Lions' playoff hopes on hold after 42-21 loss to Cowboys (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) leaps into the end zone after getting past Detroit Lions' Tahir Whitehead, rear, for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Matthew Stafford lost to his hometown team again, and the playoff plans are on hold for the Detroit Lions. Dez Bryant threw his first career touchdown pass between a pair of scoring catches, Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs and the Dallas Cowboys kept the Lions from clinching a postseason spot with a 42-21 win Monday night. Despite a second straight loss following five consecutive victories, Detroit (9-6) still controls its postseason fate.

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Andre Roberts Blown Up By Punter

In an instance of football violence likely to result in positive results for neither party, Dallas punter Chris Jones annihilated Lions returner Andre Roberts late in the teams’ Monday Night Football matchup. Sure, it worked out well for the punter this time—but not always.

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