ARLINGTON, Texas — It wasn’t much consolation for him, the Saints or their fans, but New Orleans’ Pierre Thomas emerged from Sunday’s 38-17 shellacking by the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium with the franchise record for receptions by a running back.

Thomas caught two passes for 15 yards against Dallas (3-1) — he needed one reception to surpass the Saints’ all-time mark for receptions by a running back, which had been 294 by Reggie Bush (2006-10 and now with Detroit). Thomas has 296 for his career and for the Saints (1-3), whom he joined as an undrafted free agent in 2007.