The Dallas Cowboys offense got the pep talk it needed at halftime, following up with close to seven minutes on a 72-yard halftime-opening drive that resulted in a 33-yard field goal from Dan Bailey. It gave them a 3-0 lead that is still standing at the end of the third quarter.
The Oakland Raiders didn't get the pep talk they needed at halftime and went four and out on the ensuing drive as Terrelle Pryor was put in at quarterback. Pryor handed the ball to Lonyae Miller for two plays and scrambled for a two-yard gain on the drive.
The score gave the Cowboys the confidence boost they needed. They put in Stephen McGee at quarterback, who promptly threw four straight passes from the shotgun formation and turned the ball over on downs.
Pryor finished the half with 18 yards off of two completions on four attempts. He also ran the ball a couple of times for negative yardage.
Both teams have looked rather listless on offense, which can be expected considering each team is throwing its third-string quarterback out on the field right now.