The Detroit Lions faced a tough battle against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium, ultimately losing 20-19. Despite the loss, the Lions demonstrated their competitiveness against one of the NFC’s top teams. The game was particularly close, with the Lions taking the lead in the final seconds through a touchdown pass from Jared Goff to Amon-Ra St. Brown. However, a two-point conversion attempt was thwarted by a penalty, and a second attempt fell incomplete.
The Cowboys managed to secure their closest home win of the season, breaking the Lions’ hopes of ending Dallas’s undefeated streak at AT&T Stadium. Detroit’s defense deserves credit for holding the Cowboys to 20 points below their home scoring average for the season.
A critical moment occurred when Aidan Hutchinson secured his third sack of the game, giving the Lions an opportunity to drive 89 yards for a potential game-winning score. Unfortunately, Goff was intercepted by Dallas safety Donovan Wilson, leading to a Cowboys field goal.
Despite the loss, the Lions maintain a solid 11-5 record for the season and hold the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff picture as the champions of the NFC North division. Dallas improves to 11-5, keeping their hopes alive for the NFC East title.
Quarterback comparisons showed Goff completing 19 of 34 passes with a touchdown, two interceptions, and a 67.2 rating. Prescott, on the other hand, went 26-of-38 for 345 yards, two touchdowns, one interception, and a 103.5 rating.
A significant play in the game was Prescott’s 92-yard touchdown pass to Lamb, a play that could have resulted in a safety for the Lions. Unfortunately, a missed sack opportunity and a trip by cornerback Kindle Vildor allowed the Cowboys to take the lead.
Detroit struggled on third downs, converting only 4 of 13 attempts, compared to their season average of 43.6%.
Wide receiver Jameson Williams left the game in the second half with an ankle injury and did not return. Looking ahead, the Lions will face the Minnesota Vikings in the next week, aiming to bounce back from this narrow defeat.