DETROIT -- Calvin Johnson thought Matthew Stafford was going to spike the ball for at least another snap. The Dallas Cowboys did, too. Staffords 1-yard lunge over a pile of linemen with 12 seconds left and Johnsons 329 yards receiving lifted the Detroit Lions to a 31-30 win over Dallas on Sunday. "I was yelling that I was going to spike the ball," Stafford recalled. "But their linebackers were just standing there." The Cowboys werent just standing around letting Johnson make catch after catch, but he made them look helpless as he tied Hall of Famer Lance Alworths mark for 220-plus yards receiving in a game by doing it for a fifth time. Johnson almost broke an NFL record, and could celebrate the feat because of a comeback from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit that some people who entered Ford Field didnt see because they had left. "Even our fans didnt think we could pull this one out," he said. "They were leaving, but we knew we could do it." Johnsons total trails only the 336 yards receiving Flipper Anderson had for the Los Angeles Rams against New Orleans on Nov. 26, 1989 in a game that went into overtime. Anderson had 296 yards receiving in regulation. The Cowboys dared Detroit to throw to Johnson with a lot of one-on-one coverage. They usually asked cornerback Brandon Carr to do the improbable by defending him by himself, and sometimes attempted to slow him down with a zone. "He had his way," Carr said. "And, we couldnt find a way to keep him from rolling." Johnson noticed. "It was crazy," he said. "We had a lot of one-on-one coverage today, and we were able to take advantage and hit some deep balls. Matt made some great throws to me." The Lions (5-3) overcame four turnovers without forcing a turnover, becoming the first team to do that and win since New England did against Miami in 2007, according to STATS. On their last drive, Stafford threw a 22-yard pass to Johnson to set up the winning score. The quarterback caught at least some Cowboys by surprise, including linebacker Sean Lee, who appeared to expect him to spike the ball to stop the clock. "He kind of caught us off-guard," defensive tackle Jason Hatcher acknowledged. Dallas (4-4) seemed to set itself up to win three straight for the first time this year to build a bigger lead atop the NFC East when Tony Romo threw his second touchdown -- and third of the game -- to Dez Bryant with 6:45 left to take 27-17 lead. The Cowboys, though, allowed Reggie Bush to cap an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard TD with 3:33 left. They also had to settle for Dan Baileys third field goal with 1:02 left after Tyron Smith was flagged for holding on third down, a mistake that stopped the clock even though Detroit declined the penalty. "If we dont get called for a penalty, I think they probably had 20 seconds or so left," Romo said. With no timeouts, the Lions went from their 20 to the Cowboys end zone thanks in large part to a 17-yard pass to Johnson, a 40-yard connection with Kris Durham and Johnsons 14th reception that gave them the ball at the Dallas 1. Instead of spiking the ball, Stafford took the snap and leaped with his arms extended to beat the team he rooted for growing up in Highland Park, Texas. "I was just as fooled as the defence was," Lions offensive guard Larry Warford said. Stafford was 33 of 48 for 488 yards --his second-highest total -- with a 2-yard TD pass to Johnson in the first quarter and two interceptions. Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and a score. Romo was 14 of 30, failing to complete half his passes for the first time since 2009, for 206 yards without a turnover. Dallas began the game without two starters on both sides of the ball: DeMarco Murray and Miles Austin on offence and DeMarcus Ware and J.J. Wilcox on defence. Late in the first half, Romo threw two straight passes to Bryant -- after not making him the intended receiver once -- and he caught the second one with his left hand, pinning it against his shoulder pad for a go-ahead, 5-yard TD with 46 seconds left in the first half. Despite leading by six in the third quarter, Bryant didnt look happy. He flapped his arms and screamed at Romo on the sideline. After the loss, Bryant insisted his demonstrative actions were a result of his positive passion. "People who have a problem with me are the people that dont understand what is going on," he said. NOTES: Lions DE Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah (left ankle), WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles tendon) and CB Bill Bentley (knee) and Cowboys RG Brian Waters (triceps), CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) and FS Barry Church (hamstring) were hurt during the game. ... The Lions have a bye next week while Dallas plays the Minnesota Vikings. Chris Archer Pirates Jersey . 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NEW YORK -- Eugenie Bouchard needs put her hardcourt struggles behind her if she wants to make another deep Grand Slam. A 59-minute dismantling of Olga Govortsova in the first round of the U.S. Open will certainly go a long way. Bouchard, the womens seventh seed from Westmount, Que., steamrolled her way into the second round at Flushing Meadows with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Govortsova on Tuesday. She produced 19 winners and broke on four of six chances against her 117th-ranked Belarusian opponent, whom she also beat two years ago on hardcourt in Washington. "Its definitely never easy in the first round of a Grand Slam, so Im happy to get a win under my belt," said the Wimbledon finalist. "I want to get on a roll and keep the momentum going." Bouchard, the only woman to reach the semifinals of all three previous Grand Slams this season, defended all three break points she faced while converting four of six break-point chances against Govortsova. 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