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Stafford hurt, but defense is what’s letting Lions down

Nov. 18, 2019 7:07 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — As hard as this is to believe, Matthew Stafford’s injury may not be Detroit’s biggest problem. The veteran quarterback missed a second straight game last weekend with back and hip problems, but unless he could have played defense, Stafford might not have been able to...

Schedule gets serious now for NFC East-leading Cowboys

Nov. 18, 2019 6:33 PM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys are alone in first place in the NFC East again after another strong showing from the quarterback who’s having a breakthrough season three years after he was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. Now they get to play the team that helped...

Redskins defense struggling is big reason for 1-9 record

Nov. 18, 2019 12:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Sure, the Washington Redskins weren’t picked to make the playoffs or even contend this season. Yet a defense with safety Landon Collins, cornerback Josh Norman, linebacker Ryan Kerrigan and defensive linemen Jonathan Allen and Daron Payne...

Driskel, Lions put up points, but defense was weak link

Nov. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions tried to upset Dallas with Jeff Driskel throwing passes and Bo Scarbrough carrying the ball. Not exactly what this team planned at the beginning of the season. Driskel threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and Scarbrough scored in his NFL debut, but despite a decent day...

Cowboys get huge day from Prescott, beat Lions 35-27

Nov. 17, 2019 6:10 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Dak Prescott and the assortment of playmakers surrounding him are getting praise for giving the Dallas Cowboys the NFL’s top-ranked offense. Give the big guys up front their due, too. Prescott took advantage of a comfortable pocket as he threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns,...

Lions sign Scarbrough to active roster, release Perkins

Nov. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Bo Scarbrough to the active roster from the practice squad and released running back Paul Perkins. The team also announced Saturday that it has signed punter Matt Wile to the practice squad. Scarbrough joined the Lions last week after spending time...

Bears place TE Trey Burton on IR

Nov. 16, 2019 5:19 PM EST

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears have placed tight end Trey Burton on injured reserve. The 28-year-old Burton has been dealing with a groin injury all season long. He hurt his calf during last weekend’s 20-13 victory over the Detroit Lions. Burton agreed to a $32 million, four-year...

Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Nov. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EST

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit...

Cowboys clicking on offense heading into matchup with Lions

Nov. 15, 2019 12:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys ’ offense is having a great year — statistically at least. Dallas is leading the league in total yards for a fourth straight week and has a chance to close the season as the NFL’s top-ranked offense for the first time in 42 years. “It’s...

Cowboys-Lions Preview Capsule

Nov. 14, 2019 4:29 PM EST

DALLAS (5-4) at DETROIT (3-5-1) 1 p.m. ET, FOX OPENING LINE — Cowboys by 2½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Cowboys 5-4, Lions 4-5 SERIES RECORD — Cowboys lead 16-12 LAST MEETING — Cowboys 26, Lions 24, Sept. 30, 2018 LAST WEEK — Cowboys lost to Vikings 28-24, Lions lost to Bears 20-13...