Cowboys Lead Saints at Half, 10-7

The Cowboys are looking to remain in sole possession of first place in the NFC East

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After a half of football in New Orleans, the Dallas Cowboys lead the Saints, 10-7.

Sprung by a couple of big runs, Brandon Weeden led the Cowboys 74 yards down the field on their opening drive, but they ultimately stalled and gave way to Dan Bailey, who knocked a 30-yard field goal through the uprights to give Dallas a 3-0 lead.

The Saints answered immediately with an 11-play, 80-yard drive capped by a three-yard touchdown pass from Brees to Josh Hill to take the lead, at 7-3.

The Cowboys then took the kickoff and marched 80 yards on 10 plays, with Joseph Randle going over the top for a one-yard touchdown run--a play that was called a fumble at first, but a touchdown upon further review. The touchdown gave the Cowboys a 10-7 lead, which stands as the tally at halftime.

Weeden is 8-of-12 passing on the evening for 66 yards.

Lance Dunbar has 54 yards on three carries, Joseph Randle has 25 and a touchdown on seven carries, and Darren McFadden has five on four carries.

On the other side, Drew Brees is 17-of-20 passing for 115 yards and a touchdown. Mark Ingram has 26 yards on four carries.

The Cowboys will receive the kick to open the second half.

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