Cowboys can match franchise’s longest win streak vs Steelers
DALLAS (7-1) at PITTSBURGH (4-4)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Steelers by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 7-0-1, Steelers 4-4
SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-15
LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Steelers 27-24, OT, Dec. 16, 2012
LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Browns 35-10; Steelers lost to Ravens 21-14
AP PRO32 RANKING — Cowboys No. 2, Steelers No. 15
COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (3), RUSH (1), PASS (18).
COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (6), PASS (15T).
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (25), PASS (8).
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (13), PASS (24).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cowboys have won seven straight. Win would tie 1977 team for longest single-season winning streak in club history. … Dallas QB Dak Prescott's seven-game winning streak third longest by rookie since 1970. … Pittsburgh is 8-6 against Dallas at home. … Cowboys rookie RB Ezekiel Elliott leads NFL in rushing (891 yards). … Dallas TE Jason Witten's 62 career TDs tied for fourth in NFL history for position. Witten needs five receptions to pass Andre Johnson for ninth on all-time list (1,062) … Cowboys have topped 400 yards in franchise-record six straight. … Dallas averaging NFL best 33:33 time of possession. … Cowboys WR Dez Bryant failed to catch TD against Browns last week. Bryant had caught TD against AFC opponent in 14 straight games. ….
Steelers have lost three straight. Last four-game skid was at start of 2013 season. Steelers have never made playoffs under Mike Tomlin during season in which they dropped three consecutive games. … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has won six straight home starts. Roethlisberger is two TD passes shy of tying Warren Moon for 10th all-time (291). … Steelers averaging 35.3 points in wins, 12 points in losses. … Pittsburgh tied for last in sacks (11). … Steelers LB James Harrison had club-record 19th multi-sack game last week vs. Baltimore. Harrison is a half-sack shy of tying Jason Gildon for franchise record (77). … Steelers WR Antonio Brown 12 receptions from passing Heath Miller for second on franchise list (592). … Pittsburgh TE Ladarius Green could return after spending first eight games on PUP list (ankle). … Steelers CB William Gay's 152 games played streak is longest active streak by DB in NFL. … Fantasy Tip: Steelers have struggled against smaller receivers this season. Expect Cole Beasley to find room underneath with coverage focusing on Bryant.