Quick Take: Cowboys-Packers

In Brief

» Last meeting:Miles Austin had a 52-yard touchdown catch to lead the Cowboys past the Packers, 27-16, in Week 3 of last season.
» Streaks: The Cowboys have won three of the past four and own a 16-12 overall series edge, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Green Bay became the first team to lose to Tampa Bay this season, going down 38-28 at Raymond James Stadium. ... Austin scored the winning fourth-quarter touchdown as Dallas rallied past Philadelphia, 20-16.

Keep your eye on ...Austin's amazing streak: For the most part, Austin was an afterthought in Dallas to start the season. He was buried on the bench behind starters Roy Williams and Patrick Crayton at wide receiver and split time with fellow backup Sam Hurd. Since becoming a starter in Week 5, however, Austin has 22 catches for 531 yards and seven touchdowns. He will try and keep up his hot play against Green Bay's eighth-ranked pass defense.

DeMarcus Ware's menacing presence: The Packers' pass protection has been historically bad this year, with Aaron Rodgers having already been sacked 37 times. At this rate, Rodgers will threaten David Carr's record for most times sacked in a season (76). Ware, the Cowboys' best pass rusher, will no doubt be eager to pad his totals against such a struggling unit.

Dom Capers' defensive adjustments: The Packers moved to a 3-4 system this year under Capers, but the results so far have been mixed. As the scheme continues to develop, the pressure is on Capers to find a way to get his charges in position to slow down a high-powered Dallas offense.

Did you know?

Cowboys QB Tony Romo has won 13 consecutive November starts -- the longest such streak for a quarterback since 1950. ... Dallas has won eight in a row when CB Terence Newman has an interception. ... Packers rookie LB Clay Matthews is tied for second among rookies with three sacks. ... When Ryan Grant has 22 or more rushing attempts, Green Bay is 10-1.

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