The Denver Broncos lead the Dallas Cowboys, 9-3, at halftime of their first preseason game of the 2011 NFL season. As was likely expected, neither Kyle Orton nor Tim Tebow were lights-out, but Tebow did have a few good plays.
Orton played a series and went 2-of-6 for 37 yards. Most of his incompletions came while near the Cowboys' goal line, missing connections with Brandon Lloyd for the lead. The team settled for a Matt Prater 24-yard field goal.
Tim Tebow's first drive was saved from disaster when an intercepted pass was called off due to interference. Tebow came back on his next drive, which was highlighted with a 43-yard throw to receiver Matthew Willis. He went 6-of-7 for 91 yards.
There were also plays were things didn't materialize for Tebow. After Perrish Cox picked off a pass in the final two minutes of the half, Tebow eventually was set up for a draw play to rush in for the touchdown. He did, but the celebration ended when it was voided due to holding. Then Tebow committed an illegal pass by going ahead of the line of scrimmage and then coming behind it to make the throw. There were two other penalties on the play, all of which were decline for a fourth down instead.
Prater kicked his third field goal of the game for a 9-3 Broncos lead.
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