ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 02: Calvin Johnson #81 of the Detroit Lions makes a touchdown pass reception for the win over Terence Newman #41 of the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Lions defeated the Cowboys 34-30. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lions Vs. Cowboys: Tony Romo Melts Down, Calvin Johnson Dominates

Tony Romo threw two pick-sixes and Calvin Johnson caught two touchdown passes as the Lions came back to beat the Cowboys, 34-30.

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Cowboys Vs. Lions: Calvin Johnson Still On Pace For A Crazy 32 Touchdown Receptions

While Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had previously thought Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson wasn't as good as Dallas' Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, Sunday's performance by Johnson forced Ryan to eat crow.

Johnson came through when it counted the most, catching two touchdown passes during the team's fourth quarter comeback for the 34-30 win. Both times Johnson made leaping grabs. Be sure to check them out here and here. The latter one gave the Lions their first and only lead, as well as the only one that mattered: the final score.

Johnson's stat line is becoming all too familiar with his touchdown grabs. Through the first four games, Johnson has caught two touchdowns each time for a total of eight so far. He is on pace for 32 touchdown catches, which would shatter the single-season record. Randy Moss is the current record holder with 23 touchdown receptions during the 2007 season.

For more reactions from the Cowboys, be sure to check out Blogging the Boys. For more on the Lions, check out Pride of Detroit.

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NFL Scores Week 4, Lions Vs. Cowboys: Detroit Still Perfect After Huge Comeback

Calvin Johnson scores a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Lions erase a 27-3 deficit against the Cowboys to run their record to 4-0.

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VIDEO: Calvin Johnson Will Drink Your Milkshake

Calvin Johnson is a bad, bad man. You, being a sentient human being, are probably well aware of this, but in case you needed another reminder just check out the touchdown he scored in the fourth quarter of the Detroit Lions' game against the Dallas Cowboys.


Matthew Stafford looks to basically be throwing it away here. But, no, Johnson climbs the ladder with three Cowboys defenders encircling him and comes down with his seventh touchdown catch of the season. Yes, that's seven touchdowns in four games, keeping in mind that this one is not yet over.

I have no idea why people call him Megatron. I'm pretty sure it's not because he transforms into a gun in his spare time or leads a gang of evil robots, but he's clearly giving NFL defensive back nightmares. On the plus side, he has been limited to "just" 61 yards so far.

For the latest updates from Week 4 of NFL action, be sure to follow this StoryStream.

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Cowboys Vs Lions: Tony Romo Throws Back To Back Interceptions

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has given the Detroit Lions two touchdowns on two interceptions in the third quarter. Those two scores have allowed the Lions to cut a 27-3 deficit down to 27-17 with enough time left to play to make it game.

Detroit linebacker Bobby Carpeter intercepted Romo on a play action pass, and returned it for a 35-yard touchdown. Lions cornerback Chris Houston intercepted Romo on a pass intended for wide receiver Laurent Robinson and returned that for a 56-yard touchdown. That play was challenged, but the officials upheld the ruling on the field.

Romo now has two interceptions to go with three touchdowns and 274 yards on the day. Robinson has 116 receiving yards.

Detroit is trying to get their fourth win and stay undefeated on the season. Dallas is looking to hold on to a lead in the NFC East that would put them in good standing before a game next week against New England.

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Cowboys Vs Lions: Tony Romo Intercepted For A Touchdown

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was intercepted in the third quarter of the Cowboys’ game against the Detroit Lions. Detroit linebacker Bobby Carpenter returned the interception for a 35-yard touchdown to give the Lions their first touchdown of the day.

Romo was having a pretty good day up to that point. He was 23 for 28 with 234 yards and three touchdowns. Detroit’s defense was pressuring Romo on first-and-ten at the Dallas 27-yard line. He was trying to complete a play action pass to Martellus Bennett.

This was expected to be a high-scoring affair, featuring two of the league’s most prolific offenses. However, Matt Stafford has struggled. He lost his top receiver, Calvin Johnson, to an injury earlier in the game as well.

Coming into this game, Romo had 900+ passing yards to go with 4 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He led Dallas to two comeback wins in the two games before this one.

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ANIMATED: Jason Hanson And A Metaphor For The Lions' Day

The Detroit Lions finally found the end zone in the third quarter, taking advantage of a Tony Romo mistake and returning the interception for the touchdown. Then this happened.

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Kind of a metaphor for the Lions' day so far.

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VIDEO: Dez Bryant Makes Leaping Touchdown Grab

Dez Bryant continues to show signs that his quadriceps injury is behind him. The second-year receiver made a nice leaping 25-yard touchdown catch to give the Dallas Cowboys a 7-0 lead over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Bryant was listed as questionable before the game, but was declared fit and given the start. Judging by the way he worked his way around Lions cornerback Chris Houston on the catch, he looks to be doing just fine.


Bryant has been battling injuries much of the year, but now has two touchdowns and seems well on his way to having a third quality game. He did miss the Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, but has managed to make eight catches so far this year.

Despite making just two starts a year ago, he still managed to make six touchdown grabs and rack up 561 yards on 45 carries. He appears well on his way to surpassing those numbers this year.

For the latest updates on Week 4 of the NFL, be sure to follow this StoryStream.

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Lions Vs. Cowboys: Game Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

Two high-powered offenses face off as the Lions look to get a 4-0 start on the season in Dallas.

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