Cowboys v. Lions: Game Balls and Close Calls

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Sean Lee
Honorable Mention: Barry Church

Oct 27, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Dallas Cowboys middle linebacker Sean Lee (50) intercepts a pass during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

If this defense did not have Sean Lee, I cannot imagine how much worse things would be.  Lee was his typical, all over the field, incredible self Sunday racking up ten tackles and intercepting two passes, one of which led to the first score of the game for the Cowboys.  The first interception was solely because he just never quits and is always around the ball.  On one of the few passes intended for Calvin Johnson that was broken up by a defender, Lee was there to catch the ricochet that ended a possible scoring drive for the Lions.  The second was a perfect zone read that Lee stepped right in front of returned 74 yards to put Dallas in a first and goal situation from the 4 yard line which turned into the Cowboys first touchdown of the game.

Church played really well also, posting nine tackles, including one for a loss and forcing a fumble on Calvin Johnson which lead to a field goal by Dallas that extended the lead late in the third quarter.