Second quarter: Redskins 14, Cowboys 10

November, 20, 2011
11/20/11
1:42
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LANDOVER, Md. -- The Redskins have a 14-10 lead over the Cowboys at the break at FedEx Field.

Cowboys offense stalls: After a Dan Bailey field goal gave Dallas a 10-0 lead, the Cowboys punted twice after their next two possessions yielded a total 15 yards. Jason Witten had zero catches in the first half and Tony Romo was sacked once due to the Redskins' coverage.

Bailey continues his hot streak: Bailey's 37-yard field goal with 10:23 to play extended his consecutive made field goals streak to 23. The kick gave the Cowboys a 10-0 lead. The last time Bailey missed a field goal was Week 2, a 21-yarder at San Francisco. It was interesting that the Cowboys bypassed a 52-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter. Bailey's longest made kick was 51 yards Oct. 23 vs. St. Louis.

Short punt leads to score: Mat McBriar booted a season-low 23-yard punt from the Cowboys 9. The short kick put the Redskins at the Cowboys 32 and set up the Redskins' first touchdown. The big play of the scoring drive was a 23-yard pass from Rex Grossman to David Anderson, who was covered by Orlando Scandrick. Anderson ran toward the sideline then sprinted down the field, which gave him some space from Scandrick. A few plays later, Grossman scored on a 4-yard run up the middle to cut Dallas' lead to 10-7. McBriar's shortest previous punt this year was a 31-yarder vs. Washington in the first meeting between the teams.

Challenge favors Redskins: Barry Church had a long fumble recovery taken away from him when he picked up a Rex Grossman fumble and returned it to the Redskins 1-foot line. Church jumped into the end zone but was bumped out of bounds. It appeared Grossman's knee was down when he was stripped by Anthony Spencer, and a challenge by the Redskins overturned the fumble.

Lee keeps same cast: Linebacker Sean Lee maintained the same cast over his left wrist in the shape of a Q-tip on Sunday. Lee tried to work with a cast which exposed his fingers in practice but he went back to his original cast. The swelling in his left wrist has gone down so much he gave a reporter a fist bump earlier this week.
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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