Oct 27, 2013 at 5pm UK at ​Ford Field
Dallas Cowboys
30-31
Detroit Lions
FT
0
Q1
7
Johnson (0:56)
Bryant (0:51)
10
Q2
0
3
Q3
0
Williams (11:43), Bryant (6:54)
17
Q4
24
Bell (7:43), Bush (3:37), Stafford (0:14)

Result: Matthew Stafford hands Detroit Lions late win

Matthew Stafford scores a touchdown in the dying seconds to hand the Detroit Lions a dramatic 31-30 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.

Matthew Stafford scored a touchdown with just 14 seconds remaining to secure a dramatic 31-30 victory for the Detroit Lions over the Dallas Cowboys this evening.

The Lions took the lead right at the end of the first quarter as Stafford zipped a pass to Calvin Johnson in the endzone to complete a two-yard touchdown.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammate Calvin Johnson #81 after a first quarter touchdown the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013© Getty Images

Dan Bailey got the Cowboys on the scoreboard with a 53-yard field goal midway through the second quarter, and it was the visitors who took a lead into the break courtesy of a score with just 51 seconds left of the half.

Tony Romo fired a quick five-yard pass to Dez Bryant, who collected the ball in between two defenders in the endzone to make it 10-7 going into the break.

Bailey hit his second 53-yard field goal of the game to extend the lead late in the third quarter, but it was cut back to three points at the start of the fourth when David Akers converted a kick from 20 yards.

Dallas extended their lead to more than one score shortly afterwards when Romo threw a pass to Terrance Williams, who raced clear before cutting back inside past Glover Quin for a 60-yard touchdown.

Detroit hit back midway through the final quarter when Joique Bell powered over from a yard out, but Bryant claimed his second touchdown of the day when he broke through a tackle before sprinting down the touchline for a 50-yard score.

The Lions made it a three-point game once again late in the fourth quarter when Reggie Bush reached the ball over the line from a yard out, but the Cowboys extended the lead to six with 1:07 left in the match through another Bailey field goal.

Stafford capped off a high-scoring final quarter in dramatic fashion, however, as he tunnelled in from a yard out to complete an 80-yard drive in under one minute with the crucial touchdown.

Akers added the extra point with time running out as the Lions secured a last-gasp victory to move to 5-3 for the season.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions celebrates with teammate Calvin Johnson #81 after a first quarter touchdown the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Ford Field on October 27, 2013
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