey was selected to the first-team All-Pro team for the second straight season.
The trio was selected by the New York Giants in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft and signed as free agents with the Dallas Cowboys last week.
The undrafted duo led the Cowboys with 1,715 yards rushing last season.