Detroit Lions Outclassed By Dallas Cowboys
On Tuesday night the Detroit Lions suffered their second straight loss after a 5 game winning streak.
There were some questionable calls and some rough tackles but the performance of the Cowboys was top notch. Lions fans also got to see the first appearance of Zach Zenner for the Lions.
The final score for the game was 42 -21 in favour of the Cowboys. Disappointed fans were quick to respond on Twitter to perceived irregularities with the refs.
The Cowboys were fighting for a 7th straight win this season. As Dallas coach Jason Garrett put it, the only way to play football is to treat every game as if it is the final and you should play to the best of your ability.
Cowboys Take an Early Lead
After a pretty uneven first half with the scores standing at 28-21, the Cowboys pulled out an amazing trick play, with the play being run by Bryant and Prescott late game, confusing the Lions defence.
This allowed the Cowboys to get a 35-21 lead against the Lions and essentially clinch the game.
This trick play was no fluke however. Bryant said after the game that the play was being run in practice for weeks and they decided on a whim to run the play and it worked out beautifully.
Following the defeat, the Lions will be facing off against the Green Bay Packers on Monday for the NFC title. Their season is not over yet. Monday will see the Lions have a home crowd advantage as well as a hunger for victory after their two defeats.
Impressive Skills On Show
Notable plays in this game include a controversial take down by A ‘Shawn Robinson along with an impressive diving touchdown by Dallas’s Stafford.
He may have been sacked a few times but he came through in style in the end by breaking the 21-21 toe during the third quarter.
NFL rush leader Elliot had an impressive 55 yard touchdown during the early minutes of the game. Additionally Prescott now has the most wins achieved by a rookie quarterback, tied with Ben Roethlisberger for 13.
What lies ahead for these two teams is anyone’s guess. The fans are rooting for the Lions to make a comeback from their recent slump and take the NFC North title home.
Let’s hope that the home crowd advantage gets them fired up not just for the fans but for themselves.
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