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Detroit Lions return home to face Dallas Cowboys in Week 11

By Benjamin Raven | braven@mlive.com

Lions are wearing white jerseys at home today for the first time since Nov. 26, 1970, a span that covers almost 50 years and 381 home games. Cowboys forced into their navy blues.3,61712:22 PM – Nov 17, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy686 people are talking about this

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Recent call up Bo Scarbrough will be wearing No. 43 out of the backfield today.

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The Lions will be wearing their white tops with blue pants at home against the Cowboys. Dallas is rocking its blue tops and silver pants.

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DETROIT — The Detroit Lions will look to inch closer toward .500 in their return to Ford Field after a two-game road trip. Waiting for Detroit is the league’s top offense and the Dallas Cowboys in Week 11.

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Both teams are in dire need of a win as the loaded NFC’s playoff picture starts to take form. The Lions have lost five of their last six games while Dallas has lost four of its last six. Detroit lost in Chicago last week as quarterback Matthew Stafford missed his first start in 136 games.

Jeff Driskel filled in for Stafford in the team’s 20-13 loss. He kept the team in the game with a late 47-yard touchdown pass to receiver Kenny Golladay, but wasn’t able to finish off the last-minute drive for an attempt to tie things up. Driskel completed 27 of 46 passes for 269 yards with one touchdown and one interception while adding five carries for 37 yards.

Dallas lost to Minnesota in close 28-24 game on Sunday Night Football. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was stuffed in last week’s game to the tune of only 47 yards on 20 carries. Quarterback Dak Prescott and the receiver trio of Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and Randall Cobb took over after falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter.

Prescott and his top three receivers connected 21 times for 329 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. See below for some related links and team stat rankings to get ready for the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoff on FOX:

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Team stats:

Average yards per game: Lions 387.4 (6th) Cowboys 437.4 (1st)

Passing yards per game: Lions 291.2 (4th) Cowboys 299.2 (3rd)

Rushing yards per game: Lions 96.2 (20th) Cowboys 138.2 (5th)

Points per game: Lions 24.1 (14th) | Cowboys 27.9 (6th)

Points allowed per game: Lions 26.3 (24th) Cowboys 18.9 (6th)

Defensive yards allowed per game: Lions 402.1 (30th) Cowboys 323.2 (7th)

Passing yards allowed per game: Lions 272.4 (28th) Cowboys 219.8 (6th)

Rushing yards allowed per game: Lions 129.7 (26th) Cowboys 103.4 (14th)

Takeaways: Lions 12 Cowboys 12

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