In an effort that’s been a little too much like last week’s matchup with the Ravens for our liking, the Cowboys are trailing the Panthers 7-3 at intermission in Carolina.
Like last week, Dallas dominated time of possession for most of the first half but don’t have the points to show for it--an effort that included a 90-yard, 10-minute drive on their second offensive possession, but Tony Romo and co. could only manage a 19-yard Dan Bailey field goal after stalling at the Panthers’ one-yard line.
Carolina looked to be on the verge of taking the lead on the ensuing possession, getting as far as the Dallas six before Morris Claiborne intercepted Cam Newton in the end zone for his first NFL interception.
The Cowboys were unable to take advantage of the turnover however. After catching a pass over the middle, Miles Austin fumbled--a play that gave Carolina the ball at their own 20 and resulted in Cowboys’ center Phil Costa (who just this week returned to the lineup from injury) being carted off the field with a leg injury.
Unlike Dallas, Carolina capitalized on their good fortune, eventually scoring on a five-yard pass from Newton to Brandon LaFell to take the lead at 7-3, which is where we stand at half.
We’ll have the recap of this one right here on the Blue Star Blog shortly after it’s over.
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