The Seattle Seahawks held a 10-0 lead to open the second quarter thanks to some costly Dallas turnovers (three in the first half, two on special teams and one Tony Romo interception), but the Dallas Cowboys started the second quarter with good field position, and Romo finally got the Cowboys on the board before halftime. After Jason Witten dropped a wide open pass, Romo hit wide receiver Miles Austin for a 22-yard touchdown strike.
It was only a matter of time, given that Dallas was out-gaining the Seahawks left and right in the first quarter, converting all but one of their third downs. Despite the fact that they trailed, 10-7, after the extra point, Dallas was looking better than the Seahwaks. They converted four third downs of six or more yards on that touchdown drive.
Both teams exchanged a few poor drives and some punting ensued, but Seattle found themselves back in the red zone with about five minutes to go in the half. On a third-and-three, Russell Wilson found tight end Zach Miller for a first down and a new set of downs at the Dallas 12-yard line. Marshawn Lynch lost a couple yards and then the Seahawks were called for a false start, setting up second-and-17. Wilson then hit Sidney Rice for nine yards, bringing up a 3rd and 8.
Seattle made things worse on themselves though, drawing a delay of game penalty and bringing up a third down with 13 yards to go. Wilson hit Doug Baldwin for eight yards on the play but it wasn't enough for the first. After the two minute warning, they were forced to kick a field goal, which made it 13-7.
Dallas took over in the final two minutes, but they were eventually forced to punt. Seattle tried to run out the clock, but Dallas used all their timeouts, and then in typical Dallas fashion, muffed the punt and almost turned it over. The game went to the half at that point.
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