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Down 24, Stafford leads Lions past Cowboys 34-30

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Matthew Stafford saw his defense start

wiping out a 24-point deficit with interceptions returned for

touchdowns on consecutive drives midway through the third quarter,

then he and Calvin Johnson took over from there, leading the

Detroit Lions to a stunning 34-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys

on Sunday.

A week after turning a 20-point halftime deficit into an

overtime win, the Lions provided further proof they're a legitimate

contender this season.

Detroit is 4-0 and has won an NFL-best eight straight games.

This also was its franchise-record fifth straight road win,

avenging a loss here last November that had been its NFL-record

26th straight road loss.

Tony Romo and the Cowboys (2-2) continued to show there's no

lead and no deficit too big for them. They blew a 14-point

fourth-quarter lead for the first time in franchise history in the

opener.

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