Dallas has struck quickly in the third quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points to take a 10-7 lead over the Panthers.
The Panthers have given the ball up quickly on two possessions, and in both cases Jason Baker punts have been returned for great field position by the Cowboys' Patrick Crayton.
Dallas almost scored a TD on its first drive, but after a successful John Fox challenge of an apparent touchdown, the Cowboys had to settle for a field goal.
But the next time they wouldn't be denied, driving smartly down the field and getting a 5-yard TD run from Tashard Choice.
The Panthers did get a potential TD nullified when Muhsin Muhammad pushed off on what would have been an 84-yard touchdown play. Moose did give a shove to Mike Jenkins on the play and I thought it was indeed a penalty, but it's the sort of thing that sometimes isn't called.
In any event, late in the third quarter, it's Dallas 10, Carolina 7.
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