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Buffalo Rumblinks, 12/16: Previewing Bills vs. Cowboys

Key story lines and positional matchups to watch as the Bills face a huge test against the Cowboys

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The Buffalo Bills (7-6) continue on their quest for a playoff berth by hosting the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (10-3) in what should be a rainy affair Sunday afternoon at Highmark Stadium.

Today’s edition of Buffalo Rumblinks previews the game, discusses the key matchups to watch and identifies the top stories as the Bills look to make a statement and earn a big home win vs. the Cowboys.

Previewing the Cowboys

Among the key stories to watch as Buffalo hosts Dallas: The Bills’ wide receivers will have their hands full trying to get open against the Cowboys’ talented defense, and Buffalo’s ground game should be able to experience some success against a Dallas front missing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. Plus, why Buffalo needs to find a way to break the Cowboys’ recent streak of early game dominance (Dallas has scored on 11 consecutive first-half drives over its last three games), how the Bills’ offensive line will have their hands full trying to contain All-Pro edge rusher Micah Parsons and the Cowboys’ defensive front, and more!

Buffalo’s Week 15 rooting interests

The Bills received significant help in the crowded AFC playoff picture in Week 14, and if they get more of the same, Buffalo will see its playoff chances continue trending in the right direction in Week 15.

Even more Bills news

How wide receiver Stefon Diggs is still a productive member of the offense despite a recent decline in productivity, and welcoming rookie wide receiver Justin Shorter back to the practice field. Plus, learn how cornerback Kaiir Elam tried to play through a torn ligament in his ankle, find out how linebacker Tyrel Dodson is giving back to Western New York families in need this holiday season, and more!

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