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    Cowboys Fumble Into 9-3 Halftime Deficit vs Saints

    If tonight is the ' first real test of the , then so far they are failing. Dallas has allowed turnovers and some anemic to lead to a 9-3 halftime deficit.

    Second-half fumbles by and brought untimely ends to much-needed scoring opportunities. Witten's came after a 16-yard pass would have given the Cowboys the ball at the New Orleans 47, and Elliott's squandered a 4th-down pickup toward the end of the half.

    Dallas scored the first points after getting an interception on the Saints' first drive. delivered a big hit to receiver Ted Ginn, which popped the ball up enough for to grab it. The Cowboys drove down to the 10-yard line but had to settle for a field goal.

    The has done its part. has been dynamic with a sack and several other pressure plays. also added a sack, and Dallas has only given up three field goals despite the turnovers and lack of field control.

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    Dallas need to find an answer to , who has five catches for 57 yards. He's been able to bail out a few times with catches under duress.

    Only trailing by six points, the Cowboys are certainly still in this one. Will 's halftime adjustments open things up for the offense, and can Dallas stop shooting itself in the foot?

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    Jess Haynie
    Jess Haynie
    Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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