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The Dallas Cowboys Lose a Heartbreaker to the Detroit Lions Late as They Drop to 4-4 on the Year

The dispute over who the better wide receiver between Dallas’ Dez Bryant and Detroit’s Calvin Johnson (Pictured on the left) was put to rest at least for now after Sunday’s match-up.  Johnson had what might be his best performance of his career as he scorched the Dallas secondary for 329 receiving yards on 14 catches with one touchdown.  He also set up the game winning touchdown run by Lion’s quarterback Matt Stafford (Pictured on the Right).  His 329 yards were the second-highest total in NFL history, ranking behind only the Los Angeles Rams’ Flipper Anderson’s 336 receiving yards against the Saints on November 26, 1989.

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Sunday’s 31-30 loss will be a tough one to swallow for Jerry Jones’ team as they were able to force four Detroit turnovers and give up zero turnovers themselves.  They were however limited to only 268 total yards compared to Detroit’s 623.  The Dallas run game was basically non-existent as they could only manage 62 yards.  Dez Bryant would have a nice game as he added two more touchdowns to his total, but compared to Calvin’s game, his three receptions for 72 yards seemed quite less impressive.

Towards the end of the game Dez was seen throwing what looked like a heated tirade on the sidelines between both players and coaches.  He would have to be restrained by DeMarcus Ware who did not play today due to injury.

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For the defense, Sean Lee was the leader once again as he was responsible for both interceptions while leading the team in tackles as well.  Sunday’s loss drops Dallas to 4-4 on the year, but with Philadelphia and Washington losing as well, they remain in first place in the NFC East.  They will try to get back above .500 again this Sunday as they take on the Minnesota Vikings from AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

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