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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:40 pm | Updated: 3:09 pm, Thu Dec 1, 2011.

DALLAS (7-4) at ARIZONA (4-7)

Sunday, 4:15 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Dallas 4-6-1; Arizona 5-5-1

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 55-30-1

LAST MEETING — Cardinals beat Cowboys 27-26, Dec. 25, 2010

LAST WEEK — Cowboys beat Miami 20-19; Cardinals beat Rams 23-20

COWBOYS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (13),PASS (7)

COWBOYS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (10), PASS (14)

CARDINALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (22)

CARDINALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (20), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Cowboys victory would be fifth in row, their longest streak since winning seven straight in 2007. ... Teams first met in 1960, Dallas' inaugural season. ... Victory would give Cowboys sweep against four teams in NFC West. ... QB Tony Romo 19-2 as starter in November. .. TE Jason Witten needs 143 yards receiving to pass Drew Pearson for third on Dallas career list, behind Michael Irvin and Tony Hill. ... Game features two RBs who set franchise single-game rushing records this season, both against St. Louis. Dallas' DeMarco Murray gained 253 yards against Rams on Oct. 23; Arizona's Beanie Wells rushed for 228 at St. Louis last Sunday. ... Cardinals own two-game win streak with pair of wild finishes. In 2008, Sean Morey blocked Mat McBriar's punt in overtime and Monty Beisel returned it 3 yards for 30-24 Arizona victory. Last year, Cowboys took 26-24 lead on Romo's 37-yard TD pass to Miles Austin with 1:41 to play, but on Arizona's last possession, John Skelton threw 26 yards to Larry Fitzgerald on fourth-and-19 and Jay Feely kicked a 48-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to give Cardinals 27-26 win. ... Last week, rookie OLB Sam Acho, a Dallas native, had two sacks, forced two fumbles and had fumble recovery. ... Cardinals 3-1 since Skelton took over for injured Kevin Kolb. Skelton has completed 50 percent of his passes (59 of 117) for 750 yards with four touchdowns, seven interception. His QB rating is 52.5 compared with 77.8 for Kolb and Romo's 97.5.

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