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Cowboys Make History With Ninth Straight Win, And No Time To Enjoy It

ARLINGTON, Texas – The question had relevance for maybe an hour after the Cowboys made franchise history Sunday with a 27-17 win over the Baltimore Ravens at AT&T Stadium.

What does the team-record ninth straight win mean to this group?

"It's been special for us," linebacker Sean Lee said in the post-game locker room. "We have to keep winning and we one goal in mind at the end of the year, but it is fun to be part of a team that's playing the right way and building momentum."

This week, that momentum must carry over in a hurry.

The Cowboys will immediately turn their attention to Thursday's Thanksgiving opponent, the Washington Redskins, who improved to 6-3-1 Sunday night with a dominant 42-24 victory at home over the Green Bay Packers.

They can't dwell on the streak, because it's back on the line in three days' time. The Redskins deserve their full attention.

"The big thing for us is to process this game quickly and move forward," Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said. "We're going to play Thursday afternoon here at our place against a division opponent, so we've got to get our eyes onto preparation quickly."

Hall of Fame running back Tony Dorsett was in attendance Sunday as Ezekiel Elliott broke his team record for rookie rushing yards. Dorsett's 1977 Super Bowl team won eight regular-season games in a row; the 2016 Cowboys are the first to win nine straight.

But the team isn't focused on the streak itself – more the things they're doing to put themselves in position to win each week.

"It's about a team that's hard to beat offensively and defensively," Lee said. "Complementary football. Guys who have each other's back, guys who play the right way."

Said quarterback Dak Prescott: "We've been in some tough games throughout the season that no matter if we're down or if we're up, we're just going to keep playing and take one play at a time. We all believe in each other."

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