ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dez Bryant and the Dallas Cowboys are on the verge of the team's longest winning streak in any form - better than the carry-over run in 1968-69 after already topping the playoff-included surge from the proud franchise's first Super Bowl-winning season in 1971.
There's something else a 12th straight win would do when the Cowboys return from an extended break with a visit to the New York Giants on Dec. 11. It would give Dallas (11-1) a firm hold on the No. 1 seed in the NFC.
Now that's progress toward where the Cowboys hope they're headed. Dallas could clinch a playoff spot as early as Sunday with a Tampa Bay loss or tie or a Washington loss.