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The Steelers and Cowboys are as rich in winning history as anyone, but when they square off Sunday in Dallas, both are mired in underachievement as the 2012 season winds down.
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Date: Dec. 16, 2012
Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Matchups: Steel City Insider
TV Schedule: CBS national broadcast
Announcers: Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color)
Radio stream: Steelers Radio Network WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Odds: Steelers -2.5
Weather: 73 degrees, winds 14 m.p.h. west/southwest
History vs. history. America's Team vs. the Steel Curtain. The bulk of this rivalry may have taken shape decades ago, there are still plenty around to bear witness to planting seeds that grew into the continuation of animosity between these two franchises.
While the Cowboys' history is not steeped in Jerry Jones (nor would Steelers fans ever have a reason to circulate a petition requesting Presidential assistance in removing their team's owner), Jones won plenty not long after purchasing the team in 1989, including a victory over the Steelers in Super Bowl XXX.
He just hasn't won anything since.
The Cowboys are starting to turn it on as the season gets closer to its end, and the Steelers took a setback loss to the Chargers last week. Two teams that have been dogged by inconsistency this season.
Two seasons are on the line when the Steelers take on the Cowboys in Big D.