Ton Romo haters beware: the Dallas Cowboys quarterback is marching on his way to Canton. His next stop along the way: today’s 1pm EST / 10am PST game at Ford Field against the Detroit Lions. Romo is having a huge season, even if his 10th-ranked QBR doesn’t show it, and he’s got one of the NFL’s fastest-rising targets in wide receiver Dez Bryant. Only problem: Lions QB Matt Stafford is having an equally banner year, so if you watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free streaming live using one of several different methods, you’ll see one heck of a duel not just between two 4-3 teams, but between to imposing quarterbacks.
So far this season, Cowboys QB Tony Romo has gone 181-265 for 2,010 yards and 15 TDs. Yes, he’s had some nasty interceptions along the way, and yes, he has a knack for choking at the most inopportune times. But statistically, Romo’s doing everything he needs to do to make his case for the Hall of Fame — except nab that elusive Super Bowl ring. With the Cowboys up against a 4-3 record, he desperately needs a win today in Detroit to keep his chase for the title alive.
Yet when you watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free streaming live using the links above and below, you’ll see an equally motivated QB in Lions quarterback Matt Stafford. Through seven weeks, Stafford has gone 178-290 for 2,129 yards and 15 touchdowns. Those stats have pushed him up to the 11th spot in ESPN’s QBR, just one behind the man he’s going up against today.
Make no mistake, this may be a matchup between two potential playoff teams, but it’s also a game showcasing two of the best wide receivers in the game, Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant. It also represents a chance for the Lions to regain some momentum they lost after a strong start to the season. The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, have a prime opportunity to not just get a prized road victory, but to widen their lead on their NFC East opponents.
With Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson virtually requiring double-teams this season, the Cowboys will need to watch free safety performance as well as that of their DBs and linebackers. Yet they’ll also have to be mindful of Lions running back Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, who give Detroit a nice offensive threat on the ground. The Cowboys have their own rushing threat in DeMarco Murray, but he’ll be going up against a Lions D anchored by the notorious (and often fined) Ndamukong Suh.
With two teams so evenly matched, this is a must-watch game and virtually up for grabs. The Cowboys tend to bring a different offensive scheme on the road, so they should be able to put up some nice numbers. They’ll need to, though, because their D may have trouble against the Lions’ passing game. You can watch Lions vs Cowboys game online free streaming live on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. Although the package itself requires a subscription, anyone can watch the live streaming version free if they have it. The game is also being broadcast live in HD on FOX.