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Detroit Lions won last 2 against the Cowboys

ALLEN PARK — Since 2011, the Lions and Cowboys have met twice in the regular season and Detroit won both.

The two teams will match up in a wild-card game on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. in Dallas with the Lions as the sixth seed and the Cowboys as the third.

On Oct. 27. 2013, the Lions beat the Cowboys 31-30 in a record-setting day for Calvin Johnson who had the second-most receiving yards ever in an NFL game with 329 on 14 catches. Matthew Stafford was 33-48 for 488 yards that day. Reggie Bush, Joique Bell and Stafford each had 1-yard touchdown runs. The win at Ford Field gave the Lions a 5-3 record midway through the season.

On Oct. 2, 2011, the Lions made their second trip to the new Cowboys Stadium also known as Jerry Dome. They beat the ‘Boys 34-30 to up their record to 4-0. Stafford was 21-43 for 240 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Johnson had eight catches for 96 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Brandon Pettigrew had six for 64 yards. Jahvid Best had a team-best 47 yards rushing. In the first trip to the glittery stadium on Nov. 21, 2010, the Lions lost 35-19. The loss dropped the season record to 2-8.

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