The Dallas Cowboys were nearly two-touchdown underdogs going into this Week 9 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But with high energy and solid execution thus far, Dallas has outplayed the undefeated Steelers and goes into halftime with a 13-9 lead.
Garrett Gilbert has been surprisingly solid thus far. He’s thrown for 103 yards and a touchdown to CeeDee Lamb and avoided any big mistakes. Gilbert’s also shown some running ability with 28 yards on three rushes.
The Steelers put up nine quick points at the end of the half, starting when Ben Roethlisberger found James Washington in the endzone. Pittsburgh missed the extra point, though, and then gave the ball back to Dallas with a little over a minute left on the clock.
Gilbert hit Dalton Schultz with a long pass but it was called back for an illegal formation penalty. Then he found CeeDee Lamb, but Lamb got the ball knocked out of his hands and the Steelers recovered the fumble.
Pittsburgh scored the field goal in unusual fashion, missing from 54 yards out but getting a retry after a false start penalty. This time, Chris Boswell connected on a 59-yarder to set a new franchise record.
The second half begins with Dallas receiving the ball, looking to retake momentum and finish the fight.