Cowboys vs Chiefs Week 11: History, players to watch, gut prediction

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Sunday, Nov 21. 6-4. Cowboys +2.5. 124. 4:25 PM ET. 7-2. 123. FOX

This Sunday brings Dallas Cowboys fans, Kansas City Chiefs fans, and fans of the NFL as a whole one of the most anticipated games of the year. Game of the Week on FOX, Joe Buck, and Troy Aikman, all eyes on the Cowboys and Chiefs.

The Cowboys are coming in hot off one of their best performances possibly… ever? The Chiefs dismantled the Raiders on Sunday Night Football and look to keep things going on their way to reclaiming their spot in the AFC elite. This game will likely not have a huge effect on the AFC/NFC standings, but it will be a big-time measuring stick.

Sunday’s game between the Cowboys and Chiefs will have the eyes of the NFL on it in what has garnered chatter as a potential Super Bowl preview. There’s a long way to go, but it is fun to think about. I’m pretty pumped up for this outlook and game, so let’s get right into a history lesson, what to expect at Arrowhead Stadium, some game-breakers who could step up, and a fun prediction.

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Dallas Cowboys vs Kansas City Chiefs History

All-Time Record: 7-4 in favor of the Cowboys

Most Recent Result: Dallas Cowboys 28, Kansas City Chiefs 17 on November 5, 2017

In a relatively immature series lacking a lot of matchups, the Cowboys have a slight edge on the Chiefs. The two teams have only met each other twice in the last 11 years. These saw the Cowboys taking the most recent matchup and the Chiefs squeaking out a one-point victory in 2013.

The Chiefs actually began their history as the Dallas Texans spending their early years in Dallas. The Cowboys eventually came along in 1960 and the city couldn’t support two teams which led to the Texans moving to Kansas City and becoming the Chiefs.

These teams have had a lot of new faces since the most recent matchup. Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott were part of the team then, but the Chiefs were led by previous quarterback Alex Smith. This game is going to have nearly all new rosters and shouldn’t see much to the effect of familiar faces playing an impact.

A fun game in this series I distinctly remember was way back in 2009. This game saw Cowboys receiver Miles Austin rack up 250 receiving yards which was capped off by a 60-yard game-winner in overtime tossed by Tony Romo. The Cowboys were led on the ground by Tashard Choice and Marion Barber. This one had all the mid-to-late-2000s Cowboys helping out.

This game stuck out to me as a 13-year-old in amazement of what I was witnessing. Miles Austin was electric when healthy but was nagged by hamstring injuries throughout his career. Austin has found his way in the league and is currently the wide receiver coach for the New York Jets.

This upcoming game could very well see overtime and give us some fireworks like we saw last time. The offenses have stars all over the field and many of them are capable of putting up monster stats. Overtime is absolutely within the realm of possibility come Sunday.

The Cowboys look to prove themselves as possibly the most legitimate contender in the entire league and the Chiefs look to put the AFC on notice that they are still here. Sunday should be a fun one. An intense, heart-pumping one, but a fun one.