Detroit 31, Dallas 30

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Location - Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Bill Vinocich
Attendance - 64379

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Dallas 0 10 3 17 30
Detroit 7 0 0 24 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 4-4 3-1 1-3 L1
Detroit 5-3 3-1 2-2 W1

Recap


Lions 31, Cowboys 30:
Matt Stafford passed for 488 yards and dove over the pile for the go-ahead touchdown with 12 seconds left as host Detroit stunned Dallas.

Stafford went 33-of-48 with one touchdown and two interceptions while Calvin Johnson caught 14 passes for a team-record 329 yards and a score as the Lions (5-3) bounced back from their first home loss. Stafford was 4-of-5 on the final drive, hitting Johnson with a 22-yard pass to get it to the Dallas 1 before faking a kill-the-clock play and reaching over the goal line.

Tony Romo completed 14-of-30 passes for 206 yards and three scores while Dan Bailey kicked a pair of 53-yard field goals and connected from 44 with 1:02 left to put the Cowboys (4-4) ahead 30-24. Dez Bryant caught a pair of touchdown passes and linebacker Sean Lee led a defense that forced four turnovers with 10 tackles and two interceptions.

Romo had under 100 yards passing over the first three quarters, but Dallas managed to take a 13-7 lead into the final period on the strength of two field goals and a 5-yard TD catch by Bryant with 46 seconds left in the first half. The Cowboys opened things up in the fourth, taking a 20-10 lead when Romo and Terrance Williams hooked up for a 60-yard score.

Detroit responded with its first TD drive since the first quarter, cashing in on Joique Bell’s 1-yard scoring burst. Dallas took 53 seconds to strike back on Romo’s 50-yard TD pass to Bryant, but the Lions came back again to cut it to 27-24 on Reggie Bush’s 1-yard scoring run.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Lions became the second team in NFL history to win with a minus-4 turnover margin. … Cowboys G Brian Waters left the game in the second quarter with a left leg injury, returned and exited again with a left triceps injury. … Johnson’s 329 receiving yards were the second-most in a single game in NFL history (Flipper Anderson, 336 on Nov. 26, 1989).

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Dallas   Detroit
Joseph Randle Player Reggie Bush
14 Attempts 21
26 Yards 92
1.9 Avg Yards 4.4
0 Touchdowns 1
7 Long 17
Receiving
Dallas   Detroit
Dez Bryant Player Calvin Johnson
3 Receptions 14
72 Yards 329
24.0 Avg Yards 23.5
2 Touchdowns 1
50 Long 87

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Dallas 268 62 206 3 3 2 1.0 2
Detroit 623 143 480 4 1 0 0.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Lions have a W/L % of .400 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Cowboys have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .750 after a loss.