Panthers-Cowboys Capsule

CAROLINA (10-0) at DALLAS (3-7)

Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 1

RECORD VS SPREAD - Panthers 8-2, Cowboys 3-7

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 9-3

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Panthers 19-14, Oct. 21, 2012

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Redskins 44-16; Cowboys beat Dolphins 24-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 2, Cowboys No. 20





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers are 10-0 for first time in franchise history and playing on Thanksgiving for first time, while Cowboys are 29-17-1 on holiday. ... Panthers have won 14 straight in regular season, longest active streak in NFL. ... Panthers have beaten Cowboys just once in regular season. Other two wins were in playoffs. ... Carolina has rushed for at least 100 yards in franchise-record 21 straight games, tied with Seattle for longest active streak. ... QB Cam Newton tied Steve Beuerlein's franchise record with five TD passes against Redskins. ... Newton has 30 career games with pass and rush TD, one shy of Hall of Famer Steve Young's NFL record. ... TE Greg Olsen has six TDs in past eight games. ... LB Luke Kuechly has 541 tackles since entering NFL in 2012, most in league in that span. ... LB Thomas Davis is only NFL player with at least three sacks and three interceptions. ... According to STATS, Cowboys' Tony Romo is only QB in NFL history with multiple wins over teams with 9-0 records or better. He beat Indianapolis (9-0) in 2006 and New Orleans (13-0) in 2009. He's 4-0 against Panthers. ... Jason Witten needs six catches to join Tony Gonzalez as only TEs with at least 1,000 catches and 10,000 yards. ... WR Dez Bryant has three TDs in past three Thanksgiving games. Romo and Bryant have 50 TDs, most by QB-WR duo in team history. ... Bryant needs two touchdowns to join Hall of Famers Bob Hayes and Michael Irvin as only Dallas players with 60 career receiving scores. ... DE Greg Hardy had 34 sacks in 63 games with Carolina, including two seasons of 10-plus sacks. Fantasy Tip: Olsen is on roll after setting franchise receiving yardage record for TEs, and Cowboys likely to be leaning on younger cover guys in Byron Jones and Tyler Patmon with Morris Claiborne (hamstring, ankle) sidelined.


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