It's Week 11 of the 2016 NFL season, which means it's time for Ravens vs. Cowboys.
The Ravens (5-4) have a tall task head, as the face off with the red-hot Cowboys (8-1), winners of eight straight game. It's simple for the Ravens.
They need to score. And score. And score some more.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been the recipient of criticism recently, and the Super Bowl champion can make a major statement with his play.
Steve Smith is looking to follow up his two-touchdown performance in Week 10 against the Browns with a big showing against the Cowboys. The Ravens will need their offensive line and run game to be stout if they are to win their third-consecutive game.
Despite the noise regarding Tony Romo returning from injury, quarterback Dak Prescott continues to prove that he and the rest of team are for real.
Prescott would be a clear-cut favorite for the Rookie of the Year award if not for his teammate Ezekiel Elliott, who is injecting his name into the NFL MVP race.The Cowboys' offensive line is still one of the league's best, and with Dez Bryant finally healthy, the Cowboys are as dangerous as ever.
The Cowboys have no problem scoring the football. That is why the Ravens will finally need to score, score and score some more.
Be sure to tune into Ravens Kickoff at 12:00 PM on CSN.
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Ravens vs Cowboys Live Updates: Score, Stats, Highlights
4:06 p.m: Ravens lose, 27-17. Record drops to 5-5. With a Pittsburgh win in Cleveland, the Ravens and Steelers are now tied for the AFC North lead.
4:00 p.m: Dan Bailey hits a 21-yard field goal to make it 27-17. Ravens have 90 seconds to score 10 points with no timeouts.
3:51 p.m: With that completion to Beasley, Dak Prescott goes over 300 yards passing on the day. It's been a day to forget for one of the NFL's top pass defenses.
Flacco drills TD throw to Steve Smith. Ravens back to within one score at 24-17, 8:16 left. Smith up to 7 catches, 92 yards #RavensTalk— Bo Smolka (@bsmolka) November 20, 2016
3:37 p.m: TOUCHDOWN RAVENS. Flacco finds Steve Smith from five yards out and it's a one score game. 24-17 Cowboys.
3:26 p.m: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott again connects with Dez Bryant. Bryant now has six catches for 80 yards and two TDS. 24-10 Cowboys.
3RD QUARTER - COWBOYS 17, RAVENS 10
3:25 p.m: Here's CSN Ravens Insider Clifton Brown on Steve Smith's 1,000th reception.
3:21 p.m: ouch:
3:02 p.m: TOUCHDOWN DALLAS. Prescott goes to Dez Bryant for a four-yard TD pass. 17-10 Cowboys.
3:00 p.m: Ezekiel Elliot is sort of athletic:
Zeke hurdle! pic.twitter.com/QQUwZvDAcM— IGIFRY (@IGIFRY) November 20, 2016
2:57 p.m: If you missed it, here's Smith's 1000th career reception:
2:53 p.m: Steve Smith joined some pretty elite company today:
Steve Smith Sr. just became the 14th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career receptions pic.twitter.com/y79z0F3SQa— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 20, 2016
2:50 P.M: With that reception, Steve Smith officially has 1,000 career receptions.
2ND QUARTER - RAVENS 10 COWBOYS 10
2:32 p.m: DALLAS FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Dan Bailey connects from 30 yards out to tie it up at 10.
2:28 p.m: A Dez Bryant appearance! So far today: three receptions for 59 yards.
2:25 p.m: FIELD GOAL IS GOOD. Ravens take a 10-7 lead thanks to a 46 yard field goal from Justin Tucker.
2:19 p.m: Flacco takes a shot deep and just barely misses a big TD. Two minute warning now.
2:07 p.m: TOUCHDOWN Cowboys. Prescott connects with Beasley for a three yard score. Tied up at seven.
2:07 p.m: Here's a closer look at Steve Smith's highlight reel catch in the first quarter:
That holding call on Jeremy Zuttah was 1st glaring miscue by O-line. Yanda looking comfortable at LG, as is RG Vladimir Ducasse. #BALvsDAL— Clifton Brown (@CliftonGBrown) November 20, 2016
1:51 p.m: Something to watch for: Steve Smith is one reception short of 1,000 for his career. Seems likely to get there today.
1:47 p.m: Call stands. Ravens pick up a first down on 3rd and 12 and Dallas loses a timeout.
1:43 p.m: That's about as pretty a catch as you're going to see from Steve Smith. Hard to tell if he got both feet down, though. Dallas throws the challenge flag.
1ST QUARTER - RAVENS 7, COWBOYS 0
1:40 p.m: Ravens are doing a good job showing how to stop the Cowboys by shutting down Prescott and Elliot. Through one quarter: Prescott is 4/8 with 31 yards and Elliot has 26 rushing yards on six carries.
1:25 p.m: TOUCHDOWN. The Ravens draw first blood. Terrance West scores from 18 yards out. PAT is good and Baltimore takes an early 7-0 lead.
This is Ravens 7th different O-line lineup in past 7 games. #RavensTalk— Bo Smolka (@bsmolka) November 20, 2016
1:15 p.m: With his two-yard run on the Cowboys' first drive, Ezekiel Elliot broke Tony Dorsett's record for most rushing yards by a Cowboys rookie.
1:10 p.m: After moving the chains through the air, Flacco's third down pass attempt to Steve Smith falls incomplete. Baltimore is 30th in the league in 3rd down conversion percentage (33.5%).
1:07P.M: Ravens get a sack on third and long, force the Cowboys to go 3-and-out on their first drive of the game. There are worse ways to start a game.
12:55 p.m: Right before kickoff, our Brent Harris ran into and chatted with Baltimore's own Michael Phelps.
12:21 p.m: Sure, why not:
Am I trippin or Nah????? pic.twitter.com/niZ1i4hb5g— T.S STARK (@untouchablejay4) November 19, 2016
12:07 p.m: The Ravens inactives were released, with CB Jimmy Smith headlining the list of players not suiting up today. The secondary's day against Dez Bryant just got a lot more challenging.
11:24 a.m: Charley Casserly weighs in on how the Ravens defense can stop that highly-billed Cowboys offense:
10:38 a.m: Before the action kicks off at 1, revist our 5 bold predictions for today's game.
9:55 a.m.: Welcome to CSN's live blog of Ravens vs Cowboys in Week 11. This is your home for live updates of the important matchup between two teams hungry for yet another win.