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Broncos-Cowboys Capsule

Thursday - 10/3/2013, 3:20pm  ET

The Associated Press

DENVER (4-0) at DALLAS (2-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE -- Broncos by 5½

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Denver 4-0, Dallas 3-1

SERIES RECORD -- Broncos lead 6-5

LAST MEETING -- Broncos beat Cowboys 17-10, Oct. 4, 2009

LAST WEEK -- Broncos beat Eagles 52-20; Cowboys lost to Chargers 30-21

AP PRO32 RANKING -- Broncos No. 1, Cowboys No. 17

BRONCOS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (15), PASS (1)

BRONCOS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (24), RUSH (1), PASS (30)

COWBOYS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (19), RUSH (19), PASS (21)

COWBOYS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (19), RUSH (3), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Broncos have won four straight against Cowboys. Last Dallas victory in 1995. ... Broncos have won 15 straight regular-season games by seven or more points, second-longest streak behind 1941-42 Bears. ... Denver can break franchise record with eighth straight road win. ... Peyton Manning tied for most TDs without interception to start season at 16 (Milt Plum, 1960 Cleveland Browns). ... Wes Welker has touchdown in six straight games. Welker has 18 career 10-catch games, one shy of Andre Johnson's league record. ... Manning needs 404 yards passing to tie Dan Marino for second all-time (61,361). ... Broncos scored second-most points in NFL history through four games at 179. Cowboys set record with 183 in 1966. ... Cowboys trying to open 3-0 at home for first time since 1999, haven't trailed at home this season. ... Tony Romo has completed at least 70 percent of passes in all four games, longest streak of career. ... Since DeMarco Murray became primary back, Cowboys 11-0 when he gets at least 18 carries, 1-10 when he doesn't. ... WR Dez Bryant, who had two TDs last week against San Diego, has touchdown in six straight games against AFC teams. ... Since 2010, Sean Lee tied for first among LBs with eight INTs and two TD returns. ... Cowboys have best record in NFC vs. AFC foes since 1970, but have dropped three straight to AFC West, including two this year to Chiefs and Chargers.

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