ARLINGTON – There are no moral victories in the NFL but accustomed the way the Dallas Cowboys had bedeviled opponents at AT&T Stadium this year, Detroit’s attenuated 20-19 accident adjoin one of the NFC’s top teams at their abode shows Detroit absolutely belongs amid the NFC’s elite.

The Lions anticipation they’d taken the advance in the final abnormal afterwards quarterback Jared Goff led Detroit on a 75-yard scoring drive in the final two minutes. Goff affiliated with advanced receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown on an 11-yard touchdown canyon with 23 abnormal larboard to accomplish it 20-19.

Head drillmaster Dan Campbell autonomous for a two-point about-face to try to win the bold and Goff hit larboard accouterment Taylor Decker for the conversion, but Decker was flagged for actionable affecting and the two credibility were wiped off the board. Detroit autonomous to try and win it afresh with two credibility but Goff’s canyon to bound end James Mitchell fell incomplete. When Detroit couldn’t defended the onside kick, the Cowboys able with their abutting win at home this season.

Heading into Saturday night’s primetime antagonism with the Lions, Dallas was best at AT&T Stadium this year (7-0) and had outscored opponents 279 to 108.

Detroit’s aegis captivated them to 20 credibility beneath their scoring boilerplate at home this year. They fabricated a analytical stop with two account and 39 abnormal larboard in the bold on Aidan Hutchinson’s third sack of the bold to accord the brawl aback to the breach with a adventitious to drive 89 yards to win the game.

On aloof the additional comedy of the Detroit drive Goff was best off by Dallas assurance Donovan Wilson on a diving grab in advanced of bound end Sam LaPorta at the Lions’ 31-yard line. The Cowboys angry that into a 43-yard acreage ambition to extend the advance to 20-13 with one minute, 41 abnormal left.

But acclaim Goff and the breach for scoring late, they aloof weren’t able to get the final two points.

The accident drops the Lions to 11-5 on the analysis and they abide the No. 3 berry in the NFC playoff account as the NFC North analysis champions. Dallas improves to 11-5 and keeps their NFC East appellation hopes alive.

Detroit got touchdowns from St. Brown (11) and active aback David Montgomery (3).

Big play: The Cowboys took the advance 7-3 backward in the aboriginal division on a 92-yard touchdown canyon from Prescott to Lamb. It was a comedy that calmly could accept resulted in a sack and a assurance for the Lions, but linebacker Derrick Barnes whiffed on the abeyant sack. Prescott bailed out to his appropriate and launched it abysmal to Lamb, who was one-on-one with Lions adept cornerback Kindle Vildor. Unfortunately for Detroit, Vildor tripped at the 45-yard band and Lamb was all abandoned as the brawl fell appropriate into his accoutrements at the 50-yard line.

 

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