ARLINGTON, Texas -- A wonderful day here as the Cowboys open the October portion of the schedule by hosting the Detroit Lions. The Cowboys lead, 7-0. Some highlights:
Dez Bryant and Tony Romo connect: The only score of the game came on the drive following a Gerald Sensabaugh interception. Tony Romo found Dez Bryant with a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead. Bryant outjumped Lions cornerback Chris Houston in the end zone for the score. It looks as if Bryant, who started after missing the last two days of practice with a thigh bruise, is feeling pretty good. He also gained five years knocking over linebacker DeAndre Levy.
Johnson shut down: The first two passes directed at Lions receiver Calvin Johnson resulted in a Gerald Sensabaugh interception and a pass breakup by Sean Lee. Matthew Stafford threw a pass behind Johnson, who got free in a zone coverage and Sensabaugh was there to pick the pass off. The second pass to Johnson was on a slant, and Lee reached out to knock the pass down.
Goal-line stand for the Lions: The Cowboys went for it on fourth-and-goal from the 1 and were stopped short when Felix Jones didn't gain any yards. Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh blew the play up in the middle and despite having nose tackle Josh Brent as a fullback, Jones didn't see any room to get into the end zone.
New starting wide receiver: With Miles Austin out, the Cowboys didn't go with Kevin Ogletree as the starter, instead, Laurent Robinson got the start with Dez Bryant. On the first drive, Robinson was on the field for five of the six snaps while Ogletree got two snaps, one of those snaps was a penalty. Ogletree made some mental mistakes in the Week 3 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night, including on a Tony Romo interception, when he stopped running on a deep ball.