Thanks to their comeback and subsequent win in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings last week, the Detroit Lions are 3-0 for the first time since 1980. The last time the Lions started 4-0 was that same season, and they have a chance to repeat the first part of 1980 with a win on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas comes into Sunday's game dealing with a number of injuries on offense. Tony Romo, Dez Bryant, Miles Austin and Felix Jones are all banged up, and although all but Austin are expected to play against Detroit, we won't know for sure until later in the week.
Although the Cowboys are off to a 2-1 start, the story of their season is how close all of their games have been. Just like the last part of 2010, the Cowboys have been involved in games decided by three points or less every week this season. In fact, the last time the Cowboys played in a game decided by more than three points was when they beat the Lions last November by a score of 35-19. That game featured Shaun Hill and Jon Kitna as the starting quarterbacks, so it probably isn't a good indicator of what to expect on Sunday.
Kickoff for Sunday's game is set for 1 p.m. on FOX. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will serve as the announcers. The good news is the Lions are being recognized for their success by being assigned the top announcing crew, but the bad news is the top announcing crew includes Buck and a former Cowboys player. I suppose it beats having to listen to Dick Stockton, though.