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Surprise! Cowboys Lead Giants 19-6 at Half

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    October 31, 2010: (L-R) Quarterback Jon Kitna and assistant head coahc/offensive coordinator Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys look on from the sideline against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

    The Dallas Cowboys are just thirty minutes into the Jason Garrett experiment, but as of halftime, the returns are looking good, as Dallas leads the New York Giants 19-6.

    The Giants actually struck first, with a 43-yard Lawrence Tynes field goal in the first quarter,  but Dallas took the lead on their first offensive possession, on a freakishly impressive 13-yard touchdown catch by Dez Bryant. David Buehler missed the extra point, as the attempt was tipped by a defender, but he made up for it with successful attempts of 22, and 23 yard tries.

    Rookie defensive back Bryan McCann saw a good deal of playing time in the absence of Terence Newman and, later, Mike Jenkins--who left due to ankle and neck injuries, respectively--and midway through the second quarter, rewarded coaches with a 101-yard interception return for a touchdown.

    Tynes added a field goal late in the second quarter to bring New York to within 13.

    As strange as it is to say, Dallas leads the Giants 19-6 at half.