Detroit Lions Have Memorable History Against Dallas Cowboys

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Sep 21, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view of Shinola clock in front of Ford Field before the game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Eddie Murray beats the clock in 1981

Through much of their history the Lions have made a habit of making things overly difficult on themselves. That was the case in the closing seconds of a 1981 game against the Cowboys.

Rather than spike the ball to stop the clock, Eddie Murray and the field goal unit rushed on the field to beat the clock for a 47-yard game winning field goal. As he did for much of his career, steady Eddie nailed it for the Lions 27-24 win.

The game winning field goal gave the Lions their only lead of the day and completed the comeback from a 17-0 second quarter deficit.

Watch the madness and the celebration:

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