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Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

For the second straight week the Cowboys gained just five first downs in the first half, but instead of trailing 21-10, like at Denver, they are tied at 7-7 against Arizona. Somehow they have to get Ezekiel Elliott going. He has eight carries for 31 yards and 30 of those yards came on one carry.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

HALFTIME: The Cardinals started out on a tear, both offensively and defensively, looking like a team that hasn't been seen yet this season. Arizona scored on its first offensive drive but didn't score again the rest of the first half. Defensively, Arizona contained Ezekiel Elliott and limited Dez Bryant to just one catch. But the inability to put more points on the board has the tied at halftime.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have found something with their "Deacon" package tonight. After DeMarcus Lawrence had a sack wiped out by a penalty, Tyrone Crawford came up with a sack of Carson Palmer. Both sacks have come in their three-down linemen package.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Smart call on the Dak Prescott TD run. Zone-Read scheme with Jason Witten releasing to block the safety/force player. Just read the edge defender and pull the ball. And a great finish from Prescott to get in the end zone.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Dak Prescott goes airborne for the Cowboys' game-tying touchdown with 1:11 left in the half. He dove and was flipped by Antoine Bethea and Justin Bethel into the end zone. Did it remind anybody of John Elway's helicopter spin in the Super Bowl years ago?

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys have used their three-man defensive line package more tonight than in the first two games and Maliek Collins just recorded a sack in their "Deacon" look.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

t took nearly 25 minutes into the game for Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to get a pass thrown his way, and it was a short out that went for a three-yard loss. Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson has all but erased Bryant from the game early on.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

You know things are going poorly for the Cowboys when Tyron Smith gets beaten easily for a sack by Chandler Jones. In camp when he was beat most of the time it came with the defensive end ducking to the inside.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Ezekiel Elliott's 30-yard run is the longest he has had since a 55-yarder in Week 16 last year against Detroit. And he was nearly tackled in the hole

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Could Carson Palmer have gotten off to a better start tonight? Probably not. He completed his first 11 passes and has Arizona's offense looking like what everyone thought it'd be this season. Palmer's even showing off his mobility, scrambling -- well, at that -- to evade pressure.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

That was Phil Dawson's third miss of the season -- the same number of misses he had all of last season. Dawson has missed one field goal attempt every game this year. The last time he missed more than three in a season was 2014 with the 49ers, when he missed six.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Palmer was quite demonstrative after getting tackled on third down on the Cardinals' last drive. He walked up to the back judge Lee Dyer and wrapped his arms around him to show him how he felt wide receiver Brittan Golden was held.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Where has this version of the Cardinals' offense been? It's like night and day out there. Quarterback Carson Palmer has been efficient and patient. Chris Johnson has found a rhythm and the receivers, especially Larry Fitzgerald, have been making plays.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Fitzgerald had six catches -- on six targets -- in the first quarter tonight, tying his season high. He had six in Week 1 at Detroit. Those six catches produced 38 yards.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Pete Carroll talked a lot about empathy today, including when he was asked about the statement that was made with some Seahawks players putting aside their beliefs about the national anthem for the sake of team unity. His answer: "I think it's a wonderful statement of being part of something and being willing to listen to the other side and to be empathetic and make choices based on [your desire] to support those others, and that's huge, that's a huge statement. Like I said, it might be one of the most powerful statements is that people are willing to listen to the other side and then act accordingly as opposed to not listening and not hearing it. I think it's hugely important. If we're going to move forward, we have to listen to the messaging that's being screamed at us about inequality and we have to listen. It has nothing to do with what a lot of other stuff has to do with. It's just listening and finding a way to understand and then hopefully going to the compassion and being willing to do something about it."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Didn't see that coming. Carson Palmer calls his own number and gets three yards on the sneak.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals used a "scissors" route (post/corner) on the Carson Palmer TD pass to Jaron Brown. If the DB's don't pass off those routes, it's on the CB to stay on top of the post.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Carson Palmer was 5-for-5 for 78 yards and a touchdown on that drive.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Pete Carroll was asked for his response to people who are angry at the Seahawks' decision to not participate in the national anthem Sunday. His response: "I understand that there's different points of view here. I think this is a really fascinating opportunity for us to understand that there's differences with how we look at things. These are protests and they're statements of feelings and expressions of freedom of speech that can be taken as however you want to take it. It's hard for everybody to see everybody's view because we don't have the skills that empathy calls for to understand somebody has something to say. Empathy would call on us to listen and to not pass judgement. Whether or not you want to demonstrate compassion by working to try to help their situation, that's what's at stake right here. It's been so directed at just the flag or just law enforcement, other thoughts. That's not all the players are expressing; they're expressing freedom of speech and expression, and they have a lot to say and they're skilled at what they want to say and what they stand for."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals' offense got off to the fast start it needed to, scoring a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. Carson Palmer hit Jaron Brown for a 25-yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. Arizona went 82 yards in eight plays in 5:01.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers cancelled normal Monday locker room access and held press conferences two hours apart. Magnitude of protest/Villanueva story required game-planning.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill is standing in between Patrick Peterson and Larry Fitzgerald, who is to the right of Bruce Arians

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a look at how the Cardinals are standing during the national anthem.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

From my standpoint, every Cardinal player is standing along the end zone.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los jugadores de Cowboys salen todo enlazados como una especie de cadena humana que incluye jugadores, entrenadores y directivos para la ceremonia de Himno Nacional y presentación de bandera previa al juego de este Lunes por la Noche contra los Arizona Cardinals. Igual hacen los Cardinals pero en su zona de anotación.