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Week 11 Game Preview: Panthers vs. Cowboys

Frankie Luvu

CHARLOTTE – The Panthers (1-8) host the Dallas Cowboys (6-3) at 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. 

While Carolina is coming off a 16-13 loss to the Chicago Bears on last week's Thursday Night Football showcase, Dallas most recently defeated the New York Giants 49-17.

Scroll below for more information on the matchup, series history, and stats comparison.

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History: Panthers vs. Cowboys

  • Carolina and Dallas have played 13 times in the regular season. The Cowboys lead the series 10-3. | Series history
  • The Panthers lost their last matchup with the Cowboys, 36-28 in 2021.
  • Dallas leads the regular-season series 5-1 when played at Bank of America Stadium.

Statistical Comparison

Table inside Article
Category Carolina Chicago Bears
Offense
Total Yards Per Game 283.4 (28th) 325.9 (19th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 96.3 (24th) 135.3 (4th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 3.9 (20th) 4.6 (6th)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 187.1 (27th) 190.6 (24th)
Sacks Allowed 29 (t-28th) 30 (30th)
Third Down Efficiency 40.0 (16th) 44.1 (7th)
Points Per Game 17.5 (27th) 20.9 (19th)
Defense
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 310.0 (8th) 336.6 (19th)
Rushing Yards Per Game 131.8 (28th) 79.7 (4th)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt 4.4 (25th) 3.3 (1st)
Passing Net Yards Per Game 178.3 (4th) 256.9 (28th)
Sacks 17 (t-25th) 10 (32nd)
Takeaways 7 (31st) 9 (t-24th)
Third Down Efficiency 34.7 (6th) 48.7 (32nd)
Points Allowed Per Game 28.3 (t-31st) 26.9 (28th)

Statistical milestones to watch in 2023

  • Outside linebacker Brian Burns (52) needs five tackles for loss to pass Kawann Short for fourth all-time in Panther history.
  • Wide receiver Adam Thielen (7,334) needs 166 receiving yards to become the fifth undrafted player in the common draft era with at least 7,500 career receiving yards.  
  • Linebacker Frankie Luvu (33) needs 11 tackles for loss to pass Julius Peppers for ninth all-time in Panthers history.
  • Defensive end Derrick Brown (191) needs seven total tackles to pass Mario Addison for seventh all-time in Panther history for a defensive lineman.
  • Punter Johnny Hekker (345) needs two punts downed inside the 20-yard line to pass Kevin Huber (346) for 12th all-time in league history.
  • Tackle Taylor Moton has played in 106 consecutive games and counting as a Carolina Panther. His streak ranks fourth in franchise history and first among non-specialists.

Matchup notes

  • Carolina returns home in Week 11 to take on the Dallas Cowboys in Bank of America Stadium.
  • All time, this will mark the 14th regular-season matchup between the two teams with the Cowboys leading the series 10-3, including a 5-1 record in Carolina. The two teams last squared off in 2021 at AT&T Stadium where Dallas defeated Carolina, 36-28. This will mark the Cowboys first trip to Charlotte since 2018.
  • The Panthers lone regular-season victory against the Cowboys at home came in the last meeting when the Panthers defeated Dallas,16-8, in the 2018 season opener.
  • Carolina enters Week 11 with a 1-8 record after falling to the Chicago Bears, 16-13. Carolina is 21-35 against the NFC East all time, and looking for their first win against the division since 2020 when they efeated the Washington Commanders in Week 16, 20-13.
  • Dallas enters the contest with a 6-3 record after a 49-17 victory against the New York Giants in Week 10. The Panthers will mark the lone NFC South opponent for the Cowboys this season.

Carolina is 5-9 all-time against Dallas, winning the last two in the series.

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