Cowboys hold 10-7 lead after first
October, 25, 2010
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com
ARLINGTON, Texas -- We are done with one quarter in the biggest game of the season for the Cowboys, who have taken a 10-7 lead.
Both scores were set up by turnovers.
Jason Witten caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo as a result of a Terence Newman interception, and a Gerald Sensabaugh pick set up David Buehler's 26-yard field goal for a 10-0 lead.
But guess what?
The Giants responded with a 11 play 79-yard drive, taking 6:10 off the clock that ended with a Eli Manning touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks, who is playing with a sprained ankle.
Some things of note:
Turnovers: The Cowboys forced two turnovers in the first quarter. It's the second time this year the Cowboys have had a game with multiple turnovers since the Week 3 win at Houston. Terence Newman and Gerald Sensabaugh have interceptions in this game. Both picks came off tipped passes.
The roof is on fire: In a surprise, the Cowboys have decided to open the roof and the end-zone doors. The game time temperature was 84 degrees with winds at 20 mph. Why would the Cowboys have the roof open when their kicker is having issues, especially with the game on the line? Buehler is 1-for-4 on the year when he has a chance to tie or take the lead.
Injuries: Cornerback Newman suffered a right rib injury on the first pick of the game. Newman didn't return until 5:40 remained in the first quarter. It wasn't known if he played with a flak jacket when he returned, but he badly missed a tackle that could be attributed to him having sore ribs.