Cowboys win 2nd straight game Sunday afternoon

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt

and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two

short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best

29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory

over the Detroit Lions.

Cowboys interim coach Jason Garrett won his home debut and

improved to 2-0 since taking over for Wade Phillips. It's the first

time this season Dallas (3-7) has won consecutive games and the

first time all season it won at home, having lost the first four.

The Lions (2-8) lost their 26th straight on the road, extending

a woeful NFL record that began in 2007, when Kitna was their


Detroit led 12-7 and was consistently stuffing the Cowboys'

offense midway through the third quarter when John Wedling jumped

over the goal line and tapped a punt back into the field of play.

It hopped up waist-high and right to McCann, and the speedster

turned it into the second-longest punt return in franchise history

- a week after a 101-yard interception return that was the longest

in club history.