Oct 13, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) against the Cleveland Browns during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Lions won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

What They're Saying About the Detroit Lions Win Over Cowboys

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Cowboys have no answers for ‘crazy’ Lions receiver
Charean Williams – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The Dallas Cowboys defensive backs were at a loss for words after Sunday’s 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions.

“Not much for you,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said.

“Kind of lost for words,” safety Jakar Hamilton said after his NFL debut.

“I don’t know,” Brandon Carr said, shaking his head before a question even was asked.

It seemed appropriate since the Cowboys didn’t have an answer for Calvin Johnson.

Lions defense saves the offense from its turnover troubles
Josh Katzenstein – The Detroit News

The points allowed suggest otherwise, but the Lions’ defense had its best day of the season in terms of yardage in Sunday’s 31-30 victory over the Cowboys at Ford Field.

The Lions allowed just 268 yards to a powerful Dallas offense, and the unit’s ability to hold the Cowboys despite the Lions offense turning it over four times kept them in the game.

The Cowboys scored just 10 points off those four turnovers.

Detroit Lions: Takeaways from the Lions’ 31-30 Win over Dallas
Jeff Risdon – Bleacher Report

With the thrilling victory, Detroit improves to 5-3 and stays in the thick of the NFC playoff race. The Cowboys fall to 4-4 but still lead the NFC East.

Detroit carries all this positive momentum into a bye week, where the walking wounded can get some much-needed rest. The Lions return to action in Week 10 at Chicago, which is 4-3 and on its bye this week.

Here are my initial takeaways from the win over Dallas.

Matthew Stafford helps Detroit Lions up, over four turnovers to beat Dallas Cowboys
Jeff Seidel – Detroit Free Press

With this win, the Lions jumped up and over all the doubters who had left the stadium. You know who you are. Hey, nobody is blaming you. This is the type of game the Lions always lost in the past. Always.

But more than anything, they jumped up and over a four-turnover hole.

Which might be the most amazing thing of all.

It was like going up and over the Grand Canyon of doom and despair.

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