Half-Time Report: Denver Broncos fight back to lead Dallas Cowboys

Half-Time Report: Broncos fight back to lead Cowboys
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Denver Broncos fight back from 14-7 down in the first quarter to lead 28-20 at half time.

Denver Broncos have opened up an eight-point lead at half time in a pulsating NFL encounter with the Dallas Cowboys.

It was the Texan side who took the lead when Tony Romo threw for Dez Bryant to step over from two yards, with Dan Bailey adding the extra point.

They went further in front thanks to DeMarco Murray, who rushed from four yards to put his team 13-0 in front before Bailey added another point.

The Broncos finally got themselves in the game thanks to their talisman Peyton Manning, who launched a pass for Julius Thomas to touch down with 50 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Dan Bailey sent a 43-yard kick between the posts to edge the Cowboys along early in the second quarter, but the tide completely turned thereafter, as Manning threw two more touchdown passes.

Eric Decker was the next man to profit from Manning's accuracy as he closed the gap to three points, before Thomas put the visitors in front with over three minutes left before half time.

Manning himself extended the lead to 11 points by rushing his first touchdown in five years, although Bailey reduced the deficit before the teams came in.

Cowboys' DeMarco Murray dives in a touchdown against St Louis on September 22, 2013
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