After 30 minutes of sloppy playoff football on the part of the home team, the Dallas Cowboys trail the Detroit Lions 17-7.
The Lions came out fast, scoring on their opening drive of the game on a touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Golden Tate for 51 yards.
On Detroit’s second drive, the Dallas defense looked like they had forced a three-and-out, but Dekoda Watson was flagged for running into the punter, giving the Lions new life. They promptly marched down the field, allowing Reggie Bush to score on an 18-yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 14-0 Lions.
The Cowboys offense struggled through most of the first half, with Tony Romo looking off, DeMarco Murray struggling to find any room to run and Dez Bryant struggling to get involved at all.
When the home team did finally get on the scoreboard, it was on a 76-yard strike from Romo to Terrance Williams to close the gap to 14-7. Romo finished the half 8-16 passing for 149 yards and a touchdown.
Lions kicker Matt Prater added a 39-yard field goal with just three seconds left in the half to extend the margin to 17-7.
Detroit will receive the second half kickoff.
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