Sep 15, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) catches a pass during the first half of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Halftime Report: Dallas Leads Chiefs, 10-7


Score: Cowboys 10, Chiefs 7

Team Passing: Chiefs, 109; Cowboys, 139

Team Rushing: Chiefs, 59; Cowboys, 16

Turnovers: Chiefs 0, Cowboys 0

Leading Passer: Chiefs: Alex Smith, 12-for-23, 127 yards, TD; Cowboys: Tony Romo, 13-for-18, 146 yards, TD

Leading Rusher: Chiefs: Alex Smith, 49 yards; Cowboys: DeMarco Murray, 16 yards

Leading Receiver: Chiefs: Dwayne Bowe, 2 rec., 35 yards; Cowboys: Dez Bryant, 5 rec., 100 yards, TD

Defensive Notes: Dontari Poe has another sack. His play continues to be a huge development for Kansas City. … The decision to have Brandon Flowers cover Dez Bryant in the first quarter may be the difference in the game. … KC has gotten pressure on Romo but have not been able to force the turnover they need.

Key Play: Dez Bryant has two catches, one for 53 yards and another for 38 yards, that are the difference in the game. Each led to Cowboys scores. He is single-handedly winning this game for Dallas.

Verdict on Red-on-Red Chiefs Uniform: Like them, don’t love them.

PANIC?!:  On the season? No. The game? Yes.

Final Score Prediction: Dallas 27, Chiefs 17


– KC abandoned the read option (and the running game as a whole) after Branden Albert went down with his shoulder issue. Why Andy Reid chose to abandon the thing that made the Chiefs offense look so good on the first drive, I don’t know.

Brandon Flowers can cover tall receivers. Throw in the fact that Dez Braynt may be the second or third best receiver in football, and Flowers is in more trouble. Sean Smith has a better chance to cover Bryant than Flowers right now.

Jamaal Charles has four carries, four catches (six targets). Is ten (attempted) touches enough for Charles?

Eric Fisher is having all kinds of trouble blocking straight pass rushes. The offensive line as a whole seems out of sync in pass protection. KC has attempted 26 passes, 12 runs. Seven of those runs are by Smith.

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