The Arizona Cardinals generated very little offense in the first half as the Dallas Cowboys took a 10-3 lead into halftime. Kevin Kolb and the offense made sure not to put on an encore of another poor offensive performance in the third quarter, but ultimately come away down 13-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
The Cardinals started the third quarter with possession and stormed 78 yards down the field all the way down to the Dallas one-yard line. Between Kolb hitting receivers- including Larry Fitzgerald, thankfully- and Beanie Wells showing the burst that had been absent in the first half, the Cardinals managed to get 4th-and-1 at the Dallas one-yard line. Unfortunately, a false start penalty pushed Arizona back and Jay Feely came away with a 23-yard field goal to bring the Cardinals within 10-6.
Dallas responded behind quarterback Tony Romo with a long drive of its own, beginning at 8:21 in the period and stretching out for just under eight minutes to nearly end the quarter. The Cowboys got into the redzone, but the Cardinals were able to tackle well and get a key sack on Romo to ensure that the Cowboys registered nothing more than a field goal. Kicker Dan Bailey kicked a 37-yard field goal to push the Dallas lead to 13-6.
The Cardinals will have the ball to begin the fourth quarter at their own 26-yard line. Kolb and Wells will have to score at least one touchdown to give Arizona a chance to win the game.