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Cowboys-Lions Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-10-24 12:31

DALLAS (4-3) at DETROIT (4-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 6-1, Detroit 4-3

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 13-11

LAST MEETING -Lions beat Cowboys 34-30, Oct. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK -Cowboys beat Eagles 17-3; Lions lost to Bengals 27-24

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cowboys No. 10, Lions No. 12

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (24), PASS (8)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (13), PASS (30)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (21), PASS (5)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (23), PASS (28)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dallas and Detroit among top scoring teams in league, Cowboys averaging 28.6 points to rank second, and Lions 26.6 to rank eighth. ... Cowboys have won five of seven in series. ... Detroit beat Dallas 38-6 on Jan. 5, 1992, only Lions postseason victory since winning 1957 NFL title. Cowboys went on to win three Super Bowls after 1992-95 seasons, but have only one win in last 15 postseasons. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford beat hometown Cowboys in last meeting, throwing winning TD to Calvin Johnson with 1:39 left to cap comeback from 24-point, third-quarter deficit. ... Dallas QB Tony Romo had 317 yards passing and TD last week, overcoming season-high two interceptions at Philadelphia to win second straight game for first time this year to move atop NFC East. ... Cowboys rookie RB Joseph Randle, filling in for injured DeMarco Murray, had career-high 93 yards of offense against Eagles. ... Dallas WR Dez Bryant has six TDs receiving, tied for most in NFC lead with Johnson and two others. ... Cowboys WR Terrance Williams has caught one TD in each of last three games and has 380 yards receiving this year, most for NFC rookie. ... Dallas LB Sean Lee was NFC defensive player of week after game-high 11 tackles, one for loss, and INT at Philadelphia. ... Cowboys DT Jason Hatcher has three sacks last two games. ... Stafford has NFC-high 2,129 yards passing - 119 more than Romo - seven TD passes, one INT in last two games. ... Lions RB Reggie Bush only one in NFC with more than 400 yards rushing (426) and 300-plus yards receiving (305) despite missing nearly six quarters with injury. ... Johnson's two TDs last week for second time this year gave him six scores to surpass last season's total. ... Lions TE Joseph Fauria has five TDs, leads league's rookies. ... Detroit LB DeAndre Levy has four INTs, tied for most in NFL. ... Lions DE Ezekiel ''Ziggy'' Ansah has three sacks, leads NFC rookies.

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