After 30 minutes, the Cowboys are in the lead over the New York Giants by three. But Dallas fans across the nation aren’t really thinking about that. They’re more concerned over the status of quarterback Tony Romo, who went to the turf hard and stayed there for awhile after being sandwiched between two Giants defenders late in the second quarter.
The game actually started out okay for Dallas, at least from a defensive standpoint. Dallas forced the Giants into three turnovers on their first three drives--a DeMarcus Ware interception, a George Selvie fumble recovery and a Will Allen interception--but only came away with three points on a 30-yard Dan Bailey field goal as a result.
After leading Dallas deep into the Giants’ redzone in the late first quarter, Romo was intercepted by Prince Amukamara, who returned it to the Dallas one. But the Giants’ offense stalled at that point, opening their drive with a run for no gain and a sack for a ten-yard loss. Manning completed a nine-yard pass to tight end Brandon Myers to almost make up for those yards lost, but had to settle for a field goal to tie it up, 3-3.
Bailey opened the scoring in the second quarter with a successful 38-yard try to give Dallas the lead again.
After that, the Dallas offense finally got on track a little bit. Romo hit Witten for a 15-yard touchdown pass 13-3 to cap a nine-play, 71-yard drive.
The Giants answered quickly, though. Taking advantage of a breakdown in coverage, Eli Manning connected with Cruz on a 70-yard touchdown pass to make it 13-10 Dallas, where we stand at half.
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