The Dallas Cowboys rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat the Detroit Lions, 24-20, to win their first playoff game since 2009.
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The Dallas Cowboys have advanced to the NFC Divisional Round after defeating the Detroit Lions, 24-20, in a stunning comeback.
The Lions led, 20-7, in the third quarter before the Cowboys rallied with 17 unanswered points. Running back DeMarco Murray ran for a goal-line touchdown to trim the lead to 20-14. Kicker Dan Bailey later drilled a 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.
In a momentum-changing play, Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens was called for pass interference on 3rd-and-1 before the penalty flag was picked up, negating the play.
This, along with a delay of game penalty, forced the Lions to punt the ball away. The Cowboys scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:32 remaining on a pass to wide receiver Terrance Williams.
Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo won the second playoff game of his career after throwing for 293 yards and two touchdowns on 19-of-31 passing.
Murray ran for 75 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and Williams caught three passes for a team-leading 92 receiving yards with two touchdowns.
For the Lions, quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 323 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 28-of-42 passing. Wide receiver Golden Tate caught six passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh finished with two sacks in what may very well be his last game in Detroit. This may explain why he became emotional in his press conference, as seen from this Vine video.
The Cowboys will face the Green Bay Packers on the road in their next playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 11.