DFW SPORTS MIX By Don Arnick 01 08 15
There are ways to win these games. The Dallas Cowboys are showing the mark of finding ways to win, rallying from behind to win. But this wild card playoff game with the Detroit Lions was battle
that the in my gut feeling that today was not the day for the Pokes. Nudomikin Suh reinstatement back in the game after winning his appeal a few days ago was the spark in the Lions defense that they needed. Cowboys
offensive line let the lions loose and got to quarterback Tony Romo. Every time you look up Tony was laid out. Lions QB Matthew Stafford was flinging the ball down field, and making spectacular run that left the Cowboys
defense baffled. And Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey, usually automatic, missed a 51 yarder. He makes those, yes he does. Despite the Detroit domination, the Pokes were down 20-7. The second half was a different story
as the Pokes battled to get back in this game. Romo stayed upright, and made some crtitical passes. Terrance Williams was the recipiant of two touchdown passes. And there were two fourth down decisions that the Cowboys
went for it. And was successful in doing so. The defense held Detroit to 3 points in the second half. Oh yes, lets not forget the pass interference call on Anthony Hitchens that was overturned. And the Pokes were
lucky, Dez Bryant almost ruined the penalty overturn when he was on the field without his helmet.
The comeback was complete when Romo threw a lazerbeam of a ball to Williams in the endzone. Cowboys had the lead 24-20, but almost gave the lions comeback opportunity thank to DeMarcus Lawrence. He had the ball on a
fumble, all he had to do was fall on it, instead he lost the ball and ended up in the hands of a Lions player. Three plays later, Lawrence got the redo, sacking Stafford and getting the ball to secure the Cowboys win. The 24-20
win was the first one for the boys in 5 years. And the comeback was the largest deposit the Pokes in a playoff game. Now they have to bundle up to face the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. A place which has some bad playoff
history for Dallas. 1967, the ice bowl. Hopefully the boys can exercise some long playoff demons in Green Bay.