Just in case this season hasn’t been frustrating enough for Cowboys fans, they’ve reached a new mark in their home game against the 2-5 Seattle Seahawks. Dallas has piled up 304 first half yards, including 14-21 for 206 yards from Tony Romo and 86 yards on nine carries (9.6 YPC) from DeMarco Murray, but Dallas sits in their locker room tied 6-6.
The story of the game has been stalled drives deep in Seattle territory, beginning with Dallas’ second drive. They started at their two, thanks to a terrible decision by Dez Bryant to field a punt running sideways just in front of his own goal line, even with Seahawks bearing down on him. Romo drove the Cowboys 96 yards, but the drive stalled at the Seattle two.
Their next drive started similarly as Kevin Ogletree tried his best to repeat Bryant’s return gaffe, and brought the kickoff back to the 12. Eighty-six yards later, Dallas stalled again at the two, settling for a second chip shot. That drive was highlighted by Murray missing a touchdown only because a personal foul facemask brought him down at the one. Three plays from there, though, were utterly fruitless.
Their fourth drive ended on a 3rd-4 conversion with Dez Bryant breaking away, but just before he crossed the goal line, a helmet jarred the ball loose. Seattle recovered to hold the 6-6 tie headed into the break.