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Cowboys Vs. Lions: NFL Week 11 Game Capsules

Two teams with identical 2-7 records meet this coming Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys host the Detroit Lions. After an unbelievably disappointing start to the year, the Cowboys fired Wade Phillips, named Jason Garrett the interim head coach, and then promptly went out and defeated the red-hot New York Giants at the Meadowlands in Garrett's first game at the helm. Now the Cowboys looks to remain on the path back to respectability against the visiting Detroit Lions, who last week set an NFL road futility mark with their 25 consecutive defeat away from home.

Here's a few trends, figures and notes on the two teams' series history, as well as up-to-date season stats for both squads.

DETROIT LIONS (2-7) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (2-7)

SERIES

LIONS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

11-9

STREAKS

 

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 0-0

Garrett: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 14-12 at Bills

W 33-20 at Giants

LAST GAME

12/9/07: Cowboys 28 at Lions 27. Dallas scores 14 points in 4th quarter, including 16-yard TD reception by TE Jason Witten with 18 seconds remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/31/06: Lions 39, Cowboys 31. Detroit QB Jon Kitna completes 28 of 42 passes (66.7 pct.) for 306 yards & 4 TDs. WR Roy Williams adds 104 rec. yards & 2 TDs for Lions.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 155 (Det.), 127 (Dal.). XM: 104 (Dal.).

 

STATS

PASSING

Sh. Hill: 156-258-1,632-10-8-78.8

Kitna: 82-134-1,076-7-7-82.2

RUSHING

Best (R): 124-380-3.1-4

Jones: 87-353-4.1-0

RECEIVING

C. Johnson: 49-679-13.9-9 (T1L)

Austin: 47-725 (3C)-15.4-3

OFFENSE

336.2

366.8

TAKE/GIVE

+3

-7

DEFENSE

353.2

354.0

SACKS

Suh (R): 6.5

Ware: 8 (T3C)

INTs

A. Smith: 5 (T2L)

7 tied: 1

PUNTING

Harris: 44.7

McBriar: 47.6 (1C)

KICKING

Hanson: 55 (19/19 PAT; 12/14 FG)

Buehler: 54 (21/22 PAT; 11/15 FG)

 

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.