NFL Preview Capsule: Lions At Cowboys
OPENING LINE – Cowboys by 1
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Detroit 2-0-1; Dallas 1-1-1
SERIES RECORD – Cowboys lead 13-10
LAST MEETING – Cowboys beat Lions 35-19, Nov. 21, 2000
LAST WEEK – Lions beat Vikings 26-23, OT; Cowboys beat Redskins 18-16
LIONS OFFENSE – OVERALL (10), RUSH (26), PASS (4T)
LIONS DEFENSE – OVERALL (6), RUSH (21), PASS (4)
COWBOYS OFFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (27), PASS (3)
COWBOYS DEFENSE – OVERALL (5), RUSH (2), PASS (12)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Detroit, Dallas and San Diego are only teams ranked in top 10 in both total offense and total defense. … Detroit looking for first 4-0 start since 1980. … Cowboys 8-2 at home against Lions, 1-0 at Cowboys Stadium. … Lions have seven-game winning streak, matching longest since 1995. They have won four straight road games for first time since 1970. … Detroit overcame 20-point halftime deficit on road to win for first time in team history last weekend. Cowboys won without scoring TD for first time in 10 years. … Detroit QB Matthew Stafford grew up in Dallas’ Highland Park neighborhood. … Stafford only second Lions QB to throw nine TDs in first three games of season (Milt Plum, 1962). … Dallas 18-4 in games before bye week, which is next. … Tony Romo’s Cowboys-record streak of 20 consecutive games with TD pass ended against Washington. … Dan Bailey became third NFL rookie since 1960 to make six field goals in game, accounting for all Dallas’ points against Redskins. Other rookie kickers with six packs were Garo Yepremian for Detroit in 1966, Jeff Reed for Pittsburgh in 2002. … DeMarcus Ware has sack in every game and leads NFL with five. … Bradie James, Cowboys’ leading tackler the past six seasons, got first career tackle at Detroit on Oct. 19, 2003. …TE Jason Witten 57 yards receiving from passing Bob Hayes (7,295) for fourth on Cowboys’ career list.
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