The Dallas Cowboys’ offense was moving the ball but it still wasn’t translating into touchdowns. Until the end of the first half, that is.
The Cowboys took a 13-10 lead on the Detroit Lions at the half Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium Ezekiel Elliott’s 38-yard touchdown catch from Dak Prescott.
In the first quarter, Prescott connected on passes of 31 and 37 yards to tight end Greg Swaim and wide receiver Michael Gallup to move the ball down to the Lions’ 14. But the drive stalled and the Cowboys’ settled for a 32-yard field goal and 3-0 lead.
The Lions drove 77 yards on nine plays to take a 7-3 lead on Golden Tate’s 45 touchdown catch on the ensuing possession. Tate beat Jourdan Lewis and then faked out safety Jeff Heath down the sideline.
With under 3:00 remaining in the half, the Cowboys drove 75 yards on four plays to claim the 13-10 lead. On the drive, the Lions were called for two penalties, including an unnecessary roughness flag when Prescott was hit after he was down when his knee hit the turf.
Prescott has completed 6 of 11 passes for 134 yards. Lions’ quarterback Matthew Stafford has completed 15 of 21 passes for 156 yards.