Dallas Cowboys have the advantage at the half against the Green Bay Packers in the second NFC Divisional Game of the weekend.
In the game billed as the Ice Bowl II, the weather might not be as cold but the football game is as close. The Cowboys are edging the game by four at the moment thanks an impressive first half by Tony Romo – who is 9 of 12 for 114 yards and two touchdowns.
The Packers started the game the stronger as they took a 7-0 lead thanks to a great opening series by Eddie Lacy that led to a four-yard TD pass from Aaron Rodgers to Andrew Quarless.
However, the Cowboys answered straight back on their next series when Tyler Clutts found the endzone after Romo’s play-action fake.
The key moment of the first half so far came when Aaron Rodgers fumbled the ball in the second quarter deep in Cowboys’ territory, with a clip of the mistake on THIS LINK. Green Bay were made to rue their excellent field position, when on their next possession, Dallas took a 14-7 lead when Romo connected with wideout Terrance Williams on a spectacular 38-yard touchdown.
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The Cowboys could have extended that lead on their final possession of the first half, but a poor call on a key third down & 1 deep in Packers’ territory (when they should have ran the ball) forced the Cowboys to go for the field goal, which Dan Bailey subsequently missed from 50 yards.
This mistake gave the Packers a short field and the hosts drove down the field with the help of a huge 31-yard catch by Randall Cobb, before a successful 40-yard field goal from Mason Crosby closed the deficit to four points and gives the Packers momentum ahead of the second half.