After a first half in which they gained 49 yards and earned just three first downs, the Cardinals took the second half kickoff and drove 74 yards to the Dallas 5. They were held on third-goal from the five, then would have gone for it from the one, but were penalized before the snap. They instead settled for a 23-yard Jay Feely field goal.
Dallas took that kickoff and drove for 13 plays and 65 yards for their own field goal. Tony Romo completed seven passes along the way, but a first down blitz at the Arizona 17 by Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton got to Romo. Dallas couldn’t recover from that and had to settle for a 37-yard Dan Bailey field goal.
After three quarters: Dallas 13, Cardinals 6