Cincinnati Bengals running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has helped the team get back into the AFC North race.
The return of running back DeMarco Murray could be the lift the Dallas Cowboys need to challenge for the NFC East title.
Cincinnati will try to win its fifth straight Sunday when the visiting Cowboys go for their fourth victory in five tries.
Held to 69 yards or fewer in six of the first nine games, Green-Ellis has run for 348 and two scores in the last three weeks, becoming the first Bengal with three consecutive 100-yard games since Corey Dillon in 1999.
Cincinnati (7-5) is averaging 179.3 yards on the ground during that stretch.
"It was his first time with a new line and a new system and terminology and all that stuff,'' offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said of Green-Ellis' early struggles. "A lot of the runs were the same he's used to, but still you've got to get used to your linemen and our aiming points and all that.