Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Just when you thought Jake Delhomme didn't have an arm, he completed two gorgeous passes in a row to tight end Dante Rosario. Cowboys inside linebacker Bradie James had decent coverage on Rosario on the first pass, but Delhomme dropped it in the perfect spot. That play went for 25 yards.
On the next play, Dawson beat rookie cornerback Mike Jenkins for a 25-yard touchdown. It was a brutal half for both teams, but the Panthers suddenly came alive late. This just in from ESPN Stats and Analysis: The last time the Cowboys were shut out in the first half was Nov. 19, 2006, against the Colts. The Cowboys won that game.