Final

Cowboys 38

(5-1, 3-0 away)

Lions 7

(1-5, 1-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, October 19, 2003

 

1 2 3 4 T
DAL 7 21 7 338
DET 7 0 0 07

Glenn catches 3 TDs against Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Terry Glenn did more than enough by himself to beat the Detroit Lions.

Allen's Analysis
Eric Allen
Question on the Cowboys: Does this team have more talent than we thought in training camp?
Not really. Their success is based more on a great job by the coaching staff. Coming into the season, the consensus was that the Cowboys' defense would be good, and that's held up. What the Cowboys are doing is simple -- they're managing the game well and taking advantage of having three extremely talented receivers.

Question on the Lions: Were you surprised to see the Lions looking so flat coming off the bye?
Yes, it was surprising that this team wasn't more jacked up for this game. They didn't make plays and seemed almost disinterested at times. I'm not sure if that's because of their injuries or what, but this team was completely dominated by the Cowboys.

Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.

Glenn caught three first-half touchdowns, the first two in spectacular fashion, as the Dallas Cowboys beat Detroit 38-7 and matched their win total from each of the previous three seasons.

Under new coach Bill Parcells, the Cowboys (5-1) have won five straight games for the first time since 1994 and are off to their best start since winning eight of nine in 1995. Dallas has won three road games this season, one more than the two previous years combined.

The Cowboys, the only team to lose twice to Detroit the past two-plus seasons, beat the Lions for the first time since 1992.

The Lions (1-5), under first-year coach Steve Mariucci, are not faring much better than they did the past two years with Marty Mornhinweg, who was fired with a 5-27 record. Last year, the Lions won two of the first six games before finishing 3-13.

Two decisions Parcells has made in his first season with the Cowboys -- acquiring Glenn and naming Quincy Carter his starter -- paid off again Sunday.

Glenn caught six passes for 75 yards. Carter was 18-of-25 for 190 yards with a career-high three TDs and no interceptions.

Detroit was fortunate to score. Dre' Bly scooped up Troy Hambrick's fumble and returned it 67 yards to give the Lions a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

Glenn's first three catches were TDs.

Carter threw a sharp, 20-yard pass to Glenn, who managed to keep both feet in the back of the end zone late in the first quarter for a TD. He made a diving, 19-yard catch -- despite pass interference by Bly -- to put Dallas ahead 14-7 early in the second quarter.

Glenn was wide open for his third TD, an 8-yard catch, on Dallas' next drive after a pass from Joey Harrington was intercepted by Dexter Coakley.

Harrington's pass behind Bill Schroeder was intercepted by Mario Edwards and returned 27 yards for a score, giving Dallas a 28-7 lead late in the first half.

Harrington was pulled after completing just five of 13 passes for 30 yards with two interceptions.

When Mike McMahon replaced Harrington late in the second quarter, he was welcomed by cheers. But McMahon finished 5-of-20 for 51 yards with an interception and a fumble.

Mariucci said that he has not decided who will start next Sunday's game against the Bears.

Mariucci also added that Harrington seems to be having pain in one of his fingers which may be contributing to the QB's inaccuracy.

The lopsided win was Dallas' biggest since beating Arizona 48-7 at home on Oct. 22, 2000.

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Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDALDET
detTD8:38Touchdown
Drive info: 1 plays, 69 yds, 0:00
06
SECOND QUARTERDALDET
dalTD10:27Touchdown
Drive info: 1 plays, 8 yds, 0:00
207
dalTD4:30Touchdown
Drive info: 1 plays, 19 yds, 0:00
277
FIRST QUARTERDALDET
det8:38
Drive info: 1 plays, 69 yds, 0:00
07
SECOND QUARTERDALDET
dal10:27
Drive info: 1 plays, 8 yds, 0:00
217
dal4:30
Drive info: 1 plays, 19 yds, 0:00
287
dalTD11:50Touchdown
Drive info: 7 plays, 83 yds, 3:39
137
dal11:50
Drive info: 7 plays, 83 yds, 3:39
147
FIRST QUARTERDALDET
dalTD5:04Touchdown
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:52
67
dal5:04
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:52
77
FOURTH QUARTERDALDET
dalFG15:00Billy Cundiff 10 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 60 yds, 17:10
387
THIRD QUARTERDALDET
dalTD7:35Troy Hambrick, 3 yd run
Drive info: 14 plays, 81 yds, 7:19
347
dal7:35
Drive info: 14 plays, 81 yds, 7:19
357