Dallas took over at their own 10-yard line to start the second quarter, and they drove methodically down the field into the red-zone. Facing another third and goal, Cassius Marsh was able to get free and create a strip sack. The field goal attempt was blocked, giving the Steelers their third offensive possession of the game.
The Steelers had their first big play of the game with a 45-yard completion from Mason Rudolph to Chase Claypool, but the drive stalled at the 30 yard line.
CHASE CLAYPOOL ‼️‼️— PFF (@PFF) August 6, 2021
ok now take him out the game
This forced a 49 yard field goal attempt by Sam Sloman which was missed badly.
With another short field, Dallas was facing a 4th and 15. It looked as if they had converted the play, but Justin Layne was able to strip the ball and Antoine Brooks Jr. recovered the ball.
The Steelers took over at their own 35 yard line, and Dwayne Haskins took over at quarterback for Pittsburgh. After a quick first down, the drive stalled. The good news was rookie punter Pressley Harvin was able to pin Dallas at their own one-yard line.
However, the Steelers’ defense was unable to stop the run, and allowed Dallas to take valuable time off the clock. A roughing the passer call on Isaiah Buggs on third down extended the drive and gave the Cowboys new life. The Cowboys did attempt a 52-yard field goal at the end of the half, and it was missed badly.
Dallas took a 3-0 lead into halftime.