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Stafford's TD with 12 seconds left, Johnson's 329 yards lift Lions to 31-30 win over Cowboys

  • Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a 5-yard touchdown reception as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (30) defends and Glover Quin watches in the second quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a 5-yard touchdown reception as Detroit Lions cornerback Darius Slay (30) defends and Glover Quin watches in the second quarter of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) breaks free for a 87-yard reception against the against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson (81) breaks free for a 87-yard reception against the against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Ernie Sims (59), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (96), defensive back Jeff Heath, second from right, and defensive end Kyle Wilber, right, in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

    Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush (21) is stopped by Dallas Cowboys inside linebacker Ernie Sims (59), defensive tackle Nick Hayden (96), defensive back Jeff Heath, second from right, and defensive end Kyle Wilber, right, in the first half of an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)  (The Associated Press)

Matthew Stafford's 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Calvin Johnson's 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Stafford threw a 22-yard pass to Johnson, who had the second-most yards receiving in NFL history, to set up his winning score. The quarterback seemed to catch his hometown Cowboys by surprise — some of them appeared to expect him to spike the ball.

Johnson's total trails only the 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989 in a game that went into overtime.

The Lions (5-3) overcame four turnovers and a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter against Dallas (4-4).

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