Sunday, January 3, 2010
Cowboys lead after first quarter
IRVING -- The Cowboys took a early 7-0 lead at Cowboys Stadium over the Eagles in this NFC East title game.
Dallas took the opening drive and scored on a Tony Romo 10-yard touchdown pass to Jason Witten. The score ended a nine play 80 yard drive that took 4:25 off the clock. The key to the drive was Marion Barber.
He had runs of 32, eight and 18 yards on the drive to get the Cowboys in scoring range.
The Cowboys had another chance to score on their second possession of the opening quarter but Romo threw his second intercepiton of this month.
Romo targeted a pass to Patrick Crayton just outside the end zone, but corner Asante Samuel tipped the pass away and the Eagles Joselio Hanson picked it off, his second of the year, with 1:55 to play in the quarter.
The Eagles and Cowboys have used plenty of shotgun formations in the game and the Eagles have yet to go deep, something they're noted for.