Packers trail Cowboys, 13-3, after one quarter

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on December 15, 2013 – 4:01 pm

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DALLAS–The Cowboys held a 13-3 lead over the Packers through one quarter of play at AT&T Stadium on Sunday.

The Cowboys had the first possession of the game and began at their 19-yard line. The home team quickly moved to the Green Bay 30-yard line. That’s were the Packers defense dug in. On third-and-9, Micah Hyde broke up a pass intended for Miles Austin. That brought in kicker Dan Bailey, who booted a 47-yard field goal.

Green Bay burst out of the gate on a pass from Matt Flynn to James Jones that gained 39 yards to the Cowboys 37-yard line. On third-and-6, Flynn was sacked by Orlando Scandrick. Coach Mike McCarthy aggressively ordered a 57-yard field goal attempt by Mason Crosby and Crosby tied the score, 3-3.

On Dallas’ next possession, DeMarco Murray broke loose for a 41-yard run to the Packers 31-yard line, and then Tony Romo completed a pass to Dez Bryant that gained 22 yards to the 9-yard line. On third-and-goal from the 5, Romo threw incomplete for Jason Witten, forcing another field goal by Bailey.

A 48-yard punt by Tim Masthay got the Packers out of a tough spot, but the Cowboys immediately went to work, as Romo completed a 15-yard pass to the 50. The Packers defense continued to yield yardage in big chunks. On third-and-1, Murray gained 16 to the Packers 25. One play later, Romo hit Witten down the left seam for a touchdown. The drive went 65 yards in four plays.

The Cowboys gained 192 yards of offense in the first quarter.


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