The Cowboys received the ball to start the second half, and with Ben Dinucci at quarterback Dallas was unable to gain a first down. On the ensuing punt Matthew Sexton nearly returned the punt for a touchdown.
Dwayne Haskins remained in the game, and connected with Kevin Rader for a big first down play. After an Anthony McFarland run it put the Steelers in the red-zone for the first time of the game. Two plays later it was Kalen Ballage plunging into the endzone for the first touchdown of the game.
Right on cue, however, Sam Sloman missed another kick, giving the Steelers a 6-3 lead.
It didn’t take long for the Steelers to get the ball back after a pass sailed on Dinucci and was intercepted by Donovan Steiner. The Steelers were able to turn the takeaway into points, but not a touchdown. Instead, they settled for a Sloman field goal making the score 9-3.
The 9-3 score would stand as the 3rd quarter came to a close.