Lions bring renewed fight to Dallas with Dak struggling

As the Dallas Cowboys’ sputtering offense waits for a No. 1 wide receiver to emerge, the Detroit Lions are humming along with a three-way tie atop their wideout depth chart.Strong starts by Golden Tate, Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay give Dallas native Matthew Stafford confidence Sunday as he leads the Lions (1-2) against his hometown Cowboys (1-2) at AT&T Stadium.”In my mind we just have three No. 1 receivers. Pick your poison,” Tate said. “I think we’ve all started off pretty hot. It’s a good problem to have, having three dominant receivers.”Following Sunday night’s big win against New England, Tate leads the Lions with 20 catches for 257 yards — exactly one catch and 1 yard more than Golladay. Jones leads the club in yards per reception (14.8).They are the only wide receiver trio in the NFL to each register 50-plus yards in each of their team’s first three games this season. Golladay and Tate each caught at least six passes in all three contests, while Jones’ streak of 10 games with 50-plus yards is the NFL’s third-longest active run.”We go into the week saying that they’re going to double someone, probably, and that leaves someone else room to eat,” Golladay said.The Cowboys, meanwhile, have been starved for offense while trying to replace the departed Dez Bryant and the retired Jason Witten. Cole Beasley leads the team with 12 catches for 132 yards. Dallas’ 41 total points are its fewest through three games since Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith’s rookie season in 1990.Even though Dallas ranks 31st in scoring in 30th in total offense, head coach Jason Garrett is standing pat.