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    On Deck will be here all season to provide you with everything you need to know (and a few things you don't) about every Cowboys game during the 2014 season. 

    The Opponent: The Tennessee Titans are coming off a dominant victory over the Kansas City Chiefs that showed how special the Titans' defense could be this season. They allowed just 10 points and just 67 yards on the ground to Jamaal Charles & Co. The Chiefs were just 1-of-13 on third downs.

    Past Meetings: Going back to their days as the Houston Oilers, the Titans have played the Cowboys 13 times, and the Cowboys have won seven. Their last meeting came in 2010 when the Titans won 34-27 in Arlington.

    Key Matchup: Cowboys secondary vs. Titans QB Jake Locker — The Cowboys' secondary was supposed to be the strength of a really bad defense. Instead, it was the Cowboys' defensive weakness on Sunday against the 49ers. Locker had a nice game in the win over Kansas City, throwing for 266 yards and two scores with no picks.

    What's Hot: DeMarco Murray got off to an awful start with a fumble on his first carry that was returned for a touchdown, but after that, Murray was running at will against a physical 49ers defense thanks to his offensive line that lived up to the bill in that regard. And while we won't say the defensive line and linebackers were "good," they were definitely better than anyone could've expected.

    Shonn Greene seemed to be left for dead in the NFL running back scrap heap, but he actually had a pretty nice game against what was supposed to be a solid Chiefs defense. He rushed for 71 yards on 15 carries in Sunday's win.

    What's Not: Tony Romo had what might've been the worst game of his career if not for a five-interception game in Buffalo back in the day — a game the Cowboys somehow won. Also, as mentioned above, the Cowboys' secondary was just awful.

    Not much to complain about in a thorough whippin' of a pretty solid team in a really tough road environment. The Titans are running hot right now.