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Cowboys Trail Giants 23-10 After Ugly First Half

Dallas turned in a mistake heavy first half, but are only down 13 to the Giants at halftime

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Cowboys Trail Giants 23-10 After Ugly First Half

For anyone who actually watched the first half of the Cowboys-Giants game this afternoon at Cowboys Stadium, it must seem pretty miraculous that at half time, Dallas is only down by 13, at 23-10.

This may have been the ugliest beginning to a game we’ve ever seen from the Cowboys--maybe not, but it sure seemed like it as we watched it unfold. The Cowboys had four turnovers in the first 18 minutes of the game, three of them Tony Romo interceptions.

Dez Bryant has had yet another rough day as well, and he was responsible for the only non-Romo Cowboys’ turnover of the half, as he fumbled away a punt return. He has since been replaced on punt returns by Danny Coale and Dwayne Harris.

Luckily for Dallas, the defense was good enough--even without Sean Lee, who was lost this week for the season as he underwent major roe surgery--to hold the Giants to only one touchdown, after Romo’s second interception; Romo’s third was a pick-six by Jason Pierre-Paul, and aside from that, the Giants have been limited to field goals.

With Felix Jones’ four-yard touchdown run and a 51-yard field goal by Dan Bailey, Dallas scored the final ten points of the half after getting down 23-0.

On the injury front, Lee’s replacement, Dan Connor, had to leave the game with a neck injury. 

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