Cowboys-Patriots Preview Capsule

DALLAS (6-4) at NEW ENGLAND (9-1)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 6-4; Patriots 7-3

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 7-5

LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Cowboys 30-6, Oct. 11, 2015

LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Lions 35-27; Patriots beat Eagles 17-10

AP PRO32 RANKING — Cowboys No. 9, Patriots No. 2

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (7), PASS (1).

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (15), PASS (7).

PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (24), PASS (7).

PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (10), PASS (2).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Patriots have won past five meetings. … Sunday is matchup of Dallas’ top-ranked offense and New England’s top-ranked defense. Cowboys are averaging NFL-leading 444.6 yards per game while Patriots are holding teams to league-low 249.9 yards per contest. … Dallas coach Jason Garrett (0-2) is looking for his first victory against New England. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is 5-1 all-time against Cowboys, including 2-0 vs. Garrett. … Dak Prescott leads NFL with 322.1 passing yards per game in 2019 and is on pace to be first Cowboys QB to lead NFL in passing yards for full season. … Prescott has 38 wins since entering NFL in 2016, second most in NFL in that span behind Patriots QB Tom Brady. … Cowboys lead NFL in third-down percentage offense at 50.2% and Patriots have best third-down defense at 19.3%. … Prescott needs two touchdown passes to tie career high of 23 from 2016, when he was NFL Offensive Rookie of Year. … Prescott is only Cowboy with consecutive games of at least 350 yards passing. He did it twice this season, in opener after reaching mark in 2018 finale, then past two games against Vikings, Lions. … Prescott tied with Seattle’s Russell Wilson for second-most wins since entering league in 2016 at 38. Brady leads with 44. … Ezekiel Elliott tied with Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey for most 100-yard games with five but coming off consecutive games with fewer than 50 yards for first time in career. … WR Randall Cobb coming off consecutive 100-yard receiving games for first time since 2014 with Green Bay. … Jason Witten needs seven catches to become second TE (Tony Gonzalez), fourth pass catcher (Jerry Rice, Larry Fitzgerald) to reach 12,000 receptions. Witten set to become third TE to play 250 games. … DL Michael Bennett has 3½ sacks in three games since trade from Patriots. … DE Robert Quinn tied for eighth in NFL with 8½ sacks. … With victory, New England would extend its streak to 17 consecutive seasons with at least 10 wins, which would be NFL record. Patriots have won at least 10 games every year since going 9-7 in 2002. … Patriots defense leads league with 19 interceptions. It is also holding teams to NFL-low 10.8 points per game and 19.3% on third downs. … Patriots also have not allowed red zone touchdown at home this season. They rank third in NFL, allowing teams to score 46.2% of time in red zone.… Brady is 4-0 all-time against Dallas, throwing for nine TDs and 1,164 yards in victories. Cowboys are one of five teams Brady is undefeated against. Atlanta (5-0), Chicago (5-0), Minnesota (5-0) and Tampa Bay (4-0) are others. … WR Phillip Dorsett has four receiving TDs in last four home games. … S Devin McCourty tied for NFL lead with five INTs. … LB Jamie Collins Sr. leads team in tackles (47) and sacks (6). He is only player in 2019 with six-plus sacks and three-plus INTs (3). … LB Kyle Van Noy and DL Adam Butler each have 5 ½ sacks. … DL Danny Shelton had season-high seven tackles, forced fumble and sack last week. He is aiming for his third straight game with six-plus tackles. Fantasy tip: Prescott’s three-game total of 1,098 yards is most in franchise history, topping Tony Romo’s mark of 1,064 in 2010.

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