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NFL: Detroit 34, Dallas 30

Oct. 2, 2011 at 5:36 PM   |   Comments

ARLINGTON, Texas, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Matthew Stafford's TD pass to Calvin Johnson with 1:39 left capped a stirring comeback Sunday that saw Detroit erase a big deficit for a 34-30 win over Dallas.

The Lions (4-0) trailed by 27-3 in the third quarter but stormed back to tie a team record for biggest comeback ever, while the Cowboys established a team mark for biggest lead blown in a loss.

It marked the second straight week the Lions staged a big rally to win and gave them an eighth straight victory stretching back to last season.

The Lions posted a fourth straight win to start the season for the first time since 1980.

Detroit used three second-half interceptions of Tony Romo to key the comeback. Two of them -- by Bobby Carpenter and Chris Houston -- were returned for touchdowns while Stephen Tulloch's pick-off led to the winning score.

Stafford went 21-of-43 through the air for 240 yards with two TDs.

Romo, meanwhile, completed 34-of-47 passes for 331 yards and three scores but surrendered the three key interceptions.

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