RECAP: Lions at Cowboys – A defensive battle highlighted the first 30 minutes of Sunday’s matchup between Detroit and Dallas, with Detroit’s defense leading the charge to a 6-3 halftime lead.
It continued to be a defensive showdown into the fourth quarter, but in the end, Dallas capitalized on four fourth-quarter turnovers by the Lions’ offense to spearhead a 24-6 win. The loss drops Detroit to 1-5 on the season.
Sunday’s loss wasn’t on the Lions’ defense. For a second straight game the Lions’ offense failed to record a touchdown and had critical turnovers. Detroit was shorthanded offensively with running back D’Andre Swift (inactive) and wide receiver DJ Chark (IR) out, and slot receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown left with a concussion in the first quarter, but that’s no excuse for how poor they’ve played the last two weeks.
Dallas scored the game’s first touchdown following Lions quarterback Jared Goff’s fifth interception of the season on the Lions’ opening possession of the second half at the Dallas 18-yard line. Trevon Diggs got the pick.
Dallas went 82 yards in seven plays and scored on an Ezekiel Elliott 1-yard touchdown run to give the Cowboys the first lead of the day at 10-6.