NFL Week 14 Preview: Dallas Cowboys visit the Queen City and Cincinnati Bengals at 1 PM

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

ON THE AIRWAVES:

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

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

DALLAS COWBOYS LEADERS

L 34-17 at Baltimore LAST WEEK

Mike McCarthy: 1-2 COACH VS. OPP.

22.3/32.8 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

380.5 OFFENSE

Andy Dalton: 130-200-1155-7-6-79.5 PASSING

Ezekiel Elliott: 199-784-3.9-5 RUSHING

Amari Cooper: 76-891-11.7-4 RECEIVING

383.6 DEFENSE

Aldon Smith: 5 SACKS

Chidobe Awuzie, Jaylon Smith: 1 INTs

-13 (11/24) TAKE/GIVE

Hunter Niswander: 47.3 (45.0) PUNTING (NET)

Greg Zuerlein: 86 (20/23 PAT; 22/28 FG) KICKING

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

  1. 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.

CINCINNATI BENGALS LEADERS

LAST WEEK L 19-7 at Miami

COACH VS. OPP. Zac Taylor: 0-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 19.8/25.7

OFFENSE 320.2

PASSING Brandon Allen: 28-48-289-2-2-72.3

RUSHING Giovani Bernard: 77-253-3.3-2

RECEIVING Tyler Boyd: 73-797-10.9-4

DEFENSE 391.5

SACKS Carl Lawson: 4.5

INTs Jessie Bates: 3

TAKE/GIVE -7 (12/19)

PUNTING (NET) Kevin Huber: 47.4 (42.6)

KICKING Randy Bullock: 87 (24/25 PAT; 21/26 FG)

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.

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