— Face down on the turf,
Frustrated by a season-ending failure? Far from it. The quarterback was celebrating after giving the
Romo threw two touchdown passes to
Dallas wiped out an early two-touchdown deficit to advance to a divisional game in Green Bay, their first postseason visit there since losing to the
"You just have to stay in the moment and understand the game," Romo said. "It doesn't end after the first quarter, second quarter. You just have to keep calm. I've played enough games to understand that. Maybe I didn't do that as well when I was younger."
The Lions drove 99 yards for one of two first-quarter touchdowns, but
Detroit was driving with a 20-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter when referee Pete Morelli announced a pass interference penalty against Anthony Hitchens on a third-down pass to
Pettigrew said he didn't get an explanation. Coach
"Not a good enough one. I'm going to leave it at that," Caldwell said. "I'm not going to sit up here and act like that was the play that made a difference in the game. We still had our chances."
Romo took the Cowboys 59 yards in 11 plays, including a 21-yard pass to
The Cowboys had to wait a little longer to celebrate. Rookie DeMarcus Lawrence gave the Lions the ball back with a fumble after
Lawrence sacked Stafford on fourth down near midfield in the final minute.
The Lions have not won a playoff game since the 1991 season, when they beat Dallas.
The Lions went ahead, 14-0, on a drive that amounted to 99 3/4 yards. After
Williams, who finished with three catches for 92 yards, pulled the Cowboys to within seven points when he took a short pass from Romo 76 yards to the end zone.
NFL rushing champion