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Cowboys Trail Bears 24-14 at Half

The Dallas defense allowed 271 yards in the first half



    The Cowboys marched right down the field on the opening drive of the game, moving 75 yards in 12 plays, capping the drive with a two-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Dez Bryant for a 7-0 lead. For the moment, Dallas looked good. But that was before this historically awful defense took the field.

    The Dallas defense allowed the Bears to answer with a 12-play scoring drive of their own, capped with a four-yard touchdown pass from Chicago’s backup quarterback Josh Mccown to a wide open Earl Bennett.

    The Bears took the lead, 14-7 on their next possession with a seven-yard run from McCown to finish off a 10-play drive.

    Romo threw his second touchdown pass of the half on the Cowboys’ next drive--this time a 10-yarder to Jason Witten, the veteran tight end’s seventh on the year--to tie it up, but of course, the defense couldn’t hold for long.

    Kicker Robbie Gould added a 27-yard field goal to make it 17-14, Bears.

    Then, in the low-point for the Cowboys to this point--and there ahve been a few candidates--the defense allowed Chicago to drive 60 yards in 37 seconds for a touchdown. Mccown hit Alshon Jeffery in the end zone for a 25-yard score with 10 seconds left.

    At half, it’s Bears 24, Cowboys 14.

    Oh, and the Bears get the ball to open the second half.

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