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DAL 20, PHI 17: Gallup, Dalton Have Cowboys Leading at Halftime

The and are fighting for their playoff lives in today's matchup. It's been a close one thus far but Dallas is leading 20-17 at halftime, thanks largely to the play of QB and WR .

Gallup has put together a big day in just two quarters; six catches for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton has thrown for 224 yards total and been highly efficient with 16/20 passing so far.

has been just as effective in his first start against the Cowboys. He's got 178 passing yards. including an 81-yard bomb to for a score, to go along with 53 rushing yards.

The NFL's worst hasn't disappointed as Dallas has already surrendered over 100 yards to the Eagles in just one half. However, they've managed to keep Philly out of the endzone enough to keep the game in hand.

returned today and has eight carries for 27 yards. He should have had a touchdown on a goal-line carry after barely breaking the plane but didn't challenge. That led to a failed 3rd-down pass play and one of 's two field goals.

With Washington trailing 20-3 in their own game against the today, both Dallas and Philly are looking at increasing of winning the East. But before we can talk about scenarios, they have to get the job done in this second half.

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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