Quick Take: Cowboys (11-1) at Lions (6-6)

Last meeting
On New Year's Eve 2006, the Lions defeated the Cowboys 39-31. QB Jon Kitna threw for 306 yards and four TDs, including two to WR Roy Williams, who finished the game with six catches for 104 yards.

Streaks
The Cowboys have won three of the last four games and hold a 10-9 advantage in the overall series.

Last week
In a highly anticipated NFC showdown, the Cowboys beat the Packers 37-27 to clinch a playoff berth. QB Tony Romo threw four touchdown passes as Dallas inched closer to securing homefield advantage in the playoffs. ... The Lions were dominated by NFC North rival Minnesota 42-10. Detroit rushed for just 23 yards and Kitna was sacked three times.

At stake
having already clinched a playoff berth, the Cowboys can clinch the NFC East with a win. The Lions, meanwhile, have lost four straight games and need a win to stay in the thick of the playoff picture.

Key matchup
Terrell Owenst vs. Lions secondary. The Cowboys lead the NFC in points scored (395) and total offense (390.9 yards per game), and have posted 24-plus points in every game. Tony Romo and Owens, the most prolific passing-receiving duo in the NFL over the last two seasons, could have an easy afternoon against the league's 31st-ranked pass defense. Owens needs 36 yards to become just the 10th player in NFL history to reach 13,000 career receiving yards.

Did you know?
Owens leads the NFC with 14 touchdown catches and needs one to pass Frank Clarke for most by a Cowboys player in a single season. ... WR Shaun McDonald has set career-highs in catches (59), yards (704) and TDs (4).

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