DETROIT (AP) – Terry Glenn did more than enough by himself to
beat the Detroit Lions .
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
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
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 touchdowns and no
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 touchdowns.
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 touchdown, 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.