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Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions takes place in Week 8 of the NFL 2013 regular season on Sunday with the Lions looking to claim the win that will keep the pressure on NFC North leaders, the Green Bay Packers. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Both of these teams come into this game with a record of 4-3; for the Cowboys that's enough to be leading the NFC East, where as for the Lions it only gets them second place in the NFC north, as the Packers lead the division 4-2.
The Lions will be looking to bounce back following their disappointing 24-27 loss last week against Cincinnati. In Week 7 the Lions contested a tight game against the Bengals, but found themselves 17-24 down heading into the fourth quarter. Despite a brave fightback in the fourth, they were unable to get over the finish line – they pulled things back to 24-24, but a final drive by the Bengals allowed them to set up a field goal with the final kick of the game to claim the win.
The Lions will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Sunday, and will likely rely heavily on the pass to claim the win. They currently rank 5th in the NFL in pass offense, posting 294.7 yards per game on average. Their offense has been effective, and they rank 8th in the league for points scored per game (26.6 points), and 7th for total yards gained per game (386.4 yards).
Quarterback Matthew Stafford is 178 of 290 for 2,129 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys appear to be turning things around and come into this game on the back of two straight wins. Since their dramatic 48-51 loss to the Denver Broncos at the start of October, they have gone on to gain a very positive 31-16 win over the Washington Redskins, as well as a 17-3 win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week. They will want to maintain their momentum and claim a third straight win and not fall back to .500.
The Cowboys are one of the most exciting teams in the NFL this season, and are ranked third in the league for total points scored per game (28.6 points). A lot of their good work in offense has of course be carried out by quarterback Tony Romo, who is 181 of 265 for 2,010 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Dallas Cowboys vs Detroit Lions will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the Fox network, or online through free live stream by clicking here.