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Week 5 Primer: Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1)

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The Bengals head to Jerry World for a Week 5 game against the Cowboys. We’ve got the details here.

Cincinnati Bengals v Dallas Cowboys

After getting back on track thanks to A.J. Green and the returning Vontaze Burfict, the Bengals will look to build on their primetime victory. To do so, they’re going to have to beat a Dallas Cowboys team led by young quarterback Dak Prescott and the All-Pro offensive line protecting him. There will be a battle of the running backs with the youngsters Jeremy Hill and rookie Ezekiel Elliott toting the rock for their teams. A (hopefully) returning Tyler Eifert will aim to help Cincinnati cure its red zone woes. All in all, it’s going to be a great inter-conference game.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (2-2) at Dallas Cowboys (3-1)

Date/Time: Sunday, October 9, 2016 4:25 p.m. ET

Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

Series Leader: Cowboys, 7-4

Streak: The Cowboys have won the last two meetings (2008 and 2012).

Coaches vs Opponent: Marvin Lewis (1-2), Jason Garrett (1-0)

TV Broadcast: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter).

Radio Broadcast: Coverage on the Bengals Radio Network, led by a “triple-cast” on Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). Broadcasters are Dan Hoard (play-by-play) and Dave Lapham (analyst). SIRIUS: 93 (Cin), 82 (Dal). XM: 229 (Cin), 82 (Dal).

Cowboys SB Nation: Blogging The Boys (@BloggingTheBoys)

Weather: 75 degrees and partly cloudy [Weather Underground]

Odds: Dallas, -1.5 (Odds Shark)

Referee: Tony Corrente

Uniform: Black jerseys, white pants. The team is 31-29 in this combination since 2004.


Cincinnati Bengals

  • Andy Dalton leads the AFC with 1,234 passing yards. He’s also 8-1-1 in his last 10 starts against NFC opponents.
  • Since 2014, Jeremy Hill has the most rushing touchdowns in the NFL with 23.
  • Giovani Bernard has 744 scrimmage yards in his last 7 games against NFC teams.
  • A.J. Green has two games already this season with at least 10+ catches, 170+ yards, and a touchdown.
  • Carlos Dunlap had two sacks, a forced fumble, and a pass defensed last week against Miami.
  • Geno Atkins leads all NFL defensive tackles with 42.5 sacks since 2011.
  • Will Clarke has had a sack in each of his last 3 games,

Dallas Cowboys

  • Quarterback Dak Prescott has zero interceptions in his 131 pass attempts this year, the most to start a career.
  • Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott ran for 138 yards and a touchdown last week.
  • Tight end Jason Witten ranks second in league history among tight ends in catches and receiving yards (1,041 and 11,404).
  • Linebacker Sean Lee led the team with 10 tackles last week.
  • Cornerback Morris Claiborne had a key interception last week.
  • Safety Barry Church has at least seven tackles in seven of his past 8 games.

Bengals' all-time record against the Cowboys: