Fresh legs: The Lions’ 121 rushing yards against the Cowboys were their second highest total of the season and their third game over the 100 mark this season. In his first game as a Lion, running back Bo Scarbrough led the way with 55 yards. Quarterback Jeff Driskel was next with 51, playing his second game as a Lion. Both scored touchdowns. Full credit to offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for patching together a running game. – Mike O’Hara
Lack of pressure: The Lions have 20 sacks on the year, which ranks 28th in the NFL. Detroit got to Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott just once Sunday. It marks the sixth time in 10 games Detroit’s had one or fewer sacks in a game this year.
“I had some time to go through the progressions once and a couple times go through them again to find the open guy,” Prescott said after the game Sunday. – Tim Twentyman
Hard to cover: It’s hard enough to play cornerback in the NFL, but when quarterbacks like Prescott are given the time to throw he was afforded Sunday, it’s almost impossible to play the position effectively. Detroit’s corners had a tough outing against the Cowboys. Prescott was 19-of-29 passing for 294 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions for a 110.4 passer rating when targeting Detroit’s cornerbacks. – Tim Twentyman
The other Marvin, shrinking stat: With one catch for 39 yards, wide receiver Marvin Hall’s average per catch went down. No kidding. His first five catches gained 201 yards for an average of 40.2 yards per catch. The 39-yard catch was his sixth, for a total of 240 yards – and 40 yards per catch. – Mike O’Hara
Too many points: Detroit is allowing on average 27.2 points per game, which is a big reason why they’re sitting at 3-6-1 on the year. San Francisco, Green Bay, New Orleans, Dallas and Minnesota, five of the current six teams in the NFC playoffs, have allowed opponents to score more than 27 points in a single game just five times all season, combined. Those five teams are averaging 18.8 points allowed per game. Detroit’s allowed an opponent to score more than 27 points in a game four times this season. – Tim Twentyman
View photos of the Detroit Lions Salute to Service celebrations during their matchup against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at Ford Field in Detroit.
The 400 & 500 clubs: Six teams have gained at least 400 yards against the Lions in the first 10 games, and two of them have gone over 500. That includes the Cowboys’ 509 yards Sunday, with 444 in the air. Comparison to 2018: The Lions gave up only four 400-yard games all season. Only one opponent had at least 500 – the Packers in an early-season loss to the Lions at Ford Field. – Mike O’Hara
Playing well: Linebacker Jarrad Davis has had back-to-back solid games for the Lions. In fact, this past Sunday vs. Dallas and last week in Chicago were his highest graded performances by Pro Football Focus on the year. He was the highest graded player on Detroit’s entire defense in each of those contests. Davis has 15 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery over the last two weeks. – Tim Twentyman