NFL fans who watch Dallas Cowboys online free or on TV this season know quarterback Tony Romo has shaken some “not a clutch player” demons. Win today’s NFC Wild Card game against the Detroit Lions, and he’ll have shaken them for good. Romo and the Cowboys have been a different team this year, with their high-powered offense taking Dallas to a 12-4 record. But if any team can stop the Cowboys it’s the Lions. If you can’t watch the Cowboys game live on TV, you can watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free NFC Wild Card live streaming as well.
Kickoff for today’s NFC Wild Card game between the Dallas Cowboys and Detroit Lions is scheduled for 4:40 EST / 1:40 PST. The Lions vs Cowboys game live being played in Dallas’ AT&T Stadium. The Cowboys are 7-point favorites over the Lions in today’s NFC Wild Card game.
Like the Cowboys glory days from the 1990s, Dallas has a three-pronged attack behind Romo, RB DeMarco Murray and wide receiver Dez Bryant. Earlier in the season Murray was on track for the NFL record for most carries in a season. Though he missed that mark, Murray still piled up 1,845 rushing yards, breaking Emmitt Smith’s Cowboys record, and rushed for 100+ yards in 12 games. Can he do it again as we watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free in the NFC Wild Card game today?
It will be tough. The Lions this season had the league’s top rushing defense, holding teams to just 69.3 rushing yards per game. The anchor for that defense was lineman Ndamukong Suh, who was originally suspended for today’s NFC Wild Card game against the Cowboys but found himself reinstated the following day.
According to reports, Suh has told teammates he’s going to “play angry” as we watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free today. Suh has a history of dirty plays, including the leg-stomp against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers that led to his initial suspension, so there’s no telling what an “angry” Suh will look like. However, the NFL will watch Lions game online live or on TV very carefully, as will the Lions vs Cowboys referees, to make sure he plays clean.
Suh and the Lions defensive line will need to break through a Dallas offensive line that has three Pro Bowl players. As defenders this season have focused Murray, Romo has connected on 34 touchdown passes and led the league in QBR with a 113.2 rating with his 3,705 yards passing. Bryant has been Romo’s biggest target, catching 88 passes for 1,320 yards and 16 TDs. So as we watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free live today and Murray’s kept in check, look for Romo to seek Bryant all game long.
On the other side of the ball, Lions QB Matthew Stafford will be looking for two big receivers, new addition and former Seahawks WR Golden Tate and Calvin “Megatron” Johnson. Though not as efficient, Stafford had more yards passing this season than Romo with 4,257, but he had just 22 touchdowns. Statistically the 2014 season has been one of his least-productive, but fans who watch Lions game online live free or on TV will forget the entire thing if he guides the Lions past the Cowboys.
Stafford has never won a playoff game, and like the Cowboys’ Romo battles the perception that he collapses in key games. But against the Cowboys, Stafford and the Lions have a good chance at winning today’s NFC Wild Card game. The reason: Stafford has faced Romo twice in his career, each time guiding the Lions offense to comeback victories.
If Suh and the Lions defense can silence Romo and the Cowboys offense, and if Stafford can make the Lions offense capitalize on its tools, the Lions game today could get their first playoff win since 1991. And as you watch NFC Wild Card game online free live today, keep in mind that a Lions victory would be Detroit’s first road playoff victory of the Super Bowl era.
If you’re not near a TV, you can watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free NFC Wild Card live stream on the NFL on Fox Sports Live page. You can also watch Detroit Lions online free vs Dallas Cowboys live streaming on the DirecTV website if you have an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription with MAX.