SPECIAL TEAMS: There is some uncertainty with the Cowboys' kicking game, as both punters they have used this year — Brian Moorman and Chris Jones — are nursing injuries. Their absence would also affect place kicker Dan Bailey, who would have to get used to his third holder of the season. Dallas has gotten very little from its return game, ranking 25th in average yards per kickoff return (21.5) and 28th in average yards per punt return (6.0). The Cowboys' coverage units, however, have been among the league's best.
INTANGIBLES: The Cowboys should be plenty fresh coming off a bye, but the time off provided even more opportunity for people to dwell on the turnover-filled, blowout loss to the Bears. Dallas has dropped two straight following a bye, has never beaten the Ravens in three tries and is 33-39 all-time against the AFC North. The Cowboys are 1-1 on the road this season after going 3-5 away from home last year. They'll probably have to improve on their minus seven turnover ratio to win Sunday.