USA TODAY Sports' Week 11 NFL picks: Dallas Cowboys or Kansas City Chiefs in battle of first-place teams?

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Sunday will mark the first on-field battle between Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes as the Chiefs host the Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium in a battle of first-place teams that highlights the NFL's Week 11 menu.

Dallas comes off of its first 40-point win in two decades, while the Chiefs have reeled off three consecutive wins to reclaim the top spot in a tight AFC West race.

This could be the start of a rough stretch for the Cowboys, who have a quick turnaround when they host their annual Thanksgiving game (against the Las Vegas Raiders) but then don't play at home again until after Christmas.

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Kansas City's bye encompasses Turkey Day, but the Chiefs aren't currently scheduled to face any sub-.500 opponents on the other side of their mini-break. With little margin for error, this game could be crucial for them.

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