With a half of football in the books in Arlington, the Dallas Cowboys have a new quarterback under center in Kellen Moore, and a 10-9 halftime lead over the New York Jets.
Led by their starter Matt Cassel, the Cowboys’ offense came out firing on all cylinders on their first drive but stalled, as they’ve been known to do, and had to settle for a 27-yard Dan Bailey field goal and an early 3-0 lead.
The Jets took the lead at the end of a seven-play, 60-yard drive, when Bilal Powell ran in a touchdown from 12 yards out, but Randy Bullock missed the extra point to leave it at 6-3. New York added a field goal after Kellen Moore replaced Matt Cassel, who was benched after four possessions, and was intercepted on his second career attempt to give the Jets a short field.
Moore got some redemption on his third possession though, leading the Cowboys 55 yards in just 30 seconds, and hitting Dez Bryant on a screen that went ten yards to paydirt. Moore’s first career touchdown gave Dallas the 10-9 lead.
The Jets made an attempt to retake the lead before intermission, but Bullock missed a 45-yard attempt as time ran out on the half.
Cassel was 3-of-8 for 37 yards and an interception when he was pulled. Moore is now 5-of-8 for 53 yards, a touchdown and a pick.