Jon Kitna led the Cowboys on a brief five play, 40 yard drive, using all 43 seconds remaining in the half as the Cowboys cut the Saints lead to 20-6. An illegal hands to the face penalty on Alex Brown gave the Cowboys five extra yards before David Buehler’s field goal attempt. Buehler connected on a 53 yard field goal, a career long, to end the half.
The Cowboys now trail the Saints 20-6 at halftime. Dallas will receive the ball to open the second half.