The Cowboys seem to have a running edge today, but it hasn’t paid off early. They took the opening kickoff and moved smartly into Cardinals territory, but Jason Garrett opted to pass on 3rd-1 and kick a field goal at the 36 yard line, rather than going for it. Dan Bailey pull the attempt wide left.
The miss granted Arizona starting field position at the 43, and Kevin Kolb moved them into position for a 48-yard field goal, which Jay Feely hit.
Felix Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 69 yards, but Dallas went three-and-out and decided to punt at the Arizona 35 yard line.
After one quarter: Arizona 3, Dallas 0