Why this game is intriguing: On the surface, the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Bengals seem to have nothing in common. Big market vs. small market. Different divisions. Big-money/spend at will vs. well, not. But look closer and there is more that brings them together than apart. They are among the NFL's hottest teams -- really -- with Cincy winning four in a row and Dallas taking three of its last four. Both feature power running backs in BenJarvus Green-Ellis and DeMarco Murray, and both have young, electric receivers in A.J. Green and Dez Bryant. Void of drama and with no ulterior storylines, it should simply be a good game between two teams sitting just outside of the playoffs entering Week 14. Whoever wins takes a big step forward, though.
Cardinals' James Conner after two-TD homecoming vs. Steelers: 'Special energy in this place'
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner, who played his college ball at Pitt and his first four NFL seasons in the same stadium with the Steelers, grinded down the Black and Gold for 105 yards and two touchdowns during his first game back in Pittsburgh.