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DETROIT (1-2) at DALLAS (1-2)

Sunday, Noon (Central Time)

AT&T Stadium, Arlington

Televison: Fox

OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 4½

RECORD VS. SPREAD — Lions 2-1, Cowboys 1-2

SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 15-12

LAST MEETING — Cowboys beat Lions 42-21, Dec. 26, 2016

LAST WEEK — Lions beat Patriots 26-10; Cowboys lost to Seahawks 24-13

AP PRO32 RANKING — Lions No. 23; Cowboys No. 24





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Lions QB Matthew Stafford makes fourth trip to face hometown team, fifth meeting overall. Lost past two visits, including wild-card game during 2014 season. He’s averaged 314 yards in past six road games with 10 touchdowns, four interceptions. … RB Kerryon Johnson had 101 yards vs. Patriots for Lions’ first 100-yard rushing game since Reggie Bush in 2013. Johnson third among rookie RBs with 161 yards. … WRs Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay each seeking third straight game with receiving TD. … DE Ezekiel Ansah had sack in last meeting, has four sacks in past two road games. … LB Eli Harold had first career two-sack game against Patriots. … CB Darius Slay leads NFL with nine INTs since 2017. … Cowboys QB Dak Prescott has thrown for less than 200 yards in nine of past 11 games going back to last season. Passer rating of 74.9 is 30 points below NFL rookie record when he was NFL Offensive Rookie of Year in 2016. … RB Ezekiel Elliott tied with 49ers’ Matt Breida for NFL rushing lead with 274 yards. Since entering league in 2016, Elliott leads NFL with 2,888 yards rushing, 24 TDs. … TE Geoff Swaim had career highs with team-leading five catches, 47 yards vs. Seattle. … WR Brice Butler could be active for first time since rejoining Cowboys. Had TD in last meeting. … DE DeMarcus Lawrence has at least half-sack in each of first three games. Lawrence opened last season with seven-game sacks streak. … DE Taco Charlton has sack in three straight home games going back to last season. … Rookie LB Leighton Vander Esch had team-leading 11 tackles vs. Seahawks, figures to have prominent role with Sean Lee (hamstring) likely sidelined. … Fantasy tip: Elliott is facing NFL’s worst rushing defense.

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