LONDON — Wide receiver Dez Bryant’s two touchdowns have given the Dallas Cowboys a comfortable 24-7 halftime lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars in Wembley Stadium.
On the opening drive, the Cowboys ended a six-play, 44-yard drive with a 54-yard Dan Bailey field goal to go up 3-0.
The Jaguars saw the Cowboys’ three points and raised them four more with a 32-yard Denard Robinson touchdown scamper. Jacksonville led 7-3.
After a muffed punt by the Jaguars, the Cowboys capped off goal-to-go series from the Jacksonville 6-yard line with a two-yard pass to Jason Witten from Tony Romo. Dallas regained the lead at 10-7.
In the second quarter, Dez Bryant caught a 35-yard touchdown pass from Romo that was all No. 88. He broke tackles and took simultaneous shots from two Jaguars defenders at the goal line to extend Dallas’ lead 17-7.
Bryant answered the call again by catching a 68-yard bomb from Romo to give the Cowboys a 24-7 lead at halftime.
With 6 catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns, Bryant has already set a season-high in yards and touchdowns.
Running back DeMarco Murray has 13 carries for 71 yards. He also has four catches for 27 yards.
Romo is 15-of-20 for 214 yards and three touchdowns. He has not taken a sack in the first half.
Former Jaguars defensive end Jeremy Mincey has a sack, and their other ex-DE George Selvie has a forced fumble.
Cowboys rookie cornerback Tyler Patmon injured his knee and ankle in the middle of the second quarter and left the game