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SERIES FACTS

The Dallas Cowboys own the series record at 6-3 with a 1-2 record in Arrowhead Stadium with their lone win being Miles Austin’s breakout game, a 26-20 overtime win, on 10/11/09. The other venues in the series include Municipal Stadium (1-0) and Texas Stadium (4-1). Both teams will have to wait until 2017 for their first meeting in AT&T Stadium.

In the Cowboys and Chiefs’ nine prior meetings, only thrice did either team have a losing record (’89 Cowboys, ’98 Chiefs, ’09 Chiefs).

The Dallas Cowboys have never faced the Kansas City Chiefs in the month of September.

Since AT&T Stadium’s maiden season in 2009, the Cowboys’ record has been better there (19-15) than the Chiefs’ record has been in the formidable Arrowhead Stadium (12-21).

The Kansas City Chiefs left Dallas as the Texans in 1962 after winning an AFL Championship while the Dallas Cowboys were 9-28-3.

Though not having won a playoff game since 1994, Kansas City boasts a home record of 91-61. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys have a home record of 103-56.

Since 1997, the Dallas Cowboys and the Kansas City Chiefs have each had three home playoff games. For Dallas, the years were 1998, 2007, and 2009. For the Chiefs, the years were 1997, 2003, and 2010.

All-time, the Chiefs are 181-136-1 in Arrowhead Stadium.

Arrowhead Stadium, like AT&T Stadium, opened with the home team losing as the Miami Dolphins defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 20-10 on Opening Day 1972.

Despite having a great reputation for home field advantage, the Chiefs posted a 27-45-1 record in Arrowhead Stadium’s first ten seasons.

Since 2008, the Kansas City Chiefs have posted three 1-7 home records, a feat no other franchise has rivaled.

The Dallas Cowboys’ 1-2 record at Arrowhead Stadium is third-best in the division. Here is how the other NFC East teams fare in the Chiefs’ home stadium:

Philadelphia Eagles: 3-1

New York Giants: 3-2

Washington Redskins: 0-3

The Kansas City-Dallas matchup is one of seven in the NFL where a team plays against the current team from the city it once inhabited. The other seven are: Redskins (Boston Braves)-Patriots, Ravens (Cleveland Browns)-Browns, Rams (Cleveland Rams)-Browns, Titans (Houston Oilers)-Texans, Colts (Baltimore Colts)-Ravens, Cardinals (St. Louis Cardinals)-Rams, Cardinals (Chicago Cardinals)-Bears.

The Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys are each on their seventh head coach since 1990.

Since 1997, the Kansas City Chiefs have more division titles (4) than the Dallas Cowboys (3).

In their most immediately previous game, a 3-38 loss at Denver on 12/30/12, the Chiefs’ opponent committed 5 penalties for 30 yards, the same number of penalties Jacksonville committed and yardage enforced last week.

First time in four games the Chiefs committed less penalties than their opponent. For the Cowboys, Sunday was their third straight game of having less penalties than their opponent.

The last time the Dallas Cowboys played an AFC team in Week 2 was in 2007 when the Cowboys defeated the New York Giants in Week 1 and played at Miami in Week 2.

Sep 8, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys cornerback Morris Claiborne (24) wears a shoulder harness while he talks with quarterback Tony Romo (9) after the game against the New York Giants at AT

Since the 1990 playoff realignment, 71% of the playoff teams that started 1-0 made the postseason.

This is the 36th time the Dallas Cowboys have started 1-0. Only nine times did the Dallas Cowboys fail to make the playoffs as a result: ’65, ’84, ’86, ’90, ’97, ’05, ’08, ’12.

An actual tropy, the “Preston Road Trophy,” is on the line in Sunday’s game since Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones since both lived within 300 yards of one another on Dallas’ Preston Road. A tradition started in 1998, the trophy has been in Dallas since 2005.

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