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Cowboys, Packers Face Off in Dallas


Two of the best teams in the (U.S.) National Fooball League - the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers - are set to meet in a rare and much anticipated Thursday night encounter in Dallas (0115 UTC).

Both teams have won 10 of their 11 games this season to share the lead in the National Conference. It's the first time in 17 years that two NFL teams with records of 10-1 or better will play one another.

The team that wins will gain the edge for home field advantage in the playoffs. No other team in their conference is within three games of them. The undefeated New England Patriots (11-0) are in the American Conference.

Dallas has won five games in a row since its only loss, which was to New England. Green Bay has won six straight, with the Packers' only loss coming to their rival Chicago Bears.

Head-to-head, Dallas and Green Bay are even all-time, with each club winning 10 times.

Some information for this report provided by AP.

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