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Cowboys Vs. Lions Score: Megatron's Touchdown Cuts Dallas' Lead To 30-24

It's nearly impossible to shut Calvin Johnson down all game, and the Cowboys were unable to do just that. Trailing 30-17, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford found Johnson on a 23 yard touchdown pass in the endzone -- despite the fact that Johnson was covered.

Not surprisingly, though, Johnson came down with the ball in the endzone, good for his first touchdown reception of the day, and cutting Dallas' lead to six. 

The Cowboys had led 27-3, but Tony Romo threw two interceptions in the third quarter -- both of which were returned for touchdowns. Bobby Carpenter intercepted Romo and returned it 34 yards for a score, before Chris Houston took an interception back 54 yards for a touchdown, cutting Dallas' lead to 27-17.

Dallas bounced back with a field goal, though, as Dan Bailey converted on a chip-shot 23 yard field goal -- the second time the Cowboys were unable to score from inside Detroit's five in this game. The Cowboys were stopped on 4th-and-goal on Detroit's one earlier in the first quarter.

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