Lions at Cowboys NFL Week Four Capsule

  LIONS COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER   12-9
STREAKS   5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 0-1 Garrett: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 26-23 (OT) at Vikings W 18-16 vs. Redskins
LAST GAME 11/21/10: Lions 19 at Cowboys 35. Dallas QB Jon Kitna passes for 3 TDs & scores on 29-yard run in 4th quarter as Cowboys defeat Detroit. WR Miles Austin adds 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/21/10
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 85 (Dal.).  XM: 229 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 79-118-977 (3C)-9 (T1C)-2-110.7 (3L) Romo: 65-105-942-4-2-95.8
RUSHING Best: 49-143-2.9-1 Jones: 40-184-4.6-1
RECEIVING C. Johnson: 16-225-14.1-6 (1L) Witten (TE): 19-272 (3C)-14.3-0
OFFENSE 400.0 412.3 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +6 (T1L) -2
DEFENSE 301.0 (2C) 288.0 (1C)
SACKS Vanden Bosch: 3 Ware: 5 (1L)
INTs Houston: 2 (T2L) Lee: 2 (T3L)
PUNTING Donahue (R): 45.4 McBriar: 48.5 (2C)
KICKING Hanson: 35 (1C) (11/11 PAT; 8/8 FG) Bailey (R): 33 (3L) (6/6 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: Are 3-0 for 1st time since 1980…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD played HS football at Highland Park in Dallas. Was 3-time All-State selection & led club to Class 4A championship as senior. Passed for 378 yards & 108.8 rating last week. When he has 100+ rating, Lions are 4-0…RB JAHVID BEST is 1 of 3 players in NFL with 140+ rush (143) & rec. (182) yards…WR CALVIN JOHNSON is 1st player in NFL history with 2+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 3 games of season. Leads NFL with 6 TDs. Since start of 2008, has 35 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Had TD catch in last meeting. In past 2 vs. Dal., WR NATE BURLESON has 13 catches for 186 yards (93 per game) & TD. TE BRANDON PETTIGREW had career-high 11 catches & 112 yards last week. Rookie WR TITUS YOUNG is 2nd among NFC rookies with 140 rec. yards (9 catches, 15.6 avg.)…. Club is tied for NFL lead with +6 turnover ratio (8 takeaways, 2 giveaways). DT NDAMUKONG SUH aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE LAWRENCE JACKSON had 1.5 sacks in last game vs. Dal. DE KYLE VANDEN BOSCH aims for 4th in row with sack. DE CLIFF AVRIL had sack & FF last week…COWBOYS: Lead NFC in total defense (288 yards per game)…In 2 starts vs. Det., QB TONY ROMO has completed 58 of 76 (76.3 pct.) for 623 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 111.9 rating. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rating. Leads NFC with 8.97 avg. gain. In starts with 10+ att., when he has 100+ rating, team is 28-6 (.824)….RB FELIX JONES rushed for 115 yards on 14 att. (8.2 avg.) last week & had 155 scrimmage yards on 17 touches (9.1 avg.)…TE JASON WITTEN leads NFL TEs with 19 catches & leads NFC TEs with 272 rec. yards. Since start of 2007, leads NFL TEs with 384 catches & 4,401 yards. Had career-best 15 catches (138 yards, TD) in 12/9/07 meeting. WR-PR DEZ BRYANT had TD catch in last game vs. Det…CB BRYAN MC CANN had 97-yard PR-TD in last year’s meeting. LB DE MARCUS WARE has 11 sacks in past 6. Aims for 7th in row with sack. Since start of 2006, has 77 sacks, most in NFL. Has 3.5 sacks in past 2 at home vs. Det. CB TERENCE NEWMAN had INT in last meeting. LB SEAN LEE had INT in Week 3. Has 2 INTs & 2 FRs this year. Leads team in tackles.


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