1:00 PM ET, October 31, 2004
| Lions at Cowboys: What happened to Harrington and the "road warriors" today?
Without WR Roy Williams, the Lions don't seem to have a consistent way to move the ball. Despite being a rookie, Williams creates mismatches because he's consistently double-teamed. When he's not on the field, opposing teams don't have as much to worry about and are able to bottle up the rest of the offense. This week, that's exactly what the Cowboys were able to do. This game was over once the Cowboys were ahead, and that forced the Lions into being a one-dimensional passing team. Without Williams, the Lions can't pass their way back into games.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders. He's a regular contributor to Insider.
Kircus reached behind him and pulled the ball away from a defender on his TD. ... Bly had two INTs for the second time in his career. ... Detroit WR Tai Streets didn't catch another pass after a crushing hit from Dallas safety Roy Williams in the second quarter. ... Cowboys CB Tyrone Williams didn't return after straining a hamstring on the fourth play.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.0||5.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||3:58||KEVIN JONES 1 YD PASS FROM JOEY HARRINGTON (JASON HANSON KICK) |
Drive: 7 plays, 74 yds, 3:58
|TD||13:53||JASON WITTEN 17 YD PASS FROM VINNY TESTAVERDE (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 15 plays, 83 yds, 9:55
|TD||6:42||DRE BLY 55 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (JASON HANSON KICK)||14||7|
|TD||13:06||KEYSHAWN JOHNSON 26 YD PASS FROM VINNY TESTAVERDE (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 6:24
|TD||0:23||VINNY TESTAVERDE 3 YD RUN (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 46 yds, :23
|FG||8:01||BILLY CUNDIFF 40 YD |
Drive: 9 plays, 31 yds, 4:42
|TD||9:31||DAVID KIRCUS 50 YD PASS FROM JOEY HARRINGTON (JASON HANSON KICK) |
Drive: 3 plays, 78 yds, 1:30
|TD||13:06||KEYSHAWN JOHNSON 38 YD PASS FROM VINNY TESTAVERDE (BILLY CUNDIFF KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 72 yds, 3:35