After trading field goals for an entire half of football, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are tied up tonight, 9-9 at intermission.
Washington’s Graham Gano hit a 46-yard field goal on the Redskins’ opening drive to make it 3-0 Redskins. Dallas answered with a 41-yard field goal by Dan Bailey on the ensuing drive to tie it up at 3-3. This is pretty much how the half would go, not that these teams didn’t have some golden opportunities.
Kevin Ogletree fumbled at the Dallas 10-yard line late in first quarter, a play that, after challenged, would eventually be ruled Redskins’ ball. But the Dallas defense made a stand, featuring a big tackle and a near interception from Sean Lee, to force the Redskins to attempt another field goal, a successful 27-yard attempt from Gano to retake the lead at 6-3.
Sean Lee intercepted Rex Grossman early in the second quarter to set Dallas up in the red zone, but the offense could only manage a field goal, a 27-yarder from Bailey. 6-6.
The teams would once more trade field goals in the final 2:30 of the half--Bailey, first, from 32 yards out and then Gano, from 50 yards as time expired--to leave the game tied at 9-9 at intermission.
Tony Romo seems to be dealing with his fractured rib well, but CB Mike Jenkins had to leave the field after re-aggravating his shoulder.
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