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Dak Prescott & NFL-best 11-1 Dallas Cowboys visit Eli Manning & New York Giants on 'Sunday Night Football'

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Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:35 pm

NBC's "Sunday Night Football" continues this week with a classic NFC East clash, when Dak Prescott and the NFL-best 11-1 Dallas Cowboys travel to MetLife Stadium to face Eli Manning and the 8-4 New York Giants. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.

Cowboys-Giants on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and Thursday's Raiders-Chiefs matchup on NBC's "Thursday Night Football" represent the most prolific pair of primetime matchups ever in an NFL week. For the first time, two night games in a single NFL weekend each feature opponents combining for at least a 19-5 record (.792).

Led by the rookie tandem of QB Dak Prescott and RB Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys are riding a franchise-record 11-game winning streak, following their 20-19 season-opening loss at home to the Giants in Week 1. Dallas is coming off a 17-15 win against the Vikings in Minnesota on "Thursday Night Football," and became the first team to clinch a playoff berth following Washington's Week 13 loss.

Prescott has thrown for 19 touchdowns with only two interceptions this season, and became the first rookie to throw for a least one touchdown and no interceptions in five consecutive games. Elliott leads the NFL in rushing yards (1,285) and WR Dez Bryant has four touchdown catches in his last four games.

New York looks to bounce back from a 24-14 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week. Eli Manning has thrown for nine touchdowns and just one interception in his last five home games against the Cowboys. WR Odell Beckham Jr. boasts eight touchdown catches in his last eight games, while rookie WR Sterling Shepard has TD catches in four consecutive games.

The Giants have won the previous two matchups in the rivalry with the Cowboys, following five consecutive wins by Dallas from 2013-15. Five of the past six games between the two teams have been decided by seven points or less.

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