Detroit Lions running back Kerryon Johnson scored his first career touchdown in the team’s Week 4 matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. It was an 8-yard scamper where he laid a boom on Cowboys safety Jeff Heath in the process.
The rookie scored his first touchdown a week after he broke the Lions’ long time 100-yard rusher drought. Sunday was also the first time in his career that he was a listed starter. While he played a smaller role in the offense against the Cowboys than he did against the Patriots a week ago, his contributions in the run game are still key to the team’s offensive balance.
The touchdown got the Lions back into the game after they fell into a 20-10 hole late in the third quarter. It was the the first rushing touchdown of the season for the Lions.
Heath left the game with an injury after the play.