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An Ugly First Half For Cowboys

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    Running back Felix Jones of the Dallas Cowboys rushes against the Washington Redskins.

    Wow. Just wow.

    Four seconds left in the first half, you’re down three and there’s very little opportunity for anything, at all. Should the Cowboys kneel on it? Should the Cowboys heave a hopeful pass to the end zone? Or should they try a shaky and hopeless shovel pass to running back Tashard Choice?

    If you guessed the shovel pass, you may be employed by the Dallas Cowboys.

    Despite gaining 60 yards more than their rivals from the Eastern Seaboard and not really playing all that bad (barring a few noticeable instances), the Dallas Cowboys find themselves down by ten at halftime to the Washington Redskins.

    The Cowboys have quite visibly altered their offense, with two starters missing from the offensive line, and although the unit has seen some success in terms of yardage, it has balked at any semblance of a scoring opportunity. Thus the ugly, and, for Dallas fans, dismaying first half.

    On the ‘Skins’ opening drive, Graham Gano nailed a 29-yard field goal, giving the team a 3-0 lead. These were the only points of the frame until, as time ran out--for some strange and unconscionable reason--Tony Romo lobbed a shovel pass to Tashard Choice. Choice fumbles, DeAngelo Hall returns it for a touchdown and the rest is despicable history that makes me want to curse loudly at strangers.

    At half: Redskins 10, Cowboys 0.

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