It was a frustrating first half, but after 30 minutes, the Dallas Cowboys lead the visiting Washington Redskins, 7-3.
After the Cowboys’ game-opening drive stalled, Andre Roberts returned the punt to the Dallas 48 and, six plays later, the Redskins opened the scoring with a 44-yard field goal from Kai Forbath.
Dallas looked poised to answer on their first drive of the second quarter. In fact, DeMarco Murray made it all the way to the Washington eight-yard line on a 36-yard catch-and-run--but then, he fumbled.
Fortunately for the Cowboys, the defense was able to make the stop after their second turnover of the night. The other was the handiwork of Joseph Randle in the first quarter.
On the ensuing possession, the Cowboys took the lead with an eight-play, 80-yard drive, capped by a five-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant.
At half, Murray has 62 yards on 12 carries, and Bryant has 30 yards on three catches and the touchdown. Romo is 12 of 19 passing for 172 yards and a touchdown, but he’s been sacked three times already.
Washington will receive the second half kickoff.
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