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Cowboys Ahead of Giants at Half, 14-6

The Giants are looking to pull into a tie with Dallas in the NFC East standings

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Cowboys Ahead of Giants at Half, 14-6

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After a half of football at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, the Cowboys are leading the Giants 14-6.

Dallas opened up the scoring with a 50-yard fumble return by rookie safety Jeff Heath--his first career touchdown--to get out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The fumble was forced by cornerback Orlando Scandrick, who was shaken up on the play but remained in the game.

The Giants got on the board early in the second quarter with a 21-yard field goal by Josh Brown, but Dallas answered with an 80-yard scoring drive, capped by a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten from Tony Romo. Romo finished the half 8-for-15 for 127 yards, the touchdown and an interception, which bounced off the hands of Dez Bryant and into the hands of Giants cornerback Antrel Rolle.

Brown added a second field goal with around five minutes left in the half to close New York’s deficit to 14-6, and they’ll get the ball to open up the second half.

Meanwhile, the Cowboys’ struggles on third down seem to have followed them through the bye week and into this game: They’re currently 0-for-4, and have now gone a game and a half without a successful conversion.

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