Quick Take: Cowboys-Seahawks

In Brief

» Last meeting: On Thanksgiving last season, the Cowboys sacked Matt Hasselbeck seven times and came away with a 34-9 win over the Seahawks.
» Streaks: The Seahawks have won four of the past six meetings, but trail the overall series, 7-5, including the playoffs.
» Last week: Dallas' offense got in gear as the Cowboysrecorded an impressive 37-21 win over the Falcons. ... Seattle was on a bye.

Keep your eye on ...Miles Austin's sudden arrival: In his first three seasons, the Cowboys' Austin had 18 career catches for 354 yards and three touchdowns. In the past three weeks alone, he has surpassed all of those numbers, with 19 catches for 440 yards and four touchdowns. Such a rapid ascension is rare in the NFL, but he has an excellent chance to keep his hot streak going against Seattle's 16th-ranked pass defense.

The Cowboys' consistency: Though Dallas is 4-2, it has not yet put together two consecutive outstanding efforts. It followed up Week 1 and Week 3 wins with losses and despite winning in Week 5 against Kansas City, it took overtime to do so against a 1-6 Chiefs team. Now is the Cowboys' chance to show they are ready to string together some wins and go on a run heading into the second half of the schedule.

Matt Hasselbeck's protection: The Seahawks' offensive line has endured a litany of injuries and Hasselbeck has suffered as a result. He was sacked five times in his last outing against Arizona and hit many more times. In last year's loss to Dallas, Hasselbeck was constantly under duress. If the Cowboys are able to batter him again, it could be a long game for the Seahawks.

Did you know?

Seahawks WR Nate Burleson has nine receiving touchdowns in his past 12 games. ... Seattle's Patrick Kerney has four sacks in his last four games. ... Cowboys RB Marion Barber has 34 rushing touchdowns since 2006 -- the most in the NFC over that span. ... Tony Romo has won 11 straight November starts.

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