While this Lions game is not quite as crucial as a divisional battle for Dallas, it still holds precious playoff treasures for them to claim.
A win moves Dallas ahead of Detroit by a game in the overall season records. It also crowns them with the head-to-head victory if needed down the road.
Only 2 other NFC teams have a spotless NFC record, the Saints (4-0) and Seahawks (3-0). New Orleans has a bye week so they won’t be able to match Dallas following a victory in Detroit.
The Seahawks could move to 4-0 in the NFC by defeating the Rams on Sunday, yet having played 1 less NFC game, even they would trail Dallas with their 5-0 mark.
The playoff implications continue to loom large for these Dallas Cowboys come Sunday in Detroit. The precious advantages Dallas could earn with a win would be yet another huge leap towards finally punching a post-season ticket.