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NFL schedule 2012: Cowboys look to build momentum against Browns

The Cowboys' Week 11 opponent gives them a chance to build on a big win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

After passing a big NFC East test last weekend against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys' Week 11 opponent shouldn't prove quite the challenge, as the team heads back home to host the Cleveland Browns.

Seeking to get back to .500, Dallas (4-5) all of a sudden finds itself well in the thick of the NFC East race after the division-leading New York Giants have stumbled to a 6-4 mark. A win would put the Cowboys a game and a half back and keep their hopes for a Wild Card berth well in view.

The Browns (2-7) have struggled in their first season with rookies Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson and can really only hope to play spoiler at this point in their season. Still, a win over Dallas on the road is just the type of eye-opener young teams can build on, something the Cowboys should be wary of Sunday as they try to avoid the upset.

Elsewhere in the division, the Giants have a bye week to recover from recent struggles, while the Eagles travel to face the Washington Redskins in hopes of keeping their slim hopes alive.

The Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns meet Sunday at noon CT on FOX. Here's the rest of the Week 11 NFL schedule. All times are CT.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills, 7:20 p.m., NFL Network

Sunday, Nov. 18

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, noon, FOX

Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys, noon, CBS

Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, noon, FOX

Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans, noon, CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Atlanta Falcons, noon, FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs, noon, CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins, noon, FOX

New York Jets at St. Louis Rams, noon, CBS

New Orleans Saints at Oakland Raiders, 3:05 p.m., FOX

San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos, 3:25 p.m., CBS

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots, 3:25 p.m., CBS

Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers, 7:20 p.m., NBC

Monday, Nov. 19

Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

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