Cowboys and lions are about to have their fates – and their histories – collide

 – Gudstory

Cowboys and lions are about to have their fates – and their histories – collide – Gudstory

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One team is using this season to show people that they are not what they always were. The other hopes this postseason doesn’t end as it usually does — in embarrassment. When Detroit travels to Dallas in two weeks, we’ll have a better idea which team is destined to repeat history.

As of now, the Cowboys (NFC East) and the Lions (NFC North) Sitting on top of their partitions, is firmly locked into the postseason as Dallas (10-3) is the No. 2 seed in the NFC with Detroit (9-4) hanging around in third place. The last time these two franchises met in the postseason, the Lions lost to the Cowboys on the road in the Wild Card round of the 2014 playoffs. The time before that, was the last time Detroit won a postseason game, a 38-6 victory over Dallas at the Silverdome in 1991.

Lions fans will lose their minds if they beat the Cowboys in the postseason. But before that happens, Detroit — and Dallas — must focus on their next matchup in Texas.

For the Lions, 2023 was proof that their fortunes could turn around as they build off a 9-8 finish from last year. This point was amplified when they upset the Kansas City Chiefs on the road in their season opener. But losses to good teams like Seattle and Baltimore, and average and not-so-good teams like Green Bay (at home on Thanksgiving) and Chicago, are proof that the Lions haven’t gotten a win over a “good team” yet. Since September.

This weekend, Detroit welcomes a Denver team that needs every win it can get to stay in the playoffs, as the Lions are coming off a tough loss to Chicago. “You know what, I need to push him a little bit more. I just need to be a little more nervous,” Lions coach Dan Campbell said after the game. “Which I can do.”

I guess we’ll see on Saturday night. Next, Detroit heads to Minnesota for their first of two meetings in the final three weeks of the season, with the Vikings also needing as many wins as possible to reach the postseason. After playing Denver and between lining up against Minnesota twice in 15 days, the Cowboys sit on a five-game winning streak.

For Dallas, things could get interesting before Detroit comes to town. On Sunday, they travel to Buffalo to play a desperate Bills team. Next, they head to Miami to play a Dolphins team that can score more than anyone on any given day, setting up a showdown between some of the best offensive and defensive units in the league. And then the lions come to town.

A lot can happen between now and December 30th. But regardless of whether one or both teams are on a losing or winning streak, it’s a game they both need to win. Dallas needs to put distance between itself and the Lions. Detroit needs to beat another good team. It’s a weekend evening game that will be broadcast on ABC and ESPN — and everyone will be watching.

Because of what happened that day Thursday Night FootballThese two teams have one thing in common, which is the Los Angeles Chargers playing this season. Oddly enough, the team that let the Raiders hang 63 on them played the Lions and Cowboys tough, as they still had a franchise quarterback at the time. Dallas beat Los Angeles 20-17 in Week 6, and Detroit beat them 41-38 in Week 10.

For many years, the Dallas Cowboys have been a postseason disappointment. All the hype usually ends the season with sad reactions from fans and constant trolling from Stephen A. Smith. For Detroit, it’s been decades of torture, with the fan base praying for a season like this to prove to the rest of the league that these aren’t “the same Lions.” All this will be on the line in a few weeks. For one shade of blue, a win could mean everything. For the other, there could be a bye in the first round. For both of them, this could end up being the biggest game of the regular season.


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