Give Lions fans credit. They still let this team break their hearts, time and again.
Bob Wojnowski of the The Detroit News sums up Sunday’s losing performance against Dallas well, writing:
So many big plays, so many bad plays, so many wasted plays. The Lions put themselves in position for a stirring victory and then took themselves right out, again and again, gaffe after gaffe.
They stopped the Cowboys on third down, but whoops, someone lined up offside. They took the lead on another perfect strike from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate, but whoops, the defense gave it right back in the final two minutes.
The record will show the Cowboys were a desperate home team with a dominant back in Ezekiel Elliott, and he made the play of the game on a 34-yard catch over linebacker Jarrad Davis. Brett Maher then booted the winning 38-yard field goal at the final gun and the Cowboys edged the Lions, 26-24, on Sunday. The larger picture is, the Lions had to be especially creative to blow this.