NFL PREVIEW: DALLAS COWBOYS (3-9) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-9-1)

WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 8-4

STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 3

LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Bengals 14 at Cowboys 28

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: Cowboys 20, Bengals 19

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB ANDY DALTON spent 9 seasons (2011-19) with Cin. & is alltime franchise-leader in completions (2,757) & pass TDs (204) & ranks 2nd in pass yards (31,594). Passed for season-high 285 yards & had 2 TDs vs. INT last week. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 95 scrimmage yards (77 rush, 18 rec.) in Week 13. Had 171 scrimmage yards (134 rush, 37 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Has 1,058 scrimmage yards in 2020, his 5th-straight 1,000+ scrimmage yard season. Is 1st player with 1,000+ scrimmage yards & 7+ scrimmage TDs (7) in each of 1st 5 seasons since ADRIAN PETERSON (2007-11). • WR AMARI COOPER had 4th rec. TD of season last week. Has 80+ rec. yards in 4 of his 6 road games this season. Needs rec. TD to become 1st player since MIKE WALLACE (2009-14) with 5+ TD catches in each of 1st 6 seasons. Needs 109 rec. yards for 3rd-consecutive 1,000-yard season. Rookie WR CEEDEE LAMB had 6 catches for 46 yards last week. Has 8 games with 5+ receptions this season, most among rookies. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 59 receptions in 2020. WR MICHAEL GALLUP led team with 7 receptions & 86 yards & had TD catch in Week 13. TE DALTON SCHULTZ ranks tied-2nd among NFC TEs with career-high 48 receptions. • LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 12 tackles last week, his 18thcareer game with 10+ tackles. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 112 tackles in 2020, his 3rd-consecutive 100+ tackle season. DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 2.5 sacks, 5 TFL, FF & FR in his past 4 on road. S DARIAN THOMPSON had 2nd-career INT in Week 13. CB CHIDOBE AWUZIE aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles.

BENGALS NOTES:

QB BRANDON ALLEN completed 11 of 19 passes (57.9 pct.) for 153 yards & TD vs. INT last week. • RB JOE MIXON has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3. Has 584 scrimmage yards (146 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 at home. RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 96 scrimmage yards (50 rush. 46 rec.) & 6 catches in last meeting. Has 75+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 513 scrimmage yards this season (260 rec., 253 rush) & is 1 of 2 RBs (FRANK GORE) with 400+ scrimmage yards in each of past 8 seasons. • WR TYLER BOYD had 72-yard TD catch last week. Has 70+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Has 9+ catches & 85+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC East. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 at home. Has 73 catches this season & is 1 of 6 WRs with 70+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. WR A.J. GREEN had 4 catches for 50 yards in last meeting. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS had 5 catches for 56 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 at home. Ranks 2nd among rookies in rec. yards (729), tied-2nd in catches (53) & 3rd in rec. TDs (5). TE DREW SAMPLE had 7 catches for 49 yards last week. • S JESSIE BATES led team with career-high 13 tackles & had 1st FF of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC East. S VONN BELL aims for 3rd in row with FR. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3. Had 10 tackles, 2 FR, FF & PD in his last game vs. Dal. (9/29/19 with NO). DE SAM HUBBARD tied career-high with 10 tackles in Week 13. Has 4 TFL in 3 career games vs. NFC East.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): TBD SIRIUS: 135 (Dal), 134 (Cin) | XM: 383 (Dal), 229 (Cin)